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According to this article, most Poskim do allow one to brush one's teeth on the three minor fasts, especially if they are going to be in some level of discomfort. ..While the Kaf Hachaim (OC 567:13) forbids rinsing even with less than a revi’is, most poskim are more lenient, especially when one is uncomfortable. Thus, the Rema (Darchei Moshe OC 567:2), ...
Per Mishna Berura Orach Chaim 567:3:11 if a person is bothered by the lack of brushing their teeth or the smell/taste in their mouth, they are permitted to rinse their mouth on public fasts, however one should tip their head forward in order that it should not reach their throat.
I am not a chemist but with the information I do have this could be why your friend's tzitzis crumbled: If you look at the ingredients of Tide and other similar laundry detegents you will find both surfactants and enzymes. Surfactants decrease the surface tension of the material as well as the surface tension between oil and water. The enzymes, such as ...
It is logical to think that the priests were careful, so that the blood only landed on the floor, and not on the actual curtains. Regarding Beit HaMikdash, the whole place was covered with aqueducts and water channels from the surrounding rivers/lakes. These would lead the blood (and other remains) outside. For example, the Mishna in Yoma 5, 6 talks about ...
Based on my answer here, I think you can clean it in the bathroom because it has no inherent holiness.
Rabbi Ribiat discusses this in The 39 Melochos (in the corrected edition, Misrad Hasefer 2004), Section 3/C/b-3. He says that most poskim (notably, ערוך השלחן שכ"ו י"א) rule that one is allowed to use liquid soap on Shabbos, because Memarayach (a toldah of Memachaik) does not apply to liquids. However, some poskim (notably, אגרות משה שו"ח ח"א קי"ג) rule ...
Chicago Community Kollel Parsha Encounters Oct 23, 2009 discusses the issues with bar soap. The Rama (326:10) writes that it is forbidden to wash one's hands with soap on Shabbos. Three reasons are given for this prohibition. The Rama explains that using soap on Shabbos causes it to turn into liquid, which is a violation of Nolad (creating a new ...
To supplement, not supplant, Cauthon's good answer, I'll note that the mishna (Midos chapter 3) says that the altar and its ramp would be cleaned every Friday with a cloth, because of the blood. (This is Rabi's statement, but the commentaries note that he's explaining and not arguing on the other rabbi in the mishna.) (It's not completely clear to me ...
There is a story of a great Rav (no official source) who would shower after the mikvah. When asked about his custom he answered: Before going into the mikvah I shower because of the mitzvah "ואהבת לרעך". When coming out I shower because of "כמוך".
The source for this is Shabbos 14a and Yorah Deah 201:75 Rama. http://www.dailyhalacha.com/displayRead.asp?readID=1814 As in many Halachos there is a Machlokes. In summary according to the custom of the Ashkenazim, a woman should not bathe or shower after immersing in the Mikveh. Sepharadim, however, do not follow this custom, and thus ...
I was taught as a child to wear several sets of clothing one after another for a short period of time in the days prior to 1 Av, and I've encountered others who follow the same advice, though the time varies (half-hour, 1 hour, 2 hours). As I grew older and became responsible for my own time and personal hygiene, I began running into a problem of not having ...
A few suggestions: Tie your own tzitzis using the thick tallis strings. When possible, try to hand wash them. Try not to get the braid and strings wet at all. If washing them in washing machine, wrap the entire braid and strings in aluminum foil. Hand wash wool tzitis in Woolite When you first get/make tzitzis, dip ends of strings (each separately) in no-...
I would buy a new pair once or twice a year.
Put water and dishwashing detergent in a basin; let the entire menora soak in it.
Today's HalachaText said that clothing should be worn for at least 30 minutes. I asked them for a source and they said this number came from Rav Elyashiv Ztl. שוב מצאתי I was looking for something else in Rabbi Simcha Bunim Cohen's Laws of the Three Weeks, and found that he quotes Rav YS Elyashiv there as saying a half an hour (page 85); in a footnote he ...
Since I'm using a cotton beged, I use the washing machine, and I put the tzitzis in a delicates bag. Then I hang the tzitzis to dry. Using this method, the tzitzis tend to outlive the beged. I haven't figured out what do do with a wool beged. I have three that have been essentially ruined by the washing machine -- the fabric has shrunk and become very itchy....
I have a Book called The 39 Melachos, it says you should not remove as it is a form of ripping (pg.1407)
In addition to the other answers, we have some evidence that blood did land on the veil in the Holy of Holies when the Kohein Gadol (High Priest) sprinkled it there on Yom Kippur, and that they weren't too good about cleaning it. The gemara in Meilah 17b quotes the sage R' Elazar Bar R' Yose as having seen the curtain in the treasury in Rome, and it had ...
Supplementing, not supplanting, SethJ's good answer, I've known people to put their clothes on the floor and tread on them. Note, however, that I do not know about the halachic status of this action (whether it suffices for these purposes).
The OU has the following on their website. Secondly, the determination of tevilah depends on the owner's designated use for the object: a utensil purchased for non-food purposes and occasionally used to hold food (such as a screwdriver which might be used in a pinch in the absence of a fork) does not require tevilah (Aruch Hashulchan, Y.D. 120:40)...
The Chizkuni addresses this, and explains that on the first occasion they were not with Yosef for an extended amount of time and would probably not pick up on the fact that he had been crying. However, on the second occasion they would be spending an entire meal together and it was more likely that they would notice he was crying and he therefore had to wash ...
See Shabbos Kehalacha (vol. 2 12:39-42). Borer is not a problem if you don't want either thing but just want to separate them in order to dispose of them properly. (For example separating recycling from other garbage, papers for geniza from papers for garbage, Shemita fruit peels from other fruit peels to throw out). Similarly here were you don't want either ...
The page you link to indicates that the solution disinfects the lenses. Per Torah.org a disinfecting solution may not be used on Shabbos. On Shabbos, the lenses may be soaked in saline solution [so that the lenses do not harden] but not in disinfecting solution. See also Rabbi Kaganoff.
I got this in an email from a "dailyhalacha" service: During the Nine days (beginning Rosh Chodesh Av) the custom is that one does not wear freshly laundered clothing. Therefore, one should wear all the clothing one will need during the Nine days for a short while (according to many Poskim - 20 minutes), sometime before the start of the Nine days....
Probably the issue is hashmaat kol (leaving a noisy device running on shabbos that is considered a profanation of it's sanctity). - https://www.naaleh.com/hashmaat-kol-noise-on-shabbat-v5n9
I always bring my kittel to the dry cleaner. It always comes back nice and clean (and freshly ironed).
Let us first address a clearly delineated case: There is a law that when urinating in the middle of a meal and using only one hand to clean oneself, one need only wash that hand - Yoma 30a, Shul'han Arukh Ora'h 'Haim 170:1. No differentiation was made regarding the fingers used, so I would assume that in a meal it would be required to still wash the whole ...
http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/pdf/Pesach_Gram_Q_and_A_2011.pdf Chazal obligated each person to search for Chometz on the night before Pesach. [If one leaves town before that time, he is still obligated to search for Chometz the night before he leaves, although no blessing is recited for that search.] In the opinion of many Poskim, the ...
I just bought this in Israel (it helps to keep the tzitzis from being tangled, similar to the sock method mentioned in one of the answers, but this allows the water to reach the strings so that they get cleaned well too):
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