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See Rabbi Dovid Kornreich's essay on this in hebrew: http://www.2ndnatureacu.com/uploads/placeta_teshuva.pdf.pdf After a thorough examination of the rabbinic sources, R. Kornreich concludes approvingly: So it would seem safe to conclude that שליא [the placenta] of humans is muttar gamur [completely permitted] acc. to all opinions (besides the Rambam ...


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Rav Aviner addresses this question as follows Q: Is there a source for celebrating one's birthday? A: There is no early source besides the Torah's mention of Pharoah's birthday. There is no mention in the Mishnah, Gemara, Rambam or Shulchan Aruch. The Aderet harshly opposed birthday celebrations. The book "Nefesh David". And some authorities ...


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In Judaism (as codified in the earliest of sources - the Mishna Ohalos (7:6) (HT Double AA for the English link)) the mother's life comes first, no matter how late in the pregnancy. Only once the baby is out enough to be considered independent does another Jewish value kick in - we can't pick between the relative importance of one life and another, and can't ...


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There are two halachic concepts -- hair as erva, and a married woman's obligation to cover. If hair is erva, why is uncovering okay before a woman gets married? Numerous poskim (Ben Ish Chai, Aruch HaShulchan, Rav Moshe Feinstein) all suggested that this definition of erva is subjective, and no one is shocked by a single woman with uncovered hair. If so, ...


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Rabbi EY Waldenburg (Tzitz Eliezer) discusses this question; his ruling is brought down by Rabbi Dr. Abraham Steinberg in Hilchos Rofi'm uRefuah (Mossad Harav Kook, 1978), 2:1:17: כאשר יסוד ההיתר לחילול שבת הוא משום הסברא של "חלל עליו שבת אחת כדי שישמור שבתות הרבה" -- כגון בעובר, יש מקום לומר שאז מותר חילול שבת רק במקרים של ודאי פקוח נפש ולא בספק ...


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Rashi (Bereshis 30, pasuk 10) answers on Zilpah that she was very young and the pregnancy was not visible, therefore the verse that she got pregnant was not cited. Regarding Dinah, it could be like Rashi (Bereshis 30, pasuk 21) that Dina should have been a son and Lea prayed that Rachel should be like the other maids so that she was converted to a girl. In ...



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