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1:57 AM
Q: Why was Avshalom riding a donkey into battle?

rikitikitemboIn the battle between Avshalom's army and David's forces Avshalom is riding a donkey which runs away when Avshalom is caught by his hair in a tree. וַיִּקָּרֵא אַבְשָׁלוֹם לִפְנֵי עַבְדֵי דָוִד וְאַבְשָׁלוֹם רֹכֵב עַל־הַפֶּרֶד וַיָּבֹא הַפֶּרֶד תַּחַת שׂוֹבֶךְ הָאֵלָה הַגְּדוֹלָה וַיֶּחֱזַק רֹאש...

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7:27 AM
Q: Are you allowed to paint a sukkah?

MikeMany people build sukkahs out of untreated 2x4s. While I understand the aesthetics of leaving them raw and unpainted, emphasizing that it is a temporary structure, is there any reason why you should not paint them? They would last for more years (still taking it down each season), especially if y...

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10:37 PM
Q: Eating garlic on Shabbat Yom Tov Evening

AviThere is a Minhag (custom) of eating garlic on Shabbat evening. Is this minhag also valid on Shabbat Yom Tov?

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11:53 PM
Q: Source for a Chatat offering on behalf of deceased father and alive son

Alter KlausnerI think this is a gemara, but I'm not sure where. I heard that you can still bring a chatat that had been separated already on behalf of a father and son who both did the same sin, but then the father dies and the son is still allowed to bring the Korban.

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