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In terms of deriving benefit from the actions done by a Jew on Shabbat the Shulchan Aruch (OC 318:1 and Mishna Berurah and Biur Halacha there) distinguish between a number of cases: If a biblical prohibition was violated purposefully (deoraita bemeizid) then no one can derive benefit from it for the rest of shabbat, and the violator himself cannot derive ...


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Rambam Hilchos Shabbos 10:11 says that gluing two pieces of paper together on Shabbos is a Toldah (offshoot) of Tofer (the biblical prohibition against sewing on Shabbos). המדבק ניירות או עורות בקולן של סופרים, וכיוצא בו--הרי זה תולדת תופר וחייב One who glues pieces of paper or leather to each other with scribe's glue (קולן של סופרים), or anything ...


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Rambam, Shabas 1:3, says: Someone who does so on purpose, we hit him with a smiting for rebellion (makas mardus). That is, bes din does.


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Great question! This is part of a major machlokes rishonim in maseches beitzah. The Ran in the beginning of the 3rd chapter says that really all melachos are allowed on a Biblical level, but the sages forbade melachos that are generally done for a long time, as harvesting is generally done on an entire field, not just what you need for that meal. ...


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Aruch Hashulchan 496:5 says that it is forbidden for a Ben Eretz Yisrael to eat Chometz in Chutz L'Aretz on Acharon Shel Pesach. ויש מי שאומר דבן ארץ ישראל הבא לחוץ לארץ – אסור לו לאכול חמץ באחרון של פסח בכל עניין, אפילו דעתו לחזור. ונכון הוא, דזה גריע ממלאכה.‏


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Rabbi Benjamin Yasgur quotes Nechama Leibowitz, who said that Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach ruled that yes, you are allowed to give him directions, for two reasons: If you don't answer, the driver might commit additional violations if they choose the wrong way. Not answering might create animosity (איבה) between Jews. Source: TorahMusings.com


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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 found a Minchas Yitzchok (5:32:2) and an Az Nidabru (2:30) which prohibit, and a Shmiras Shabbos Kihilchasah (ch 18 note 70) which permits. I have seen the Az Nidabru misquoted as permitting. What he actually says is that people who sit out in the sun are only doing it because it's enjoyable and not to get a tan, and therefore it's permitted. ...


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Unlike typical food certification, there is nothing exceptionally special about the Star-K certification of appliances. They look at the specifications and functions, and apply their Poskim's understanding of the application of Halacha. The non-certified one can be shown to any Rabbi competent in that area and he can decide if the mode has any issues you ...


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An excerpt from the source you linked: Dvar sheina mitchaven: Doing a permitted action in a way in which one doesn’t intend for a melacha to occur as a byproduct of one’s intended action is considered a dvar sheina mitchaven. Nonetheless, when it is inevitable that amelacha will take place as a result of one’s ...


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according to rav avraham yosef, it is permitted to make techina from techina paste on shabbat. He states that the prohibition of Lisha (kneading) which making techina most resembles, is only when you take something that is not edible as is, and by adding another ingredient create an edible mixture. Therefore if you take mayonaise or ketchup and add to mashed ...


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As Shmuel wrote, relations does not involve any of the 39 forbidden activities and is not forbidden. I would like to add a few additional thoughts: Any act of creation in zygote formation takes place at the microscopic level which, in general, is not viewed halachically as a significant action. Zygote creation takes place within the context of marital ...


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On Shabbat, one is not prohibited from doing all creative work, only that which fall into one of the 39 Categories. These categories were determined based on the creative work necessary for the construction of the Mishkan (Tabernacle), and since procreation was not necessary for the construction, it is not prohibited. In addition, it is unclear if sexual ...


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Assuming that you know 100% a non-Jew will be on duty, and assuming that scanning books is forbidden on Shabbat. I think it would depend: If you have to have the book returned by Shabbat - or else incur a fine - then you are essentially asking the non-Jew to process your book now. Asking, hinting or otherwise getting a non-Jew to do work for you on ...


