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I'm not following the context / reasoning behind your question. Clothes do not get a "huktzah lemitzvah" status (attached to a specific mitzvah or purpose) with regards to wearing it for Shabbat. People wear their Shabbat clothes midweek often. My son has about 50 identical white shirts (don't ask me why!) I know that he doesn't have shirts specifically ...


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See Tosafos there (Pesachim 25a) which says that it's not referring to the medical aspects of the wood, buyt to its supernatural affects, which possibly brings one closer to idol worship.: חוץ מעצי אשירה. נראה לר''י דמיירי כגון שאין יכול להתרפא משאר עצים אלא בזה כגון על ידי שדים או שום דבר אחר משום דאתי למיטעי בתר ע''ז Similarly in Avoda Zara 27b ...


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First: The `Arokh HaShulhan, Hilkhoth Tefillin, siman 43:1-14, explains the laws relating to bodily functions and the proper donning/treatment of tefillin at those times. Although the Rambam appears to be more mahmir and only allows one to urine in his tefillin under duress or if he forgot and began to relieve himself (see there), the Shulhan Arukh (and ...


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Nitei Gavriel Succos 102:6:9 brings from Pri Tzaddik volume 5 - Rabbi Tzadok HaKohain - 44 that the source of drinking on Simchas Torah is King Solomon and goes on to say it is a Tikun for the original sin of Adam & Chava.


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I witnessed the Rosh Yeshiva of Ner Israel several times pick up a sefer and learn when the Chazzan would choose a slow tune for Mimkomcha of the Shabbos Shacharis Kedusha. I don't see piyutim being any different than the sections between the primary lines of Kedusha, and certainly not any more stringent. The Rosh Yeshiva never learned or did anything ...


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See my answer to a related question. In summary, if your watch gives you personal joy, according to many opinions, you should say Shehechiyanu. If the new watch makes you more punctual to appointments when you were chronically late, then, perhaps your friends should also say "Hatov Vehamaitiv" :-) :-)


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First of all, the berachos upon pesukei dezimra (Yishtabach and Baruch Sheamar) cannot be made after one has said the Amidah (Shulchan Aruch 52). The question, then, is about the pesukim/mizmorim. The Shulchan Aruch there writes that one may, after finishing davening, go back to say the parts of pesukei dezimra that he skipped, and it sounds a bit like he ...


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Rabbi Howard Jachter, in an excellent article on Halachic Perspectives on Pets (http://www.daat.ac.il/daat/english/halacha/jachter_1.htm), footnote 44, quotes "Rabbi Shmuel David (Sheilot Uteshuvot Meirosh Tzurim 38:6) (http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=22624&st=&pgnum=270) [who] cogently argues that one who is accustomed to move his pets is ...


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See Sefer Marphe Habosem(end of the Sefer) who writes that it's healthy to drink a little wine daily.


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An explanation I heard from a local rav says that since children and parents are both not working during the week, this becomes an opportune time for families to go on outings somewhere. Driving to these destinations is necessary, and thus, the use of the car, is for simchat Yom Tov. I don't deride the practice - I like going to public places that are ...


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I've been in a Yeshiva with Satmar guys. By Halacha Seder they learnt Mishnah Berira. Reb Leibel Willger isn't Satmar but he uses Mishnah Berira all the time!


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Yalkut Yosef. It is an authoritative, contemporary work of Halakha, providing a detailed explanation of the Shulchan Aruch.


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You should try the Sefer Yalkut Yosef written by the current Israeli Chief Rabbi. Although he's Sefardi he quotes all the Shitos!


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The Bavli (Bava Kamma 60b) states that when a plague is in the city one should stay inside and when a famine is in the city one should leave. However, it is worth noting the words of the Arukh HaShulchan (576:12): כתבו הגדולים דכשאבעבועות שקורין פקי"ן פורחים בתינוקות ומתים – יש לגזור תענית. וכל אחד מחוייב להרחיק מן העיר בניו ובנותיו הקטנים, ואם לא עשה כן ...


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in shulchan aruch harav siman tof reish chof tes sief zayin he writes regarding mats that are made for a few diffrent reasons that since they are not made for anything in particular therefore you go after the intention of the one buying it if his intentions are for a sukkah then they are not mikabel tumah so to in this case the 2x4s are bought with the ...


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In shulchan aruch siman nun beis it says "afterwards you should say the psukei dizimra without the brocho before and brochoh after (meaning boruch sheomar and yishtabach) - (see shulchan aruch harav there where he explains why you don't say the brochos -) there are two opinions whether you should say it after davening or not therefore the halachah is to say ...


