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just a thought, you need to estimate whether what you do will be helpful or harmful. no straight answer here. each case is different. consult with LOA if a sibling has gone off it is likely due to ruach hatuma (such as looking at bad things or reading bad things). so the solution is to try to bring some light of kedusha to banish the darkness such as ...


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The following summary would seem to imply that your particular case would not require you to continue to "give mussar" to your sibling. I bolded the sections that would seem to apply. This is based on the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 29:16 which I copy in after the summary. As always CYLOR to see what the best thing to do would be. Mitzvah of Rebuke Someone ...


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First, some context: Unfortunately, the question of whether or not it is permissible according to the halakha to swim on Shabath has become yet another marker of one's neighbor's frumkeit and subsequently their commitment to sh'mirath ha-misswoth. Like so many other humroth that have been contrived in the name of "custom," this too has become a source of ...


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I am extracting several answers from this article that may be relevant: May one use a ponytail holder to make a ponytail in her hair on Shabbat? Making a ponytail and using a ponytail holder is permitted on Shabbat, as this is unlikely to cause the removal of hair (Yalkut Yosef, 303:15). So, in general, you can make a ponytail. However, ...


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In short if it is forbidden for you, for the gentile to do it for you, it is forbidden even if he volunteered (if he did it for a Jew). A few laws on this subject in the order they were codified Introduction The prohibition for having a gentile do a forbidden work for a Jew on shabos is Rabbinic (this was from shulchan ariuch harav 306.5) and the Rabbi's ...


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The most common custom is that there is no special duty for a single girl to light Shabbos lights at all. If anyone but the married woman of the house is lighting, the tradition is to light two. Including if a wife isn't home and the husband is lighting. Or your case. The Lubavitcher rebbe invented the practice of all girls lighting. It hasn't been going on ...


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Yehoshua was a prophet Mishneh Torah» Sefer Madda » Yesodei haTorah - Chapter Ten Halacha 5: When a prophet proclaims that another individual is [also] a prophet, we accept the latter as a prophet without requiring [any further] investigation. Thus, after Moses, our teacher, proclaimed that Joshua [was a prophet], all the Jews believed in him before ...


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With candles, their's a large variety of customs, so this is only a partial answer. Until marriage, girls light one candle. http://m.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/1221742/jewish/Do-Young-Girls-Light-Shabbat-and-Holiday-Candles.htm This is from the lubavitcher Rebbe. Unfortunately, I can't find the exact source of the article, but I heard the ...


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Maseches Shabbos 117 amud beis: We learn it from the verseויאמר משה : אכלוהו היום כי שבת היום לה', היום לא תמצאוהו בשדה This verse, said regarding the man (manna), speaking about Shabbos, says the word Hayom 3 times (the man was their meals in those days), so the גמרא says that we learn it from there. This is the verse you were referring to in your question. ...


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For what it's worth, it seems that those who daven Mincha late on Erev Shabbos don't strike the chest when saying Slach Lanu. This is printed in the Bobover Siddur, Siddur Harav.


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On Rosh Hashana, we recite Avinu Malekenu. However, some authorities maintain that one should omit the verse chatanu l'fanecha because it is like a viduy. The majority of the poskim hold that one may recite the verse as it is meant as a supplication, not a confession. However, they caution that one should not strike his chest as usual, lest it seem like a ...


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No. Source: see bottom of the page of the image attached. On Shabbos we don't say tachanun http://i.stack.imgur.com/pCDCz.jpg Edit: This is Siddur Tehillat Hashem


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Some opinions prohibit biking on the grounds that the bike might break and the rider be tempted to fix it and some on the grounds that it might create furrows in the ground which would be plowing (though only a rabbinic prohibition, if you don't intend it or benefit from it). Others hold that biking is prohibited as a mundane activity or that, as something ...


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Halachipedia citing O.C. 317:5, and other sources, says: A bow-knot, slipknot, or a single-knot isn’t a true Kesher-bind and is permissible even if it does remain in place for a while. [21] For example: a ribbon on a gift, a single bind on a shopping bag or garbage liner. It is permitted to tie a slip knot or bow without a underlying knot even ...


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In a Jewish Tribune article, Daniella Ashkenazy writes: Who walked off with the Israeli Ingenuity Award? Sarit Asharov, a Raanana manicurist who invested three years nailing down the reasons people bite their nails and published a book about how to stop for good. The secret? Like alcoholics and smokers – abstinence: never, never succumb to any contact ...


