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According to the article posted here: The Shabbos App is completely unacceptable from a halachic standpoint, according to Rabbi Moshe Elefant of the Orthodox Union. ... Noted halachic authority Rabbi Yair Hoffman said that while the app could transform texting from an issur d’oraysa to an issur d’rabanon, it is still strictly forbidden and ...


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Just a copy/paste from a nice article on the subject found HERE Avigdor Shinan introduces “Eishet Chayil” in the Siddur that he edited and annotated, as follows: This biblical passage has been included in the Siddur since the 17th century (when Kabbalists established other portions of the Friday night liturgy, such as poem Lecha Dodi—jb). Its ...


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According to the Tur's OC 291 reading of the Rambam Shabbas 30:9 one should recite kiddush by the third meal and so did the Shibulei Haleket's Rebbi(Rav Meir Bar Moshe). See the Kesef Hamishna 4 who disagrees with such a reading and brings many opinions. He adds that one who is makdish does not lose anything. The Shibulei Haleket explains why we don't say ...


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A hat with a brim can keep your head and shoulders fairly dry in a light rain (but won't help with wind). Hats with a brim of a tefach or more might be a problem (h/t, err, to DoubleAA), so seek halachic guidance. This does assume that you will take the hat off when you arrive or that you don't care about it being wet, so if all you require is a kippah ...


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If you wear a hat, you can use a Shayne Coat, which will cover your clothes and your hat. (there are also shtreimel models of the coat)


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I've seen a bunch of people bring umbrellas to shul on Shabbat and leave them open during in the coat room during service. I know you're not supposed to open an umbrella on shabbat but there's a different rule for carrying an already open umbrella. If you open the umbrella before shabbat it's permissible in an erev. The torahmusings link suggests that you ...


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Rabbi David Ribiat in his 39 Melachos page 863 says that since mosquitoes are too elusive to be captured easily, therefore they may not be trapped on Shabbos. However, Daily Halacha | Congregation IKLF | 235 N. Main Street | Spring Valley | NY | 10977 says it would be permitted to trap if a child or an adult would suffer an allergic reaction. ...


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Since the Jewish year begins on 1 Tishrei and ends on 29 Elul, your question is essentially to translate 1 Tishrei and 29 Elul of every Shmita year into Gregorian. The Shmita years are those divisible by 7. Since 1900 these years have been: 5663, 5670, 5677, 5684, 5691, 5698, 5705, 5712, 5719, 5726, 5733, 5740, 5747, 5754, 5761, 5768, and 5775 (which began ...


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The ארחות שבת (by Rav Yosef Gelber and Rav Mordechai Rubin) in Vol. 2 on page 294 in Siman 20:154 discusses this. They write that one may wear a retainer - פלטה ליישור שינים - on Shabbat. In the footnotes they explain that since the "medical" action [of moving the teeth] is not apparent, but takes a long time, therefore it's permissible. Same logic should ...


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After Shabbat another Jew can benefit from this map/document. However, if it was an intentional desecration, the violator is never allowed to benefit from it. There are also those who pasken that b'shogeg (accidentally), all can benefit even that very Shabbat, and b'meizid (intentionally), even the violator himself can benefit after Shabbat. However, this ...


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Medicated cream prescribed by a doctor, etc. is problematic. Regular soft moisturizer cream that can be properly absorbed can be applied.. See http://doseofhalacha.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/cream-on-shabbos.html The Gemara (Shabbos 146) writes that it is forbidden miderabanan to spread oil, as it is similar to the act of memarayach, which is forbidden ...


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DailyHalacha by Rabbi Mansour writes Rabbi Yishak Yosef's opinion, which he got from his father- The vast majority of Halachic authorities disagree, and rule that one may not invite a guest if he will drive. Having a guest show up at one’s home on Shabbat by car, and then leaving by car, causes a Hillul Hashem (defamation of God), in that it creates a ...


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Mishna Berura 417:1 ר"ח וכו' - מנהג קדמונינו לברך את החודש בשבת שלפני ר"ח חוץ מלפני ר"ח תשרי ורמז לזה בכסה ליום חגנו The custom is to bless the new month on the preceding Shabbos, with the exception of Rosh Chodesh Tishrei. A hint to this is the verse "in hiding the day of our Holiday" I once heard an explanation that this is in line with the ...


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This article states: Unlike all other months, Tishrei was not preceded by a kedushas Shabbos -- Shabbos only came into existance after Rosh HaShana/Rosh Chodesh Tisrei. I should have given that idea more thought and explained it better. Putting aside the mysticism, what R' Leibele Eiger means (and it's also in the Shem m'Shmuel) is that what ...


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R. Reuven Margolios in his sefer Ollelos here explains that when the Sanhedrin used to determine the date of Rosh Chodesh according to the sighting of witnesses of the new moon, it was of course impossible to announce beforehand on which day Rosh Chodesh would fall. But later, when the Romans made decrees which disrupted the announcements of the Sanhedrin ...


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In truth, it's a very old מחלקת. It's mainly about the words יתגדל ויתקדש. Some מדקדקים thought that, even though we find both pata'h and tsérei occurrences for that type of word in the Torah, the normal one is with a tsérei, but in all old nuscha'os including rishonim, it's with a patach. This argument is brought by the סידור רב שלמה סופר מפרמישלה, whose ...


