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Author Topic: All Halocha Shailos and Tiffeh Questions  (Read 451541 times)

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3900 on: October 02, 2019, 10:12:28 PM »
Is there a inyan to use the knife over Yom Tov or just to buy it ?
I think the inyan is just buying it not davkeh using it
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3901 on: October 02, 2019, 10:26:35 PM »
Is there a inyan to use the knife over Yom Tov or just to buy it ?
What knife?
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3902 on: October 02, 2019, 10:40:39 PM »
What knife?
I had the same question, never heard of this. But a bit of googling led me to this. Apparently the Nitei Gavriel mentions it.

https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/561075/jewish/Purchasing-a-New-Knife-for-Rosh-Hashanah.htm

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3903 on: October 02, 2019, 10:45:14 PM »
I had the same question, never heard of this. But a bit of googling led me to this. Apparently the Nitei Gavriel mentions it.

https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/561075/jewish/Purchasing-a-New-Knife-for-Rosh-Hashanah.htm
Interesting.

Wish I knew about this before RH
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3904 on: October 02, 2019, 10:50:10 PM »
I remember vaguely hearing such a thing but never knew the reason. Although I remember it being a challah knife

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3905 on: October 02, 2019, 10:57:40 PM »
There is someone who sells knives who places an ad every year in Lakewood.
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3906 on: October 02, 2019, 11:02:03 PM »
So the thing with the knife originates to the Rebbe of Lublin, aka the חוזה מלובלין זי׳׳ע, to buy a new knife every Rush Hashuna AND to use it, as a segula for a good new year so Hashem should "cut" a good year for us, based on החותך חיים לכל חי, and particularly for parnasah. It must NOT be a Challah knife, just buy any knife needed for your kitchen at the time, dairy, parve or meat. The minhag is to use it the first night of RH to cut the apple you dip in honey, as well as for the other simanim we eat for a sweet year.
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3907 on: October 02, 2019, 11:04:14 PM »
There is someone who sells knives who places an ad every year in Lakewood.
As well as every Shamesh in every Chasiddishe mikva there too.

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3908 on: October 03, 2019, 01:13:58 AM »
   Another tamm was a new challah knife used to cut the challah, while it being sharp which would cause less crumbs from cutting the challah, which is a segula for parnasa as well.
   As eating the challah crumbs is a big segulah for parnasa, and here to avoid causing the crumbs from forming as the sharp knife cuts straight through will cause less crumbs.
      We should all be gibenched with parnasa birevach without needing to worry!
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3909 on: October 03, 2019, 01:15:37 AM »
   Another tamm was a new challah knife used to cut the challah, while it being sharp which would cause less crumbs from cutting the challah, which is a segula for parnasa as well.
   As eating the challah crumbs is a big segulah for parnasa, and here to avoid causing the crumbs from forming as the sharp knife cuts straight through will cause less crumbs.
      We should all be gibenched with parnasa birevach without needing to worry!
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From chabad.org
Purchasing a New Knife for Rosh Hashanah
By Eliezer Danzinger
Question:

I heard that there is a custom to buy a new kitchen knife every year for use on Rosh Hashanah. Did you ever hear of this, and, if so, what is the reason for this tradition?

Answer:

Though this is not a common custom, a little research confirmed the existence of such a tradition, and also provided its reasoning.

G‑d is the One in charge of everything, yet He does have a whole slew of ministering angels who carry out His orders.

"Chatach," (חתך), which means "cut," is the name of the angel in charge of livelihood.

Consider that the final letters of the Hebrew words, פותח את ידך, "You open up Your hand" (Psalms 145:16), spell "chatach." Additionally, the word that follows in the verse, "u'masbe'a" – "and satisfy [the desire of every living being]" has the numerical value of 428 – the same value as the word "chatach."

For this reason, purchasing a new, sharp knife is a segulah (spiritually propitious), for livelihood, which we petition from G‑d for the upcoming year.1

May G‑d inscribe you and your family, and all the Jewish people, for a year abundant in livelihood—and everything good!

Best wishes for a good and sweet year!

Rabbi Eliezer Danzinger for Chabad.org

FOOTNOTES
1.   
Nitei Gavriel 11:10.
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3910 on: October 03, 2019, 08:00:29 AM »
This reminds me of something I once heard from Rav Frand when speaking at a yeshiva's 25th anniversary dinner. He said that the yeshiva asked him to discuss something Jewish about the 25th anniversary being a silver anniversary. "I told them they went to the wrong place! They should go to 13th Ave and walk into a silverstore to ask them. I guarantee they have something Jewish about buying silver for the 25th anniversary!"
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3911 on: October 07, 2019, 04:35:59 PM »
Is selling (or even giving away) customer information allowed according to Halacha?
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3912 on: October 07, 2019, 04:39:12 PM »
Is selling (or even giving away) customer information allowed according to Halacha?
Assuming the customer gave consent, I don't see the issue.

What exactly is your question? If it's buried in T&C that you know they didn't actually read?

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3913 on: October 07, 2019, 06:59:04 PM »
Assuming the customer gave consent, I don't see the issue.

What exactly is your question? If it's buried in T&C that you know they didn't actually read?

I'm assuming they weren't asked for consent.

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3914 on: October 07, 2019, 07:48:00 PM »
I'm assuming they weren't asked for consent.
Thenost likely completely assur, not to mention against Dina demalchsa (for non Jews)