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Fasting for Medical Recovery

Your first question is: How does fasting alone merit a recovery? The Gemara in Berachos 17a writes: when the Temple is standing, one sins and offers a sacrifice. But, when the Temple is not ...
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Is it forbidden to boil an animal alive?

Ignoring the kosher-aspect of boiling instead of slaughtering: Boiling an animal alive could be against the prohibition of causing unnecessary pain to animals - what is colloquially called צער בעלי ...
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