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Jewish girls are allowed to marry Muslim boys. The Jewish girl must denounce her religion and accept Islam. Any offspring will be Muslim.


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Most of his rulings are according to his Rebbe Rabbi Schacther


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I heard from Rav Ben Haim that when ten study it is said. Additionally the Chacham is to say the Kaddish.


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According to this article: The Kaddish recited after Keriat Hatarah does not especially "belong" to the Ba'al Keriah. Anyone who is a hiyuv (one who is obligated to say Kaddish that day), may insist on reciting this Kaddish, as well. In fact, in many shuls that I have attended, a chiyuv - someone who observes yahrtzeit or is in his 1st 11 months of ...


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Perhaps because the snake who wanted to be intimate with chava The snake represents the animal kingdom As a result of the first sin of eating from the tree and her punishment of painful childbirth


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I can pass along this bit of halacha (I will add bold for the relevant part) which I got in my email: Every day of Chol Hamoed we add ya'aleh v'yovo in Shemone Esrei and bentching. In Shemone Esrei it is added in the beracha of Retzei before the words v'sechezena eineinu. In bentching it is added in the beracha of Rachem before the words u'vnei ...


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The baal koreh or gabbai says it as it is to separate parts of the davening rather than for a yasom. The Kaddish Prayer Chatzi Kaddish - the Half Kaddish or Reader's Kaddish During the morning service (Shacharit) Chatzi Kaddish is recited by the prayer leader (usually the rabbi or cantor) after the P'Sukei D'Zimra section of the service, after ...


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The Shulchan Aruch says that one may only eat from a shochet that has yiras shamayim (fear of heaven). Since this is a matter of a person's character that you cannot simply test, one solution is to only eat from shochetim that one knows personally and trusts. In old-world shtetls where everyone in the village knew everyone else, this was a common practice. ...


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Rabbi Moshe Feinstein wrote (Iggrot Moshe, Orech Chaim 3:63) that the custom not to eat kitniyot on Passover was not created by a group of rabbis issuing a formal ban; rather different communities developed the custom of refraining from certain foods on Passover because they could be mistaken for chametz or they were grown or processed in proximity to ...


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According to Rabbi Yehuda Shurpin (chabad.org): The Shulchan Aruch HaRav (Orech Chaim 453:3-4) applies the prohibition of kitniyot to any legume-like foods which look similar to dishes made from grain when cooked. Also, certain foods, such as mustard seeds, are prohibited because they grow in pods similar to legumes; and cumin is prohibited because its seeds ...


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While there is a three way machlokes about rolling the sefer torah because of Hachana, Rav Shlomo Zalman Aurbach rules that he can do so if he is practicing the leining at the time that he rolls it. ROLLING THE TORAH One may not roll a sefer Torah on first day Yom Tov for the reading on second day Yom Tov (MB 667:5). When Yom Tov comes before Shabbos ...


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It's a good thing that I asked my rav this evening, and he sent me this. It says: One may not shtel the Sefer on the first day of Yom Tov for the second day, or on Shabbat for Yom Tov. Regarding preparing the Sefer on Yom Tov for leinen on Shabbat, there are three opinions: Some forbid it even if one has made an Eruv tavshilin; others only allow it ...


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The principle at work here is shome'a ka'one (listening is like speaking), Sukkah 38b. The people should have the intention to fulfill their obligation through the leader and the leader should have the intention to fulfill their obligation as well. The listeners must hear the entire blessing and after the blessings respond with Amen and they are yotze. ...


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Yes it is permissible, but you have to be extra careful how you handle stray pieces of dough or leftovers in the kneading trough which might become Chametz (see ShA OC 459:4 and 460:3 for details).


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http://www.chabadlibrary.org/books/pdf/tven.pdf On the bottom of page 11 (ג) he brings the tur even ezer 62 as a source of (witnessing of) the modern ashekazi minhag to do it together והאידנא אין נוהגין ליארס אלא בשעת חופה הלכך מברך ברכת אירוסין וברכת נישואין יחד זה אחר זה 


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Here are some photos of on that I found on the first day


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There is quite some discussion on whether toothpaste needs to be kosher for Pesach, but none I found focusing on chametz that would have gotten onto the tube or bottle. Poskim who permit regular toothpaste on Pesach do not mention this situation. R Chaim Jachter cites R Yosef Dov Soloveitchik and R Moshe Feinstein stating that that toothpaste is not ra’ui ...


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Yes, Chametz is less of a problem on 14 Nisan. See Rambam Chametz UMatza 1:6-7 that on 14 Nisan consumption of Chametz "only" carries the punishment of lashes whereas on Pesach itself it carries the punishment of Karet. As an example of a stringency about Chametz which doesn't apply on 14 Nisan: see Shulchan Arukh OC 447:2 that Chametz is nullified in a ...


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There are are varying pasuk I'm that we learn the prohibition of when we are no longer able to eat chametz on the 14th and is discussed at length in gemara pesachim and shulchan aruch. One of them that comes to mind is where it talks about not to slaughter the kardbon pesach over chametzz and from there we learn that one may not longer eat chametz from the ...


