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regarding the promise that Hashem will refund you the money spent for food for shabbos and yom tov, does that also apply to chol ha moed or no. also, does he refund you only for kosher food eaten on shabbos, or does He refund you for non-kosher food as well. thanks a lot.
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Dear Rabbi, Why is Shavuot only one day (two in the Diaspora) as opposed to Passover and Succot? Isn't it a very inportant celebration of giving us the Torah? Thanks
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May a boy who has his bar mitzvah during Sefirat HaOmer continue counting with a Bracha? Akiva Silvers My son Akiva has the following question: I am 12 years old. At parshat 'Emor' I will be observing my Bar Mitzvah. Until now I have been counting the Omer with a bracha [blessing]. When I reach thirteen I will be counting the Omer as an adult and previously I was only counting as a minor for 'chinuch' [educational purposes]. When I become bar Mitzvah, should I continue counting with a bracha as I do have a certain level of 'Temmimut' [completeness], but on the other hand the quality of my mitzvah is not the same as if I had begun at the beginning? Thank you for your time, Akiva SilversAlan Shear of Yeshiva College South Africa wrote: Dear Rabbi Many people have asked me the following question which can really be a bit perplexing. A boy who has his bar mitzvah during Sefirat HaOmer, may he continue counting with a Bracha? This has practical application here right now, so a timely answer would be greatly appreciated. Many Thanks
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We have a custom in our family to color eggs for Lag B'omer, and we know of others around the world that have this custom too. Yet nobody seems to know the origin or source of it. Some people I have asked suggested it is taken from a pagan custom, G-d forbid. Can anyone shed light on this please?
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Dear Rabbi: Happy Passover! It came up at our sedar last night about 600,000 Jewish souls & that there are only 600,000 jewish souls . is this a fact & could you explain it i don't understand how only 600,000 souls are possible with so many more jewish people in the world, please explain, Thank you, Barbara Macks
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