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Expand Article # 791 Deck The Halls?
Q. Since the branches placed on Shavuos are from trees, is it permitted to place them in shul or even at home?

A. Maharil (H. Shavuos p. 160) is one of the earliest sources for placing aromatic plants and flowers on the floors of ....


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Expand Article # 790 My Family Tree?
Q. Can one cut branches with flowers from city owned trees on the street (close to the curb) to be used for Shavuos decorations in a shul or house? (presumably the city won't mind if it is only a few branches)

A. Bylaws of the City of ....


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Expand Article # 789 Code Count
Q. Can sefira be counted using Morse code or encrypted script?

A. Horav Shlomo Miller's ShlitĒa opinion is that Morse code can not be used since for the purposes of counting sefira it considered communication signs and not a langu ....


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Expand Article # 788 Sign Language counts?
Q. Re- question above (785) on twitting sefira on a phone. Would someone who canít speak comply with sefira by using the sign language he always communicates with? Or if you are asked what is the sefira today, can you reply by counting with your f ....


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Expand Article # 787 or ΨΠΖ or תשפ"ז
Q. Would Rav Miller know why in the traditional Talmudic Hebrew or Aramaic we use letters for numerals, when that makes it so awkward for doing any math? Didnít our sages ever make elaborated mathematical calculations?
Just wondering,
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Expand Article # 785 # Sefira
Q. During sefira I twitter a reminder in the early night to the members of our college students group to count sefira. It has happened that I have forgotten to count myself later on when I miss mariv in shul. Would I be yotze just with the writing ....


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Expand Article # 786 Do I Have To Spell It Out?
Q. Does it make a difference (when twitting sefira, see prior question) if the twitter contains only numbers for the day to be counted (eg: today is day 36 = 5 weeks and 1 day Laomer. No words were used for the numbers?

A. Horav S ....


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Expand Article # 784 Face the Music During Sefira
Q. Out of curiosity, if someoneĎs death sentence will be carried out during sefira, does he count with a bracha?

A. See prior question. Chida (Avodas Hakodesh 7: 217) and others maintain that if one omitted counting one day of ....


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Expand Article # 783 Donít Count on Me?
Q. A very ill patient who the doctors say could go into coma soon and is not expected to remain alive more than a week; can he still count sefira with a bracha?

A. Poskim rule that he can count even if it is likely that he may ch ....


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Expand Article #782 Read My Lips
Q. Can someone count for a chole who canít speak, if he is aware and just moves his lips?

A. Shulchan Aruch (O.H. 489 :1) rules that it is a mitzvah for each individual to count sefiras haomer for himself. Mishna Berura (ibid. 5) ....


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Expand Article # 781 Stand Up And Be Counted
Q. An aged individual who has a hard time walking and with effort stands only for shmonezrei, does he have to do the same for sefiras homer and the brocho before?

A. Although, besides the halacha that all mitzvah-brochos should be ....


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Expand Article # 780 Good Hair Day
Q. What is the reason we do the chalaka of a 3 year old on Lag Baomer?

A. It could be that this was done with the intention of being mechanech, educating and starting off the child on his very first mitzvos at a place that is a so ....


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Expand Article # 779 The Hidden Light in Shabbos
Q. If someone has a tattoo or for that matter anything written or drawn with ultraviolet ink or similar designs that will show, glow or change when exposed to u.v. light on his skin, his clothing or utensils he is handling, can he get close to th ....


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Expand Article # 778 Donít Lag Behind
Q. If the father keeps the minhag Hoari and does not shave even on Lag Baomer, can he still do the chalaka on Lag B. for his child?

A. Poskim permit for someone who follows Minhag ArizaĒl to do the chalaka of his son on Lag Baomer ....


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Expand Article # 777 A Makah of Chutzpah?
Q. Reuven, a Ben Torah, unable to travel that day to his regular Kollel, decided instead to learn in his local Beis Midrash where he pays membership dues. He arrived on time for First Seder and sat in what looked like a vacant seat next to a wall, ....


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Expand Article # 776 Solid Blessings
Q. Is there a difference (for brocho achrono) between the time of digestion for solids, which is usually 72 minutes, and that of liquids?

A. Shulchan Aruch (O.H. 184: 5) rules that there is no difference between eating solids o ....


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Expand Article # 775 Burning to Make a Brocho?
Q. If someone suffers from reflux sometimes hours after finishing a meal, can he still say the brocho achrono then?

A. Shulchan Aruch (O.H. 184: 5) rules that one should recite Birchas Hamozon until the food he consumed has been diges ....


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Expand Article #774 The Seven-Week All Inclusive Holiday
Q. Why is Sefirat Haomer mentioned in the parsha of the Moadim when it is not a Yom Tov?

A. Although the days of Sefirah do not carry the sanctity of Yom Tov or even Chol Hamoed, they are permitted in work and do not have any special ....


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Expand Article #773 Counting On the Women
Q. Is it recommended for a woman to count Sefirat Haomer?

A. Mishna Berura (489: 3) quoting Magen Avraham writes that although women are exempt from the mitzvah of Sefirat Haomer as it is time sensitive, they have already accepted ....


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Expand Article # 772 A Mourner On Fire
Q. Can a Avel attend a Lag Baomer party by the fire where there is singing? Can he join in the dancing? Can he stay if instrumental music is played?

A. Nitey Gavriel (Pesach 3: 58: 15) rules that a mourner during the year of avelus is ....


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