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Halacha The following is not discussed bellow in full. We are dealing only with Chamets mixed before Pesach Min beMino, in a dry mixture (for example flour Chamets with flour Non Chamets): Annulled one on two; a liquid mixture too. No problem of owning (Mishna Berura 442, sk 1). Min besheEino Mino (the tastes are different)mixed in a volumetric ...


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Shulchan Aruch in siman 481 writes: A person is required to involve themselves in the laws of Pesach and Yetzias Mitzraim and discuss the signs and wonders that Hashem did for our forefathers until he is 'caught' by sleep. Be'er Hagola points out this is all from the Tur in the name of the Tosefta, based on the story With Rabi Eleazar and Rabi Yehoshua ...


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I see what the question search, but the word Loophole is not appropriated to the examples cited in the content of the question.. I know only one Mishna with a strange term, in Maasser Sheni, 4, 4. "מַעֲרִימִין עַל מַעֲשֵׂר שֵׁנִי. כֵּיצַד," 1.- Perhaps Mechirat chamets 2.- In gemara ribit Naska derabbi Aba as a source for heiter Iska. 3.-But the contrary ...


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No because it unfit for canine consumption pesachim 15b Shall we say that this supports him: If a loaf goes mouldy and is unfit for human consumption, yet a dog can eat it, it can be defiled with the uncleanness of eatables, if the size of an egg45b With whom agrees the following which we learned: A general principle was stated in respect to the laws of ...


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General rule - if property is owned by a Jew, as is the case of just about every yeshiva that I know, then they must do bedikat chametz. IIRC, if one leaves the property more than 1 month before Pesach and will not be returning before then, no bedika is required. I can't say that this is what occurs in Israeli yeshivot. But in U.S. this is not the case, so a ...


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The Chasam Sofer says it is not rosh chodesh anywhere until the chodesh has been niskadesh in Eretz Yisrael, which should make it impossible to say hallel during shacharis on rosh chodesh in Australia — but it's not. Thus the implication is that halachically (relative to global mitzva observance) we consider the world to be flat (or at least ...


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Before nightfall at the start of 15 Nisan, Chametz is just like any other prohibited food in terms of nullification in mixtures (ShA OC 447:2, cf. YD 102:4) so regular rules like 1:60 and Ta'am Lifgam would apply. From that point until the end of Pesach it is never nullified in a mixture and forbids one from deriving any benefit from the mixture (OC 447:1). ...


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The bitul of chametz in a mixture is the 60:1 because both of them were mutar before Pesach. The bitul of the declaration would not allow it to be eaten as that is similar to finding a piece of bread on Pesach that had been "nullified" by the kol chamirah. You would still have to destroy it on chol hamoed as it is still forbidden chametz. The difference ...


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Jews have been selling religious articles in Rome for centuries without problems. There are a number of references which refer to the old tradition of doing this. It would seem that the case that you refer to would be no worse than this. One of the stories that I found said that the chief rabbi of Rome had been involved in trying to keep the licenses. As an ...


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Two unrelated uses of the word bitul, which is causing some confusion here: If the quantity of chametz in this food is negligible, it's not considered "chametz." I declare any chametz I own to be "good as dust." Any question of mixtures addresses the first point, completely unrelated to the second. Here's a nice piece from the Star-K on the subject. In ...


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There are two issues here Are expenses of a tsedaka collector/organization considered part of your ma'aser? (your question) Is the price of the raffle ticket/dinner considered part of your ma'aser? (not directly your question but you speak of buying a raffle ticket so quite relevant) On the first one, poskim ask if a tsedaka collector is allowed to take ...


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Kefula means "doubled over." We have the same root word used in the morning bracha "zokef kefufim" (He straightens those who are bent over), or in upcoming Daf Yomi, "tenai kaful" (a legal stipulation where both possibilities are spelled out, if x then y, but if not x then z). Then there's nefucha (swelled matzah), typically a bubble, similar in appearance ...


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This video says we do need to check The main thing is not to eat it From my experience the hashgocho usually takes responsibility to check, (but sometimes they miss some so if you find do not eat) See this answer it answers your question beautifully http://judaism.stackexchange.com/a/70543/5120


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Kefula as is mentioned by the other answer, is a doubled over fold. You won't see these folds in store bought matzah as some of the comments have mentioned, because the ones that are baking look out for these folds and tend remove such matzot before sending the boxes out. Basically what happens is when one is placing the dough in the oven to be cooked, part ...


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Rav Modechai Kamenetzsky, Rabbi Avigdor Miller and others just read through the hagaddah with no embellishments or additions. That should be quick enough. I checked the reference CHECKLIST FOR YOUR PASSOVER The source has proven reliable in the past. You appear to be correct as to the reference to the hagaddah that you would want to use. Here is the ...


