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Rav Yosef Henkin has this to say in Kisvei HaGria Henkin part two, page 60 siman 46. Concerning hagaala for rubber utensils and plastic utensils, it seems that it helps. Only with earthenware vessels where we see the abortion which never comes out completely, there hagaala does not work as per Pesachim 30. Also as far as tevila goes it seems they don't ...


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This question is dealt with by Dose of Halacha: R’ Yechiel Yaakov Weinberg (Seridei Aish 1:46) writes that the acharonim are lenient regarding plastic and such utensils may be kashered through hagalah (placing in boiling water). R’ Eliezer Waldenberg (Tzitz Eliezer 4:6:3) compares plastic utensils to stone ones and permits kashering through hagalah. ...


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There are many shittos and the majority does not allow it. Ohel Yitzchak – one may not use it Eshel Avraham pg 36 (not the Pri Megadim) – maybe one can light such a menorah Bais Yitzchak YD basar bchalav siman 120 – One is not yotzei with electric Har tzvi OC 2:114 os 2 – one is not yotzei with an electric menorah Taharas Hashulchan OC siman 673 – ...


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(או"ח צז) אם נשמט טליתו ממקומו יכול למשמש בו ולהחזירו, אבל אם נפל כולו אינו יכול לחזור ולהתעטף בו, דהוי הפסק. there are plenty sources that could be used to say it is ossur, however there are others that would denote heter. bottom line i think that one must switch it off, as i wrote above. its not all about sources, its about understanding and feeling what ...


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Rabbi Frand has a tape where he says he likes to drink grape juice all the time, and wondered about this -- it would be a lot cheaper if he could buy regular (non-kosher) grape juice. He was told even with today's fancy-schmancy machinery, there's a human hand someplace in the factory unclogging a filter or the like every so often.


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Probably because of what the Shulchan Aruch, Yoreh De'ah says in סימן קכה - דין יין הבא מכח עובד כוכבים וכח כחו ב: כֹּחַ כֹּחוֹ כְּכֹחוֹ דָּמִי. וְאִם הוּא כֹּחַ כֹּחַ כֹּחוֹ, כְּגוֹן קוֹרַת הַגַּת שֶׁגִּלְגְּלָהּ עוֹבֵד כּוֹכָבִים, שֶׁיֵּשׁ שָׁם ג' כֹּחוֹת: הַדַּפִּין וְהַגַּלְגַּל וְהַקּוֹרָה, (ד) בְּדִיעֲבַד מֻתָּר אֲפִלּוּ בִּשְׁתִיָּה. ‏ And ...


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If I may toot my own horn, I have an app, "Real Clear Daf," which is packed with features to facilitate your Gemara learning (e.g. dictionary, blog, note-taking, audio shiur, etc.). It's available for both Android and Apple and it's absolutely FREE! Links to the App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.realcleardaf.mobile&hl=en ...


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Also from the creator of Jstream (see also this answer): A Brochos app, with an easy to use list of food items and the proper brochos A Sefira reminder Disclaimer: I know the developer personally


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I'm actually working on a siddur right now! I have been using InDesign and Mellel (both require a license, and Mellel is more affordable). If you are using a Mac, the most up-to-date version of Pages has RTL support. One thing to be aware of with InDesign is that if you're not careful, words may migrate between lines (a problem only with justified text). ...



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