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In addition to msh210's ideas, these would be appropriate esp. if the cup is silver (or gold!): Leaving inheritance for your kids is a mitzvah. So let the cup sit around for them. You can either sell it and donate the money to a tzedaka or donate the cup itself to an org. (Hey! How about "Yiddishe Cups"?)


Because it was intended for a mitzvah I'd rather use it for a mitzvah if there is such an option. I've never heard of such a thing, as far as I recall. I've heard that it's nice to reuse something for a mitzva if it was used for a mitzva, but not if it was merely intended for such use. But no matter: that's what you want, that's what I'll address. ...


The Talmud (Pesachim 114b) tells us that if you eat half of an olive's worth of Matza and then eat another half of an olive's worth of Matza you have fulfilled the obligation (to eat an olive's worth) provided you didn't wait too long in between. (Indeed it's quite reasonable that two bites need to be somewhat near each other in order to combine.) How long ...


Besides the fact that a mohel is performing the bris in order to bring the baby into the covenant, and must handle it as a religious ritual, there are also differences in the medical procedure. The minimum amount required for a bris is more than that required for a surgical circumcision. There are also problems involved with the clamps that surgeons use. A ...

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