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It does not apply to "planned birds". (Chullin 12:1) Basically, it has to be that you encounter it in the wild.


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The Tur (orach chaim 274) quotes an opinion that 2 loaves are unnecessary for the third meal. The explanation offered is that from the double portion of Friday, four loaves were made. One was consumed on Friday itself, one was consumed on Friday night, and one was consumed at the first daytime meal. This means that only one loaf remained for the third meal. ...


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The r'mo says during the tekufa one has to pour out all water. So what does one do with the 'mayim shelonu'. The special well water for matso. He says one should put a metal object on a string and drop it into the water but should not use his hands since if he uses his hands this would heat the water. I am sure on a thermometer you wouldnt notice any ...


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carrying on. The 'story' of the three women in the mishna is that they had room for only one matso (which was then something very similar to a loaf of bread today), One started kneading the flour five minutes later she was up to the 'aricha' stage which can be translated as 'forming' the shape then the second woman started kneading. Five minutes later the ...


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When he feels the dough is ready he should do what is called 'aricha'. Shaping it round, putting all the folds and lines in the middle not leaving them on the outside which makes jagged edges and kfulos, turn it over flatten it a bit, and start to 'velger'. One starts 'from' the middle but not going over the middle and keeps going round and round lifting it ...


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I shall split the answer up. One first makes the dough as I wrote as big as there is room in the oven. One should use a 'pin' a kind of metal or wooden hinged bar to 'bang' it down. Then one should cut it with a knife (according to the r'mo but not kept) and give it out to the 'rollers' called velgerers. The most important and only thing mentioned in the ...


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The whole idea of 18 minutes for becoming chometz is a mistake. I am specially going to write how a hand matzo has to be made, since today it is rarely done correctly. Please forgive the length of this very important post. The 'ran' (regarding the three women mishna system) writes that it has to be done as quickly as possible. That means if it can be done ...


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There is another main difference. nichsai tson barzel is a gemoro name. The mishna name for it is nedunia. It is mentioned in the kesuba, wheras the 'melog' are not mentioned there. Today, kesubos have a price of 100 zekukim for nichsai tson barzel which equal 50 pounds of silver. A zekuk is an old German or French Mark. This amount ought to be paid on ...


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[excuse my English, I am not native to it] According to the Halacha, any detail agreed upon in advance (as in this case) by both sides, is legally binding. This of course unless it contradicts the laws of the Tora (which it does not).


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[excuse my English, I am not native to it] It is only reasonable that we will remember the Manna's extra portion on every meal that is being had thanks to it. BTW, according to some, such as Ha'ARI Hakadosh, you should make the blessing on 12 loafs (instead of the common 2). And another BTW, according to some, as portrayed in the Mekhilta de-Rabbi ...


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See the Aruch Hashulchan או"ח רעד-ג: who quotes the Maharshal who had the practice to use one loaf at night and two loafs by day, for the honor of the day is greater than the honor of the night. However, the practice had become in accordance with the opinion of the Vilna Gaon that we use two loafs at every meal. והמהרש''ל נהג בלילה לבצוע אחד וביום שני ...


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Rambam writes fairly emphatically in a responsum that Torah study depends not upon the Hebrew language, but upon the intent of the words: ואין הפרש שהבין אותו הענין מלשון קודש או מלשון ערבי או מלשון ארמי הכונה היא הבנת ענינים בכל לשון שיהיה There is no difference if he understood the matter in L'shon Hakodesh (Hebrew), or in Arabic, or in Aramaic. ...


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In Igros Moshe Orach Chaim 3, 90 Rabbi Moshe Feinstien rules that it is prohibited to do invasive preventive medicine, and definitely not on a child, because of the inherent risks involved. R' Shlomo Zalman Auerbach in Nishmas Avrohom Volumw 4, 243:1, rules that a doctor may not force a patient to receive a vaccine. Rav Shmuel Kaminetsky has ruled that for ...


