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Halacha & Hashkafa
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Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

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It is important to note that not all names may be designated. There is, for example, a tradition that Ashkenazic Jews do not name their children after a living person. Yet, neither the Bible nor the Talmud make any reference to this prohibition. Indeed, just the opposite. The Lubavitcher Rebbe (Sha’arei Halacha U’Minhag, Yoreh De’ah, Volume III, p.298) notes that from verses in Genesis (See Genesis 11:24-26) it is evident that Terach (father of Abraham) named his son Nachor during the lifetime of his father, Nachor.

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Posted on: September 25th, 2013

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After davening on Hoshana Rabbah, Mr. Hadar fondly packed away his esrog. "Maybe I'll fill it with cloves and use it for spices at Havdalah," he thought. "Or maybe I'll make jelly out of it."

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Posted on: September 25th, 2013

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Designating proper names for one’s children is not always easy. When my wife, Shoshana, gave birth to our first child in Chicago – a girl – she informed me that according to tradition, the wife is entitled to name the first child. I didn’t agree, but recognizing that this was her tradition and not wishing to cause any controversy or anguish, I readily submitted.

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Posted on: September 25th, 2013

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He Might Extinguish It ‘A Torch Is The Best Way Of Performing The Mitzvah’ (Pesachim 103b)

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Posted on: September 18th, 2013

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The Letter Of The Law? ‘If He Was…Unable to Enter Because of the Camels’ (Pesachim 94a)

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Posted on: September 18th, 2013

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Question: Is it proper for Orthodox synagogues to have their parking lots open on Shabbat?

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Posted on: September 18th, 2013

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Mr. Sender was the gabbai of Congregation Tiferes Yisrael. He was in change of aliyahs, would organize the siddurim after davening, and make the announcements. His special joy, though, was walking around the shul on weekdays with the pushka (tzedakah box). "Tzedakah tatzil mimavess," he would quietly declare. "Charity saves from death."

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Posted on: September 12th, 2013

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Question: Is it proper for Orthodox synagogues to have their parking lots open on Shabbat?

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Posted on: September 12th, 2013

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Yossi and Ezra shared an apartment. They had many things in common, which made them good roommates. One thing they shared that sometimes caused problems, though, was identical cell phones.

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Posted on: September 12th, 2013

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Hashem’s House Is No Different ‘Everything…But To Leave’ (Pesachim 86b)

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Posted on: September 4th, 2013

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

One of the beautiful customs of Rosh Hashanah is to eat an apple dipped in honey and other sweet foods as a way of asking Hashem to make things sweet for us in the coming year. People also wish each other a healthy and sweet New Year. However the best way to make the year sweet for ourselves and for others is to become “sweet” people, remembering to smile and treat each other in a sweet and friendly way.

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Posted on: September 4th, 2013

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Location! Location! ‘On and Off His Forehead’ (Pesachim 77a)

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Posted on: September 4th, 2013

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Question: Why does the congregation stand every time the shofar is blown?

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Posted on: September 4th, 2013

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Rabbi Dayan asked Ruby and Zev to sit down. "Remind me what the issue was," he said. "It's been a while since we spoke." "Zev sent me a computer virus as an email attachment," said Ruby. "Supposedly, the file was a 'helpful computer program,' which he told me to install. The file was a virus, though; when I clicked on it, it attacked my computer! The repair cost $250. I think that Zev should pay for the repair.”

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Posted on: August 29th, 2013

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Against The Tide? ‘How Do We Roast The Paschal Sacrifice?’ (Pesachim 74a)

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Posted on: August 29th, 2013

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Ruby and Zev were classmates but didn't get along well. One weekend, shortly before a test, Ruby asked to borrow Zev's notes and kept them the entire weekend, ignoring Zev's pleas to return them. Not surprisingly, Zev did poorly on the test. He decided to get back at Ruby.

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Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

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Rabbi Dayan was learning the Daf in his study when his phone rang. "Hello, this is Shmuel," said the caller. "My children found some eggs in our backyard. They did shiluach ha'ken with the chickens and brought the eggs home. Can we eat them?"

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Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

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Blood On His Hands! ‘It Is Praiseworthy For The Sons Of Aaron That They Walk In Blood…’ (Pesachim 65b)

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Posted on: August 15th, 2013

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Yair was always looking for spare jobs to earn some extra money. Before Pesach he would clean houses, before Sukkos he would build sukkahs, in the summer he would drive people to the mountains.

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Posted on: August 15th, 2013

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Mazal Tov, Mazal Tov! ‘They Recited Shema Yisrael [In Response]’ (Pesachim 56a)

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