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We already know of the use of Shabbat elevators is considered by many to be halachically okay. Thus, using an escalator would fall under the same territory. So long as the rider doesn't have control to change the direction or speed of the mechanical device or otherwise force a change in the power used, no problem. On a less halachic note, the ideal of ...


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In Rabbi Eider's Halachos of Shabbos page 322 footnote 657, he quotes a list of Rabbis who say this is assur. In order of his quoting them: Rav Y. Henkin in Euros Yisroel page 122. Tzitz Eliezer chelek 2 siman 6 & 7. Chelek three siman 18. Chelek 7 siman 16. Minchas Yitzchok chelek 4 siman 26. He mentions as well that according to some opinions ...


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The tags are probably not muktze machmat chesron kis. In order for something to attain that status of muktze, it usually must be quite valuable (ex. a brit milah knife, etc.) so that the only conceivable thing you could do with the object is either prohibited or just not use it at all. (Shulchan Aruch Siman 308.1) It appears to me however that it does fit ...


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Shulchan Aruch HaRav Hilchos Talmud Torah 3:12 says in part: וכל אדם צריך ליזהר להוציא בשפתיו ולהשמיע לאזניו כל מה שלומד בין במקרא משנה ותלמוד אלא אם כן בשעת עיון להבין דבר מתוך דבר וכל מה שלומד בהרהור לבד ואפשר לו להוציא בשפתיו ואינו מוציא אינו יוצא בלימוד זה ידי חובת מצות ולמדתם אותם And every person has to be careful to say the words with his ...


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I don't know wether or not you fulfill your obligation of Talmud Torah but rest assure that in Shemayim you will get great rewards for doing the 'mitzvah' of learning. It may not be an actual mitzvah, fulfillment of the commandment, as we know it, but it is a mitzvah in the sense that Hakadosh Baruch Hu is proud of you for doing it and that He rewards you ...


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The answer to Can one run a surveillance Camera on Shabbos? quotes Dose of Halacha as saying, with regards to a surveillance camera: R’ Moshe Feinstein (in a letter to R’ Yisroel Rozen of the Tzomet Institute) wrote that as the data is not being permanently recorded, it is at worst a derabanan. Although the cameras operate for security purposes, the ...



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