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Human blood is not included in the prohibition (Shulchan Arukh YD 66:10). There is a concern when consuming any permitted blood that no one think you are consuming forbidden blood. A classic solution to this is including fish scales in a cup of fish blood (ibid. :9). It seems to me that a transfusion bag serves this purpose sufficiently. Even were one to ...


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The Otzar Beit Din is when the Beit Din pays the farmer to collect their produce for the community. The farmer is then a shaliach, and you are not buying the fruit. You're paying him for his effort. Then, when the consumer buys it, he is paying back the Beit Din, again, not buying the fruit. Otzar Beit Din, however, still has kedushat shvi'it, so it cannot ...


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In Shulchan Aruch siman 123 siff 5 the Mechaber tells us the Sha'tz does not need to take 3 steps back after his repetition aloud of the Shmoneh Esrei. The Mishna Berurah 18 explains this is because he relies on the three steps he takes back after Uvah Litzion, and even though there might be Krias Hatorah and Hallel and Avinu Malkeinu, it is not a hefsek ...


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The source is the implication of Berachos 36a. The Gemara is discussing making a blessing on the oil in a mixture of oil and juice in which you want the oil more because you want it to soothe your throat. The Gemara questions why it isn't obvious that the blessing would be on the oil if it is overtly what you want more. פשיטא מהו דתימא כיון דלרפואה קא ...


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Medicated cream prescribed by a doctor, etc. is problematic. Regular soft moisturizer cream that can be properly absorbed can be applied.. See http://doseofhalacha.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/cream-on-shabbos.html The Gemara (Shabbos 146) writes that it is forbidden miderabanan to spread oil, as it is similar to the act of memarayach, which is forbidden ...


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I'm not sure if you really need to source disapproval of R. Benamozegh specifically, because mainstream Orthodoxy doesn't consider him worth talking about (as you've discovered). Almost all of his unique viewpoints are considered heresy; just pick up any Chareidi-published book on the Principles of Faith. It would take a long time to list all of the places ...


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The source of the attara is found most easily in the Mishna Berurah siman 8 siff 4. It is based on chazzal who tell us the krashim (beams) in the Mishkan (Tabernacle) had signs written on them, so that the ones that merited to be on the north side would always be on the north side. So too the sides of the talis -- the side that is in front should always be ...


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Rambam Shemitta veYovel 10:10,12 משגלה שבט ראובן ושבט גד וחצי שבט מנשה, בטלו היובלות--שנאמר "וקראתם דרור בארץ, לכל יושביה", בזמן שכל יושביה עליה: והוא שלא יהיו מעורבין שבט בשבט, אלא כולן יושבים כתקנן.‏ ... ובזמן שאין היובל נוהג, אין נוהג עבד עברי, ולא בתי ערי חומה, ולא שדה אחוזה, ולא שדה חרמים, ואין מקבלין גר תושב; ונוהגת שביעית בארץ מדבריהם, ...


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Many Rabbanim don't like the idea of 'Mezonos bread' calling it a contradiction in terms. See http://doseofhalacha.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/mezonos-bread.html Many quote the Da’as Torah (168:7) as allowing one to recite mezonos (and not having to wash and bentsch) even if one can’t taste the juice, providing that the main ingredient is juice, etc. R’ ...


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Nitei Gavriel Hilchos Yom Hakipurim page 181 note 24 in the name of Siach Yitzchak that we wear a Talis at Kol Nidrei based on the Yerushalmi Chagiga 1:5 that says that one needs to wear a Talis at the time of Hataras Nedarim. He goes on to say that one should only make a Bracha on the Talis up to the time he would normally Daven Mincha.


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from http://doseofhalacha.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/a-key-issue.html The Shemiras Shabbos Kehilchasa (18) writes that if the front door opens onto the street, one must open the door while still ’wearing the key’. R’ Yitzchak Yaakov Weiss held that if the keyhole doesn’t go all the way through to the other side of the door, one hasn’t placed the key into a ...


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Chovos Halevavos - #7 - Shaar Teshuva ch.9 But for the sins towards G-d and man, it will be difficult to repent for several reasons: He may not be able to find the person he oppressed, or the person died or moved far away... Perhaps the oppressed will not forgive him for what he oppressed him or hurt him physically, or spoke badly of ...


