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Incidentally blocking ads would only be prohibited if installing intentionally ad-blocking software is prohibited. However, based on this answer, that is not the case, and ad-blocking software is permitted. I myself asked this question to Rabbi Hershel Schechter some time ago, and he too thought it was permissible. Thus, incidentally blocking ads would be ...


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There are a few issues that should be pointed out before we can try to understand these laws. There is a difference halachicaly between stealing and damaging vs returning and reparations. Whereas stealing and damaging is not allowed whether done to a Jew or a nonJew, payment and reparation is reserved for members of the Jew club. A similar point is mentioned ...


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Bava Kama 113b: תניא ר' פנחס בן יאיר אומר במקום שיש חילול השם אפי' אבידתו אסור אמר שמואל טעותו מותרת Rabbi Pinchas ben Yair taught that where there is חילול השם (desecration of God's name), then it would be prohibited to keep the lost item of a non-Jew. Shmuel says that the mistakes of a non-Jew are allowed (to keep). ( Translation mine ...


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Waking a fellow shiur-mate cannot be more severe than waking one's parents. The Kitzur in סימן קמג - הלכות כבוד אב ואם says the following about waking them: סעיף ד': הָיוּ אָבִיו אוֹ אִמּוֹ יְשֵׁנִים וּמַפְתֵּחַ חֲנוּתוֹ שֶׁל הַבֵּן תַּחַת רָאשֵׁיהֶם, אָסוּר לַהֲקִיצָם מִשְּׁנָתָם, אַף עַל פִּי שֶׁיַפְסִיד רֶוַח הַרְבֵּה. אֲבָל אִם יַגִּיעַ רֶוָח ...



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