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The Zohar (commenting on Bereshit 7:11) says that technological advancement will start in the year 5600, as a precursor and preparation for the Messianic Era. Read about it here. The Zohar (I:117a) reads this verse as an allusion to the following: “After six hundred years of the sixth millennium (the year 5600, corresponding to the civil year of 1840) ...
The answer is NO. It MUST be rain water. You can use a funnel to stream the rain down into it, but it has to come from the sky Boiling water was around for a very long time, and if it were permissable it would have been added to the talmus. in the 42 times, it only states that water must be from the heaven.
what would you need a projector for if you cannot play anything? is this a slide projector, tv projector? the quick answer is no, you cannot 'use' it, since you are not allowed to play with the tv or computer, and an overhead projector is not slide projector. hope that helps
Since you are not actually performing avoda zarah, as it is only simulated in a role playing game, you are not breaking any commandments (unless your gameplay extends into shabbas).
The doors operate on a infrared sensor. 'Technically' by walking in front of them, even 'piggybacking' when the infra hits you, it resets the timer for the doors to close. there really is no avoidance to this, especially if there is a fire alarm on the back door, and the windows are barred. Since there is no way around it, Ultraorthodox will avoid having ...
I don't think that counts as avodat elilim. Now, I guess one could say that doing such an act would be considered hana'ah because you derive benefit (in the video game) from performing such an act. However, role playing on a computer or even a board game never pops up in any literature that I have read that claims that the player is committing avodat elilim. ...
The prohibition of using electricity is partially Rabbinic, partially not. (This is not to imply that Rabbinic prohibitions are unimportant). However, there is a rule that if someone is sick (for certain degrees of illness) then Rabbinic prohibitions are permitted (are relaxed). This is not because they are unimportant but because when they were enacted in ...
Rav Daniel Mann based on Rabbi Mordechai Willig says it is permitted. The most serious issue is molid, creating a new reality by changing the phase of an object. The baraita (Shabbat 51b) forbids crushing ice and snow. Rashi explains that it is like a melacha, in that one creates something new, i.e., a liquid from a solid. Some say that, ...
Although we assume that our methods of time-keeping are much more accurate than those of previous periods in history, this is not entirely true. Over the course of history there have been very accurate methods of telling time which could even be used in the absence of the sun. Some of these methods include: Water Clocks - Time is measured by the ...
Rav Nissan Kaplan just discussed this aspect in his weekly Halacha Shiur in the Mir. Download the shiur at Using Water Filter on Shabbos
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