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From Jewish Time-Zemanim Definitions Netz HaChamah (Sunrise) = When the center of the sun is at a 0.833 degrees depression angle below the horizon ... Shkias Hachamah (Sunset) = When the center of the sun is at a 0.833 degrees depression angle below the horizon The US Naval Observatory define sunrise/sunset as follows (in their FAQ): Many ...


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Once I wrote a program that calculates the halachik times for some specific cities in diaspora. And I was commanded by the R. Refoel Antin to calculate the time when the sun is completely below the horizon as a time of shkiya. Same about the sunrise. It is the time when the sun begins to appear above the horizon. The wiki page about sunrise says: ...


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Orach Chaim 132:2 Rama says that one can say Kadish Yasom after Aleinu even if he has parents, so long that his parents do not care. However I do not know of any source for saying it at other intervals besides after Aleinu.


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Chayim K'halacha question 223 - Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Blizinsky - says a Kohain may go on the paths that lead to Auschwitz however may not enter the area where the incinerators are.


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Qitzur Shulhhan Arukh, Yalqut Yosef (Orahh Hayim 664:9) states (my translation): על פי דברי רבותינו המקובלים חובטים את בדי הערבה בקרקע עולם, ולא על רצפה. והטעם מבואר בתשובת הגאונים, על פי מה שאמרו במדרש לקח טוב, לולב דומה לשדרו של אדם, הדס דומה לעינים, ערבה דומה לפה, והאתרוג דומה ללב. ובהיות שעד יום הושענא רבה, ישראל מרבים במצוות, ואם היה בא השטן לקטרג ...


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An Idol once worshiped continues to remain as an Idol till it is decimated. Humans,Moon are not Idols but plausible candidates for objects of Idolatry, only Idols are commanded to be destroyed e.g pagan Idols, crosses etc. Hence Idolatrous site which showcase the legacy of idolatry as if it is something to showcase then visiting such a place is sin.


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Ideally it should be forbidden because by boycotting that shop at a collective level may help in creating a negative feeling against the avoda zarah and who knows they may even stop selling those items for the sake of a rich Jewish community? The store could be even selling christian Idols, crosses etc and by purchasing from them you are benefiting a store ...


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Very broad question. There are many types of muktza. From the two you mentioned, rocks should be designated for the use you intend forever. This is how the mishna berurah ruled. Pets are tough. Many huge poskim all come from an answer that the Rosh gave about birds in cages that animals stay muktzah under all circumstances. Chacham Ovadia and the seffer ...


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Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 20:1 (yonanewman.org) When the chazan steps (back) after (completing) the quiet (individual) prayers, he should stand still for the amount of time (it takes one) to walk four cubits. He returns to his place, and says quietly ''G-d, open my lips...'' , and starts aloud ''Blessed are You...'' Everyone should be careful to be quiet now, ...


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The earliest source I found concerning physical torture is in Judges 1:6-7 (Book of Shoftim), where it says וַיָּנָס אֲדֹנִי בֶזֶק וַיִּרְדְּפוּ אַחֲרָיו וַיֹּאחֲזוּ אֹתוֹ וַיְקַצְּצוּ אֶת בְּהֹנוֹת יָדָיו וְרַגְלָיו. וַיֹּאמֶר אֲדֹנִי בֶזֶק שִׁבְעִים מְלָכִים בְּהֹנוֹת יְדֵיהֶם וְרַגְלֵיהֶם מְקֻצָּצִים הָיוּ מְלַקְּטִים תַּחַת שֻׁלְחָנִי כַּאֲשֶׁר ...


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I don't think so because the Gemara in Megillah (3a?) names specific authorized Targumim for Chumash and Navi.


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Firstly, as Clint Eastwood already touched upon, it is not at all clear that the waste one flushes will go to either a reshus harabbim (public domain) or a karmalis, at least without requiring others to act further down the treatment process: from ...


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R' Moshe Feinstein in Even HaEzer 4:60 writes that it is absolutely prohibited, not just as a nice practice, but involves a Torah prohibition. Among other points, one thing he writes is that in his understanding of the Rambam, speaking to a woman in an affectionate manner is included in the Torah prohibition of illicit relationships.


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Flushing a toilet is definitely not carrying because the network of sewage pipes under the city is a reshut hayachid. As to the outlet pipe, there is some delay and disconnect between the flush of your toilet and waste coming out the other end. You will contribute to the flow, but the stuff you flush only pushes out the stuff that flows out, so this action ...


