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This is a machloket in Chulin 31a. נדה שנאנסה וטבלה אמר רב יהודה אמר רב טהורה לביתה ואסורה לאכול בתרומה ור' יוחנן אמר אף לביתה לא טהרה A nidah who did not intend to tovel (will be explained later): Rav Yehudah said in the name of Rav that she is pure for "her house" (i.e. to be with her husband), but still isn't able to eat trumah. Rabi Yochanan ...


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Rabi Akiva Eiger's opinion is to say Atta Chonantanu in the first tefila. See his gloss on the Shulchan Aruch beginnin of siman 294.


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I think you are being a bit mislead by the translation of "The stranger who resides with you". In Hebrew it is using the verb form of the same word: Ger. The definitive reference to a Ger Toshev is Devarim 14:21: לֹא תֹאכְלוּ כָל נְבֵלָה לַגֵּר אֲשֶׁר בִּשְׁעָרֶיךָ תִּתְּנֶנָּה וַאֲכָלָהּ אוֹ מָכֹר לְנָכְרִי You shall not eat any carcass. You may ...


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i would agree with you that it seems like most Rabbis don't interpret the verse the way you do, and mostly interpret it to mean that the miswah only applies to converts or other Jews. But sprinkled here and there in our history, there are Rabbeim who interpret the verse as you (and arguably Sefer HaChinuch) does. i'm sure there are more examples, but it ...


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It didn't "disappear" because it wasn't one in the first place. The first sentence of the article you linked to clearly says: "the stranger referred to in these verses is the proselyte who converts and comes to live amongst the people of Israel." The Chinuch (431) adds that we can learn from this mitzvah to be compassionate to people who are not in their ...


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Since the glass or bottle of wine is on the table when the original beracha of "borei pri ha'gafen" was made, I don't see why one should consider making "hatov ve'ha'maytiv." On a secondary note, I seriously doubt that anyone can notice a marked improvement in a glass of wine afte five minutes unless they talk themselves into it. I used to sell wine and ...


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Birchas hagomel is only said if one has an illness and has recovered from it. If one never had an illness in the first place only a suspected one there is no reason to say birchas hagomel.


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I would suggest that as long as when you open the ark you cannot see any facing the wrong way it is allowed. So you must put some divider on your 'revolving' platform so that one cannot see the 'back' ones. The front ones are always facing the front so they wont be any problem. I hope I have understood the 'system' properly.


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Sechita is a term that derives from the labor category of dash, threshing. The technical definition is "removing a product from its natural container." This therefore includes: Removing a wheat kernel from its husk Squeezing grapes for juice Milking a cow And somewhat differently, Wringing out a wet rag. Apparently water absorbed into a porous material ...


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If the dollar is not officially yours, then no, you cannot. Selling it would be equivalent to selling someone else's property. Furthermore, it's money, so I don't know what that means halachically (if I sell a stolen dollar for $2, and normally the stolen property would have to be paid back in double...). That said, if it is your property, then yes you ...


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I don't recall the parsha, but this question is addressed somewhere in Sefer Bamidbar of What If?, an adaptation of Rav Zilberstein's works. In it he says that you should reveal what you know now and let Hashem do the rest.


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Almost nobody has an atomic clock, outside of their computer's clock. If you gave someone that time they would probably be mochel the difference. Since it's clear that the clock is dead, they would know not to rely on the clock. If it's only a few minutes off, it's the same as case 1. If it's a few hours off, it's the same as case 4. I don't see how this is ...


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R. David Zvi Hoffmann (Shut. Melamed Le'Hoil 1:42) was asked whether a G-d fearing Jew is obligated to do "everything possible" to evade service in the German army, "where he is forced to violate shabasos and yamim tovim." His conclusion, after detailed analysis, is that he is not obligated to, and it is better not to, as if this becomes known it will cause ...


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The organisation Vaad Hakohanim puts out useful information on keeping away from tumah for kohanim. Particularly useful is The Kohen's Handbook A complete guide in English to help today's kohen guard his spiritual purity . Hospitals are a special problem because nearly all contain amputated limbs and other body parts as well as aborted fetuses. The ...


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While a Cohen must be fastidious regarding ritual purity, there are discrete limits to how far we require them to go. Generally, we prohibit them from engaging in activities in which contact with tumas meis would be inevitable (see discussions on a Cohen attending medical school). There is no inevitability to someone dying in their apartment building. ...


