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comment When you're trapped by someone Davening behind you
Sounds familiar. The Taz is a lone opinion as well, but used beshaas hadechak.
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comment Can one use a water butt(s) as a keli mikvah?
@DoubleAA, I would think netila would either need a keli, a mikve mayim (some are lenient that it just has to have enough to cover the hands) that isn't zochalin or a mayan. I wouldn't think a flowing faucet qualifies for that part.
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comment Amira Lakum: say you can't say?
@yehuda True, shutting it off is not benefiting from the guf hamelacha. Turning it on is more problematic, but, as you implied, if a person gets sick from the heat, he is a choleh and may ask directly.
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comment Making mistakes in shemone esri
How are you distinguishing a shatz from anyone davening a private tefilla who makes a mistake? Are you asking if we replace the shatz?
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answered When you're trapped by someone Davening behind you
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comment Onot perisha with birth control
He must mean that the chavod daas would say that the terumas hadeshen applies it here as well (as opposed to those who only apply the terumas hadeshen to bedikos). But the chavos daas himself (186:3) argues on the terumas hadeshen's entire idea.
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comment Bracha for fruit that is part of the meal
@AvrohomYitzchok, related. Not a duplicate.
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comment Bracha for fruit that is part of the meal
I recall the hilchos Brachos book (not the Forst one) discusses different scenarios- fruit plates, appetizers, side dishes. I do remember it saying that if your meal is a fruit plate, you do not make a bracha. I don't have the book, and I'm not comfortable remembering anything else.
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comment Onot perisha with birth control
Dov, I think that is referring to the couple checking themselves. Eg. they need not check prior to 14 days. Regarding separation diring the onah, I think there is a similar concept that is disputed in the achronim. I'll have to dig up a source later.
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comment Onot perisha with birth control
@Mark, see my comment above.
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comment Onot perisha with birth control
@Dave, actually, I originally thought that was so even by an aino kavua, but acc. to Taz 189:20, anything not kavua becomes undone with 1 opposing incident.
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answered Onot perisha with birth control
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comment Teachings of Chabad (Lubavitch) - controversial or not?
@mochinrechavim, if you have a source that chabad teachings are controversial, why don't you post that as an answer?