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Rabbi Ribiat (The 39 Melochos) defines Muktza Machmas Chesron Kis as Items or utensils that one would generally not handle at any time because of their fragility or great value. Items that (because they are fragile or valuable) would not be used for anything other than their specific non-permissible uses, and are not left "lying around" between ...


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Shulchan Aruch Harav implies that to be muktzeh machmas chesron kis an object must also be "melachto l'issur" See here


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If eating is actually repulsive, at that point it is not considered halkhicaly eating and he will not fulfil his obligation of eating the third meal. See Mishna Berurah siman 291 #4. As far as making a bracha on just such a non-eating, see Mishna Berurah siman 204 #48 concerning a food which one finds repulsive but is eating for health reasons, being that ...


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Shulchan Arukh OC 291:1 יהא זהיר מאד לקיים סעודה שלישית ואף אם הוא שבע יכול לקיים אותה בכביצה ואם אי אפשר לו כלל לאכול אינו חייב לצער את עצמו והחכם עיניו בראשו שלא ימלא בטנו בסעודת הבוקר כדי ליתן מקום לסעודה שלישית:‏ One should be careful to fulfill The Third Meal, and even if he is satiated he can fulfill it with an egg's bulk. And if he is unable ...


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Rabbi Abadi says it is permitted; here: Date: 9/23/2004 7:27:00 PM Message: Am I allowed to take a non-digital pregnancy test on shabbos? Reply: Yes CYA


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First of all, it should be noted that there is a custom to say "Av Harachamim" on the four Parshios-Shabbosos as well. The custom not to say it is in the Darkei Moshe in the name of the Maharail (Siman 685), and seems to be the custom of the Magen Avraham and R. Yaakov Lorberbaum of Lissa (in his Siddur, Derech Hachayim). However, the Eliyah Rabba (685:18) ...


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This article notes that a seeming reference to zemirot as part of the Shabbos seudah is made by the Gemara (Megillah 12b): יום השביעי שבת היה שישראל אוכלין ושותין מתחילין בד''ת ובדברי תשבחות Early proponents of zemirot include R. Yehudah HaChassid (Sefer Chassidim 271) and R. Eliezer Rokeach (Rokeach 54). Zemiros are extant from the period of the ...


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The Mishna Berura writes that one needs to honor shabbos with clean clothes. At the same time, in discussing the concept of oneg shabbos in regards to food, he says that while it is a custom to have fish, if one does not like fish he does not have to eat it since it would not bring him pleasure/oneg shabbos. The Chazon Ish (חוט שני ח״א פ״א ס״ק ב) writes ...


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Probably the issue is hashmaat kol (leaving a noisy device running on shabbos that is considered a profanation of it's sanctity). - https://www.naaleh.com/hashmaat-kol-noise-on-shabbat-v5n9


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I think the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch answers your question in the following paragraphs. The paragraph you quote says: סעיף י"ד: כָּל דָּבָר שֶׁהַיִשְֹרָאֵל אָסוּר לַעֲשׂוֹתוֹ, אָסוּר לוֹמַר לְאֵינוֹ יְהוּדִי לַעֲשׂוֹתוֹ, דַּאֲמִירָה לְאֵינוֹ יְהוּדִי הֲוֵי שְׁבוּת. וַאֲפִלּוּ לִרְמוֹז לוֹ לַעֲשׂוֹתוֹ, אָסוּר. וַאֲפִלּוּ לוֹמַר לוֹ קֹדֶם שַׁבָּת ...


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In the Dirshu Mishna Berura (based on the "Leshem") print, it is translated in a footnote as a game similar to "חמש אבנים" (lit. five stones) - when I was a kid it was called kuglach. It's similar to the game of jacks.


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http://www.torah.org/advanced/weekly-halacha/5774/noach.html Shemiras Shabbos k’Hilchasah 32:59 says there is no problem using a cotton swab on Shabbos. Harav A. Weiss, published in Ohr ha-Shabbos, vol. 18, pgs. 22-23 also permits using a cotton swab on Shabbos, however Orchos Shabbos 13:45 who does not permit using cotton swabs on Shabbos. Question: ...


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The Machzor Vitry (a talmid of Rashi, who therefore preceeds R' Yehudah HaChassid and R' Elazar Rokeach) has a considerable number of the zemiros that we still sing today, some of which have variant girsaos. For example, Kol Mekadesh in the MV has lines for the entire alef-bais. Also, a number of zemiros were written by Donash Ben Labrat who preceeded Rashi. ...


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It's forbidden (Shulchan Aruch, OC 338:1). He gives no reason (as usual), but, if I recall correctly, the reason the rabbis instituted this prohibition was as a safeguard lest one come to fix the instrument as needed while playing. (I know little about woodwinds, but I guess that might include putting in a new reed.)


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The answer seems to be most probably R. Chaim Soloveitchik. Besides for it being wholly consistent with his approach and tradition, this is recorded here here. The first quotes Ishim V'shitos of R. Zevin (p. 65) which ought to be a pretty reliable source.


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The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (סימן צ - דין עשית חפציו בלא מלאכה ומלאכה על ידי גוי) says that one may not let a non-Jew do any work that one may not do oneself. It's irrelevant of he's being paid or not. In case of a serious monetary loss, one may hint that the work should be done, but one may not discuss payment. One may make it understood that one who does ...