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It is a practical matter. It is easier to wash without letting the unwashed hand touch the washed hand if the cup has two handles. Why the two-handled washing cup? After the first hand is washed, it is clean and pure. The unwashed hand, however, is not. If the two hands touch after the first hand was washed, it is necessary to rewash the first one. ...


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If one's parents give permission for one to do so, then one may. For example, I was asked by my mother to say kaddish for an aunt who died without any children. However, if the parents object, then it is a matter of Kibud Av Ve'Aim (honoring one's parents) because they could regard it as expressing a wish that for them to die. As seen in the sources, it is a ...


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The Tosefos Rosh to Niddah 13a writes that it is forbidden because of bittul peru u'revu, nullification of reproduction. He asks why it still applies to one who has fulfilled peru u'revu and answers that even after fulfilling the requirement of reproducing a man still continues to fulfill the mitzvah as a result of ולערב אל תנח ידך, which the Gemara in Haba ...


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As has been discussed previously: The Gemara in Sanhedrin asks why "dice gamblers" are invalidated from being witnesses. One explanation is that when people gamble they're not entirely cognizant of the likelihood they'll walk away with a loss, so it's ill-gotten gains. The other explanation is that it applies only to those who are professional gamblers, "as ...


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Cards are not specifically mentioned in Gemara as far as I'm aware but there is a mention of players of dice games, in Sh'vuot, where it says that such people are not acceptable as witnesses (to claim money owed to them or admit to a partial debt in court when the disagree on the full amount). And it means they play dice for money (e.g. craps or whatever ...


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There are two unrelated issues being conflated here. One is the halacha of makom kavuah. Your father is correct that it does not need to be a specific seat, as the Mogen Avrohom 90:34 writes that makom kavuah is satisfied within 4 amos. However, if you buy a specific seat, then you have a right to that seat. I am not buying a "makom kavuah" but rather a ...


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Harav Beari addresses this question here: He asks firstly whether it is dependent on the obligation to learn Torah, which is primarily a Mitzva for men (as opposed to children), etc. He quotes the 'Tzafnad Pa'aneach' who explains why children can make a Siyum, before questioning whether there may be a difference (as children may have more of an obligation). ...


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Vayifga Bamakom quoting Magain Avraham 42 says that anything within an 8 Ama radius is considered the Makom Kavua.


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Avos DeRabbi Nasan (7:3) defines the problem as bringing home gossip to your wife, how you were treated negatively, how you treated others in response, etc. According to that, the medium of communication - speaking, writing, in person or at a distance - seems irrelevant.


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This article gives some of the conditions permitting bread cooked in a 'non-Jewish' bakery with kosher ingredients: The Shulchan Aruch (37) says a heter to eat pas paltur is if it is higher quality (in taste orappearance) (38) than the Jewish bread since then it is considered you do not have Jewish bread (39). It would seem that the only time it would be ...


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There is 100%, crystal-clear, absolute precedent in Jewish law for birth control if pregnancy would endanger the mother. Talmud, Ketubot 39a: תני רב ביבי קמיה דרב נחמן שלש נשים משמשות במוך אלו הן קטנה ומעוברת ומניקה קטנה שמא תתעבר ותמות מעוברת שמא תעשה עוברה סנדל מניקה שמא תגמול את בנה Rabbi Bibi taught before Rav Nachman: three women ...


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In a discussion I had with Rabbi Shmuel Maybruch, he quoted Rabbi Mordechai Willig as saying that one should not postpone niddah in this way longer than 9 months. Since a 9 month lapse in periods does commonly occur naturally (through pregnancy), that amount of time is acceptable. Longer than that he felt was excessive. However, R' Maybruch added in his ...


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While not the pesaq (Halakhic ruling) of Hakham 'Ovadiah A"H himself, his son Hakham Yitzhaq Yosef SheLIT"A, who more frequently than not rules like his father, states (my translation and emphasis) in Qitzur Shulhhan Arukh, Yalqut Yosef (Orahh Hayim 53:10): אין ממנים שליח צבור למי שאינו מבטא את האותיות כתקנן, כגון שקורא לאות חי''ת כמו כ''ף רפויה, או כמו ...


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Eating before davening The first issue that can come up is the prohibition to eat before davening shacharit. In many places where groups of people gather to have an all-night learning seder, food is provided. Once the time of alot ha-shachar arrives, one should stop eating or else he has violated the prohibition of eating before davening. Next, there are a ...


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Shulchan Aruch C.M. 409:3 says: אסור לגדל כלב רע אא"כ הוא אסור בשלשלאות של ברזל וקשור בהם ובעיר הסמוכה לספר מותר לגדלו וקושרו ביום ומתירו בלילה It is forbidden to raise harmful dogs unless he chains them with iron chains. In a border town it is permitted to raise them and chain them by day and let them loose at night. The Biurei HaGra explains ...