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Tosfos says explicitly (A"Z 75b sv אבל שואלין לא) that a utensil borrowed from another Jew would still be obligated in tevila - once the object is owned by a Jew, it becomes obligated in tevilas kelim, unlike a case where it's still owned by a non-Jew. Not sure why the star-k article linked to in the question says that, as long as the item still belongs to ...


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These quote are all from Rambam's Mishne Torah, so it might be different according to other authorities. The first thing to determine is when Shabbat ends: הלכות שבת פרק ה,ד משתשקע החמה עד שייראו שלושה כוכבים בינוניים, הוא הזמן הנקרא בין השמשות בכל מקום; והוא ספק מן היום, ספק מן הלילה, ודנין בו להחמיר, בכל מקום. ולפיכך אין מדליקין בו; והעושה ...


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Based on the Rambam you refer to: If you know that you [might have] offended a specific user-ID, then it would make sense to apologize to that user-ID. You would also be expected to remove the offensive writing, if at all possible. Since MiYodea doesn't have any way to directly contact a user-ID (AFAIK), then you probably should catch their attention - ...


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The relevant discussion is in S.A. O.C. 240. The Mechaber seems to forbid without exception (the Taz brings the Arizal that says the same thing). The Ramo allows an indirect light (as in through a sheet or reflected off of a wall), however the Taz and the Shach there both say that in such a circumstance it is limited to the same exception as by day - one has ...


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See the Rambam in הלכות איסורי ביאה Ch 21:10 that it's forbidden. However, it would seem, that having the lights on before and after the act would be allowed - along with everything else in 21:9. ט אשתו של אדם, מותרת היא לו; לפיכך כל מה שאדם רוצה לעשות באשתו, עושה--בועל בכל עת שירצה, ומנשק בכל אבר שירצה, ובא עליה בין כדרכה, בין שלא כדרכה, בין דרך אברים. ...


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After Shabbat another Jew can benefit from this map/document. However, if it was an intentional desecration, the violator is never allowed to benefit from it. There are also those who pasken that b'shogeg (accidentally), all can benefit even that very Shabbat, and b'meizid (intentionally), even the violator himself can benefit after Shabbat. However, this ...


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The קיצור ש''ע ילקוט יוסף in דיני ישיבה בסוכה בשאר ימות החג says it's customary to do so: יג נכון להביא כסא מפואר לכבוד האושפיזין, מעין דוגמא למה שמביאים בעת המילה כסא לכבוד אליהו הנביא זכור לטוב, שכתוב בזוהר הקדוש דאי לא אתקינו ליה כסא לא אתי. ולכן נוהגים לומר הנוסח עולו אושפיזין וכו'. ואחר שיאמר נוסח זה, יקדש מעומד, ואחר ברכת לישב בסוכה, ישב, ויברך ...


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see here from Rabbi Eliezer Simcha Weisz Question: Must a Talit have an Atara? Answer: No - in the sense that you mean an Atara of silver etc. - usually there is a cloth on the Talit to indicate which side should be used for covering the head.


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DailyHalacha by Rabbi Mansour writes Rabbi Yishak Yosef's opinion, which he got from his father- The vast majority of Halachic authorities disagree, and rule that one may not invite a guest if he will drive. Having a guest show up at one’s home on Shabbat by car, and then leaving by car, causes a Hillul Hashem (defamation of God), in that it creates a ...


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Not voicing an opinion, just providing sources that it's impractical to allow women to dance with the Sefer Torah. See the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch סימן קנג - הלכות נדה that says: סעיף טז' אִשָּׁה נִדָּה, בִּימֵי רְאִיָתָהּ קֹדֶם יְמֵי לִבּוּנָהּ, נוֹהֲגִין שֶׁאֵינָהּ נִכְנֶסֶת לְבֵית הַכְּנֶסֶת וְאֵינָהּ מִתְפַּלֶּלֶת. אַךְ בַּיָמִים הַנּוֹרָאִים, ...


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For the five gifts of Terumah Gedolah/Terumat Maaser/Maaser Rishon/Maaser Sheni/Maaser Ani: Chochmat Adam (Shaarei Tzedek 10:13) writes that the relevant blessings are Lehafrish Teruma/Terumat Maaser/Maaser/Maaser Sheni/Maaser Ani. Be'er Moshe (5:107:4) writes that while he thinks the Rash held the blessings would be Lehafrish Teruma/Terumat ...



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