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I met someone who said his skin had a bad reaction from the tefilin. He told me he consulted with Rabbi Moshe Heinemann shlit'a, who observed that any material that's theoretically kosher to be used as tefilin housing is not a halachic barrier between the tefilin and the skin. Therefore Rabbi Heineimann told him to put a piece of soft doe skin [or parchment, ...


In Kovetz Halchos(Rav Shmuel Kaminetsky) perek 7:4 : it is better to wait and push off surgery if possible since there is a chance of danger. This is also what Rav Yaakov Kaminetsky paskened in his Emes L'Yaakov siman 551 (haarah 515). However, Rav Moshe Feinstein paskened one does not need to be particular about this (שמעתתא דמשה,שמועות סימן תקנא סקמ"ב ) ...


All surgery that can safely be postponed until after Tisha B'Av should be postponed. See R. Simcha Bunim Cohen's Halachos for Daily Living, volume on the Three Weeks and Fast Days. Published by ArtScroll.


The CrC has a medicine list, which lists recommended and not recommended items. They list a few lozenges which are kosher, from the list they present they presently do not recommend any gums. The list should not be used after Dec 2015 (per their instruction). Here is the document; type 'smoking aid' into the find box and you will see the list. Here is the ...


This is a reference to the 4 humors. A warm constitution I one with a disproportionate amount of blood vs. Phlegm, black bile, and yellow bile.

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