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When does one need to be careful not to incite the Satan?

The Gemara (Berachos 19a) learns out from Yeshayah 1:9-2:1, that one should not say that something bad could have happened to him, so as not to incite the Satan. The question is: doesn’t David ...
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Is there a Rabbinical stance on "Ghost Hunting" and whether it is an allowable activity?

Strange topic but I was curious if anything existed in relation to it. "Ghost Hunting" can be done for different reasons. Typically, it's in reference to paranormal investigators seeking evidence of ...
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reckless endangerment

Is it possible to bring someone to beit din on the charge of reckless endangerment? If so - what is the correct terminology to describe this sort of crime? Let's define reckless endangerment ...
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What exactly is "the salt of sodom"?

One is obligated to wash one's hands after a meal due to danger of "sodom salt" which is said to cause blindness. R. Judah the son of R. Hiyya said: Why did [the Rabbis] say that it was a ...
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Is drunk driving an aveirah in the absence of secular laws against it and with no damages?

For the vast majority of the world, drunk driving (also known as drink driving, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)) is forbidden under dina d'malchuta dina since DUI ...
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May someone risk danger and harm to convert?

Historically there have been times where converting to Judaism was a crime punishable by the local rulers. The severity of the punishment in some instances was as extreme as being put to death. I ...
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What is the criteria of safek pikuach nefesh?

An expert in a particular field (a doctor, an actuary, etc.) can advise on the risk of mortality from a specific activity of anywhere between 0% and 100%. At what threshold of risk would the halacha ...
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Shaving(hair cuts) on Rosh Chodesh

What is the reason that hair cuts are not allowed(or advisable) on Rosh Chodesh according to Rav Yehuda Hachassid? A lot of things mentioned in the tzavvah should be avoided because of danger is this ...
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