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There is no requirement to take three steps forward at the end of any shmoneh esrei prayer, whether that be shacharit, mincha, or ma'ariv. There is a halacha that one should take three steps forward for the beginning of kedusha. Of course, this is not applicable to ma'ariv.


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If the shoveling is being done for safety, ie, to make a path for people to walk without slipping, not only is the non-Jew allowed to do so, but the Jew can do so as well.


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הלכה - דיני קריאת התורה by Rabbi Naftali Hoffner says that after a Kohain gets an Aliya, if there is no Levi, the same Kohain must get the next Aliya. He bases this on Mishna Berura 135:28. What is done in my Shul when 2 people who are both Yisraelim need an Aliya is that one receives Hagba instead. The Rabbi himself took Hagba in such a situation and thus ...


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Nitei Gavriel - Shiduchim V'tanoim - 41:1 in the name of Teshuvas HaBach 23, Sh"ut Noda B'Yehuda 68, Sh"ut Toafos Re'em 41, Sh"ut Maharsham 4:154 says that it is forbidden to break an engagement. However this is in a case where there is Tanoim. In 41:2 he elaborates in the notes that even without Tanoim one should not break a Shidduch, however he says there ...


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If the child is the deceased brother's, then Yibbum does not apply and the brother-in-law and her are biblically forbidden to marry each other. Thus, they must wait (ShA EH 164:1). Paternity is also important in determining who the child is related to regarding Arayot, in cases where the husband and brother are of different lineage (eg. the husband was a ...


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Yevamos 41a - Mishna says that a Yevama should not do Chalitza or Yibum until three months have passed. Thus the waiting period is applicable also in a case of Yibbum.


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Chabad's article on Tevilat Keilim (your second source) quotes Tevilat Keilim, p. 55, (I cannot find this book) that a vessel that normally touches the food may not be used before immersion even if one puts down foil or paper between the food and the vessel. Since many people do allow the food to touch your example vessels directly, it seems that ...


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"Rav D.Z Hoffman raises the difficulty that all insects have six legs, not four. He explains that they have 4 legs that are used for simple walking, while the other two are used for jumping." (From English Artscroll Chumash) Therefore in the context of the question, the midrash is stating that if they had "5 legs" specifically for walking, (i.e. 7 in total) ...


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He does not own or rent the space and has no legal or halachik right to it, therefore he is not obligated in a mezuzah. If he wanted to put one up, it could arguably be a problem since he might not be able to guarantee its respectful removal if he moved on from that job and forgot it there. (If he did, he would not make a bracha.)


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I don't think there is any problem with doing this. You are not creating the image, you are just allowing it to be seen by removing something which prevented you from seeing it. There is a discussion regarding a form of invisible ink that by putting it next to the flame it can be seen, which according to the Pri Megadim is rabbinically prohibited. But there ...


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According to Catholic Doctrine Catholics do not pray to Saints as a deity-thus it would not be considered "shittuf" as they are not joining or raising Saints to the level of the Divine. Rather, according to this site Catholics use them as emmisaries and intermediaries in their requests, and that the saint will argue for you to their deity. According to ...


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The Mishna Brura (247:1 sv. 13) And Shulchan Aruch HaRav (O.C. 247:10) both permit covering as a way of avoiding the issue of smell, which is one of the issues that the double covering is designed to avoid. So it would seem that according to those sources, yes, double covering would work.


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The Rambam writes in Hilchot Tfila 5:9: ולא ישמיע קולו אלא אם כן היה חולה או שאינו יכול לכוין את לבו עד שישמיע קולו הרי זה מותר ובלבד שלא יהא בציבור כדי שלא תטרף דעתן And also the Shulchan aruch (או''ח ס' קא ס''ק ב) says that: ואם אינו יכול לכוין בלחש מותר להגביה קולו והני מילי בינו לבין עצמו אבל בצבור אסור דאתי למטרד צבורא. So.. There you go!


