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No, one cannot. Mythbusters determined experimentally that earwax candles are not effective: The skin cells, hair, fatty acids and cholesterol contained in earwax combust quickly and at different rates, which means the icky substance won't stick around long enough to keep the flame on the wick. Given that an earwax candle won't burn, it would not be ...


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The Gemara there explains: אמר רב חסדא אסור לו לאדם שישמש מטתו ביום שנאמר (ויקרא יט, יח) ואהבת לרעך כמוך מאי משמע אמר אביי שמא יראה בה דבר מגונה ותתגנה עליו It is forbidden to have relations during the day, as the verse says "You shall love your fellow like yourself." What does this imply? (Meaning, how does that verse imply such a prohibition?) ...


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Rabbi Cohen of Dose of Halacha writes that it's ok: The Gemara (Rosh Hashana 24a; Menachos 28b) writes that it is assur deoraisa to create a seven-branched candelabrum as the Torah (Shemos 20:20) forbids imitating any of the kelim of the mishkan. The rishonim debate whether this applies to all seven-branched candelabra or just exact replicas of the ...


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Rav Shlomo Aviner at kipa.co.il rejects a connection between the memorial lights in shul and the נר של מתים mentioned in ברכות נג א and the נר יהא דלוק במקומו mentioned by רבי יהודה הנשיא in כתובות קג. Extract of the Hebrew Text below: He says that the Rishonim (= leading rabbis who were deciders of Jewish law and lived between 1050 and 1500) wrote in ...


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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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