mail-jewish Vol.66 #57 Digest

7 views
Skip to first unread message

Mail-Jewish

unread,
Oct 16, 2023, 4:25:26 PM10/16/23
to MAIL-JEWISH
Mail.Jewish Mailing List
Volume 66 Number 57
Produced: Mon, 16 Oct 23 16:25:23 -0400


Subjects Discussed In This Issue:

Aruch Hashulchan Quotes
[Joel Rich]
Blowing chatzotzrot [trumpets] at this time of trouble for the people
[David Ziants]
Halacha For The Masses?
[Micha Berger]
Jewish Publishing
[Micha Berger]
Minyan of exactly ten and nine of them are waiting for the tenth
[Joel Rich]
Tashlich
[Joel Rich]
Timing of first selichot
[Yisrael Medad]



----------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Joel Rich <joeli...@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Oct 10,2023 at 06:17 PM
Subject: Aruch Hashulchan Quotes

Two (IMHO) great quotes from the Aruch Hashulchan (CM 149:22) discussing an
individual having a chazaka in a mitzva (my rough translation)

1. All of this is discussing a chazaka that has an associated claim such as the
community granted him the mitzva in perpetuity. But if he appropriated it for
himself without the community's assent, there's nothing to his chazaka

2 Discussing the status of the chazaka of a former house minyan when a permanent
shul is built as it is known that multiple individual minyanim cause destruction
in the city.

Thoughts?

Hashem Oz Lamo Yiten Hashem Yvarech Et Amo Vashalom

Joel Rich

----------------------------------------------------------------------

From: David Ziants <dzi...@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Oct 10,2023 at 12:17 PM
Subject: Blowing chatzotzrot [trumpets] at this time of trouble for the people

Please see the following tephilla [prayer service] that took place today at the
Kotel [Western Wall of the Temple Mount], organised by Rav Shmuel Eliyahu and
Rav Shraki:-

https://www.inn.co.il/news/616264

The trumpet blowing starts just after 14 minutes, after reading a few chapters
of Tehillim in different styles.

I appreciate that the staunch Yekkes on this list are probably very against this
sort of thing. What about the rest of us? They justify it by quoting the Rambam
- but I always understood that this was reserved for the Bet haMikdash [Temple].

May we speedily have quiet and peace and a complete redemption with the building
of the Bet haMikdash.

David Ziants
dzi...@gmail.com

----------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Micha Berger <mi...@aishdas.org>
Date: Wed, Sep 27,2023 at 03:17 PM
Subject: Halacha For The Masses?

Joel Rich wrote (MJ 66#56):

>> From the testimony of R. Sheshet ha-Nasi of Saragossa concerning The
>> Mishneh Torah of Maimonides:
>> ...
> Sounds like google/LLM's. What do you think?

Well, Google has no quality control. The Rambam is the Rambam.

That's an obvious huge difference.

But yes, the whole thing about codes is that you are promulgating a pesaq
without knowing the detail of a sho'el's situation. Only zil q'ri bei rav
(open-and-shut) questions should be decided by reading a book.

My rule of thumb -- if there isn't agreement among all four of the
Chayei Adam, the Qitzur, the AhS and the MB, the question is for a
rav. (Sepharadi milegage will vary.)

Tir'u baTov!

Micha Berger
http://www.aishdas.org/asp

----------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Micha Berger <mi...@aishdas.org>
Date: Wed, Sep 27,2023 at 03:17 PM
Subject: Jewish Publishing

Joel Rich wrote (MJ 66#56):

> I came across this new book and was trying to decide what it implies
> concerning the demand for different Jewish literature.
>
> https://www.amazon.com/Bathing-Showering-Halachah-Menachem-Abramson/dp/1600919960

The number of books coming out lately may imply the demand to be authors.

Something I learned about the sefer market. There is no way to make money.
The market is too small. This is why the Schottensteins donated all that
money and yet a volume of the shas that sports their name is still so
much more expensive than an unenhanced full mesechta.

Think college textbook prices. The only way to avoid that is donations.
So, every sefer is supported by donors. Except for titles published by
ArtScroll (under the name ArtScroll, not Mesorah's other lines), Koren
(parallel disclaimer), and some of Feldheim's titles, the publisher will
be getting those donors him - or herself.

Notice this means the line between "real" publishing and vanity press
is very thin.

(I figure that as someone who has published, I can say this without
coming across as belittling authors. But then I thought, only if the
reader knows I am speaking of my own book as well. Thus, this parenthetic
comment. That said, more people should know and live by R Shimon Shkop's
hashkafah. So, if you want to buy a copy of Widen Your Tent...)

Tir'u baTov!

Micha Berger
http://www.aishdas.org/asp


----------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Joel Rich <joeli...@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Oct 10,2023 at 06:17 PM
Subject: Minyan of exactly ten and nine of them are waiting for the tenth

The SA (OC 55:6) discusses what to do if you have a minyan of exactly ten and
nine of them are waiting for the tenth to finish his amida so as to start
chazarat hashatz. While it's encouraged to wait, in a case of need the shatz may
begin his chazara. I didn't notice anyone saying that the singleton should
consider speeding up so as not to hold the minyan back.

Any thoughts?

Hashem Oz Lamo Yiten Hashem Yvarech Et Amo Vashalom

Joel Rich

----------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Joel Rich <joeli...@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 29,2023 at 02:17 PM
Subject: Tashlich

Any sources on why the practice is to do it specifically after mincha (on the
first day of rosh hashana)? Why is it preferred to do it outside the city? How
common is it to actually cast food into the water?.

Gmar Tov
Joel Rich

----------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Yisrael Medad <yisrae...@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Sep 28,2023 at 05:17 PM
Subject: Timing of first selichot

Orrin Tilevitz (MJ 66#56) requests our input on three options on a but 9-man
congregation for Selichot.

Could there be a fourth one?

That Selichot could be said, at least the piyutim, while the Kaddish and other
elements that (may) require a minyan be simply skipped?

--
Yisrael Medad
Shiloh
Israel

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Send submissions/responses for Mail-Jewish to:
m...@mj.bu.edu

If you are reading this in a paper version and would like to subscribe
electronically, please visit https://groups.google.com/g/mail-jewish
and request an invitation.

Information about the Mail-Jewish mailing list, its policies,
ground rules, and submission process, can be found on the
Mail-Jewish Home Page: http://mj.bu.edu

Prior issues (through Volume 63) are available for on-line viewing at:
http://www.emax.ca/mj_ht_arch/index.html
while Volume 64 and subsequent issues are available at
https://groups.google.com/g/mail-jewish

End of mail-jewish Digest
**************************
--------
Reply all
Reply to author
Forward
0 new messages