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By turning on the light at his request, you would be causing him to violate the commandment of "lifnei 'iver -- placing a stumbling block before the blind." The Rabbis interpret this to forbid one Jew to cause another to sin. See MT Laws of Murder 12:14 for source.


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Some say yes, some say no. The issue is not only wringing, but also whether the paste turning into froth is considered nolad, something new that came to be on Shabbat. For a comprehensive overview of the issues involved and which poskim have ruled what, see Yabia Omer Vol. IV O"H #30, where Rav Ovadia rules that it is permissible to brush your teeth using ...


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In short, no you have not been mechallel shabbos. However there's an issur d'rabonon in both cases. In the case of putting something into the oven, the food has to reach "ochel Ben deurso". Which is about 1/3 cooked in order to violate shabbos. In the case of the seed it's trickier aside from the rabbinic prohibition of handling the seed (because it's ...


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IIRC it's the text shmiras shabbos kehilchasa that allows you to use an ordinary plunger -- but not a professional-grade one -- to plunge a clogged toilet even on shabbos. So you'd certainly be allowed to do so on Chol HaMoed. As for using a professional-grade plunger ... I don't have a source.


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I phoned a rabbi — probably one of the top ten rabbis in my city (a North American city of three million people). He's a charedi Ashkenazi rabbi. He said I can unblock it using a plunger, since it's unskillful work.


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You could try to construe something odd and theoretical in which the question would come up [e.g. you have a commercial bakery in the middle of nowhere], but practically in the case you describe -- you could build a 20-foot brick wall surrounding your pizza store, but it's in a Jewish neighborhood (as kosher restaurants are), so there will be the smells, ...


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You could find the appropriate combination of stringencies to make it a problem: Kalei Habishul - if you would hold like the Mishna Berura (318:42) that we suspect everything of being kalei habishul (cooking even in a kli sheni) unless it is explicitly identified as otherwise. Kli shlishi - if you would hold like the Chazon Ish that there is no such thing ...


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Shemirath Shabbath, by R' YY Neuwirth (3:58), states very clearly that pouring water over tea leaves resting in a filter that is suspended over a cup, so that water passes through the filter into the cup, is not a problem of Borer. Using water cooled by transferring it to a third vessel (Keli Shelishi) is given there as an acceptable method for brewing ...


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The Maharsha (Bava Basra 119a) addresses this question and answers that even though the person is theoretically exempt according to R' Shimon, he is still liable to be killed in a court if the witnesses were not made aware of his intentions at the time that they warned him: ומיהו הוא ודאי דהיה חייב מיתה בדיני אדם שלא ידעו העדים שהתרו בו שהוא עשה על דעת ...


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Sanhedrin 40b: תנו רבנן מכירים אתם אותו נכרי הרג ישראל הרג התריתם בו קיבל עליו התראה התיר עצמו למיתה המית בתוך כדי דיבור (paraphrased) They ask the witnesses, "did he accept the warning and accept that he would be killed?" Rashi on התיר עצמו למיתה: התיר עצמו למיתה - שכשהתריתם בו אל תעבור שאתה מתחייב מיתה פלונית הוא אומר על מנת כן אני עושה דאם ...


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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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Beis din could inflict makus mardus. That could in fact be more than the 39 lashes he gets for a biblical prohibition when the punishment isn't death (such as eating treifa or shaving with a razor). And according to the Gemara he gets מיתה בידי שמים (death by God's hand, not beis din's) if he violates rabbinic prohibitions to show, lhachus (deliberately), ...


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From the Teshuvas HaRambam (106) this issur is to prevent going too far in what you are doing and it leading to doing an Issur DiOraisa on Shabbos. Based on Tosfos Shabbos 126b ומדבריהן Shulchan Aruch HaRav (O.C. 106:18 (from the Magen Avraham) learns that there is an Issur of doing weekday-looking work as this denigrates Shabbos. In other words, Tosfos ...


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Based on my knowledge, I would say that even if you would say that since light bulb filaments get hot, it would only be an issur drabonon. This is because you aren't heating the filament with intent to mold the metal into a shape like a blacksmith rather you are heating the metal filament for light, the case now becomes a מלאכה שאין צריכה לגופה.



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