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First, as @Yirmeyahu commented above, there is no death penalty for "all sex outside marriage". There is a verse which states לֹא תִהְיֶה קְדֵשָׁה מִבְּנוֹת יִשְׂרָאֵל וְלֹא יִהְיֶה קָדֵשׁ מִבְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, but that does not specify a death penalty of stoning. The prostitutes profession was irrelevant to the case. And it would not be a good society if ...


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The Rambam in הלכות דעות פרק ה says the following: כג: דרך בעלי דעה, שיקבע לו אדם מלאכה המפרנסת אותו תחילה, ואחר כך יקנה בית דירה, ואחר כך יישא אישה--שנאמר "מי האיש אשר נטע כרם, ולא חיללו . . . אשר בנה בית חדש . . . אשר אירש אישה" (ראה דברים כ,ה-ז) "The behavior of intelligent people is to first get [trained in] a job so he can support himself, then ...


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Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz discussed this in a tzedaka lecture; it's considered giving to charity, but at 90% the rate. If my legal work goes for $100/hr, and I did an extra hour of work, I'd make $100 of which I'd keep $90 and give $10 to tzedaka. So if instead I donate an hour of my legal work to charity, it's only $90 I'd be seeing in my wallet, hence if ...


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"Shifting one's personal clock" and the like -- the example you gave was someone who finds himself in the wilderness and has no sense of what day it is -- the Talmud says he should start some sort of calendar and work with it. That's not applicable to the situation at hand, in which everyone agrees that it's now Friday January 31st 2014 and that sunset is at ...


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One keeps the sabbath — abstains from certain activities and tries to engage in holy pursuits — from sundown Friday to nighttime Saturday, irrespective of his ability to perform the sabbath ceremonies. Such abstentions and pursuits may be subject to your commanding officers' restrictions on you; consult a rabbi for specific questions as they ...


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Aruch HaShulchan Hilchos Shechita 1:25 says that one who is too involved in Chochmas Hanegina will not pay proper attention to the Halachos of Shechita


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You are obligated to make your best and most appropriate efforts to get yourself the income you need to fulfil your purpose. As an introduction read this article. You also need to pray for your income as we learn from the first man. See Braishis 2 (5) and Rashi’s commentary there. This is explained in this extract from here The first time prayer is ...


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Do Teshuvah, Daven, and give Tzedakah. http://judaism.stackexchange.com/a/18918/5


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Since the question is asked based solely on Vayikra 11:8, the answer is (as quoted by Rashi there, but this is the generally accepted view) that there is no issue with touching them, except in connection with the Temple at the time of the holidays of Pesach, Sukkos and Shavuos (or any other time a Jew wanted to be there). and you shall not touch their ...


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Nitei Gavriel Hilchos Purim 2:8:13 mentions this in the name of Minhagei Vermasia 211 that on the 15th of Shevat the children would not go learn with their Rabbeim.


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The Ben Ish Chai (I'm not sure where - I was told this by one of my Rabbis) says that in the context of the dispute between the Tsadokim and the Perushim, people would pay to be Kohen Gadol for Yom Kippur, knowing that they were unworthy and likely to die - but they did it for their cause. Both Tsadokim and the Perushim would pay for the office, because they ...


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In my mind, I frame the issue as follows: There's a lot of bad information out there about why the Orthodox won't shake a woman's hand, e.g., they're "unclean", they're not good enough, etc. So the main 2 issues I try to address are, 1) Don't make the woman feel inferior, and 2) Don't make the woman become embarrassed. I have done things like have my hands ...


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It would seem from the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (135:22) that they would need to eat in the Sukka. הַיוֹשְׁבִים בַּחֲנוּת, אַף עַל פִּי שֶׁהֵם דָּרִים חוּץ לָעִיר וְהַחֲנוּת הִיא בָּעִיר וּרְגִילִין כָּל הַשָׁנָה בְּרֹב פְּעָמִים לֶאֱכוֹל שָׁם בַּיּוֹם, מִכָּל מָקוֹם בַּסֻּכּוֹת חַיָבִים לֶאֱכוֹל בַּסֻּכָּה.‏ Obviously, this is only if they want to ...


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Generally, the mitzva is ner ish uveiso -- lighting for your home. It appears that at some point an additional enactment was made to light in synagogues, and whoever's appointed by the synagogue lights there, with a bracha. (He then lights again at home, with a bracha.) Lighting in other places -- offices (I'm really not sure what to call that), public ...


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I do not have an answer to this question specifically, but the Rambam has a famous statment in Hilchot Avodah Zarah 11:3 ישראל שהיה קרוב למלכות וצריך לישב לפני מלכיהם והיה לו גנאי לפי שלא ידמה להן הרי זה מותר ללבוש במלבושיהן ולגלח כנגד פניו כדרך שהן עושין: An Israelite that is close to the government and needs to sit before their kings and it would ...


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Exodus 21:10 אִם אַחֶרֶת יִקַּח לוֹ שְׁאֵרָהּ כְּסוּתָהּ וְעֹנָתָהּ לֹא יִגְרָע If he takes another [wife] for himself, he shall not diminish her sustenance, her clothing, or her marital relations. This law is commonly known as שאר כסות ועונה.



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