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Questions regarding halachic prohibitions of deriving pleasure or benefit.

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Are copies of the Temple's keilim assur behanaah?

The Talmud in Masechet Avodah Zarah 43a states Jews are forbidden from making replicas of items of the Temple. My question is: once a replica has been created, is it prohibited to derive any benefit ...
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Is prohibited melacha on chol hamoed issur hanaah

In Halacha, if a Jew does a form of melacha that is prohibited on chol hamoed, is what is created from that melacha issur hanaah after the fact? Or no, is it unlike Shabbat and it can be benefited ...
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Are animal fats cooked with dairy issur hanaah

According to Leviticus 7:24 forbidden fats from non shechita’d animals may be used for any purpose but eating. Therefore, is it permissible to cook them with dairy and/or sell them mixed with dairy? ...
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Is Gid Hanasheh issur hanaah

According to Halacha, is Gid Hanasheh considered issur hanaah, prohibited to benefit from, or merely prohibited to eat? Or is it similar to non kosher meat which is generally prohibited to make a ...
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Apparent contradiction between two Gemaras

The Gemara (Bechoros 9b) says that according to the Chachamim, foods which their benefit is forbidden is still considered food with regards to the laws of purity, including Orlah and Kilei Hakerem, ...
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Why no issur hana'a on leather from non-kosher animals?

In the second perek of Maseches Pesachim, there's a sugya dealing with a machlokes between Rabbi Abahu and Chizkiya regarding whether there is an issur hana'a in addition to issur achila regarding all ...
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Idols made by robots/machines

Maimonides says in Avodat Kochavim, Chapter Eight: It is permitted to derive benefit from anything that has not been manipulated by man or that was not made by man, even though it was worshiped [as a ...
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Can Avodah Zarah acquire a state of Hekdesh?

What's the Halachic status of Avodah Zarah which someone somehow pronounced Hekdesh (even accidentally, like choosing the wrong jug of oil)? Does the Avodah Zarah accept Hekdesh? If it can become ...
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Issues with owning publicly-traded stock of certain companies and deriving benefit from it? [duplicate]

Is it prohibited to own publicly-traded stock in a company that owns and runs restaurants that sell cheeseburgers and/or other foods where the meat and milk is mixed together while cooking or owns ...
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Petting an unredeemed firstborn donkey ("Peter Chamor")

The Talmud (Bekhoroth 9b) cites the opinion of Rabbi Yehuda that it is forbidden to derive benefit from a firstborn donkey before it is redeemed. This view is codified by the Rambam (Bikkurim 12:4) ...
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Money obtained by selling Tikrovet avoda zara

Talmud Kiddushin 58a says that Avoda Zara 'catches its value' (תופס דמיו) to be forbidden as itself: the money obtained from its sale is also forbidden. Now, what with tikrovet avoda zara (offerings ...
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Are crayons allowed?

If a non-toxic (but also non-food) wax crayon is known/suspected to contain both meat (e.g. stearic acid; see e.g. here) and milk (e.g. dairy-derived palmitic acid), may one use it or does it qualify ...
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Profit when escaping something

Is it considered a hanaa/profit from something, when the earning arrived from escaping this thing? Let's say an example: Reuven was walking in a town, and suddenly he saw a church. He then changed ...
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Does Chinese ancestor worship have the full status of idolotry?

In the front of a Chinese restaurant they have a small shrine - a succah less than a foot tall. Placed before it is a bowl of rice with vertical chopsticks and a plate of oranges. There is no idol ...
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