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from http://doseofhalacha.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/a-key-issue.html The Shemiras Shabbos Kehilchasa (18) writes that if the front door opens onto the street, one must open the door while still ’wearing the key’. R’ Yitzchak Yaakov Weiss held that if the keyhole doesn’t go all the way through to the other side of the door, one hasn’t placed the key into a ...


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I have not seen any all-inclusive siddur that includes everything you need - i.e. - every possible prayer for every day of the year including all the complete service (piyuttim) said for all the Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur prayers. If you have seen the "combo" Birnbaum Rosh Hashannah / Yom Kippur High Holiday machzor (no longer in print), it was hefty. As ...


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Artscroll's סידור יצחק יאיר is a good choice, as a good, complete siddur with a clear print. It is the standard siddur used in most shuls. You can buy them in practically any Jewish book store, or online (for example, here). There is a pocket-sized edition of the siddur. (Note: this siddur is nusach Ashkenaz; the Artscroll nusach Sefard equivalent is the ...


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Gezeira means the rabbis prohibited specific acts that could likely lead to Torah prohibitions -- e.g. if you're reading by the light of a low-quality candle, you may forget yourself and play with it to get better light. Shvus are categories of activity -- such as "business transactions" and "healing" that the rabbis banned. There had to be a technical ...


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First of all, being a doctor and healing the sick is not considered a Malacha (work on Shabbos). It is considered a Chachma, a gift, not a trade. See Rambam Hichos Refuah. There is a fantastic Steera (contradiction) found in the Rambam which points this out. In Hilchos Shabbos, the Rambam holds that one is prohibited from carrying an amulet, since ...


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in shulchan aruch siman reish samach beis seif beis it says ישתדל שיהיו לו בגדים נאים לשבת... you should have nice clothing for shabbos its brought in other places how yom tov is the same as shabbos however for davening there is a whole other set of halachos of how you need to be dressed (namely that you have to be "presentable") that is brought in shulchan ...


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R' Shlomo Zalman Auerbach (Nishmas Avraham 1:164) held that one with a a mild headache may take an aspirin if this will avoid his developing a more severe headache. One doesn't need to wait until he is very sick to take the medicine. R' Yehoshua Neuwirth (Shemiras Shabbos Kehilchasa 34:16) concurs. In addition, it would seem that tums are muttar to take ...


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These Pesukim start with the letters יעקב. This is generally said by Sephardic people (not sure about Ashkenazim/Temanim) who didn't have time to say Shir HaShirim, but Moroccans seem to always say it. The Avodat hashem Sephardic Siddur contains this passage and an explanation. The Pe'er Yisrael Moroccan Siddur also has this passage. AFAIK, no online siddur ...


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One more reason is shvisas keilim which is a gezeira dirabanan from the times of chazzal. And while Beis Hillel allowed one to leave his keili to continue a milacha that was started before shabbos, such as soaking material in dye or leaving a pot of food to continue cooking, as long as the other gezeiros were taken into account, Beus Hillel is in agreement ...


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As discussed here a major issue is using the towel to dry hair, with opinions ranging from permitted (as long as the towel absorbs the water completely) to completely forbidden, with the in-between view of allowing gentle patting. The Vilna Gaon would not go to the Mikvah at all on Shabbos to avoid this problem, even though he would generally go during the ...


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According to Rama 302:10, you may clean yourself with a towel, based on Derech Lichluch: This based on another concept called “derech lichluch”, which means that the water is applied in a dirtying manner. When drying hands on a towel, the towel does not become cleaner; on the contrary, it gets dirty. So even though water is coming in contact with ...


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Using the logic of pikuach nefesh, why would there be a restriction for any reason? If the most efficient means of protecting a life involves a gun, then it would be no different than driving a car to the hospital rather than waiting for the ambulance. I have heard rabbis and doctors refer to someone who insisted on walking to the doctor (or the rav for a ...


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I don't have much to add to the Rabbi's excellent answer. However, I want to point out that, with the blood, there may be a distinction between using a disposable and a non-disposable cloth. According to some Poskim, although soiling an object is not a Biblical violation--since the melachah of tzovaya refers only to improving or beautifying something through ...


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Before answering, i'm going to quote the entire se'if for a bit of context: אסור לצאת בשבת וביום-טוב ממקום ששבת, יותר מתחום, שהוא שני אלפים אמה. ומקומו של אדם הוא ארבע אמות. והינו אם היה בין השמשות בשדה. אבל אם שבת בתוך העיר, כל העיר היא מקומו. ועבורה של עיר, נחשב גם כן לעיר. ואיזה הוא עבורה. שבעים אמה ושני שלישי אמה, ושיך לעיר אע"פ שאין שם בנין, והוא ...


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Sh'miras Shabas K'hilchasah 3:78: It is forbidden to classify mixed flatware in order to organize each type into the compartment designated for it. Likewise, it's forbidden to take all the pieces of one type and dry them and then put them in their compartment. But it's permissible to put each piece of flatware into its compartment immediately after ...


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the chasam sofer (shu"t cheilek vov siman tes) qoutes the shaloh answering this question moshe wrote the sifrei torah "bi-hasvoas hakulmos (he wrote with feathers in between each of his hands) which is no better then writing with your weaker hand and that is only a derabanan (which was only institued later) a lot better of a question would be how was it ...


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according to some opinions (the riff rosh (yuma daf pay aleph omud beis) and others it is a torah obligation (midioraisah) (and acording to all others it is at least a rabinic obligation (midirabanan) that a person must add "from his own time" to the shabbos both in the beginning and the end (the term for this is called tosefes shabbsos) in other words on ...



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