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I am a native Hebrew speaker and I find it difficult to translate and understand the Berayta in Kiddushin 30b (in the name or R' Akivah): "ויש אומרים אף להשיטו בנהר מאי טעמא חיותיה הוא" "The …
asked Jun 18 '18 by Al Berko
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We hold that one is obligated to spend up to one-fifth of his money on positive Mitzvot (and all the money to refrain from negative ones) (Ketubot 50a). Honoring one's parents is a positive Mitzvah. …
asked Jun 20 '18 by Al Berko
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The De'Oraiso prohibition of the sexual act itself is clear and indisputable. Because we hold that "אין אפוטרופוס לעריות" (Ksubos 13b, roughly "no one can be trusted against illicit relations"), we s …
asked Jul 28 '18 by Al Berko
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Following "naming-a-child-an-embarrassing-name", I stated, based on my personal understanding, that there are no Halachic limitations on how a person calls himself and how he can change his names thro …
asked Dec 4 '18 by Al Berko
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We hold that "מצטער פטור מן הסוכה" (SHUA תרמ) - one who suffers from [the conditions of] sitting in a Succah is exempt from Succah. The basic premise of the Gemora (Succah 26) this Halachah is based …
asked Sep 24 '18 by Al Berko
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This question is a part of a series on "death hastening". As I understand, the Treyfah condition in humans is when one is destined to die in the foreseeable future (12 months?) with a high degree of …
asked Feb 27 by Al Berko
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Following my answer to "natural conversion", I wondered if there are sources that specifically contradict or support my claim that, similarly to other questionable situation resolved Halachicly by Cha …
asked Jan 19 by Al Berko
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Imagine a family of parents and 5 kids sitting at the Shabbos table and the father says - "I'm thirsty - bring me some water". All the kids are immediately obligated in כיבוד אב D'Oraysoh and the wif …
asked Aug 22 '18 by Al Berko
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THis is a bit funny question, following "can-one-name-count-for-two-people" but I think Halachically legitimate: How a sick person with Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder) …
asked Nov 12 '18 by Al Berko
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We visited a family of non-orthodox Jews here in Jerusalem that has a permanent wooden pergola on their large balcony. The roof is a wooden frame with wooden bars about 2x10 cm freely inserted (no scr …
asked Oct 19 by Al Berko
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THe Halachah allows a Succah to have only 2 walls and something (or 3 walls), so a big opening is, therefore possible. Assuming I erect a Succah in my backyard and any direction is possible, what si …
asked Dec 2 by Al Berko
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When discussing precedence of honoring one's Rabbi vs one's father, Poskim (see "Psakim and Teshuvos" by Aharon Katz on יו"ד ר"מ for the list) note that if the father (or someone else) pays the Rabbi, …
asked Jul 4 '18 by Al Berko
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come" (B"M 33a). The Gemmorah there proves that anyone who taught him a single Halacha deserves to be called Rabbi. The father has numerous Torah obligations toward his son (Kid 29a), such as Milah …
asked Jul 3 '18 by Al Berko
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Here's the source (Kiddushin 31b and Shu"A). Comparing to Shabbos, for example, the 39 Melachot are extensively detailed and each spans tens of pages. However, for those 6 "Melachot" of Kibud Av, the …
asked Nov 18 '18 by Al Berko
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This is a completely uncharted area for me. For example, a father requests his sons to continue a business, or to stay in the same town, or not to leave the country, or to wear white socks, or to ca …
asked Dec 9 '18 by Al Berko

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