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The source for Dina D'malchusa Dina is from several places in the Talmud. One is in Gittin 10b: אלא מתנה במאי קא קני לאו בהאי שטרא והאי שטרא חספא בעלמא הוא אמר שמואל דינא דמלכותא דינא [When …
answered Jun 14 '15 by Y     e     z
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The gemara in Taanis 4a says that Eliezer, Avraham's servant, when he was by the water cistern and asked for a sign, acted improperly. א"ר שמואל בר נחמני אמר רבי יונתן שלשה שאלו שלא כהוגן לשנים הש …
answered Mar 20 '14 by Y     e     z
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As far as limiting the discussion to exclude the children of heretics, many are of the opinion that they are the only people where the Ikarim have ramifications - someone who knowingly rejects any ver …
answered Feb 6 '15 by Y     e     z
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In Yoreh De'ah Siman 282 there is nothing in the halachos of respecting a sefer Torah which dictates what direction the sefer Torah should face when it is in the Aron, as long as it isn't placed on it …
answered Jul 6 '15 by Y     e     z
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Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, in Igros Moshe Even HaEzer 1:56 did not want to allow shaking hands, even when the other person offers their hand first, as it is likely considered an affectionate act. Hugging …
answered Aug 26 '14 by Y     e     z
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The last Taz in Y.D. siman 18, based on the Rash, writes that even though a Talmid Chochom is generally believed to paskin for himself, he is not believed when there is a chezkas issur, a previous sta …
answered Feb 13 '15 by Y     e     z
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Yes, there are examples of such vessts. Shulchan Aruch Y.D. 189:6 has the halacha of vesst yom hachodesh. The case is that a woman establishes a vesst of having her period on Rosh Chodesh for 3 …
answered Jun 9 '15 by Y     e     z
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When I was in Ner Israel, the Rosh Yeshiva, R' Aharon Feldman, once gave a shmuess in which he lamented the use of reference sefarim, or "cheat" sefarim, which give you the rundown of the sources with …
answered Aug 20 '14 by Y     e     z
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The Tosefos Rosh to Niddah 13a writes that it is forbidden because of bittul peru u'revu, nullification of reproduction. He asks why it still applies to one who has fulfilled peru u'revu and answers …
answered Jun 25 '15 by Y     e     z
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accepted as Halacha by R' Blumenkrantz (of the publication "The Laws of Pesach")), the halacha of "would not be consumed by a dog" is only applicable to a food which once was fit for such consumption and …
answered Mar 29 '15 by Y     e     z
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The primary point of your question is the subject of contemporary discussion, and is hard to offer a "conclusion." At the asifa referred to in the comment on your question, it was accepted by many Ra …
answered Jan 31 '14 by Y     e     z
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This is not explicit, but seems to me a pretty clear indication that it is ok: The Mishnah Berura, quoting P'ri Megadim, equates trading with giving and then taking back, and in fact derives the latt …
answered Feb 22 '18 by Y     e     z
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The context of the question was what is the correct way to say l'shem yichud, and the response was that maybe it isn't such a good idea to say it at all. Regarding the rationale, someone who knows th …
answered Feb 19 '15 by Y     e     z
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R' Menachem Kasher, in האדם על הירח, proposes that ומלאו את הארץ וכבשוה, "fill the land and conquer it," may be an inference to prohibit space travel. He also points to the danger involved.
answered Nov 2 '15 by Y     e     z
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There are two unrelated issues being conflated here. One is the halacha of makom kavuah. Your father is correct that it does not need to be a specific seat, as the Mogen Avrohom 90:34 writes that …
answered Jun 25 '15 by Y     e     z

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