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From: Sam Kahan <kaha...@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Nov 2, 2020 at 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: Kapparot question
To: Rabbi Yehuda Spitz <ysp...@ohr.edu
I would not be too upset about not realizing what "shluggen"implied. I too only recently focused on that myself.
I would be thrilled if you were to spread this question to others. In my little survey it was interesting to note that many did not have any idea what I was talking about. Of course the deterioration of yiddish is a partial explanation.
I started wondering whether we are seeing a regional phenomenon. Maybe this expression was concentration among the Hungarian speaking groups. Maybe the Lithuwanians, Polish and Russian Jews this expression may not even occur. German, french and certainly north African Jew s probably did not use such an expression.
So please pass around the question and let's see what develops
On another track our Israeli brethren are already praying for rain. In many parts of the world, despite the reality, we will not do likewise until December.
I am certain that you are well aware of the reasoning behind this.
But I wonder how many people realize that this practice resulted largely because the רא"ש made a decision without adequately discussing such with the other rabbis. See תשובות רא"ש כלל ד סימן י.