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My wife lets them stay up for candle-lighting which seems to satisfy them. Depending how late it is, you could also let them stay up for kiddush/hamotzi (which we've also done). However, actually eating a full meal with them without accepting Shabbos should be a problem. See Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 249:2: אָסוּר לִקְבֹּעַ בְּעֶרֶב שַׁבָּת סְעֻדָּה ...


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When my children were very young, we would eat dinner early (5 or 6) and let them stay up for kiddush after shul. Since it is earlier than the earliest candle lighting, there is no problem with eating. Since it is earlier than the earliest candle lighting time, we could not accept shabbos, and would thus be able to eat, since the meal will not run into the ...


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To put it quick: There are 3 issurim which come into play with someone doing Melocha for you: Amira - speaking, or instructing to do melocha; Benefeting - deriving from melocha which was done for you; Shliach - that is having melocha done for you (even if you don't benefit, or instructed anyone). So in order to avoid transgression one has to make sure ...


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Zadon Shabbos, knowing that it's Shabbos, does not mean that he knows every aspect of Shabbos. It means he knows that it's Shabbos. As Rashi heichi mashkachas lah says, that he knows it's Shabbos. The only thing is that too know it's Shabbos, you need to know at least one biblical law, or else in what way do you know it's Shabbos? We see later in the gemara, ...


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Har Tz'vi (Yore Dea 144) says it's forbidden (by Divine, not rabbinic, decree) as a part of the prohibition on removing hair on Shabas. (He notes that use of a chemical is one of the standard ways of removing hair, so this doesn't count as a case of kil'achar yad that would remove it from the Divine prohibition.) Sh'miras Shabas K'hilchasah 14:41 cites this ...


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Regarding Shabbat: In the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch סימן סח - דין תפלת הדרך ושאר דברים שצריכין לזהר בדרך it says: סעיף י"ב: מִי שֶׁהוּא בְּיוֹם שַׁבָּת קֹדֶשׁ בַּדֶּרֶךְ בַּמָּלוֹן וְיֵשׁ לוֹ מָעוֹת, אִם יָכוֹל לְהַפְקִידָן אוֹ לְהַצְנִיעָן, אָסוּר לְהַחֲזִיקָן בְּכִיסוֹ, שֶׁהֲרֵי הֵם מֻקְצֶה. וְאִם מִתְיָרֵא שֶׁמָּא יִגְנְבוּן מִמֶּנּוּ, יִתְפְּרֵן ...


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Um, yes. Depending on the type of illness involved, it is certainly pikuach nefesh. (Usually, something that is identified on a Medic Alert bracelet is something serious) Your argument that he is "[currently] in good health" is invalid -- if there is a concern (even sfek sfeika) that his life will be endangered later, one may violate Shabbos for that. For ...


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It is a Mitzva to desecrate Shabbat to save lives (OC 328:2), even if it is only doubtful if a life is in danger (329:3), and one should even do this Mitzva with alacrity (329:1). The Shulchan Arukh writes (328:15): אמדוהו (פירוש התבוננו במחלתו ושיערו) הרופאים שצריך גרוגרת אחת ורצו עשרה והביאו לו כל אחד גרוגרת כולם פטורים ויש להם שכר טוב מאת ה' אפילו ...


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Shulkhan Arukh 329:3 says that for a safek pikuach nefesh we violate Shabbat even in a situation where there are many safekot combined. In fact, if this were not the case, the doctor wouldn't be able to carry his phone on Shabbos at all! Presumably the reason the doctor is carrying his phone is because there is a significant chance that he could be ...


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According to Shemirat Shabbat K'Hilchato as cited here, there is a leniency regarding oil, which is how Wikipedia describes this product: Regarding applying hair cream on Shabbat, Shemirat Shabbat Kehilkhatah writes that one may be lenient and apply hair oil, but only in small quantities so that one should not come to squeeze it out of the hair. ...


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The candlesticks - if lit before shabbas and stay lit into shabbas - remain muktzeh and cannot be moved for the entire shabbas. (One may ask a non-jew to remove them if the place is needed). If the tray is designated for the candlesticks then the tray is considered a bosis (base for mukzteh) and is muktzeh for the duration of shabbas. Even if the ...



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