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The Tzitz Eliezer is at the end of Vol 10 25:26:6. The teshuvah discusses transplants, and he raises the question posed here as a hypothetical. A second teshuvah, in vol 11 #78, is about someone with a hormonal issue impacting their sexual development during gestation who is born looking female, but has one testicle. In both cases he says that gender is ...


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According to Rambam in הלכות עבודה זרה פרק יב,י העברת השיער משאר הגוף, כגון בית השחי ובית הערווה--אינו אסור מן התורה, אלא מדברי סופרים; והמעבירו, מכין אותו מכת מרדות. במה דברים אמורים, במקום שאין מעבירין אותו אלא נשים--כדי שלא יתקן עצמו תיקון נשים; אבל במקום שמעבירין השיער האנשים--אם העביר, אין מכין אותו. ומותר להעביר שיער שאר אברים במספריים, בכל מקום. ...


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What an important and difficult topic! First Look at Kiddushin 70a-b and the commentators about the prohibition of inquiring about a woman's situation (sh'eilat shalom--a topic which includes speaking to them), particularly the language of Meiri and an important Ben Yehoyada; and see Bava Metzia 87a in the middle of the page. See Shulchan Aruch 21:6 and ...


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The grandson of Aryeh Levine, reports how he witnessed Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt'l would go to the women's section during simchas to wish them a mazel tov. He says Judaism used to be alot more normal back then. could be today people have a harder time talking to women without thinking sexual thoughts


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Here is some info. You weren't clear if the issue you are concerned with is seeing them or hearing them so here are some random sources. Reb Moshe in Igros Moshe Orach Chaim ch. 1 siman 40 writes in a tshuva to be careful not to look at a woman's face even when talking to give her a halachic ruling. There is a long eizer mikudash (the butchatcher rav, ...


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The Mishna in Niddah 8:3 records a case of a woman coming to ask Rebbi Akiva a niddah shailah. מעשה באשה אחת שבאת לפני רבי עקיבא, אמרה לו, ראיתי כתם. אמר לה, שמא מכה היתה ביך. אמרה לו, הן, וחיתה. אמר לה, שמא יכולה להגלע ולהוציא דם. אמרה לו, הן. וטהרה רבי עקיבא. This implies that the woman can go, although it's always possible that she wasn't ...



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