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I received the following answer from the Star-K but it doesn't include detailed sources: The way this system works is that, when you open a faucet, hot water exits the tank. Cold water enters the tank in order to replace the hot water which has exited. The system recognizes the change in temperature in the tank, and activates the tankless heater. ...


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ילקוט יוסף קצוש"ע אורח חיים סימן שכב - דין נולד בשבת ה. מותר לעשות מי - סודה בשבת על - ידי הכלי המיוחד לכך שנקרא "סיפולקוס" או "סודה סטרים", ואין בזה שום חשש לא של עובדין דחול, ולא משום נולד, ולא משום מכה בפטיש. ובלבד שיעשה זאת לצורך השבת. ואם הותיר לאחר השבת אין בכך כלום. [ילקוט יוסף שבת כרך ג' עמוד תי]. Chacham Ovadia allowed this as well.


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Generally, Orthodox families do not make a huge fuss with Bnot Mitzvah ("B'not being the plural of "Bat") - at least not on the same level as a Bar Mitzvah. That means, that there is usually no festivity done in a synagogue. (Within the past decade or so, that has been changing very slightly, as some Modern Orthodox have started doing at least some small ...


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The answer to this is probably based in the method by which most of those creams work. They are an acid, and essentially burn the hairs off of your face. This is the same basis as many chemical cleaners work off of. That is discussed a bit here. Would you use hydrogen peroxide to clean with on shabbat? (Other than for a medicinal purpose)


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The Siddur is fine, but that PDF supposedly with just Shabbat Mincha, has cut it too soon. Here is the whole siddur PDF http://opensiddur.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Tefiloh-Sefas-Yisroel-Open-Siddur.pdf And you see there Shabbat Mincha has Pirkei Avot and Barachi Nafshi


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Shulchan Arukh, Orach Chayyim 551:6: כלים חדשים בין לבנים בין צבועים בין של צמר בין של פשתן אסור ללבוש בשבת זה ( ואנו מחמירין מראש חודש ואילך): New clothes, whether they are white or colored, whether made from wool or flax are forbidden to be worn on this Shabbat (and we are stringent not to do so from Rosh Hodesh Av onwards.) See Magen Avraham ...


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Shulchan Arukh, Orach Chayyim 554:17: אבל ומנודה שמהלכים בדרך מותרים בנעילת הסנדל וכשיגיעו לעיר יחלוצו וכן בתשעה באב >מיימוני והגהות מרדכי ריש פרק קמא): Shulchan Aruch seems to suggest a general leniency to wear shoes when walking in a public thoroughfare consisting of mainly non-Jews. Magen Avrham explains: Magen Avraham 554:17: מותרים בנעילת. ...


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By placing cold soup on a Blecht during Shabbat, we do NOT re-cook it, because this is NOT Bishul. The soup is merely re-heated below a temp. of Yad Soledet, about 45 deg. Celsius. This is why Rambam and others permit it, and this is my family's custom.


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Opinion #1 based on Hacham Ovadia Yosef On Erev Shabbat one may put a pot of raw food on a plata which is connected to a timer so that when the plata eventually turns on the food will cook. Since there are some poskim who do not allow doing so, one who refrains even though he is not required to is worthy of blessing. On Shabbat itself one may place a pot ...


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Check out The 39 Avoth Melacha of Shabbath by Rabbi Baruch Chait. It is designed for children, with the entire book being pictures. Each quarter of a page deals with a melacha, with pictures of different forms of the melacha around. It shows for each action whether it is d'oraita, d'rabbanan, or permitted. It does not delve into the reasons much (at all), ...


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From Rabbi Dovid Ribiat's The 39 Melochos (p. 378): a) Aerosol spray cans ... The Igros Moshe permits the use of aerosol cans on Shabbos because the scattering is not caused directly by blowing or wind-force, but rather by the pressure of the liquid as it is forced through the microconduits in the nozzle head. Since the scattering is not ...


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Agree with DoubleAA's comment. Abandoning his post could seriously risk life or limb. There's also the halachic concept of hezeka de-rabim, public safety. When it comes to the public (and this is the public), the thresholds are lowered for both probability and degree of damage that may ensue. Rabbi Benny Lau spoke of some case involving a gas leak in his ...


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Quoting from the Ezras Luach 5775 (this year): (Some have the custom to sing לכה דודי in the melody of " אלי ציון ".) The Haftorah is read (to the special melody of Eichah) from Isaiah 1:1-27. אב הרחמים; usual Mussaf; After midday one should learn only those topics that are permitted on Tisha B'Av itself. (There are authorities who permit ...


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There are no liturgical changes at all from what is done on a "regular" Shabbat. The only exception is that Tzidkatcha is not recited during Shabbat Mincha, since Tachanun is not recited on Tish'a B'Av itself, and, although the fast itself is postponed, the calendar date, actually is Tish'a B'Av. See this M.Y. question regarding reciting Pirkei Avot on ...


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I found in the Rivevos Ephraim 4:97:20 this question. Rav Ephraim Greenblatt asked Rav Nochum Kornmehl (Tiferes Tzvi) this question and Rav Greenblatt put it in his sefer: He answered that one should sew the feather to the hat because one might take the feather out since sometimes one will go out without the feather.


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If it is serving a decorative function, it's not a problem. (See Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 303 and 310 and Shemirath Shabbath K'Hilkhatha 18:12. Hypothetically, if there's a chance the one wearing it is likely to take it out in reshuth harabim, then there could be a reason to forbid it. See Orach Chaim 303:18. Also, if the hat has a stiff brim that is more ...


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All sources are from Yeshiva.org.il's detailed article about this. Note that i am relying on them being correct -- i did not check them. As we said in the question, there are two possible issues: Is it being warmed directly by the sun or not? Does the cold water get cooked upon entering? It is most definitely a machloket about whether or not it can be ...


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The earliest source that I have found is in Nehemiah. Here it is, with context: 28“The rest of the people—priests, Levites, gatekeepers, musicians, temple servants and all who separated themselves from the neighboring peoples for the sake of the Law of God, together with their wives and all their sons and daughters who are able to understand— 29all ...


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I recall hearing that it was an Horaas Shaa, a unique ruling just got that time. Perhaps, it can be understood that since the specific method of death was not commanded yet it was not a necessary part of the Hasraah. At that time the punishment consisted of the fact that he will get killed in some way. This is different from an התראת ספק, an unsure ...


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Thank you Fred for sourcing it. The majority opinion in the Talmud is that a warning "this carries the death penalty" is sufficient, without specifying what method of execution. As Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan's Living Torah puts it: Since it was not specified what must be done to him, they placed him under guard. The death penalty was specified (Exodus ...


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Even assuming the 7 days are symbolic/conceptual as opposed to literal does not mean that their commemoration cannot be with a literal 7th day. Indeed, if one loses track of the days of the week (e.g. at sea) he keeps every seventh day anyway. (There are many mitzvot where something concrete represents something conceptual, e.g. teffilin, sukka, korbanot, ...


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The best situation is where the fix could be done at any time over several days. Just as I may drop off dry cleaning at a non-Jewish cleaners on Thursday, for Monday pickup; I have nothing to do with the clothes on Shabbat [vs. if the cleaners picked it up from my house on Shabbat, it looks wrong]; and if s/he chooses to do the job (and it's priced by the ...


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I'm the developer of this app and Salmononius2 is spot on. I never really considered it but I guess this could be an issue for non strictly observant users... Will try to add a 'Bli Neder' mention at some point Enjoy the app and Shabbat Shalom Jeremy



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