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To what extent may Jews use natural resources

The tragedy of the commons is a concept that if you have a (generally natural) finite resource with everyone having access to it, it will eventually get overused. My question is, to what extent are ...
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Is it permissible to trespass without damaging someone’s property

According to Halacha, is it permissible to go and trespass on someone else’s property if one doesn’t damage their property? For example, If one is on a trip to work and they can do a shortcut through ...
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Broken teffilin box

If a plastic teffilin case is broken by being chipped into different pieces, but the leather boxes as well as the leather straps are intact, do they need to put the whole teffilin in Geniza? Or should ...
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Winnow of piles with objects that just fell

If there is a pile (say of leaves), and somebody drops an object into it on Shabbat, are they allowed to throw it into the wind so they can retrieve the object they just dropped? Does the prohibition ...
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Netilat Yadayim with public water fountain

If there is a publicly owned water source that everyone uses (like a public fountain of water), is there an issue with using it for Netilat Yadayim? In this case the liquid is clean. Would it be an ...
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Torah as a bar metzra

The Gemara in Shabbos 88b, shows a famous dialogue between Moshe Rabbeinu and the melachim, when Moshe ascended to the Heavens, after Matan Torah. And Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi said: When Moses ...
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