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My understanding from Rabbonim today is that anything that is a סכנת אבר is going to lead to surgery, which is going to lead to general anesthetic, which is סכנת נפשות. Certainly as a ספק. Therefore, today there is no practical distinction.
http://koltorah.org/ravj/13-17%20Emotional%20Homicide%20-%20Part%201.htm If wearing a short skirt will cause others to feel embarrassed or uncomfortable, to see a pair of metal legs, then it would seemingly be forbidden to intentionally put those people in that situation. If the communal standard in that place is that women wear a certain length of skirt, ...
Someone asked this question online to Rabbi Yitzhak ben Yosef (posek and rabbi of Ramat Gan) here, and he responded as follows: בהחלט שאלה נדירה ביותר. לכאורה כל תינוק הוא פטר רחם וצריכים שני הילדים פדיון צריך לבדוק האם הם פטר רחם דהיינו שלכול רחם יש פתח נפרד. This is an extremely rare case. Seemingly, each infant is the"opener of the womb" and ...
The last Lubavicher Rebbe did not divorce his wife, as we have not forced divorces after ten years, at least for half a millennium. I am not sure what the reasoning was for the change – if there ever was a change. It may be that rule has always just been taken to justify divorce. A undisputably infertile woman can still get married; either to an ...
Rabbi Neustadt's "The Daily Halachah Discussion", around page 242, has a long discussion on the matter, including a discussion he had with Rav Elyashiv, he concludes that [as long as you are not especially particular about soaking your lenses in a disinfecting solution every night] you may soak them on Shabbos. This is my understanding of what he writes, ...
The page you link to indicates that the solution disinfects the lenses. Per Torah.org a disinfecting solution may not be used on Shabbos. On Shabbos, the lenses may be soaked in saline solution [so that the lenses do not harden] but not in disinfecting solution. See also Rabbi Kaganoff.
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