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Listening to Multiple Women Sing in Unison
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(This should not be relied upon for practical halacha. When a question arises a Rabbi should be consulted.) 1. It is forbidden for a man to hear a woman sing. This prohibition is called “Kol B’Isha Ervah.” (Brachos 24a and Shulchan Aruch Even Haezer 21) 2. The Sdei Chemed (Kuf 42) cites an argument amongst […]
Forgetting The Torah Part 2- Olives and Olive Oil
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(This should not be relied upon for practical halacha. When a question arises a Rabbi should be consulted.) Please Read Forgetting The Torah (Part 1) before reading this post. 1. The Gemara (Horayos 13b) writes that one of the things that causes one to forget his learning is “one who eats olives regularly.” The Gemara […]
Forgetting The Torah (Part 1)
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(This should not be relied upon for practical halacha. When a question arises a Rabbi should be consulted.) Jewish law places a tremendous amount of importance on amassing Torah knowledge and not to G-d forbid forget one’s learning. Throughout the Gemara and Medrash our Sages tell us of numerous activities which one should avoid since […]
Can I Change My Nusach of Davening?
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——————————————— Rabbi Zakutinsky recently published a halacha sefer in English (with helpful Hebrew footnotes) addressing the laws and customs of the Jewish wedding, from the engagement period through shana rishona. Written for laymen and rabbis alike, The Gates of Joy elucidates and explains the halachos and customs of Ashkenazim, Sephardim, and Chassidim, including Chabad Chassidim. See a […]
Security Cameras and Shabbos
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——————————————— Rabbi Zakutinsky recently published a halacha sefer in English (with helpful Hebrew footnotes) addressing the laws and customs of the Jewish wedding, from the engagement period through shana rishona. Written for laymen and rabbis alike, The Gates of Joy elucidates and explains the halachos and customs of Ashkenazim, Sephardim, and Chassidim, including Chabad Chassidim. See a […]