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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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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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Agree with DoubleAA's comment. Abandoning his post could seriously risk life or limb. There's also the halachic concept of hezeka de-rabim, public safety. When it comes to the public (and this is the public), the thresholds are lowered for both probability and degree of damage that may ensue. Rabbi Benny Lau spoke of some case involving a gas leak in his ...


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I recall hearing that it was an Horaas Shaa, a unique ruling just got that time. Perhaps, it can be understood that since the specific method of death was not commanded yet it was not a necessary part of the Hasraah. At that time the punishment consisted of the fact that he will get killed in some way. This is different from an התראת ספק, an unsure ...


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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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