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3:25 PM
As the sun sets for those fortunate enough to inhabit the holy city of Jerusalem, I would like to wish everyone a jubilantly humble Yat Shvat!
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3:39 PM
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A: How is davening affected by the observance of י"ט שבט (for those who observe it)?

Double AAI believe the traditional insertion is: על הניסים... בימי יצחק משה אבינו והמודים שוטרינו במי יודע תובב"א כשעמד עליהם הכלבים בקשו לפסוק הלכה על פי הכתוב באתר בלי לעשות כילא"ר כדין, ולא שמעו שוג-תשע והדֶבים למחות במעשים הרעים האלה. ואתה ברחמיך הרבים הפרת את עצתם כהרף עין בהעמדת הודעה לרבים ומסרת ...

 
3:58 PM
@DoubleAA What did you mean by "The minor fasts apply for part of the night too actually."?
 
@IsaacMoses Exactly what I said. What distinguishes "minor" fasts from "major" fasts is the latter you have to finish dinner by dark, but the former you can finish your dinner even past dark. Once you finish eating, the fast starts, even many hours before dawn.
Some people purposefully always intend to keep eating later so as to push off the start time. But say you go to sleep for the night and wake up at 3am to deal with a baby, you can't drink water anymore.
If you take a nap at night intending to eat more when you wake up, that's a different story.
Some communities even add Aneinu at Maariv.
 
4:33 PM
@DoubleAA Interesting. Thanks
 
 
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6:38 PM
Is the mi-yodeya-series still happening?
 
@ShmuelBrin Gradually. As it happens, I just posted a new entry today:
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Q: Arba'a Va-arba'im Ushlosh Meyot - mi yodeya?

Isaac MosesWho knows three hundred forty four? ארבעה וארבעים ושלוש מאות - מי יודע?‏ The traditional Passover song "Echad - mi yodeya" implies a possible presupposition that there is a Jewish significance to be found for each natural number. Accordingly, there is an ongoing series on Mi Yodeya that is atte...

 

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