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Brushing teeth in Shabbes

As far as I´m concerned there could be an issue regarding making oneself bleed, by using a toothbrush. Are there any other problems that may arise by brushing teeth with a toothbrush in Shabbes? ...
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Brushing teeth on Yom Tov with a dry toothbrush

According to Kosher Innovations hilchos shabbos presents four obstacles* to brushing teeth: Sechitah: Squeezing liquid out of a solid in which it was absorbed is prohibited on Shabbos. When wet, ...
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Rinse with baking soda and water on Shabbos?

Are you allowed to mix a pinch of baking soda with water and rinse your mouth with it instead of using mouthwash? Also there are two way to mix it: place some baking soda on your finger/hand and ...
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Women using tampons before marriage

Is there any issue with women using tampons before marriage? I would appreciate sourced answers discussing this either saying it's ok or not ok. My thought is that since the use of a tampon requires ...
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How do we know that Elisha baal kenafayim had a clean body?

The gemarah says that to wear tefillin a person needs to have a clean body like Elisha baal kenafayim (shabbat 49a). How does the gemara know that Elisha had a clean body?
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Is one allowed to spray cologne on shabbos?

Is one allowed to spray cologne on shabbos? Any rules against doing this? As always, please cite your sources
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If someone has BO and can't smell themselves, may they say blessings?

"Just as one separates oneself from excreta, urine, a foul odor, a corpse and the sight of nakedness for Kri'at Shema, so too, he should separate himself for Shemoneh Esreh". (Rambam. Hilchos Tefillah ...
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What modern-day hygiene products are prohibited on Yom Kippur?

What, if any, modern-day hygiene products are prohibited "oils" on Yom Kippur? Are deodorants and perfumes in this category? What about medical ointments?
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Is deodorant allowed on Yom Kippur?

May deodorant be applied on Yom Kippur, or is it a case of anointing which is forbidden?
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Is stick-deodorant an issue on shabbat?

What kinds of deodorants are mutar on shabbat? Which melacha might one violate if using stick deodorant?