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Interesting. I don't recall ever seeing this question raised when the poskim talk about not wearing a kippa, which would lead one to say it is not a problem. There are a couple of points to consider. First of all this would be what we call the viewer tricking himself, which is muttar. By that I mean the boss made an assumption on his own volition without ...


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This is not a complete answer but just my impression. I am assuming that the underlying concern is one of mitzvah haba b'aveira, a mitzvah whose performance comes about through the commission of a sin. In the case of Channukah candles, there is no requirement to use ANY menorah http://www.dailyhalacha.com/m/halacha.aspx?id=2789 so if I can be mekayem ...


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As pointed out (in name of Ramban), they were not necessarily idols, so didn't have to be destroyed. This still leaves the question of why would she need them in her possession. Some sources(eg. 1) note that she might have been waiting for a better chance to get rid of them (throw into the dead sea), since burying them was not a good option (it might cause ...


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The Mishna Berurah (196:4) says that if someone steals wheat, grinds it and bakes it, it is actually a Machlokes on whether he could say a Bracha on it. Nonetheless, from the Mishna Berurah it's clear that the Machlokes applies because in this particular case, the thief effected a change (שינוי) through which he acquires the item. However in a "standard" ...


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No -- a bracha should not be made on stolen food. The gemara in Sanhedrin 6b paskens that if someone would steal wheat, grind it, and bake bread out of it, a bracha still would not be made on that bread. The Rambam (Hilchot Brachot 1:19) brings this as the halacha -- any food that is asur does not get a bracha either before or after. (Credit to this ...


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Handing over somebody to the authorities is a very severe offense, called מּוֹסֵר. Yet, one who endangers the public is allowed to be handed over to the authorities. So one could call the cops (or the city) to get them to remove the flag. As to whether one can confiscate his property: The Shulchan Aruch brings 2 opinions. Some forbid it, as it belongs to ...



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