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A very relevant question in the present day! I think you are mistaken in saying that the pilegesh relationship is any more lightweight or temporary than traditional marriage. A pilegesh has all the r …
answered Feb 7 '12 by Michael Sandler
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Lashon Hara is forbidden even if the listener utterly rejects the content as entirely false and never repeats it again. The speaker has still transgressed multiple negative commandments. Certainly sp …
answered Apr 29 '15 by Michael Sandler
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opinion, which he is preparing. I expect the halacha is far more nuanced than what he says. I am looking for sources for and against learning from such a person. For example, forbidding learning from …
asked Feb 24 '14 by Michael Sandler
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You can often see a rainbow in a spray of water such as from sprinkler irrigation. Is the brocha for a rainbow applicable in that case? Also, does a rainbow that comes from a prism get a brocha too?
asked Jan 20 '12 by Michael Sandler
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If you don't mention a name and it's not possible (ever) to work out who you are speaking about, then there's no prohibition of Lashon Hara (see Sefer Chofetz Chaim, Hilchos Lashon Hara 3:4, where thi …
answered Oct 19 '11 by Michael Sandler
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My understanding is that folding is considered tikkun kli which is a toldah of makkeh b'patish, because by folding on the folds you are sharpening the creases. To me this would apply where you want t …
answered Nov 17 '11 by Michael Sandler
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While you may not start or enhance the cooking process on Shabbat, you are allowed to leave a dish to cook if the cooking process started before Shabbat began. You would put the food into a low oven …
answered Dec 6 '13 by Michael Sandler
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Jews have different expectations of non-Jews than other religions have of their non-faithful. Jews believe that all people are commanded to obey G-d, and His commandments create a powerful and holy c …
answered Jan 9 '12 by Michael Sandler
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I have been told that a granite counter top is similar to glass in that it is not porous and does not absorb taste from food that touches it. Is there a source in halacha for this concept? What other materials have the same property? Does this mean it does not need to be kashered for Pesach? …
asked Apr 3 '12 by Michael Sandler
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What melachah is transgressed by folding a tallis? Is there some way to fold it which is permitted?
asked Nov 17 '11 by Michael Sandler
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A point to remember when there is reason to discourage the shidduch is that Lashon Hara for a to'eles is permitted only when there is no other way to achieve the same constructive outcome. My Rosh Ye …
answered Jul 17 '12 by Michael Sandler
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There is a mitzvah to read the parsha of the week in preparation for every Shabbat - the Hebrew of each verse twice, and a translation or commentary of that verse once. I understand that the translati …
asked May 28 '13 by Michael Sandler
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I read (I don't remember where) that an aerosol does not trangress the melachah of winnowing, but an atomizer does. An aerosol keeps its content under pressure, and pressing the nozzle simply unblock …
answered Dec 28 '11 by Michael Sandler
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start. What can one do al pi halacha to avoid leaving electrical appliances on for so long? (time switches, hinting to a non-Jew, etc.) …
asked Oct 12 '11 by Michael Sandler
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If a Jewess married to a Jew has a child from a non-Jew is that child a mamzer? Is there agreement amongst the poskim about this?
asked Feb 9 '12 by Michael Sandler

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