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Benefitting from desecrated tombstones

We learn in Sanhedrin 48a: ת"ש נפש שבנאו לשם חי מותר בהנאה הוסיף בו דימוס אחד לשם מת אסור בהנאה הכא במאי עסקינן דרמא ביה מת Come and hear! A tomb built for a man still alive, may be used. If, ...
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Explanation of מיגו דהאי לאו דאיסורא הוא דהאי נמי לאו איסורא הוא

The Shulchan Aruch in Y.D. 110:7 writes (based on Zevachim 74a and 77b, as explained by Rashi): דָּבָר שֶׁאֵינוֹ בָּטֵל מֵחֲמַת חֲשִׁיבוּתוֹ, כְּגוֹן בַּעֲלֵי חַיִּים וּבְרִיָּה, וַחֲתִיכָה ...
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Are conjoined twin animals inherently treif

According to Halacha, are animals which are conjoined twins considered injured and therefor inherently treif and non kosher even if from a kosher species? Or no, if they are from a kosher species and ...
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Does Orlah apply to hydroponic grown trees

Apparently it is possible to grow trees in hydroponic systems. I am curious, according to Halacha would fruit grown from hydroponic grown trees be subject to the laws of Orlah? Or since they are not ...
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Minimum amount of dirt required for covering blood

Halacha mandates when Jews do shechita of chickens and wild animals they cover their blood with dirt. The question I have is what the minimum amount of dirt is necessary to use to fullfill this ...
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Are Jews allowed to give gentiles gifts to avoid chillul hashem

The general Halacha from the Talmud in Masechet Avodah Zarah is that Jews are not supposed to give gentiles gifts randomly due to the prohibition of Lo Techanem. However I am curious if it is ...
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Using dammed river for Mikveh

Is it a halachic option to use a lake that was made from a dammed river for a mikveh? So the river goes from the land to the ocean but it is blocked by a dam to create a lake, would it be okay for ...
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Can pledged cash be exchanged for other cash?

Authorities like the Or Zaru'a have been so stringent as to say that even mental pledges are binding when it comes to gifts to the poor. Many less extreme opinions hold that verbal pledges of the same ...
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May a convert/woman be the president or CEO of a tzedakah organization

According to Halacha, people who convert to Judaism or Jewish women are not permitted to have some positions of authority over born Jews. My question is, does being a president or CEO of a tzedakah ...
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What is the dividing line between a segulah and nichush

The Torah in Leviticus 19:26 prohibits the following of omens, also known as issur nichush. I am curious what the dividing line between a Segulah, which are kabbalistic charms or signs of certain ...
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Is a carrying handbag on arms Lo Yilbash on a man

According to Halacha, is it lo Yilbash (cross dressing) for a man to carry a handbag or purse on his arm? Or is there any heter for men to have them if they need it for storage?
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Should someone tithe unemployment benefits and severance pay?

I know you're supposed to tithe your after-tax wages as well as gifts of money. However, if a Jew is receiving one instance of severance pay and is eligible for unemployment benefits, do they tithe ...
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Do blenders need to be kashered

According to Halacha, do blenders previously used for non kosher foods need to be kashered, or merely washed? Furthermore, do they need to be kashered if one plans to use it for fleishig and then for ...
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Can left handed people place a mezuzah on left side of doors

The basic halacha is that a mezuzah should be placed on the right side of the door. My question is, if a person is left handed is it permissible for them to attach it to the left side of the door? Or ...
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Do you have to honor parents’ demand for Chumra

According to Halacha, do you have to honor your parents’ demand for you to observe Chumrahs? In the rule of Kibbud Av Veim, do parents have the right to tell their children to observe stringencies ...
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May a Jew Benefit from non-Toiveled utensils

According to Halacha, is it permissible for a Jew to benefit from selling non-Toiveled utensils to non-Jews or no? For example, if Jews decide to buy up the rights to a silverware company that sells ...
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Are hydroponics obligated in Maaser and Terumah

According to Halacha, are crops grown in hydroponics in Eretz Yisrael obligated in the laws of Terumah and Maaser? Or no, since it is grown off the ground in hydroponics systems is it exempt?
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Is there a certain size where bugs are not required to be checked?

