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Dancing and singing on Shabbos

Halacha seems to imply it is problematic to partake in these activities on Shabbos yet of late I have noticed it has become a Mitzvah to do it. What is the Halachic Basis for it? And which Posek talks ...
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Gud Asik in Halacha

Can someone describe what Gud Asik is and give examples in Halacha to illustrate it?
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Ripping on Shabbos

Why can I open a bag of potato Chips and not rip toilet paper?
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Ball Playing on Shabbbos

Is one allowed to play ball on Shabbos?
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I sleep with tzitzis on. Is there any part of the body they shouldn't touch?

I sleep with my tzitzis on. Is there any part of the body the tzitzis should not touch?
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Are Jews permitted to work out?

Are Jews allowed to pump their muscles? What if the intent is to make yourself look good?
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Giving milk and meat to a baby

We have a one-year-old, BH. Is it OK to give him milk and then meat and vice versa without waiting in between?
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are jews allowed to listen to music that is performed by non-jew?

i am machmir on only listening to music that was performed by a jew, but i dont really understand it. does anyone know what is the source for this? does matisyahu perform with only jews?
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what are you allowed to lie about?

we learn from sarah that in a situation where you can get a person very angry (which is equated to idolatry) it is OK to lie to them. in what other situations is it OK to lie to a person?
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is it OK to kill bugs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tzar Balay Chaim- Killing Flies? if someone has pests like mice or bugs. is it OK to kill them? why?
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is it ok to pour milk directly into a fleshig sink?

Is it permitted or forbidden to pour milk directly into a fleshig (meat-use) sink?
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cleaning up throw-up

if you have throw-up on a couch and it stinks and the couch is absorbent, how do you clean this up on shabbas? what are the concerns?
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Boat on Shabbos

What is the problem of going on a boat (and by proxy doing elective surgery) less than three days beforehand?
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Hand Cream Glycerin

Is there a problem according to any opinions of using creams and the like because of their treif animal content in the Glycerin of Sicha Kshtiyah:"annointing is like drinking"?
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Does anyone permit Shehiya to a gas oven/stove without a blech?

Anyone who has made a fire in their fireplace, especially Erev Shabbos for Leil Shabbos, can appreciate the issue of shema yechate b'gechalim as the fuel dies down (and their supper was not yet ...
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Genral Muktzeh question [closed]

What are the overall rules of Muktzeh and its categories? When is one allowed to move a Muktza object and for what purpose?
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Remove mouse trap on shabbos

Are you allowed to remove a mouse trap with a mouse on it on shabbos?
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Can you remove a sticker from fruit on shabbos?

Is there a problem removing a sticker that was on your apple, orange, etc. on Shabbos?
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brushing sheitals on shabbos

Is it permitted to brush a sheital (wig) on shabbos or yom tov?
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Pre-Havdalah Melacha [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Bootstrapping problem: havdalah ends shabbat (for one who didn't daven ma'ariv) but lighting the candle is melacha? After nightfall before Marriv, or after ...
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Using Liquor for Kiddush [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Minimum Shi'ur for Kiddush on liquor Are you allowed to use other alcohols outside of wine for kiddush and how much must be used? really what i don't understand is ...
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using two plastic cups for Kiddush

I know making kiddush with a plastic cup is problematic because of requirements. I have seen people using two plastic cups: what is the source for this and is it legitimate?
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Standing during the Aseres HaDibros

There are people that always stand by Laining and people that always sit. Among those that sit there are those that stand at certain points, such as the Aseres HaDibros or the Shira, etc. Is it proper ...
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Saying korbonos

Do you have to say korbonos? If so, why is it not said with the shaliach tzibbur?
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What is better - checking yourself - or buying pre checked?

Nowadays you can purchase pre checked fresh lettuce, and frozen checked veggies. What is more preferable - to check yourself or to purchase pre checked?
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Can you take vitamins on a fast day?

Can you take vitamins on a fast day?
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Can a live video feed remove the prohibition of Yichud?

I was wondering if and how a public videostream could affect a potential yichud situation. For example, may a single guy and girl be secluded if they set up a continuously broadcasting camera and ...
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Deliveries on Shabbos

This is a two-part question: What do you do if while you are at home during Shabbos, someone knocks at your door, and when you open it a delivery person (UPS/FedEx/USPS/DHL etc.) hands you a package ...
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What Bracha do you make on craisins?

What Bracha do you make on craisins (dried cranberries)? Is it a HaAdama as fresh cranberries or is it Shehakol as it is dried with a significant amount of sugar? Sources please.
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What is the actual temperature of Yad Soledes?

What is the actual temperature of Yad Soledes?
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Can one person say Kaddish for two different deceased people?

Can one person say Kaddish for two different deceased people?
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Issur Doraisa from Trup? [closed]

What Halacha (Issur Doraisia) do we learn out from a Trup and which word is it?
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taking off your mezuzah

What happens if you take off your mezuzah because its not yours is a bracha required if you change mezuzas?
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Is checking the parshios a hefsek?

Are you required to make another bracha on your tefillin if you take them off to check the parshios?
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Tetragrammaton homophone

If someone has a name in a foreign language which sounds like the pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton (YKVK), is there any problem calling the person by name?
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Washing after Haircut and modern day blood letting

What are the rules for Washing after Haircuts and or Shaving and or is there a requirement at all? Also after donating blood is there a requirment to Wash hands and or a blood test and is there a ...
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Washing Hands post Funeral

What is the proper way to wash after a Funeral or a visit to the Cemetery?
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Worms (Tolaim) in dried fruit

With Tu B'Shevat in 2 weeks, and the Inyan of eating fruits many people eat dried fruit. What are the concerns regarding worms in specific fruits? How do you check to make sure that there are no ...
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Untrustworthy sifrei halacha?

I have noticed that there are a few popular printings of the Mishna B'rura that come with footnote references to the Chazon Ish on each halacha where the two disagree (example). I have also noticed a ...
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What is the bracha for mushrooms?

What bracha do you make on mushrooms?
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Hagala for a new pot

I know that there is a halakhic necessity to tovel a new pot. However, has anyone ever heard of the halakhic necessity to do hagala on a new pot? Reason for asking was this.
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What is flavored beer vis-a-vis kashrus?

As referenced in Shalom's answer here, the cRc alcohol list here, and many other places, non-flavored, domestic beer can be assumed legally drinkable according to halacha. What constitutes flavoring ...
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Bananagrams on Shabbos

Is there a problem with playing Bananagrams on Shabbos because of Borer or any other reason?
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Child and Lights on Shabbos

Can you put a Child who is not Yet old enough to understand (Lo Higyah Lichinuch) Shabbos in front of a Light switch in order that they turn it off or on and is there a difference between the two ...
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Lego on Shabbos

Is Lego Muktzeh? and can Adults use it too?
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Davening on Plane Zmanim

How do you know when to daven Shachris on a plane?
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Snow in Halacha

Name the many references in different contexts in Halacha to snow?
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Mitzvot for ketanim?

Are there any mitzvot that kids under bar/bat mitzvah are obligated to keep? (not including for "educational purposes")
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Is there an issue with ladies going to the zoo when they are pregnant?

Is there an issue with ladies going to the zoo when they are pregnant? If yes then why is it a problem?
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Lady drinking Havdalah wine

Many times I have heard that a lady should not drink the wine from Havdalah as it will make her grow a beard. If a lady drank from the Havdalah wine will she really grow a beard? Is there a source ...