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While not a direct answer to your question, I think you can glean insights from Rav Twersky's response to a "gay forum". From this, I infer that his main focus is that the Torah describes homosexuality as an abomination - "to'evah". This is a very strong term that the Torah rarely uses. Rav Twersky delves into the importance of what true Halachic commitment ...


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Certainly, if there is a choice of non-gelatin capsules, they are preferable, though most poskim would allow one to take them: There is quite the machlokes (argument) as to gelatin capsules: The Israeli Rabbanut allow it for pills as not considered food - שלא כדרך אכילה. Other Poskim hold such capsules to be edible (כדרך אכילה) and thus should be avoided ...


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See Rabbi Dovid Kornreich's essay on this in hebrew: http://www.2ndnatureacu.com/uploads/placeta_teshuva.pdf.pdf After a thorough examination of the rabbinic sources, R. Kornreich concludes approvingly: So it would seem safe to conclude that שליא [the placenta] of humans is muttar gamur [completely permitted] acc. to all opinions (besides the Rambam ...


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Nishmat Avraham Even Haezer Siman 1 Saif 5 says the following: The sex of the child is determined by the sperm. Some sperm carry the X chromosome and the others the Y chromosome, whereas the egg always carries the X chromosome. Thus, if an egg is fertilized by a sperm carrying an X chromosome, the resulting baby will have an XX paired chromosome ...


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As for home remedies, you'd have to ask someone else. (Milk?) The critical point in halacha here is as follows: medication is allowed for someone "very sick" or "in a lot of pain" or "sick all over." Someone who "eh feels a little something funny" can't use anything medicinal, only things that healthy people normally consume. Scimonster pointed out that if ...


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Shmirat Shabbat C'hilchatah, 33:16: מי שמצטער הרבה מחוסר שינה, מותר לו לקחת כדורי-שינה. Someone who suffers greatly from lack of sleep (insomnia) is allowed to take sleeping pills. (my translation) If even sleeping pills are allowed, some tea should certainly be OK.


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To give a real example of the situation that Adam Moshe raised as a theoretical possibility: I was not raised Orthodox (what would now be considered Traditional Halachic Conservative) but I encountered this situation once in my childhood - my sister was injured on Shabbat and my mother, without hesitation, bundled us all into the car and drove her to the ...


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For medical purposes this case should be no different to other cases whereby a man can receive treatment from a female doctor (and vice versa). Despite this, some choose (when possible) a doctor of the same gender in any case, if it makes no difference e.g. if it makes no difference for you, and is possible, to have a full medical examination by a doctor of ...


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If the question is of pikuach nefesh, then it isn't a question. As in, if C'V, someone was in the hospital with some very severe issue that even involved direct erva, a doctor of the opposite gender is 100% allowed to assist them. Let's say that it's somewhat less severe, it's preferable to have someone of the same gender, but if not, a doctor is a medical ...



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