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There is a Jewish practice to tear one's clothes when in mourning. In recent times, it has become common for non-Orthodox Jews to tear a black ribbon pinned to their clothes rather than the clothes themselves in order to avoid damaging an article of clothing. I am not sure whether using the ribbon satisfactorily fulfills the obligation according to the ...


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Most of the poskim deem the cross as something that Christians remember Jesus by, but not as an actual tool of worshipping. Therefore most agree that you are allowed to use it for pleasure, etc. Thus say: Terumat HaDeshen in Ra'avyah's name, the Rama, the Ritva, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. This was taken from the following source (daily halacha based on Rabbi ...


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It's the Vaad Hakashruth of the Capital District, which the cRc currently says is acceptable. Inside the star is a "V"-and-"h" combination with a "C" in the upper-left and a "D" in the lower-right: VHCD is the initialism of the organization's name.


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I will try to briefly around the issue **Make it clear that I am not allowed to decide** 1- You need to clarify if today a christian symbol as a cross is an avoydo zoro, סוגיא של שיתוף ושל האמונה שיש כיום. יש גם ע"ז שביטלו אותה 2- You need to clarify if the food itself has this form or the package. 3- The object is an offering to an idole or ...


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After researching this more thoroughly I discovered that this topic was actually written about in Wikipedia entitled : "Four Holy Cities" https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Holy_Cities It seems the association of elements has only been since 1516. In the bibliography from the Encyclopedia of Judaism. Macmillan. p. 768. : "Term applied to the Erets Israel ...



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