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Shulchan Aruch Harav Orach Chaim 340.2 ...אין איסור מן התורה אלא במלאכה הצריכה לגופה... ...it is not oser from the torah unless it is a labor that is needed... (my translation) So it seems that if you so do not need the markings it is not a Biblical prohibition. Shulchan Aruch Harav Orach Chaim 340.8 ...כל שהוא תבנית איזה כתב אפילו אינו אשורי ...


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Apple’s default alarm behavior on iOS is to have the alarm go off indefinitely, so if one wants to use the iPhone or iPad alarm on Shabbat, one has to use a third-party app like this one that shuts the alarm off by itself. The only other thing I can think of to do with an iOS device on Shabbat is play media (like music) on a playlist, which would of course ...


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Medicated cream prescribed by a doctor, etc. is problematic. Regular soft moisturizer cream that can be properly absorbed can be applied.. See http://doseofhalacha.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/cream-on-shabbos.html The Gemara (Shabbos 146) writes that it is forbidden miderabanan to spread oil, as it is similar to the act of memarayach, which is forbidden ...


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Sh'miras Shabas K'hilchasah 3:78: It is forbidden to classify mixed flatware in order to organize each type into the compartment designated for it. Likewise, it's forbidden to take all the pieces of one type and dry them and then put them in their compartment. But it's permissible to put each piece of flatware into its compartment immediately after ...


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I think the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch answers your question in the following paragraphs. The paragraph you quote says: סעיף י"ד: כָּל דָּבָר שֶׁהַיִשְֹרָאֵל אָסוּר לַעֲשׂוֹתוֹ, אָסוּר לוֹמַר לְאֵינוֹ יְהוּדִי לַעֲשׂוֹתוֹ, דַּאֲמִירָה לְאֵינוֹ יְהוּדִי הֲוֵי שְׁבוּת. וַאֲפִלּוּ לִרְמוֹז לוֹ לַעֲשׂוֹתוֹ, אָסוּר. וַאֲפִלּוּ לוֹמַר לוֹ קֹדֶם שַׁבָּת ...


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Rabbi Ribiat discusses this in his sefer (The 39 Melochos), starting on page 333 (vol. 2). There are some fruits that are biblically forbidden, some that are rabbinically forbidden, and some that are allowed to be squeezed for juice. The biblically forbidden fruits are grapes and olives, because they are "distinguished especially for their juice." ...


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Thank you Fred for sourcing it. The majority opinion in the Talmud is that a warning "this carries the death penalty" is sufficient, without specifying what method of execution. As Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan's Living Torah puts it: Since it was not specified what must be done to him, they placed him under guard. The death penalty was specified (Exodus ...


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Um, yes. Depending on the type of illness involved, it is certainly pikuach nefesh. (Usually, something that is identified on a Medic Alert bracelet is something serious) Your argument that he is "[currently] in good health" is invalid -- if there is a concern (even sfek sfeika) that his life will be endangered later, one may violate Shabbos for that. For ...


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One way to understand this is that the restrictions are Rabbinic (Tosfos, Maggid Mishna to the Rambam Shvisas Yom Tov 7:1 and others), and they built-in this exception. Rabbinic decrees often have such trap doors in order to ensure that they are manageable by the people. Another is that while the prohibition is Biblical (Rashi and many more), the exact ...


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Dose of Halacha bring sources that allow it and those that forbid it based on different reason than mentioned above: Whether printing from a computer is considered ma'aseh hedyot or ma'aseh uman is the source of much debate. The dilemma is that while certainly nowadays typing requires less skill than writing (see Chol Hamoed Kehilchaso 6:89), nonetheless ...


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Rabbi David Ribiat in his 39 Melachos page 863 says that since mosquitoes are too elusive to be captured easily, therefore they may not be trapped on Shabbos. However, Daily Halacha | Congregation IKLF | 235 N. Main Street | Spring Valley | NY | 10977 says it would be permitted to trap if a child or an adult would suffer an allergic reaction. ...


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If you leave someone's front door open, and their dog runs away, that is a gramma (bava kamma 55b). If you startle someone and they bang into something and hurt themselves, that is a gramma (bava kamma 56a).


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the chasam sofer (shu"t cheilek vov siman tes) qoutes the shaloh answering this question moshe wrote the sifrei torah "bi-hasvoas hakulmos (he wrote with feathers in between each of his hands) which is no better then writing with your weaker hand and that is only a derabanan (which was only institued later) a lot better of a question would be how was it ...


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If the Talis would be a very thick material which does not flop over when held up, it would be Ohel. This is the way the Taz (and similarly the Magen Avraham) explain the opinion of the rishonim brought in siman 301 siff 40. They are subsequently brought in later achronim like Mishna Berurah 151. The Taz 27 specifically mentions Atifa, and the Magen ...