BH Is there a certain size that bugs don’t have to be checked anymore because they’re too small and if yes what is the size? And what is the source of this size?
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Does anyone know any videos on how to check wheat grains from Bugs

BH Any videos on how to check wheat Grains from bugs before making flour and the type of bugs that could possibly come into wheat grains?
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Hard Boiled Eggs

I heard second hand that one can eat hard boiled eggs on pesach, even if they were cooked in a not kosher l'pesach pot (presumably non-ben yomo?). Is this true? If so, why? Would one consequently be ...
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Can a Talmid Chacham pasken something isn’t shaatnez for himself

According to this answer, the Taz believes that a Talmid Chacham has the right to pasken for himself, however there is an exception if something has a previous status of prohibition. Can a Talmid ...
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Is there any source that says a person should have kaf zechut to anothers shechita

I know a person who is machmir on not eating meat from others he said only if he does the shechita himself he will trust to eat it. Is there any law that mandates others to trust in others people ...
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May Jews dress a child under the age of bar or bat mitzvah in clothing of the opposite gender

According to Halacha, may Jews dress a child under the age of bar or bat mitzvah in clothing of the opposite gender or no? Would it be forbidden because of the mitzvah of Chinuch, and this is a ...
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Is shalom Zachar held for treifa babies

Halacha exempts baby boys with serious injuries or illnesses from Pidyon Haben (see this answer). My question is whether a shalom Zachar Seudat mitzvah should be held for a baby boy like this?
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Do Jews need to kasher pots and glasses used for Yayin Nesech

According to Halacha, if there is a glass or pot that has been covered in Yayin Nesech wine do Jews have to kasher it in order to use it for kosher food or drink? Or is merely washing it enough? To ...
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If a woman converts to Judaism, is she niddah the first time she has sex

The Halacha is that when a Jewish woman who is a virgin has sex for the first time, she becomes niddah whether or not there’s blood stains. If a woman converts to Judaism, and she had sex prior to ...
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Reciting yizkor for non-observant parents

Is there anything problematic in Halacha with Jews reciting yizkor for deceased parents who were non-observant when they were alive? Or no, should it be recited even if they were not observant or ...
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Having someone recite a hesped for someone they didn’t know

Is there anything problematic in Halacha with having somebody recite a hesped for somebody else if they didn’t know each other? Or is there nothing wrong with it? Does it make a difference if the ...
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Does Shaimos’s sanctity applied to sculpted names

There is a prohibition in Halacha of erasing one of the Hebrew names of Hashem, known as Shaimos. My question is whether this only applies to normally written or printed names or also names sculpted ...
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What Bugs are common in Wheat & spelt?

BH I know one of the common insects found in lettuce are called aphids although what are the common bugs found in Wheat & Spelt? My teacher told me to watch out for little black dots on them ...
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Is it true the Rebbe said you have to have trust when checking For kashrut?

BH Have been checking for Kashrus recently a lot and one guy told me that the Rebbe said there is a point in Kashrus that you have to trust in Hashem that the food is kosher. Is this true and if yes ...
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What’s the process of checking insects when making wine

BH What’s the process checking for insects when making wine? Is there any videos on this and where does it talk about this in Shulchan Aruch And Halacha?
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Where does it say In Shulchan Aruch That Grains don’t need to be checked so much?

BH I’m trying to check Grains in order to make flour and someone told me that grains them selfs don’t need to be checked so much and could possibly fall into the same category as Oranges which I heard ...
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What is the Sefer Darchei Teshuvah about?

I heard about a sefer (book) called Darchei Teshuvah by Rabbi Tsvi Hersh Shapiro. What is the purpose of the Sefer? What is the story behind the author? There’s not much about it on Google.
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