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If having the correct time may save someone's life, then it's permitted. Even if it's possible to ask a non-Jew instead, if this might cause a life-endangering delay, it is permitted. However, if there will definitely be a non-Jew available to ask, and asking will definitely not cause a life-threatening delay, or if not knowing the time won't cause a ...


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Partial answer: There is no Shabbos problem of sending it even if it is already Shabbos where the recipient is (see last paragraph here).


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Using a Kindle is definitely permitted, as the Kindle did not even exist when the ancient texts were written, so they can't forbid it.


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Rambam Hilchos Shabbos 10:11 says that gluing two pieces of paper together on Shabbos is a Toldah (offshoot) of Tofer (the biblical prohibition against sewing on Shabbos). המדבק ניירות או עורות בקולן של סופרים, וכיוצא בו--הרי זה תולדת תופר וחייב One who glues pieces of paper or leather to each other with scribe's glue (קולן של סופרים), or anything ...


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I have heard that if the exertion is unnecessary for Shabbos and it causes you to break a sweat than it is forbidden and in the category of exercise. When the shulchan aruch says "bachurim" who enjoy jumping around (kfitzasam) and running - the usual sense of that word is "young boys" - not "young people" which nowadays means under 30 or even under 40! I ...


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It depends on the motive: The Shulchan Aruch OC 301:2 says: ב. בחורים המתענגים בקפיצתם ומרוצתם מותר וכן לראות כל דבר שמתענגים בו וכן מותר לטייל My loose translation: Young people who enjoy running may do so, and also to see something enjoyable. It is also permissible to take a pleasure walk. See MB there who says it is even muttar lechatchila. As ...


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Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 19:9 says: טעה במעריב ליל ראשון של פסח והתפלל תפלת שמונה עשרה של חול, ונזכר לאחר שהתחיל ברך עלינו שהדין הוא שצריך לסיים כל אותה ברכה (כמו שנתבאר לעיל סימן ע״ו) אינו אומר טל ומטר כיון שגם הציבור אינם אומרים. ואם חלה השאלה (הוא יום התחלת לשאול טל ומטר) ביום שבת וטעה והתפלל של חול והתחיל ברך עלינו גם כן אינו אומר טל ומטר כיוון שהציבור ...


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This is found in a gloss of the Maharsham on Orchos Chayim (OC 532:3): ולמאי דאיתא בסוטה י״ח ע״א השקה בסיב ובשפופרת מהו דדלמא אין דרך שתייה בכך אם כן היה מקום להתיר לשתות דרך שפופרת גם בשבת במקום צער באופן זה דבדרבנן כל תיקו להקל ועוד די״ל דבעושה על ידי שינוי ל״ש למיגזר כדאיתא כה״ג בביצה י״ח ע״א מתוך שלא הותרה לו אלא על ידי דליו זכור ...


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Yehuda Wiesen wrote a "Guide to Practical Halacha and Home Ritual for Conservative Jews" (available here), from which I quote (from the section concerning Shabbat): There are many and various so called minor restrictions, some of which the Conservative movement seems to follow and others that it does not. For example, Orthodox typically avoid use of ...


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It is not clear what R' Moshe held, as he is quoted elsewhere (Tiltulei Shabbo, p 119) as taking a stricter approach. For other opinions see here: http://doseofhalacha.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/pets-on-shabbos.html R’ Moshe Feinstein (Igros Moshe 5:22:21) writes that small birds that are usually played with are not muktza, though elsewhere (Tiltulei ...


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It really depends. Was the dish cooked before? If it was, and is a dry food, or is a liquidy food and is still warm (This is the Rema's opinion, the Mechaber requires it to be yad soledes), there is no problem of cooking on a biblical level. If it's a cool liquid, there may be a biblical prohibition (See chazon ish who assumes that Rema concedes that this ...


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As was pointed out by @DoubleAA in the comments, the turning on of many types lights is biblically prohibited on the sabbath. I will address in this answer those types of lights assumed by some to be only rabbinically prohibited. Even something which is only rabbinically prohibited is included in the prohibition of Amira LiNachri (asking a gentile). The ...


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I could see parralels between this and the shabbat elevator, going on a boat ride from before shabbos untill after shabbos, and riding a bicycle on shabbas. Elevator According to the tzomet institute, the following criteria are required to make an elevator "kosher" for shabbat usage. What is needed for an elevator to operate as a "Shabbat elevator?" A ...


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There is an argument in the Talmud as to whether an action that causes an unintended violation of the Shabbat is permissible to perform. (SOURCE TBA) Rabbi Yehuda claims that violations of Shabbat performed without direct intent are still forbidden (even Biblically, according to most Rishonim). For example if someone drags a bench across a field, ...


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When the pot is taken off the fire, it is still a kli rishon. The soup ladel is a kli sheni and the bowl a kli shlishi. However: If the soup ladel gets as hot as the soup it may be a kli rishon as well. Not everybody holds of a kli shlishi. If the soup has a davar gush in it, e.g. noodles or kreplach, the davar gush may be treated like a kli rishon. It is ...


