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From http://vbm-torah.org/archive/halak64/23shabbat%20candles.doc‎ Can one fulfill one's obligation to light using electric lights? This issue hinges on whether the original takana limited lighting to a specific list of wicks and fuel. From the mishna in Shabbat 20b, one might get that impression. Many poskim, however, did not seem to see this as a ...


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From Torah.org I glean that: Teshuvos Beis Yitzchak Yorah Daiya 120; Machaze Avraham 41; Melamed Leho'il 47; Harav Y.Y. Henkin (Eidus l'Yisrael, pg. 122) hold that it is permissible to use electricity for Shabbos candles and the proper blessing may be recited. Teshuvos Levushei Mordechai Orach Chaim 3:59; Maharshag 2:107; Pekudas Elazer 22; Tchebiner ...


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Being that no action is done, the question here is not a question of whether one would be transgressing a prohibition, but rather whether one would be permitted to derive benefit from the items which were affected by an apparent violation (הנאה). In a broad sense, the halachot of deriving benefit from a transgression are fairly clear (see Shulchan Aruch 276 ...


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In Shmirat Shabbat K'Hilchato in 13:32 he discusses using a dimmer - and permits it, though he recommends covering/taping up the switch. In the footnote (112) he says that since light bulbs do not flicker, there's no issue with "fixing the wick". He has some sources there which I did not follow up on. It would seem that he would not allow the use of ...


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Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach (Meoray Eish and Minchas Shlomo 14) sides that technically as far as the laws of Muktzah are concerned it is permitted. However in a footnote he writes "All what I have written is only a discussion and not to be relied on, for all of Israel refrained all these years from moving an electric light on Shabbos and it appears as uvdin ...


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See Rabbi Torczyner's lecture on attending conferences. If I understood and recall his lecture correctly, generally speaking, where necessary it would be permissible, assuming that the speaker would be using the same electronic devices regardless of your presence. (Rabbi Torczyner always starts with "ask your local synagogue rabbi for actual psak", of ...


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He writes explicitly that he's not sure whether extinguishing an electric appliance is forbidden mid'oraysa, and uses that doubt as grounds, when combined with certain other grounds, to permit doing so. (Orach Chayim 3 #42.)


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All pancakes which can be cooked by heated plate are permitted, and those that require switching on plate are forbidden if the plate was switched on by a gentile. This answer was provided by a rabbi on http://www.pocketrabbi.com, a user friendly system for a quick response to halachic or any torah questions that a Jew might have.



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