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That verse is specifically referring to someone who wants to eat Truma or Kodshim. Someone who has no intention of eating either of these has no biblical need to do Tevila. See Talmud Bava Kama 82b concerning Ezra's enactment that any man who had a seminal immission should do Tevila. The Talmud asks 'this is a biblical command! (meaning how can we claim ...


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This was a originally a "middus Chassidus" in the time of the gemara. As time went on, in became a minhag of klal Yisrael and gained the status of a din, because everyone took it on. As explained below, the difference is based on whether or not one runs into difficulties at work. Talmud Bavli Kiddushin 31a, & Shabbat 118b. Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 2 ...


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Mishna & Gemara Bechorot 37b. ‏ ‏[1]‏ [משנה בדף ל"ז עמוד א': מתני' על אלו מומין שוחטין את הבכור נפגמה אזנו מן הסחוס אבל לא העור‏[2]‏ נסדקה אעפ''י שלא חסרה ניקבה מלא כרשינה או שיבשה איזהו יבשה כל שתנקב ואינה מוציאה טיפת דם ר' יוסי בן המשולם אומר יבשה שתהא נפרכת:]: ת''ר כמה נקיבת האוזן מלא כרשינה ר' יוסי בר' יהודה אומר בכעדשה‏[3]‏ ...


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The Mishna (Chagigah 2:1 or 11b) indeed writes One may not expound the laws of forbidden sexual relations before three people, nor the account of Creation before two, nor the Divine Chariot before one, unless he is wise and understanding from his own knowledge. The Rambam writes that one should not study Kabbala before one has a very strong ...


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Kabbalists believe that kabbalah is maaseh merkavah, which per an injunction in Hagigah 2:1, should not be expounded in the presence of more than one person. This is anachronistic as kabbalah did not appear until many centuries later, and the Rambam previously defined maaseh merkavah as metaphysics in his Introduction to the Guide for the Perplexed where he ...


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Whether or not one would make a Beracha on it is subject to a dispute of the Rishonim. Tosefos to Berachos 12a s.v. לא לאתויי נהמא cites a dispute between the Rif and the Ri about whether or not one makes a beracha rishona when unsure if a previous blessing covered it, with the Rif saying no and the Ri saying yes. The Rif is understood according to the ...


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We treat oats as chametz. Done. Millet seems to be the main ingredient in the list above; Rabbi Dr. Slifkin seems to recommend straight millet, or sunflower seeds for some species. (Ashkenazi custom is not to eat millet, but you can certainly own it and feed it to your birds. It's kitniyos, not chametz.) Brewers' yeast is a natural source of B-vitamins. ...


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Brewer's yeast together with the oat grains would in combo would very likely cause it to be chametz. In the worst case, the yeast alone would be considered "se'or" - a rising "agent". It's possible that the "natural / articial colors" may have chametz ingredients. You'd have to know what went into them, which you may be able to discover by calling the ...


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Don't eat it - is the chosid way to do . eat it without a brocha -is the halocho. To say shehakol - is forbidden (shehakol you can only say if you know (100%) you need to say a brocho Some other option - go learn. you can start with the comments on the question,


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Not writing on Chol Hamo'ed is a formal prohibition, the original source of which is Mo'ed Kattan 18b, in the Mishna at the bottom of the page. Writing is considered a skilled craft (meleches uman) and is therefore prohibited on Chol Hamo'ed. The Shulchan Aruch codifies this halacha in Orach Chaim 545:1. The reason that only some people don't write is ...


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At first glance the daughter is either herself a convert, or the product of a kohen's prohibited marriage to a convert, i.e. a chalala. Either way she'd be prohibited from marrying a Kohen.


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I'm a student at YU and we were recently encouraged by our Roshei Yeshiva, including Rabbi Kenneth Brander, to undergo screening when JScreen came to our school. I an my fellow students felt very comfortable with JScreen's approach, credibility, and follow-up. Here is what he wrote: Dear Students, We believe that all students should undergo genetic testing ...


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My Orthodox Rabbi recommended JScreen as they work with a network of reputable Rabbis from around the country. He felt strongly that I should receive the results and that their is no stigmatization regarding shidduchim.


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Yoatzot indeed says that Prenatal testing for genetic or birth defects involves a number of halachic issues. With most of the available technology, the main concern is not with the procedures themselves - blood tests and ultrasounds - but with what might be done with the results. When testing is done prior to marriage, there is a concern that ...


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It is written in Chapter 10.5 Mishneh Pesachim, "Rabban Gamliel used to say: "Whoever has not explained three things at the Pesach Seder has not fulfilled his obligation. They are: the Pesach [offering], the matzah, and the maror. The Pesach is offered because the Omnipresent One passed over the houses of our ancestors in Egypt. The Matzah is eaten because ...


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Most people have a favourite bad feeling like feeling sad or lonely. If you indulge in your favourite bad feeling of hating yourself then similarly you should indulge your friends with their favourite feelings which is probably something different. The fundamental obligation of ve'ahavta le'reachah ke'mochah is to respect your friend, not to love them. ...



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