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938. The Walls and the Schach
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134:2 There are many detailed laws regarding the walls of the succah. Since not everyone is knowledgeable in the matter, it is necessary to make the walls complete and strong enough that the wind does not move them (even if there is no danger of the walls falling – Mishnah Brurah 630:48), nor should the […]
936. Starting on the Succah
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133:29 We eat, drink and rejoice after Yom Kippur as per Koheles (Ecclesiastes) 9:7, “Go eat your bread in joy and drink your wine in good spirits because G-d has already started your redemption.” 133:30 A person who is scrupulous in his mitzvah observance starts building his succah immediately after Yom Kippur ends in order […]
935. Havdalah after Yom Kippur
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133:27 After the stars come out, we recite maariv. (We have to wait a small interval in order to add from the holy day to the secular day. During this interval, we may not eat, wash or anoint. After davening maariv, one may wash, anoint, etc. even if he has not yet heard havdalah recited […]
934. Blowing Shofar after Yom Kippur
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133:25 We should abolish the practice to have a non-Jew light candles for the piyyutim (liturgical poems) recited at Ne’ilah. He may, however, rearrange the existing candles so that they are better distributed throughout the shul. This is permitted as it is far enough removed from a prohibited activity (though the non-Jew should be contracted […]
933. Ne’ilah
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133:23 We are in the practice to put coverings on the floor of the shul because we prostrate ourselves when we recite the order of the Yom Kippur Temple service and we must not do so in a place where the floor is paved with stones. There is something of a prohibition against prostrating even […]
932. Yizkor
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133:21 We remember the deceased on Yom Kippur (by reciting Yizkor) because doing so helps our hearts to be broken and humble; also, because the dead themselves require atonement. As it says in the Sifre, “‘Forgive Your nation, Israel’ – this refers to the living – ‘whom You have redeemed’ – this refers to the […]
931. 100 Brachos on Yom Kippur
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133:19 A child under the age of nine is not permitted to fast, even if they want to, out of concern that they might come to danger. However, one who is at least nine years old and in good health is trained to fast a little and not to eat until some hours later than […]
930. Bentching on Yom Kippur
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133:17 When it comes to those who are fed because they are in danger, if kosher food is not available, they may be given non-kosher food. If the patient is fed non-kosher food, one should feed him less than a k’zayis (about an ounce) at a time, as long as this is sufficient for his […]
929. How to Feed the Sick Person on Yom Kippur
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133:15 When feeding a pregnant woman, a woman who has given birth, or a sick person, one puts the food in front of them and says, “If you know that you might be in danger if you don’t eat as much as you need, then eat as you normally would until you feel satisfied. However, […]