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I asked the proprietor of the Beis Medresh in question, and he said the main issue is קריע - tearing. It is a discussion in Achronim (see here) exactly what the nature of tearing is that is forbidden. Following the view that it is separating two things that are glued or woven together (quoted in the פלא יועץ in the name of the Baal HaTanya and the Brisker) ...


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Yes a Mashgiach can enter a restaurant, hotel or factory on Shabbos for the purpose of supervising. It happens all the time. In Israel too. (Source: Experience and people I know who have done it and do it. I once worked a Pesach Hotel over Yom Tov. The 20 minute Seder was particularly fun /sarc). A restaurant has some particular complications when it is ...


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The Shulchan Aruch writes (263:12) that if one is a member of a community/congregation that accepts Shabbos early, he must accept Shabbos early along with them. This is true even if the person doesn't actually daven along with that congregation, and is determined by the time that the shul recite Mizmor Shir (M.B. 261:31). This applies even applies to a ...


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I do not have a copy of Igros Moshe with me so this is from memory. However, I looked it every summer for several years. Rav Moshe Feinstein paskens that bringing in Shabbos early is an individual decision. In fact, a wife can delay lighting candles until the actual zman even if her husband has gone to the "early minyon". He deals with the cases of the ...


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I found a Minchas Yitzchok (5:32:2) and an Az Nidabru (2:30) which prohibit, and a Shmiras Shabbos Kihilchasah (ch 18 note 70) which permits. I have seen the Az Nidabru misquoted as permitting. What he actually says is that people who sit out in the sun are only doing it because it's enjoyable and not to get a tan, and therefore it's permitted. ...


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While one listening to Kiddush doesn't need to drink ANY wine, one should preferably drink some wine - ideally Kos Shel Bracha. The Shulchan Aruch actually writes that one shouldn't drink from the same cup as another. According to the Shulchan Aruch Harav, though, if the wine was poured out into other cups before Kiddush, those are also considered Kos Shel ...


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The Sefer Avnei Yashfei 8:54:1 writes that if one forgot to put on teffilin and was mekabel shabbas after plag and even made kiddush(actual story happened) he can put on teffilin since he accepted shabbas by mistake and would not forgo his mitzva of teffilin if he remembered. He brings a few sources for support,the Taz 600:2,The Shoel U'Mashiv 2:23 and it is ...


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no, as all Jews are obligated to keep shabbos and your room mate may not ask you nor derive benefit from any action you take which violates shabbos


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R. Neuwirth in Shemirat Shabbat Kehilchata (16:24) writes that one should not wear ordinary sunglasses in a place where there is no Eruv because they are not considered clothing. However, if the sunglasses are never taken off even indoors (eg. for medical reasons) then they are considered clothing and can be worn even outdoors with no Eruv. In footnote 94 he ...


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don't think it matters either way. glasses are part of your clothing. you don't need an eruv for clothing, only things you are actually carrying. another example... using a shabbos shabbos key belt. no longer carrying because the belt is now part of your clothing


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Unlike typical food certification, there is nothing exceptionally special about the Star-K certification of appliances. They look at the specifications and functions, and apply their Poskim's understanding of the application of Halacha. The non-certified one can be shown to any Rabbi competent in that area and he can decide if the mode has any issues you ...


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There is definitely one in a library in Denmark and in Regensburg (kind of close to you?) http://www.worldcat.org/title/piyutim-le-shabatot-ha-shana-le-fi-minhag-ashkenaz-piyyutim/oclc/466173928 http://www.worldcat.org/title/piyyutim-las-sabbatot-has-sana-le-pi-minhag-askenaz-liturgical-poems-for-the-years-special-sabbaths-piyyutim/oclc/632462311 I think ...


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Mishna B'rura 188:13 and Aruch Hashulchan 188:7 say you say "R'tze" and continue with "Uvne" thereafter.


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You are obligated to treat them with an attitude of respect, and speak to them respectfully. However, you should still keep shabbos, kosher, and the like, despite their wishes to the contrary. (When it comes to something like a custom or chumra, it can vary.) That means saying "I love you mom, but sorry, I feel that I need to eat kosher", not "mom you ...


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I had asked this question to a professor of Hebrew many years ago and he told me that the word שבת is female. The confusion arises because the Torah often refers to the day of שבת, which is male. Thus, 35:2 refers to the seventh day שֵׁשֶׁת יָמִים תֵּעָשֶׂה מְלָאכָה וּבַיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי יִהְיֶה לָכֶם קֹדֶשׁ שַׁבַּת שַׁבָּתוֹן לַיהֹוָה כָּל הָעֹשֶׂה ...


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A similar question is also discussed in the context of the night time kiddush where many people have the custom to begin with the word "yom hashishi", which is also the last two words of a pasuk, without quoting the entire pasuk. The Chosam Sofer (Orach Chayim 10, 4th paragraph here) discussed this particular example, mentioning that some forbid this ...


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There's a general rule that if a parent asks or makes you violate any halacha, you should not listen to them. As you know, within halacha there are interpretations, minimal requirements and leniencies. You need to have a clear understanding of how these work for each action and situation. So, while I have mentioned a general guideline, there si no tacit ...



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