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Questions tagged [contemporary-halacha]

Questions regarding halachot specifically relevant to the current era.

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Could there be a Halachik issue with using a DNA kit such as 23andMe?

Besides learning fun facts about one's DNA and ancestry, there's a lot of good that can come out of using one. For example: people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent can learn if they're predisposed to BRCA1 ...
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Hackintosh in Halacha

A Hackintosh is a bootlegged version of Apple's macOS loaded onto a computer that has not been manufactured by Apple and doesn't have a license to run macOS. According to Apple's macOS license, I. ...
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Halacha to discourage a convert once every 6 months?

A friend of mine told me that the halacha of discouraging a convert three times has a little nuance - the convert has to make the second and third attempt (to persuade the rabbi to let him convert) at ...
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Does a broker keep the leads he worked on?

A broker works at a Merchant Cash Advance Company and the company provides leads to the broker. The broker's job is to sort through those leads, identify the ones that are really interested, build ...
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Can I make a siyum on audio lessons?

Am I able to make a siyum on a mesechta that I learned by listening to audio lessons without actually reading any words inside? It appears that "shomea keoneh" wouldn't apply to audio recordings, so ...
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Can one sell a future contract?

In the modern marketplace, to protect against volatility and risk, people negotiate contracts that deal with things that are yet to become a reality. However, as I read the gemara in Bava Metzia 33b, ...
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Source for 37 Israeli Mitzvot Today

According to the accepted answer of this question, there are 37 mitzvot unique to the land of Israel that one can fulfill nowadays. Notably, however, he includes in that count mitzvot such as those ...
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Exceptions to the rule of washing ones hands in the morning

The Rosh Brachot 9:23 says "one needs to clean one's hands for davening and at night when sleeping one's hands might touch a dirty area". Rashba Tshuvah 1:191 says "because a person is recreated each ...
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Locating Ashdod Bais Din Ruling

I came across an article on Yeshiva World News regarding a the above Bais Din ruling on a Boy and Girl on whether they are married or not. Can someone help me locate this ruling. https://www....
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Merchant Cash Advance Business as a Broker

DISCLAIMER: This is a goy lending money to a goy with a jewish broker... Here's the business: You the Broker get 3 months of business bank statements & an application from the Business Owner. ...