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The gemara (Shabbos 47a) explicitly permits reassembling tools that are easily and intentionally taken apart and reassembled as part of their normal use (such as fold-out beds; see also Rambam Hilchos Shabbos 22:26). Also, even a kli shemlachto l'issur (utensil devoted to purposes forbidden on Sabbath) such as a screwdriver, is allowed to be used l'tzorech ...


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Sechita is a term that derives from the labor category of dash, threshing. The technical definition is "removing a product from its natural container." This therefore includes: Removing a wheat kernel from its husk Squeezing grapes for juice Milking a cow And somewhat differently, Wringing out a wet rag. Apparently water absorbed into a porous material ...


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To put it quick: There are 3 issurim which come into play with someone doing Melocha for you: Amira - speaking, or instructing to do melocha; Benefeting - deriving from melocha which was done for you; Shliach - that is having melocha done for you (even if you don't benefit, or instructed anyone). So in order to avoid transgression one has to make sure ...


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The answer to Can one run a surveillance Camera on Shabbos? quotes Dose of Halacha as saying, with regards to a surveillance camera: R’ Moshe Feinstein (in a letter to R’ Yisroel Rozen of the Tzomet Institute) wrote that as the data is not being permanently recorded, it is at worst a derabanan. Although the cameras operate for security purposes, the ...


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By placing cold soup on a Blecht during Shabbat, we do NOT re-cook it, because this is NOT Bishul. The soup is merely re-heated below a temp. of Yad Soledet, about 45 deg. Celsius. This is why Rambam and others permit it, and this is my family's custom.


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( Bold part of answer is the real answer; the rest is just background ) Rabbi Ribiat writes in The 39 Melochos (in the corrected edition, Misrad Hasefer 2004) [Section 2, Chapter II, section G; page 214]: If a Melocho is performed in what is Halachically recognized as an irregular mode, it may be considered a "Shinui" (שינוי). ....a Melocho ...


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I've seen a bunch of people bring umbrellas to shul on Shabbat and leave them open during in the coat room during service. I know you're not supposed to open an umbrella on shabbat but there's a different rule for carrying an already open umbrella. If you open the umbrella before shabbat it's permissible in an erev. The torahmusings link suggests that you ...


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The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (סימן צ - דין עשית חפציו בלא מלאכה ומלאכה על ידי גוי) says that one may not let a non-Jew do any work that one may not do oneself. It's irrelevant of he's being paid or not. In case of a serious monetary loss, one may hint that the work should be done, but one may not discuss payment. One may make it understood that one who does ...


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One classic example is person A throwing something off of a roof, and person B removing the cushion before it hits the ground. Person B performed a damage in the form of a Grama. So an everyday life example that would fit like that would be removing a safety from a device, where someone else then comes along and triggers it. A bit dated (who sees a fuse box ...


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DailyHalacha.com quoting Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef says that one should attempt to avoid such a problem. However where that is the only option he should arrange prior to Shabbos that a non Jewish staff member will open his door when required. If one did not arrange this before Shabbos it is still permitted to ask a non Jewish staff member to open the door for ...


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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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According to http://shiurim.rabbibelovski.com/i/48.brushing%20teeth.shabbat.pdf (And note all the source there) The English Summary at the bottom: Given the number of distinct issues involved in brushing teeth, theoretically, there could be numerous opinions regarding which issues we must be concerned with and which issues are not of concern to us. ...


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It would be at least לא תעמוד על דם רעך. And I would imagine much worse.


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Yes, the Issur involves any "Behema", including horses. See the Shulchan Aruch siman 246, a horse is explicitly mentioned in the Mishna Berura there, 33-34. The "Cattle" translation is a good example why you should try your best to avoid translations if possible...


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Shulchan Arukh, Orach Chayyim 554:17: אבל ומנודה שמהלכים בדרך מותרים בנעילת הסנדל וכשיגיעו לעיר יחלוצו וכן בתשעה באב >מיימוני והגהות מרדכי ריש פרק קמא): Shulchan Aruch seems to suggest a general leniency to wear shoes when walking in a public thoroughfare consisting of mainly non-Jews. Magen Avrham explains: Magen Avraham 554:17: מותרים בנעילת. ...


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A competent rabbi should be consulted in all such cases. A similar case is discussed here where the questioner wants to know what to do if he's in a hotel where the rooms are accessed by a magnetic card. The rabbi answers that he should ask the hotel staff for a conventional key. If that fails, he can ask a non-Jew to open the door for him (since one is ...



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