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Qitzur Shulhhan Arukh, Yalqut Yosef (Orahh Hayim 96:7) states (my translation): וכן אם התחיל להתפלל בעל פה ובאמצע תפלתו התבלבל ואינו יכול להמשיך, מותר לו לעקור ממקומו ליקח סידור ולהמשיך התפלה מתוך הסידור [...] So, too, if one began praying by heart (i.e. Be'al Peh) and, in the middle of his prayer, became confused and unable to continue, he is ...


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According to the Gra (Commentary to OC 639:5) a three-walled structure with a plant-based roof that has rain leaking in it is not a Sukkah at all. Thus it doesn't really matter where you sit because there is no Sukkah in the vicinity.


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I saw an idea in the Meshech Chochma on the haftorah for shabbos shuva. Unfortunately I don't seem to have it printed in my edition at home so I can't quote verbatim. His point was that the mitzvah of Succah is different insofar as even if someone is an oness and exempt from eating in the succah, that fact is that Hashem will not treat it as if he performed ...


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4 tefachim of invalid material invalidates schach. S.A. O.C. 632:1 סכך פסול פוסל באמצע בארבעה טפחים אבל פחות מארבעה כשרה ומותר לישן תחתיו מן הצד אינו פוסל אלא בארבע אמות Invalid schach invalidates in the middle of the sukkah at 4 tefachim, but at less than 4 you could even sleep under it. At the side, you get up to 4 amos.


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According to Rama 639:7 ("and whoever is exempt from suka and doesn't leave there… that's nothing but laity") as explained by Beur Halacha ("as [the pain of being in the rain] is a violation of yom tov"), if he's going to violate the Rama's injunction and sit in the suka during a rainfall, then I'd say he should sit in the least uncomfortable spot, ...


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My understanding of the issues at hand tells me that your first and second groups are not valid for scach, while your third group might be subject to a machlokes. Algae and the like are not גדולי קרקע, as they do not grow in the ground. Mushrooms (a form of fungus), even when they grow on the ground, are not considered to be גדולי קרקע with regard to ...


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The seffer Ashrei Ha'ish vol. 3 chapter 8 siff 44 quotes Reb Elyashev that driving a car is muttar on chol hamoed as it is not considered maaseh uman. No further explenation is given.


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The Sefer Nitei Gavriel perek 40:3: with footnote 5 brings many sources starting with the Shu"t Agurah B'oheilecha pg 12(could not find it but see Pischei Tshuva who quotes it). The Mishna Brurah seif katan 8 quotes it as well: ח) בקשר גמור - ולא בעניבה דאין זה קשר הנאסר בשבת ויו"ט ולא מקרי אגד ועיין בתשובת אגורה באהלך שמצדד דמה שנוהגין העולם שלא לעשות קשר ...


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One of the requirements for schach is that it be something which cannot become tamei (impure), and therefore it cannot be a kli. In other words, it can't have been fashioned by a human with the intention of being used for something else. Therefore bamboo poles which were previously used for building a lion cage could not be used for schach. Every so often I ...


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Shmiras Shabbos Kehilkhasah discusses this in chapter 26 siff 27. After discussing the allowance to replace the lulav in its water as found in Shulchan Aruch O'ch siman 654 he says 'it is also muttar to wrap the lulav in a wet towel, as long as it was made wet before yom tov started and as long as he is not interested in squeezing it. However one should not ...


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In all likelihood he was surgically 'circumcised' before the eighth day, being that the newborns are sent home by day two or three. As such, he is not considered circumcised according to halacha. Even if we would rule with any other leniency such as circumcision at night (probably not in a hospital setting) and circumcision by a nonjew (very likely). The ...


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Yes. Although there is a widespread custom to go to the mikva each morning, that custom is far from universal even among the most religious circles, and I have never in all my years heard of any hesitation to acting as prayer leader based on issues of keri.


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Sukka 17a Mishnah: הרחיק את הסיכוך מן הדפנות שלשה טפחים פסולה בית שנפחת וסיכך על גביו אם יש מן הכותל לסיכוך ארבע אמות פסולה If the s'chach is distanced more than 3 handsbreadths from the walls then it is invalid. If the roof caved, and you put schach into the breach, if there are more than 4 cubits from the wall then it is invalid. If there is ...


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The Arbaat Haminim must be held together while "netilt lulav". Some use koishele and some just simple thread (usually made of lulav itself). So halakhic significance is holding it together. However some claim (there opinion is not accepted by majority) that it is hozez (some even remove finger rings because of it before the netila). As pointed out seems ...


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If you intended to go to that other Sukkah when you made the original Bracha, you can go without making another Bracha there (Mishna Berura 639 sk 48). If you didn't intend to transfer Sukkot when you made the Bracha then if you transferred there would be a Safek about the Bracha and therefore you shouldn't transfer, but if you did anyway you wouldn't make a ...



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