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The Gemora in Pesachim (108a) gives two reasons why one should lean specifically to the left: Since he needs to eat with his right hand, leaning in that direction would interfere with his eating. It is considered dangerous to lean to the right because it might cause him to choke.
The Talmud says (Pesachim 108a) that leaning on one's right is not considered Heseba (leaning). Rashbam explains this is because you have to eat with your right hand. (For lefties this would be the opposite. -- Me'iri) It seems this is because you lie on your side on your left, leaving your right hand available for eating with, unlike your left hand which is ...
R' Paysach Krohn wrote an English-language book on halachos for lefties. It's available free by mail if you call his home; he lives in Queens, New York, and is listed. (Obviously, you might want to pay him for it, and the postage.) It's also online. (Thanks to Dr. Melech Tanen for linking to it.) The book is arranged in sections, one of which is a list of ...
I think the standard when putting t'filin on another person is to put it on a right-handed person's left arm and a left-handed person's right arm irrespective of the handedness of the one putting it on him. Since the order of tying shoes is derived from the arm on which one puts t'filin, I propose that it depends on the handedness of the one wearing the ...
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