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Modesty has many aspects. Maybe you're asking if dressing immodestly because of feeling comfortable is better than 'modestly' for the world to see. In a way you're right since people notice when women are trying to show off or when they are trying to be comfortable, and for a normal person, the latter should be less attracting. However, you cant expect ...


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When the Cairo Genizah were discovered, there were many kethuboth found, and some of them were vowelized when a word had an odd spelling, and certain letters would have a line above or below them to signify hard or soft letters for pronunciation guides.


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this question was posed to The Institute for Dayanim and they wrote back saying that it's okay for a Kesubah to be voweled. האם מותר לכתוב כתובה מנוקדת? תשובה: שלום רב. כן. אין כל בעיה בכתובה מנוקדת.


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Sefer Likutei Shoshanim gives a few reasons as to why the longer Bracha of Ahava Rabba is used instead. Among other reasons, he quotes the Rashbash as saying: The Mitzva of saying Shema includes other Mitzvos, such as accepting 'the yoke of Heaven'. Thus we use a broader, more encompassing Bracha. שהרי יש בה קבול מלכות שמים שהרי אומר ויחד לבבנו לאהבה את ...


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Bottom line, it's a machlokes.. Dose of Halacha writes: While R’ Benzion Abba Shaul (Ohr Letzion 2:14:40n) writes that one should say ..oseh maaseh bereishis upon seeing the Dead Sea, R’ Shlomo Zalman Auerbach (Halichos Shlomo 23:n43) and R’ Shmuel Wosner (Shevet Halevi 9:47) held that one doesn’t recite a beracha as it was not created during the Six ...


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Isaiah 58:13 reads: אִם-תָּשִׁיב מִשַּׁבָּת רַגְלֶךָ, עֲשׂוֹת חֲפָצֶךָ בְּיוֹם קָדְשִׁי [I, God, will be happy] if you pause your feet on the Sabbath, and don't deal with your [business] matters on my holy day. This is why it's not in the spirit of the day to talk business on Shabbos. However the Gemara says the prohibition is on "chafatzecha" -- ...


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If the Torah had said ממצוא חפץ, it would mean that any דיבור חול would be asur. But now that the torah says ממצוא חפצך, we learn that your 'things', that is, which are not mitzvot are asur, but חפצי שמים, which is anything that is a mitzva, is mutar. By the way, the gemara in the first part of the page gave a bunch of examples: calculations for money for ...


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From here source #17 http://halachipedia.com/index.php?title=Electricity_on_Shabbat#Setting_Timers_before_Shabbat Sheivet HaLevi 9:69 permits walking in an area where there is a motion sensor that will activate a light, such as those attached to the outside of buildings. He explains that davar she’eino mitkaven refers only to when one does an action that may ...


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According to note 34 on 59a3 in the Schottenstein edition of Masechet Brachot, "Rashi comments that barka connotes a flash, a light. His comments may bear upon the view of Chayei Adam (cited in Mishna Berurah 227:3) that lightning arising from heat alone does not warrant a blessing." The gemara there discusses lightning in the context of clouds ...


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I have two opinions for you:) My fiend's son broke his right arm and had it in a cast for a very long time. He started getting used to using his left hand for everything, writing, throwing, everything. By the time his cast came off, his left hand was permanently stronger and he was behaving entirely as a lefty. This all happened when he was twelve. Then ...


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When the Amoraim Paskened, the people had to listen to them as well. What you are seeing is the conversation between the rabbis. A side point: Between the arguments we seem to forget that most often, when a greater Amora was quoted, it was taken as a Psak and a proof and not naturally questioned. For example. when Rav Mori bar Rachel got a Psak, he didn't ...


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Reb Shlomo Zalman Orbach zt"l writes in Minchas Shlomo 103:15 that exposing the stockings is Pritzus and is considered Gilui, since clothing that is usually covered is akin to exposing the flesh. He bases this on the Bach and Shach in Yoreh Deia 340:22 on the Halacha of when a woman rips her clothing for kriah that she turns it around. They write that this ...


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Nit'ei Gavriel addresses the first two items There is a controversy regarding someone who attended the Chuppah and heard the Sheva Brachot. The ruling is to be lenient and consider him panim chadashot Someone who stayed for the meal for a significant length of time is not panim chadashot regardless of whether he stayed for Sheva Brachot at the end or left ...



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