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Question

Since we are not hearing Tal in shul, do we start saying it at Musaf or Mincha?

Mussaf
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Mussaf

We begin at mussaf.

Answer
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Answer

Musaf

Very shocked
Guest
Very shocked

I am hearing that many families here are STILL planning on family move-ins and get together sedorim. What don‘t they understand about directive #4? Stay home people, look what happened Purim.

Question
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Question

Please discuss: Do we say yizkor even though we can’t go to shul and also vsein bracha etc…?

Answer
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Answer

Yes and yes

Thanks so much
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Thanks so much

For the reply

Yizkor
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Yizkor

One can say yizkor without being in shul.

Hebrew/Yiddish translation
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Hebrew/Yiddish translation

Usually there is a Hebrew translation for those who need. Also, not everyone has a smart phone- these people don’t know the updated psak from rabanim and doctors… how do we reach them?

Berel
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Berel

any eitza for tannis bachorois if you don’t have a siyum personally?

Berel
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Berel

my question is answered in the more detailed guide available here: https://asktherav.com/pesach-5780-guides/

Siyum
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Siyum

You can learn pirkei ovos and make a siyum on that.

yungerman
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yungerman

there are plenty of phone and Zoom siyumim happening

Asktherav.com
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Asktherav.com

On asktherav.com, there is a more detailed guideline for Pesach that can be downloaded.

drive by burning
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drive by burning

why cant there be a fire outside 770 like every year, drive by and throw it in ? no loitering. no hanging around. stop drop off and go?

Because it's not
Guest
Because it's not

Because this year is clearly not like other years.

why
Guest
why

because burning your chametz will definitely not help us al pi teva in this pandemic. and even if it wont physically endanger us (very big if) it probably will encourage some people to be lax in rules endorsed by hatzolo badatz etc. and according to halacha those rules are pikuach nefesh docha kol hatorah culo

Many ppl don't have cars
Guest
Many ppl don't have cars

And therefore if there is a public fire there will be large gatherings of groups

It is not even a minhag
Guest
It is not even a minhag

People always used to burn their own chometz at home. The only reason for the big fires was because of the fire Dept making sure it is safer…and this year a large gathering would not be safe

landsman
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landsman

better to be safe than sorry…

Stay home and DO NOT eat with family
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Stay home and DO NOT eat with family

Just because you got it, you think and assume everyone else got it, stay home! Yes we all want to be with family, it is miserable without them! But stay home! Please!! We are literally killing people by continuing to go out and spread. It is so irresponsible and beyond that.

Another reason to NOT make your own fire outside..
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Another reason to NOT make your own fire outside..

Last year, when we made ours, the non-Jewish neighbors called the fire department. We were shocked when they showed up.

(Never mind that they run their charcoal grills with lighter fluid permeating the air, etc., but THAT’s OK….)

Why
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Why

Why cant we daven outside 6 foot plus from each other at least for kedusha

chulul Hashem
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chulul Hashem

and it doesn’t stay that way, people end up getting closer and congregating

single woman alone making eruv tavshillin
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single woman alone making eruv tavshillin

If you need 2 people to make the eruv tavshilin and are quarantined alone what do you do? (Make it alone? Depend on the one the rav makes for the city? Something else? )

Joe
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Joe

Who said you need 2 people for eruv tavshilin

Make your own
Guest
Make your own

It’s not actually a halachic requirement to be mezakeh (grant a share of) your eruv tavshilin to anyone else; that’s only if you’re making it on their behalf. So you just make your own, and recite just the berachah and the declaration B’dein Yehei.

And may Hashem help that in the near future you’re not alone anymore.

I make it alone
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I make it alone

I hold the food and make it myself

No public fire reasons
Guest
No public fire reasons

Because it makes a chilul Hashem when people see Jews in public together-not everyone has cars. The fire department does not need to get exposed to people or risk exposing others.During a plague, one is supposed to stay indoors as much as possible.

Do Not Burn Chometz Indoors (Except as Indicated).
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Do Not Burn Chometz Indoors (Except as Indicated).

I would have like the Rabbonim to rule out burning chometz indoors at all as a precautionary measure (the same way they ruled out davening with a minyan even outdoors even distanced) All it takes if for one person to make a mistake or do something not so smart to cause loss of life, property, and to make a chillul hashem for which there will be future repercussions.

If you have bochurim that are not home for pessach, please call to ensure that they will not make fires indoors where they live. One phone call can save a bad situation.

Every Store on Kingston has huge MINYONIM lines
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Every Store on Kingston has huge MINYONIM lines

Long lines outside every store are no less danger

No medical data to back up the difference
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No medical data to back up the difference

Regarding any medical issue, such as Covid+19 the Rabbonim only echo that which Dr. Rosen, Hatzoloh and other doctors say.

From a medical perspective the danger of 100 people waiting on line outside a store, is a far greater exposure level than 1/10th of that, if only 10 people Daven outside, while keeping within the safe limits approved by the CDC, of being at least 6 feet appart.

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