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Re: Polar Zmanim On The Antarctic Cruise
« Reply #80 on: February 09, 2024, 03:11:46 PM »
Sadly, without a Sanhedrin certain shaalos will never have a clear הכרעה. Definitely makes sense to avoid such a situation.
If the consensus of Rabanim was to cancel, we would have canceled. But that wasn't the outcome.
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Re: Polar Zmanim On The Antarctic Cruise
« Reply #81 on: February 09, 2024, 03:14:32 PM »
If the consensus of Rabanim was to cancel, we would have canceled. But that wasn't the outcome.
Was commenting more in a general sense

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Re: Polar Zmanim On The Antarctic Cruise
« Reply #82 on: February 09, 2024, 03:17:34 PM »
Was commenting more in a general sense
I'm hopeful that our leaders will figure out a consensus for when mankind becomes multi-planetary.
It's a matter of when, not if.
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Re: Polar Zmanim On The Antarctic Cruise
« Reply #83 on: February 09, 2024, 03:22:21 PM »
משיח וגאולה האמיתית והשלימה (גילוי כח הפועל בנפעל)
It's a matter of when, not if.
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Re: Polar Zmanim On The Antarctic Cruise
« Reply #84 on: February 12, 2024, 03:45:55 PM »
And that's just some of the שקלא וטריא that went on behind the scenes. Wasn't needed this time, but who knows about next time.

Or perhaps when Elon sends one of us to the moon or Mars? Is the answer to advances in technology that we should avoid it or that we should dig and find halachic answers?
Very impressive. I would love to take a few minutes one of these days and go through what you posted. I just skimmed through it quickly now. Thanks for taking the time to post (and of course do the initial research!).

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Re: Polar Zmanim On The Antarctic Cruise
« Reply #85 on: February 12, 2024, 04:46:36 PM »
Very impressive. I would love to take a few minutes one of these days and go through what you posted. I just skimmed through it quickly now. Thanks for taking the time to post (and of course do the initial research!).
Yup, these are AWESOME! Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Polar Zmanim On The Antarctic Cruise
« Reply #86 on: February 12, 2024, 05:34:23 PM »
If the consensus of Rabanim was to cancel, we would have canceled. But that wasn't the outcome.
Ever thought about collating this into a kuntrus (for academic reasons, not l'halacha)?

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Re: Polar Zmanim On The Antarctic Cruise
« Reply #87 on: February 12, 2024, 05:52:26 PM »
Very impressive. I would love to take a few minutes one of these days and go through what you posted. I just skimmed through it quickly now. Thanks for taking the time to post (and of course do the initial research!).
I just asked the relevant questions. The real work was done by @dirah, who is incredibly passionate about questions of zmanim in unusual places. I'd love to see him write a book on it one day! We also still need part 2 of his guest post on the trip's zmanim. Not that I'm any better at finishing that TR. :P

I came to Antarctica with my own book of potential scenarios based on coordinates as we were told there would be no internet signal.

In the end, we did have slow but useable internet, which made all of that moot.

The real game changer was having to divert to the Falklands, which ensured we wouldn't travel far enough south for there to be a shayla according to shitas harav. On the boat I compared that the story of the Alter Rebbe and the boat, and that the fuel shortage in Ushuaia wasn't just coincidence, but was hachgocha protis.

Add in the Besht's maimor summarized below and a story of Rav Mendel Futerfas in Siberia and it was a powerful speech.






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Re: Polar Zmanim On The Antarctic Cruise
« Reply #88 on: February 12, 2024, 07:46:33 PM »
ICYMI:



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Re: Polar Zmanim On The Antarctic Cruise
« Reply #89 on: February 12, 2024, 10:30:47 PM »
ICYMI:




I was. Pretty interesting to have this by such a late Rebbe.

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Re: Polar Zmanim On The Antarctic Cruise
« Reply #90 on: February 12, 2024, 10:44:37 PM »
I was. Pretty interesting to have this by such a late Rebbe.
When you can give over incredible hemsheichim like Samach Vov and Ayin Beis, you can be zoche to this too.
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