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Author:  Jeff Duitch
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Date:  5/17/2004 11:41:00 PM
Subject:  Chumrot/couple questions
Message:  1. Regarding that question you asked (and you wanted us to guess the answer to this question) about who wrote the line saying that many of the laws in the Shulchan Aruch are chumros without any basis from the Talmud, I'll take a guess. Would it be a "rabbi" or clergy from the Conservative movement?   

By the way, that "Israeli kitniyot opinion" that "A Different Ben" posted back in March which quoted kitniyos as a "foolish custom" came from someone who is a "rabbi" who is with the Israeli arm of the Conservative movement.

2. Is there any way you could ASAP put a section on Shavuos in the halacha section so that we know which of those minhagim in connection with Shavuos are required and which ones aren't? Thanks.
Reply:  1) Close....

2) No Minhagim (Customs) are required on Shavuot.

Some study all night. That is fine as long as they also study during the days, and as long as they don't ruin their next five-six days.

Some eat dairy. Some eat cheesecake. These are not requirements.

Some hang plants, or flowers. Some say not to.

The main thing is to keep the laws and study Torah.
Chag Sameach.

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