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Shulchan Arukh, Orach Chayyim 200:1: שלשה שאכלו כאחד אחד מפסיק על כרחו לשנים ועונה עמהם ברכת זימון ואפילו לא רצה להפסיק מזמנין עליו בין עונה בין אינו עונה כל שהוא עומד שם אבל שנים אין חייבים להפסיק לאחד והלכך אין חיוב זימון חל עד שיתרצו להפסיק ולברך ואם לא רצו להפסיק וזימן הוא עליהם לא עשה כלום ואם לא רצו להפסיק אף הוא אינו רשאי לברך ולצאת לשוק ...


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Shemirat Shabbat Kehilchata (16:18, cf. footnotes 69, 82) notes that the practice is to be lenient and cites the following from Orchot Chayim (Shabbat 261) to try and justify the practice, though in closing with a reference to the Beiur Halacha (303:18 sv. Ki) he indicates how weak he believes the justification is. וכן האשה לא תצא בדבר שהוא חוצץ בפני ...


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The difference is discussed extensively in the eighth perek of Ketubot. נכסי מלוג refers to assets that a woman brings into the marriage, or which falls to her as either an inheritance or as a gift after she has married, but which are not included in the value of the ketubah. The word melog comes from the Aramaic מליגה, which means "plucking": her husband ...


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A lot more sources posted at Dose of Halacha According to some poskim (Halachos Ketanos 2:28; Kaf Hachaim OC 226:1) the beracha should only be recited in the month of Nissan, though most poskim (Ritva, Rosh Hashana 11a; Mishna Berura 226:1; Aruch Hashulchan OC 226:1; Tzitz Eliezer 12:20:3) write that one should say it whenever when one first sees the ...


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It continues, "up to anything with lots and lots of legs", which Rashi says is a centipede. The point is that all insects are not-kosher, with the rare exceptions of a few types of locust.


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Rashash (on the mishna in the g'mara) cites a machlokes as to who has to provide the location of the divider: Rashbam says it's the seller [as do Rabenu Ger'shom on the page of the g'mara, alleged Rashi on the page of the Rif, and Nimuke Yosef], while Rambam (commentary on the mishna) says it's the buyer.


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It is noteworthy that Rambam himself acknowledges Geonic works among his sources in the introduction to the Sefer Hamitzvot where he lists "Mishna, Talmud, Sifra, Sifre, and Tosefta, and more than that, all decrees and ordinances of the later Geonim, of blessed memory, as well all that they have explained and commented upon concerning the the prohibited and ...


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See this article . My inference from this is that considering that there was a debate regarding shaving in general, plus even for those opinions that prohibit shaving, there's a debate if that means only the beard, there are leniencies to rely upon regarding shaving your neck. As there is no consensus, from what I can tell, CYLOR. If you DO shave your ...


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look at the introduction of the book "yam shel shlomo" on bava kama. there he says how one doesn't know where the rambam gets his information from, making it difficult to ask contradictions, for we don't know where he came from. part of it being the fact he never quotes.


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I'm not sure of any particular positions for a body to be placed in coffin. It is just best to make sure that the body is buried in the white garment called a "Shroud." I'm not sure of many laws regarding the creation of a Jewish graveyard, but According to Jewish law, a Jew should be buried among Jews. It is forbidden for a Jew to be buried in a mixed- ...


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I once saw a Rav Shlomo Zalman Aurbach that says if a parent tells you go against halacha and the only way to fulfill that halacha is to go against him/her it would be mutar but in a case where it's possible to fulfill it in another way it would then be asur. (Rav Shlomo Zalman brings a case by Purim if a parent tells you not to drink you can't drink since ...


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Rama, Even Haezer 28:17, in my own loose translation: A guest sitting in someone's home who takes his portion of food and weds with it — she is wed. However, Bes Sh'muel there cites Bach and Taz as saying that marriage is effected only misafek (possibly).


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The Mishna Brura (Beiur Halachah 239:1, s.v. samuch) questions whether one should say it if he thinks he will not fall asleep before Alos HaShachar, even if it is currently before Alos HaShachar, and says that it should definitely not be said after Alos HaShachar. The Shaari Teshuva O.C. 239:1 s.v. 2 mentions opinions based on Kabbalistic reasons that one ...


