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Rambam, Laws of one who Injures or Damages, 2:7: ז המבעית את חברו--אף על פי שחלה מן הפחד, הרי זה פטור מדיני אדם; וחייב בדיני שמיים: והוא שלא נגע בו, אלא כגון שצעק מאחוריו או נתראה לו באפילה וכיוצא בזה. וכן אם צעק באוזנו, וחירשו--פטור מדיני אדם; וחייב בדיני שמיים. אחזו, ותקע באוזנו וחירשו, או שנגע בו, ודחפו בעת שהבעיתו, או שאחז בבגדיו וכיוצא בדברים ...


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One of the baalei mussar was brought into shul by the Nazis and was told at gun-point to tear a sefer torah. He took the Torah in his hands, had a heart attack and died. Lichorah this would pose a similar question, is the Nazi chayav misah bechi hai gavnah for putting someone in a situation they would have a heart attack. The similarity would seem to be ti ...


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Shaare Chayim, a commentary by R. Chayim Tz'vi Ehrenreich on Shaare Efrayim, says (4:24, in my own, loose translation): I saw in… [???], writing in the name of Maase Ish responsum 14, that one does not say this blessing for his orphaned grandson whom he is rearing. Now, that book is not at hand, and it seems to me to require further investigation; ...


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The source for this minhag is from the Medrash (Bereishis Rabba Toldos 63:10) and Achronim also bring it from the Maharil (SA OC 225:2, the Rema there and others). The Magen Avrohom (Sif Katan 5 there) says the reason for this Minhag is that until now, the father is held responsible for the son's Aveiros and with the son becoming an adult according to the ...


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The source is from Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah 351:2 אֵין קוֹבְרִין אֶת הַמֵּת אֶלָּא בְּטַלִּית שֶׁיֵּשׁ בּוֹ צִיצִית. הַגָּה: וְיֵשׁ אוֹמְרִים דְּאֵין צָרִיךְ צִיצִית (טוּר בְּשֵׁם י''א). וְנָהֲגוּ לְקָבְרוֹ בְּצִיצִית, אַךְ שֶׁפּוֹסְלִין תְּחִלָּה הַצִּיצִית, אוֹ כּוֹרְכִין אֶחָד מִן הַכַּנְפוֹת. The Shulchan Aruch writes that one buries a dead ...



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