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Shkiyah and Bein Hashemashot in halacha
Rabbi, I heard from some people that the Mishna Brura was machmir to paskin like shitat HaGr”a to say that the beginning of Shabbat is from the shkiyah , but that in Europe some people still did work after the shkiyah . So is it possible nowadays that someone shouldn’t hold like the Mishna Brura on this? Also, if the Mishna Brura is right and the truth is like the Gr”a, then how’s it possible that some people can still hold like Rabbenu Tam and daven Mincha so late after the shkiyah ?
Prayer for Protection and Success by Nachmanides
A prayer composed by Nachmanides (Ramban) from verses in the Bible that generate success, protection, favor and blessing. Nachmanides spoke a great deal about the impact and significance of these specific verses
Organiser un repas dans une synagogue.
Question : Bonjour, j'habite en Province et baroukh Achem, nous avons une synagogue qui fonctionne et qui est un lieu de rencontre pour beaucoup de familles juives dans la région. Aussi, quelquefois, nous nous retrouvons pour des repas communautaires, qui sont accompagnés de cours de Torah ou de conférences à sujet divers. Nous avons une salle où l'on fait ces repas, mais il arrive que cela soit un petit peu exigu. Nous nous sommes demandé si l'on pouvait faire ces séoudot dans la synagogue où l'on prie habituellement. Merci d'avance pour votre réponse.
. Le zimoun dans une Yéchiva.
Question : Chalom, j'étudie dans une Yéchiva, baroukh Achem. Évidemment, nous mangeons et dormons à la Yéchiva. Souvent, nous avons le problème quand nous avons fini de manger, si on peut faire zimoun entre nous. En effet, quelquefois, il arrive que nous devons nous associer à des bah'ourim ( élèves ) d'un autre chiour ( classe ) et avec qui, on a pratiquement jamais parlé. J'ai oublié de vous dire que nottre Yéchiva compte presqu'un millier de bah'ourim, bli ayin ara, alors, vous imaginez qu'on ne se connait pas tous. Donc, je voulais savoir si on pouvait faire le zimoun dans de telles conditions. Merci d'avance pour votre réponse !
Haircuts for women for Tevillah during Sefirah
Question: My wife always takes a haircut before she goes to the mikvah. What should she do during Sefirah? Can she still get a haircut?
Question: I have heard there is an inyan to only drink wine for Arba Kosot and not grape juice. I get ill hen I drink wine and it goes to my head right away. So, do I need to drink wine?
Question: Every year before Pesach we diligently do Bedikat Chametz, and Biur Chametz and sell our Chametz. Why do we need to do so many things, my wife gets rid of all of our chametz anyway? Also, every year I get sick from the smoke of Biur Chametz, can I just give the chametz to my Non-Jewish neighbor?
Kilayim in cotton balls
Question: I am a nursery school teacher and I wanted to give the children seeds to plant on cotton balls. Every child brought different types of beans and seeds. Some peas, some beans. One child brought beans and peas and wanted to plant them together. Is there a problem of Kilayim?
27. Tamiser de la farine pendant Yom Tov.
Question : Bonjour, je voulais savoir si pendant Yom tov, on peut tamiser de la farine?
Travelling before Pesach
Question: We live in Belgium and we are planning to come to Eretz Yisroel of Purim to visit family, stay for three weeks and then return to Belgium for Pesach. Do we need to do a Bedikat Chametz before we leave? If so, od we need to say a Bracha?
Question: Rabbi, During Bein Hazmanim a few of us took a Tiyul down to the Negev. We went on this great hike and we didn’t realize how long of a hike it was. A few of us didn’t bring a lot of food and were getting hungry suddenly we smelled a few pitas and we saw a few Bedouins baking pita. We weren’t sure if we were allowed to eat the bread because it is Pat Akum. Some of us were Moreh Heter and said anyway the problem of Pat Akum is so that we don’t become too friendly and marry our children of. Here we will never see them again. Who is right?
Question: To the Rav: We have a family of sixteen kids and one on the way, Baruch Hashem BLi Ayin Hara. Purim is approaching and my budget is a little tight this year. Usually the expenses on Purim are astronomical and I need to cut down somewhere. My wife feels that we put as much effort as possible into making Purim fun for the kids, so she asked if maybe I could cut down on the Machatzit HaShekel. It is only a minhag and it ends up costing alt. How much do I actually have to give?
Man is Not Given a Challenge he Cannot Withstand
Even someone born into a bleak existence — a dysfunctional family, difficult parents, or even a criminal society; cannot justify his actions with these givens. He possesses the inner strength to face these challenges
S’HABITUER A PARLER AVEC TRANQUILITE
Une Mida est la mesure d’une qualité. Quand une qualité possède la bonne mesure, elle peut être utile. Au contraire une qualité poussée à l’extrême est nuisible pour l’homme.