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A variety of explanatons are provided in Rishonim. Some, e.g. Adubraham write that kiddush never asserts hat Shabbos is a rememberance of the exodus but rather that it is the foremost of the holy occurrences (festivals) which are (themselves) a rememberance of the exodus. Ramban suggests that we dont mean that Shabbos is a commemoration of the exodus, but ...


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In the sefer Shmiras Haguf Vehanefesh by Rav Yitzchok Lerner, Rav Chaim Kanievsky is quoted saying that there is no source for this in the tradional Jewish literature, but if this is ones family minhag he should not change it. Personally, i have heard from Rav Moshe Heineman of Baltimore and head of the Star K that he himself as a student in Lakewood under ...


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Shabbos 113a says that one may not prepare the bedspreads from Shabbos to Motzei Shabbos. מציעין את המיטות מלילי שבת לשבת, אבל לא משבת למוצאי שבת Mishnas Avraham in the Semag - volume 2 - 71 quoting the Raavad regarding cleaning dishes from Shabbos for the weekday says it is forbidden as it is exerting oneself for the weekday. I do not think this is a ...


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My rabbi told me that I should carry candy with me everywhere I go on Shabbos, out of concern for hypoglycemia, which is a life-threatening condition. Hypoglycemia (also called "low blood sugar," or just a "low") is a function of type 1 diabetes. A low can come almost without warning, even with the best control (trust me, I know). If I'm going long-distance, ...


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The Or Hachayim on Vayikra 19:3 quoted by @Fred provides a kabbalistic explanation: ואת שבתותי תשמרו... ואמרו בזוהר חדש (ריש פ' תולדות) כי יום שבת הוא כנגד יוסף הצדיק, והוא סוד השלום ולזה אנו אומרים שבת שלום ואנו מברכין הפורס סכת שלום Translation: "And guard My Sabbaths" (Vayikra 19:3)... And it says in the Zohar Chadash (beginning of Toldot) that ...


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Yes, it is totally permissible no matter how you do it. The relevant concern here is that it's prohibited to "knead" by mixing flour with water to make dough. (That's why making a mush like baby cereal is a bit tricky; it's supposed to be made far thinner than bread dough, and made differently as well.) Corn-flakes-in-milk doesn't look anything like a bread ...


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I found a discussion regarding this here. In conclusion a case could be made for both saying or omitting "Me'en Sheva" thus creating a situation of Safek. The author of the above article concludes: the Pri Megadim (MZ 268:8) raises the possibility that those who recite Me'en Sheva out of doubt run the risk of a beracha l’vatala (in vain). Thus, in ...


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Playing all types of musical instruments on Shabbos is forbidden by Rabinic decree. It is forbidden as a "shvus" (Rabinic ordinance of Shabbos), not a "melachah" (creative activity). As is typically the case, they didn't differentiate between different types of instruments (lo plug). They also forbade making music with non-instruments (even banging pot ...


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It's in פרשת יתרו פח ע״א by זכור את יום השבת לקדשו. You can read it online here. זָכוֹר אֶת יוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת לְקַדְּשׁוֹ. רַבִּי יִצְחָק אָמַר, כְּתִיב (שמות כ) וַיְבָרֶךְ אֱלהִים אֶת יוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי, וּכְתִיב בַּמָּן (שמות טז) שֵׁשֶׁת יָמִים תִּלְקְטֻהוּ וּבְיוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי שַׁבָּת לא יִהְיֶה בּוֹ. כֵּיוָן דְּלָא מִשְׁתְּכַח בֵּיהּ מְזוֹנֵי, ...


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Muktza is not technically (at least primarily) an issue of touching but of moving. However, there are certain scenarios where indirect moving (tiltul min hatzad) is permitted. (See, e.g. http://www.dinonline.org/2011/05/30/tiltul-min-hatzad/ )


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I located this which has a summary of some Do's / Dont's of some of the 39 Melachot It says: Whitening/Scouring What: Cleansing in any manor of absorbent materials with absorbed dirt or the bleaching of such materials. Do: Wash dishes, cups, etc. Use paper napkins to clean up spills Dry dishes with a cloth Hang up a suit jacket Hang up a rain coat ...


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This is not a fully developed answer, so if someone could edit if they have any additional info. Shir haKavod (Anim Zemirot) is typically recited in connection with the Shir Shel Yom (henceforward: shash"y). Shash"y is relatively mobile, for example it is Minhag Anglia to recite it* before Pesukei D'zimrah (source: friends from the UK). However, in Eastern ...


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from: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1645/whats-the-origin-of-the-jewish-bread-challah Around the 15th Century, Ashkenazic Jews (in eastern Europe) developed the challah that we have today. It is thought that the braiding or twisting was a pun on twisting off the little piece of first dough as a reminder of the Temple sacrifices. The braided ...


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I have a hard time imagining a situation in which you're being forced to evacuate but there isn't some recognizable threat to life. As A.L. said, in the case of pikuach nefesh, you are clearly allowed to do anything to save yourself or someone else, even travelling outside the techum shabbos. If they is something that would be a pikuach nefesh, but there ...



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