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The original question as well as @SAH challenge seem to imply that the Torah forbids piercings. This belief is possibly coming from the prohibition of tatoos as the prohibition to injure oneself. But as we will say the halacha doesn't necessarily consider all body piercings forbidden. As context, plastic surgery (a more extreme form of bodily injury for ...


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The Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer: The Ashkenazic and Sephardic Rites (Macy Nulman) has the following on the beating of the heart during Viduy When saying Ashamnu we stand somewhat bent over, without leaning on any kind of support, just as in reciting Modim (MB, 607:10 ; Magen Avraham 607:4), a position of abject humility and contrition. One should ...


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No, one cannot. Mythbusters determined experimentally that earwax candles are not effective: The skin cells, hair, fatty acids and cholesterol contained in earwax combust quickly and at different rates, which means the icky substance won't stick around long enough to keep the flame on the wick. Given that an earwax candle won't burn, it would not be ...


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Chapter 3 (p. 46 here): ונתבונן כי אם יבכה האדם מרוב מכאוביו ומרוב צרותיו אז יזלו מים מעיניו, על מה עשה ה׳ ככה כי ירדו מים מעינים ולא מאברים אחרים, אם יד או רגל או אבר אחר נלקה, העינים מורידים דמעות, מפני מה העינים יבכו בעד כל אברי הגוף, כי הוא זה מפני כי עיני האדם המה ראשית לכל חטאת, ובעבור חטאותיו בא האדם במצוקותיו, ולכן בעת כי יצר לאדם ורע ...


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I would just pin my opinion that the no. 613 is a combination of 6+1+3=10(ten commandment) 10 is 1+0=1(H" ekhad devarim:6:4) which means 613 mitzvot given to israel is directly connected to the existence of G-d


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Likely, the reference is to the story in I Samuel 5-6 where the Philistines captured the Ark of the Covenant in battle, and were stricken with hemorrhoids and rats whilst they held on to it. After 7 months, they returned the Ark to the Jews along with an offering of 5 Golden Hemorrhoids and 5 Golden Rats from the 5 Philistine cities. It's not unusual for ...


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To borrow from the answer of @Mefaresh here: Tzitz Eliezer, part 7, 2:14 concludes that if he washed his head and his hair is clean, even a person who scratches the roots of his hairs does not need to wash his hands.


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Per Rabbi Yehuda Spitz on Ohr.edu based on a letter written by Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Aurbach to the Chazon Ish regarding teeth & dentures any food that remains in the mouth becomes repulsive and Pagum. He goes on to say that it is best not to eat any Chometz 24 hours prior and to drink a hot cup of water prior to Pesach, and that a proper oral cleaning is ...


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Gabe, I just saw the Ramban write* about the human body, and how no part of it should be considered disgusting or ugly. This part, according to him, is just the same as a hand or a foot or a nose. Hashem made it. The fact that one has an erection should make no difference to his saying Modeh Ani, as long as he is appropriately covered for tzniyut reasons. *(...


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modeh ani is said without washing ones hands when one is actually tamei. as soon as one wakes up in the morning the appropriate thing to do is to sit up and acknowledge the creator for returning your soul to you. this is done regardless of the state one is in. (tehilas Hashem annotated edition page 586 discuses saying modeh ani in a very bikitzur manner) ...


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It is a tolada (corollary) of gozez (shearing). See, e.g., DailyHalacha.com: The Gemara addresses the related issue of cuticles – pieces of skin around the nail that become detached. The rule established in this regard is that if the piece of skin is mostly detached, and it is “facing upward,” then one may remove it on Shabbat. The Rishonim (Medieval ...


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Shemirat Shabbath Kehilchata 35 (32) forbids removing warts or dry skin. Small pieces of skin which are still connected cannot be removed either.


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The following lines are meant to make known some basics to understand Halacha. I will try to answer this question, with many difficulty in the Halachic domain. the matter concerns an incredible variety of cases in the medical ward. Here is a citation from Medscape In a virilized female, the surgical procedure is termed feminizing genitoplasty and ...


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Several Mishnayoth and Gemaroth are linked to the question. Through these texts that we will discover the Halacha. The first appears in Mishna (Baba Kama Chapter 8 Mishna 5) "הַחוֹבֵל בְּעַצְמוֹ, אַף עַל פִּי שֶׁאֵינוֹ רַשַּׁאי, פָּטוּר" It concerns the right to wound itself.The Gemara's Pilpulim evoked in this connection: the damage, suffering,Shame ...



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