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I had hoped to have time to do a better summary, but this will have to suffice: Regarding forehead thermometers, there are a relatively large number of responsa: שו"ת מחזה אליהו סימן סה is of the opinion that it is forbidden both for writing as well as coloring. (His thermometer has the letters N and F that would light up if there was No Fever or Fever, ...


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As noted by others, the final p'sak is not clear. This is the subject of a chapter in the new book Headlines by R. Dovid Lichtenstein (published by OU and distributed by Menucha) He cites support for both sides but, in the summary, he says that it is clear to him that the woman who provided the egg is considered the child's mother, and not the woman who ...


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Until recently, you knew who the mother was because it's the lady out of whom this baby came. Hence the established practice for using the mother's name when praying for someone sick. There are many Talmudic precedents that some apply to this -- Rabbi Yissochar Frand has a tape on this that simply concludes "we're left in doubt." Do we compare it to grain ...


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I found this article: http://www.din.org.il/2015/01/18/עדות-באמצעות-סקייפ/ Which confirms the view of @IsaacKotlicky regarding testimony for a wedding or divorce i.e. since this testimony is עדות לקיומי the witnesses have to be in the place, although maybe it depends on the machloket of עדות עפ"י אומדנא. However if the case requires Edut just as a ...



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