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It's not just to sign the ketubah -- more importantly, you need two adult, Jewish, Sabbath-observant, unrelated men to witness him giving her the ring or else you don't have a marriage altogether. The rabbi can be one of the witnesses, and if he's attending a wedding where everyone's non-observant, he will usually know to bring a friend (who's not a close ...


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In the קיצור ש''ע ילקוט יוסף it says in סימן רלט - דין קריאת שמע שעל המטה: One only says Hamapil with its ending Bracha until midnight. After midnight one need not say Hamapil, but it's a good idea to say it without the final Bracha. One who goes to sleep towards morning and will only fall asleep after Amud Hashachar need not say Hamapil. א: ברכת ...


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Startle: The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch says in סימן קפד - הלכות נזקי הגוף that one who startles somebody - e.g. by suddenly yelling behind him or appearing to him in the dark - is deserving of heavenly punishment. (But cannot be convicted for that sin in the world.) סעיף ו: הַמַּבְעִית אֶת חֲבֵרוֹ, כְּגוֹן שֶׁצָּעַק עָלָיו מֵאֲחֲרָיו אוֹ שֶׁנִּרְאָה לוֹ ...


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This requirement is stated in the Tosefta and Meseches Tzitzith Tosefta Menachoth 9:16 "תכלת אין כשרה אלא מן החלזון הביא שלא מן החלזון פסולה." Tekheleth is only valid from the חלזון ; if one used a dye not made from the חלזון it is invalid.” מסכת ציצית פרק א הלכה י שאין צובעין תכלת אלא בחלזון. We only dye תכלת with a חלזון from: ...


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The ketubah, like any Jewish legal document, requires the signature of two witnesses. Besides being Jewish men who are unrelated to each other (or to the bride or groom), there are other qualifications. The Shulchan Arukh (חושן משפט הלכות עדות סימן לד) rules that רשע פסול לעדות A rasha is invalidated from serving as a witness What is a rasha? ...


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Pniniei Halocho of Rabbi Melamed defines valid witnesses. וכן אדם שאינו מזדהה עם הערכים שעליהם מבוססים הקידושין, היינו עם ערכי התורה, אינו יכול להיות עד בחתונה. ולכן אדם שחוטא בגילוי עריות, למשל, מקיים יחסים עם אשת איש, או עם אחותו או בתו וכדומה, פסול לעדות. וכן אדם שחשוד בגניבה פסול מלהיות עד, וכמובן שאין הבדל בין אדם שמתפרץ לבית חבירו בלילה ...


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The Chok Yakov ( O. Ch.489) writes not to say the kabalistic tefilos after counting the Omer.


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Even if this would be considered נוי עבודה זרה, decoration of an idol, it would be permitted with bittul: שולחן ערוך יורה דעה סימן קלט סעיף ב: אליל של ישראל אין לה ביטול אבל של עובד כוכבים ותשמישיה ונויה יש להם ביטול ותקרובתה אין לה ביטול The Shulchan Aruch records two opinions about whether selling constitutes bittul: סעיף יב: ואם מכרן העובד כוכבים או ...


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I'm not all that knowledgeable on the subject, but I would assume that V'Darashta V'chakarta... also applies to the second pair of witnesses. After all, it's impossible to know right off the bat that the second pair is not trying to lie to help a friend of there.


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Short answer: Yes. Long answer: It depends: The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch states in סימן יט - דיני משיב הרוח, טל ומטר, יעלה ויבא ועננו that it depends: If the mistake was in the first 3 Brachot and he noticed before ending his silent Amida, then he goes back, if doing so won't inconvenience the congregation. If he made any other mistake, he relies on his ...


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I assume that you are referring to the paragraph that appears in most siddurim following the actual counting. This is an additional / optional paragraph that is not part of the essential mitzvah of counting. Additionally, part of the paragraph references one of the Kabbalistic "sefirah" terms related to that day. The point is, that each day, there is a ...



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