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frozen food delivered on shabbat

If one ordered frozen food from an online store and it happened to be delivered at the person's front door on shabbat (unintended) would it be permissible to place the food in a freezer (with no light ...
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Can one return a package that has chametz that arrived during Pesach?

Excerpt from this M.Y. answer: QUESTION: What should be done if a package containing chametz arrives at one's home or business during Pesach? DISCUSSION: One who knows - or even suspects - that the ...
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Deliveries during Pesach

May one request/accept/open a delivery of something (let's say, an Amazon order, a present from a friend) during Pesach? I'm not talking about during Yom Tov days, and I'm not talking about potential ...
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אגרת הרמב״ן versus חרם דרבנו גרשם [duplicate]

Rabbeinu Gershom (also known as Me'or Hagolah, the "Light of the Diaspora" - a Rishon who lived approximately 1000 years ago) issued a Cherem (ban) on unauthorized reading of private letters. This ...
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Returning a wrongly delivered letter

I normally think of lost property as being found in a public place (see Devorim 22 (2) “you shall bring it into your house”). If it is already in a person's house as with a wrongly delivered letter (...
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Magazine subscription that doesn't cancel

Many magazines (in the United States, anyway) today find the main profitability is in having higher subscriber numbers to show advertisers and really don't care if the subscriber is paying. The main ...
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Sealing an envelope on shabbat

On Shabbat, is it permissible to seal an envelope that does not require moistening, ie an envelope that has a PEEL & SEAL flap?
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Can one use ma'aser money to pay for shipping a donation to charity?

If one orders an item to donate to a charitable organization, such as a shul or Yeshiva, and wants to deduct the value of the item from his ma'aser money, can he deduct the shipping costs? Does it ...
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Forwarding e-mail

Is there a halacha or other rabbinical consensus concerning a sole recipient of an e-mail forwarding the message to another person? I ask this question in the context of business. I recently received ...
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Sending emails to people who will read/answer them on shabbat

Is it permissible to send an e-mail on Friday afternoon, knowing it will be answered or at least read on shabbat by a Jew? I am inclined to think that, since the alternative to someone reading/...
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Lost package; who is responsible

If a seller sent an item to a customer via the postal service, the postal service claims to have left it at the house, and the customer claims it has not been received, who is responsible for the loss?...
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Magazine not delivered - what are they responsible for?

If someone has a subscription to a Jewish weekly or magazine or newspaper (for example: Mishpacha, Binah, Ami, Jewish Press, Yated, Hamodia, etc.) and they are supposed to deliver on a specific day of ...
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Scheduling a USPS Pickup for Shabbos

So it turns out that the USPS has a feature where you can ask them to come and pickup a package. So you go online to their site, enter your information, choose a date for the pickup, and tell them ...
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Newspaper delivery on Yom Tov

Is getting a Paper delivered on Yom Tov allowed? If not what may be done with it upon Delivery? as always (CYLOR)
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Deliveries on Shabbos

This is a two-part question: What do you do if while you are at home during Shabbos, someone knocks at your door, and when you open it a delivery person (UPS/FedEx/USPS/DHL etc.) hands you a package ...
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Neighbors inappropriate mail

If I see a neighbors inappropriate mail, am I allowed to throw it out?
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Mail Delivery on Shabbos

Can you take in the mail on Shabbos?
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