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This article from Tzomet is mainly focused on the use (non-use) of microphones on Shabbat. Within it, he cites the Talmud Shabbat source and explains: According to Rashi, mashmi’a kol does not belong to the category of melacha, but is rather for*bidden because it constitutes a sort of “weekday activity”(uvdin d’chol) and “denigration of Shabbat” ...


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Your question is discussed in אהלי שם - המקדש - משניות תמיד, מידות He points out that according to Harav Noeh the distance is 38.4 km. The Meleches Shlomo says that hearing the sound of the great gate opening and the ability to smell the ketores were miraculous. The Tiferes Yisroel can see no point in a miracle and therefore concludes that it must have ...


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I'm not observant, but I live in a NY suburb and the tragic loss of seven children and the anguish of their father while their mother and an eighth child struggle for their lives has been the lead story on the news since Saturday morning. According to news reports, the home had no functioning smoke detectors. Apparently the fire was started by a hot plate ...


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This question and answer from yeshiva.co might be of some interest to you. Basically, even if one were to accept the premise that shedim are actual, physical beings (which isn't unanimously accepted), they still don't have free will. They are required to do God's will in much the same way the Satan has no free will and can just do God's will. In any case, ...


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The Bas Kol could be correct, but it nevertheless lacks the authority to, for example, override a decision of the rabbis. In Bava Metzia 59b, Rabbi Eliezer was trying to prove a point of halacha and attempted to invoke miracles to prove he was correct on that point. The rabbis said that miracles prove nothing. Then, to prove his point, R. Eliezer called ...


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Rav Moshe Feinstein implies that the concern is projecting the appearance of m'lacha being done on shabas. This implication arises from his allowance of an alarm clock's usage on shabas when its sound cannot be heard outside of the sleeper's room (i.e. by other people who might come to the incorrect conclusion that laws had been violated in producing the ...


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Excerpt from קיצור הלכות שבת - רב יעקב יחזקאל פאזען סימן ל''ז כ''ד. השמעת קול וכן אסרו להשמיע קול על שיר על ידי שום דבר אלא מותר רק בפה בלבד, והטעם שמא נבוא לתקן כלי שיר. מה נקרא קול של שיר, כשמתכוין להשמיע קול בנעימות קצת כדרך שיר. אין האיסור חל רק אם נעשה דוקא לצורך שיר, אלא כל השמעת קול בדרך זה אסורה, וכגון להשמיע קול נעים בשביל אדם שישן ...


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Shulchan Aruch HaRav Hilchos Talmud Torah 3:12 says in part: וכל אדם צריך ליזהר להוציא בשפתיו ולהשמיע לאזניו כל מה שלומד בין במקרא משנה ותלמוד אלא אם כן בשעת עיון להבין דבר מתוך דבר וכל מה שלומד בהרהור לבד ואפשר לו להוציא בשפתיו ואינו מוציא אינו יוצא בלימוד זה ידי חובת מצות ולמדתם אותם And every person has to be careful to say the words with his ...


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R Braun (from the Crown Heights Beis Din) says that one does not fulfill the obligation to learn torah by listening to tapes.



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