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First: The `Arokh HaShulhan, Hilkhoth Tefillin, siman 43:1-14, explains the laws relating to bodily functions and the proper donning/treatment of tefillin at those times. Although the Rambam appears to be more mahmir and only allows one to urine in his tefillin under duress or if he forgot and began to relieve himself (see there), the Shulhan Arukh (and ...


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I think you are reading this wrong. ואמר אביי שי"ן של תפילין הלכה למשה מסיני וצריך שיגיע חריץ למקום התפר We have 2 distinct halachot here by אביי : שי"ן של תפילין הלכה למשה מסיני The Shin - as decribed by Rashi as being on the outside walls: שי''ן של תפילין. לבית חיצונה עושין כמין קמטים דקים בקלף ונראין בו כעין שי''ן וצריך שיגיע חריץ למקום ...


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The Rambam himself says in הלכות שביתת יום טוב - פרק ראשון כב יוֹם טוֹב שֵׁנִי אַף עַל פִּי שֶׁהוּא מִדִּבְרֵי סוֹפְרִים כָּל דָּבָר שֶׁאָסוּר בָּרִאשׁוֹן אָסוּר בַּשֵּׁנִי. וְכָל הַמְחַלֵּל יוֹם טוֹב שֵׁנִי וַאֲפִלּוּ שֶׁל רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה בֵּין בְּדָבָר שֶׁהוּא מִשּׁוּם שְׁבוּת בֵּין בִּמְלָאכָה בֵּין שֶׁיָּצָא חוּץ לַתְּחוּם מַכִּין אוֹתוֹ מַכַּת ...


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I always found army surplus bags perfect for everything. Hundreds of different sizes and shapes, materials, and usually any color you want as long as it's green. EBay and other places. Isaac suggested some recommendations: I find the Swiss Army bread bags nice. You've seen them. They fold like, interestingly enough, a clam. One side is leather and in some ...


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What side does someone with Situs inversus bang Since it is an explicit statement to bang the left side of the chest with the right hand, it should not matter whether or not one is wearing teffilin on the right hand.


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There is an inyan that one should not buy STaM from someone who is not a certified sofer. Someone could have a talent for checking, buying, and selling STaM without being really good at writing them. Such a person could have qualified as a sofer on the strength of his knowledge of halachos while only possessing limited skill at (or interest in) the ...



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