Yosef as King of Egypt
As Yosef was the second highest ranking person in Egypt, he had the resources to search for his father. Why did he not do that?
What Are The Odds?
Kings, prophets, swords, and Sarah's laughter at the tiding of the angels.
Are the Jews still the Chosen People?
Students of mine want to know what’s Judaism’s response to religions that claim the Jews are no longer the Chosen People? Please share your thoughts. Thanks
Convert including his wife or guests in Kiddush or Grace After Meals
A small introduction: In Tosafot on Gemara in Sotah (page 37, side 2), it is explained that the rule of arvut (taking responsibility for one another) that came into being at the time that the Torah was given only included the 603,000 men and children that left Egypt, who took responsibility for each other at the time the Torah was given, but the eruv rav (mixed multitude)who came out of Egypt with them and converted and joined the Jews were not included in this concept of arvut . If the eruv rav who left Egypt with the Jews were not included in arvut, then all the more so it should be obvious that converts who have only recently become Jewish are not included, – see Tosafot there. (Also, one can study Rashi and Tosafot in Niddah page 13, side 2, who seem to differ in opinion). Also, one needs to take in account the viewpoint of Tosafot who holds that converts are not included in arvut. Can one allow a convert to lead prayers or to make Kiddush and include others in their obligation, when the convert has already fulfilled his own prior obligations beforehand (because if he himself all needs to fulfill the obligation, it seems that it would be obvious that he can include others, because there is no need for the concept of arvut , since we have another law of shome’ah kaoneh [one who listens to the blessing, it’s as if he said it himself], but when he himself already fulfilled his own obligation, the law of shome’ah kaoneh is not enough, because he himself has no obligation anymore and without the law of arvut , he cannot say this blessing at all)? (The law of arvut, allows him to say the same blessing again in order to include others). Truthfully, there is a law in Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim, (chapter 53, paragraph 19) that a convert is allowed to lead the prayers, and over there the Beit Yosef does not mention any exclusions. If we do hold like the opinion of Tosafot that there is no arvut with converts, if so, this law of yatza motzi (one who fulfills his own obligation can include someone else) could not apply and we could not allow a convert to lead the prayers, because he has fulfilled his own obligation when he said his own quiet prayers, and the repetition of the prayers was fixed in case there are those who can’t read and need someone to pray for them. In the Kehilat Yaakov, he asks, since the Gemara in Kidushin says: Rabbi Chama the son of Rabbi Chanina says: When G-D places his Sanctity, he only places it on Jewish families who can trace their lineage as it says (Yirmiyahu, chapter 31), “So says G-D, at that time, I will act as G-d to all families of Israel” – it does not say to all of Israel but to all families. And they will be for me as a nation – Rabbo Bar Rav Huna says: This is an extra advantage that Jews were given over converts etc.”. If so, how can a convert be included in the necessary 10 needed to be considered praying with a necessary quota of ten. The law of needing to pray is public is because that G-D’s sanctity is only present when there are 10 people (Sanhedrin page 39, first side), and with a convert, since Hashem’s sanctity does not rest on him, it would seem all the other 9 people would lose out. Furthermore, we can ask that if we look in the Rosh (Brachot page 48, first side)who writes that even servants are included in the promise of “I will become holy amongst the Jews” because they are obliged to keep the mitzvot (commandments) like a woman is, then a convert’s level should be higher than the a servant in this matter. He continues to write that therefore, that the fact it’s written that Hashem’s sanctity does not rest on a congregation of converts is not an actual law that applies across the board, but only applies to being able to receive prophecy, as a convert will not become a prophet. According to him, that when the Gemara continues and says that a “congregation of converts is not considered a congregation”, it only refers to the subject of them having a family lineage. Regarding birkat hamazon (Grace after Meals), there are other questions, mainly regarding the actual obligation that a convert has regarding this blessing. According to the Meiri on Gemora Brachot (page 20, side 2), a convert cannot include others via his own obligation to say this blessing. Seemingly, the reason he gives for this is according to words of the Ramban in Bava Basra (page 81, side 1) that a convert cannot say “ al shehinchalta lavoseinu ” (thank G-D for having given the land of Israel to his fathers), because he doesn’t receive a portion of Israel with the rest of the Jews. One can further study what the Minchas Chinuch says regarding this topic. My questions are: Can a convert include his wife or guests when he says Kiddush, Havdalah, and Grace after Meals? What does it mean that Hashem only rests his sanctity on families that can trace their lineage among the Jews?
Prière pour mériter d'avoir des enfants.
Prière pour mériter d'avoir des enfants. Selon le Ramban (Nahmanide), il est bon de la réciter trois fois par jour.