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The intent being to mislead, i should think it assur.
From Maimonides' Mishneh Torah (Repentance Chapter 1:1) it seems Teshuva - returning/repentance (at least nowadays*) is an essential ingredient of atonement for all categories of sin: ...[the sacrifices] do not atone for them until they repent and confess verbally, as it says: he shall confess the matter in which he sinned (Leviticus 5:5). ...their ...
The Ramcha"l in Mesilas Yeshorim Chapter 4 touches on this subject. He writes: Just as the Holy One Blessed be He does not allow any good deed, small as it may be, to go unrewarded, so does He not permit any bad deed, however small, to go un-judged and un-passed upon, contrary to the thinking of those who wish to talk it into themselves that the ...
The Talmud (RH 4a) tells us that Tzedaka, like any other Neder, is included in the Biblical prohibition of Bal Te'acher (don't delay paying up your vows). However, unlike ordinary vows for sacrifices for which one does not violate unless they don't bring the sacrifice before 3 consecutive festivals have passed (Rambam Maaseh Korbanot 14:13), the Talmud tells ...
Tsedaka and maaser should ideally be given as one receives income. Nevertheless in a related answer I referred to two sefarim on the laws of tsedaka which allow for yearly clearing of your maaser debts at the longest. Both R Avrohom Chaim Feuer in The tsedakka treasury and R Shimon Taub's in The laws of tsedakah and maaser) allow yearly accounting of ...
We probably look at it as 24 hours in Jerusalem (not on the poles) See this regarding the date line
I would imagine that you would use the Moon as Gen 1:14-19 says. Days are defined by both Sun and Moon as above verses say, precisely for cases like this.
Since I wrote up the question, a related question was asked and answers there bring very interesting and relevant sources for my question here. I think we can now answer positively that indeed anyone renting a dwelling in chutz laaretz for more than 30 days needs to put a mezuza immediately and make a blessing according to the majority opinion From ...
When reciting prayers, beyond saying the words clearly, one should maintain focus on the words he is saying. Different people have different preferences about this. For some, it is hard to maintain concentration for a long period of time so they prefer to say the words somewhat faster. For others, it is easier to concentrate if they slow down and take a lot ...
The relevant date is the date when he hears who vowed and what they vowed. (Rambam Nedarim 12:21, Shulchan Arukh YD 234:21,31-32)
Following @Yirmeyahu's lead I found my copy of the Eye of the Needle with the full copy of the article you are looking for. I scanned it here. See end of page 3 and page 4. It is not a straight interview of R Moshe Feinstein but an essay based on his call for action to yeshiva students.
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