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R. Moshe Feinstein in Iggerot Moshe Even HaEzer I 56 rules that one may walk outside, even though he will see inappropriate sights, if he’s doing so for his livelihood or other needs. He even extends this to going to the sea for medical reasons, if there are no other options. (This all applies if one believes that it is likely that he will not have improper ...


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Aruch HaShulchan Orach Chaim 233:7 writes that ideally, one ought to pray mincha between mincha ketana (9:30) and plag hamincha (10:45). This is based on Rambam Hilchot Tefilla 3:4. Aruch HaShulchan understands that practically the tamid was always offered before plag hamincha, because they needed time for the ketoret, nesachim etc. afterwards. However, bedi'...


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I can't say that all Kosher meat processors follow the same process but some use a "picker" machine which works with agitation of the chicken against small rubber parts that de-feather it but still keep the chicken intact. FYI, one can buy a drill attachment that is a chicken plucker for home use so one can avoid scalding.


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The Dirshu Mishne Berura 367/footnote 10 brings two opinions regarding this question. The Pri Migadim and the Chazon Ish question the validity of being mezakeh against his will, and the Machzeh Avraham who is certain that one cannot be mezakeh against his will. Rav Shlomo Kluger on the other hand brings a proof that one can be mezakeh against someones ...


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The חידושי הריטב"א (succah 6b) explains that the Rabbis (Chachomim) assert that a kazayis is the minimum size that is fitting for eating so that became the standard for most eating related measurements (Yom Kippur being an exception) but it's still too small of a size to be significant with regard to carrying on shabbat whereas a fig גרוגרת is the ...


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The work you describe sounds a great deal like Horeb, by R' Samson Raphael Hirsch. In it, R' Hirsch attempts to present a grand unified theory of Jewish observance. His methodology included studying all the detailed laws related to a particular commandment and then, using those and the words of the Torah, develop a theory of the commandment that explains all ...


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Here are three possible reasons why this might not work: This Sfek Sfeka would tell us that he was born earlier, that would be against the chazoko that his mother was pregnant. The two sefekus do not start at the same time, one starts when he is born or day one, and the second safek by bein hashemashos. Whatever you would want him to do, might be a ...


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The Pnei Baruch brings down that an ovel should ideally not leave the shiva house during the week of the shiva even for a dvar mitzvah. He brings the Terumas HaDeshen 290 where he notes that the concern is that the ovel may forget that he is in mourning whilst he is outside of the shiva environment. However that being said, he says here (letter zayin) that ...


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Nitei Gavriel Aveilus-1 108:1 says that an Aveil during the Shiva is not supposed to sit on a regular chair. Sources are Shach 387:1, Chochmas Adam 165:17, Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 211:1. 108:4 he mentions in the name of the Aruch HaShulchan that one who is weak, elderly, a pregnant lady or a nursing lady may sit on a regular chair. I am not aware of any ...


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It appears from Chachmas Adam 153 with the paragraph starting with the words "מי שמת בתפיסה ולא ניתן לקבורה" that when the family can not bury the body... if the relatives give up on burying the deceased for whatever reason, the aveylus begins. it's possible to have implicit "giving up of hope" and then aveylus begins. if they can not ...


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For Mincha The Sheilot utshuvot haRadvaz (Rav David Ben Zimra Rav in Egypt 16th century) 1,676 says that ideally Mincha should be done after Mincha Ketana (2.5 Halachik hours before night time when dividing daylight into 12 hours) when possible because that was the time of the Korban Tamid. Ideally, only if one is certain he won't miss the time for Davening ...


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It's a הלכה למשה מסיני brought in sukkah 6a. Sefaria's version: תאנה כגרוגרת להוצאת שבת Fig alludes to the measure of a dried fig-bulk with regard to the halakhot of carrying out on Shabbat. One is liable for carrying food fit for human consumption on Shabbat, provided that he carries a dried fig-bulk of that food ....... אלמא דאורייתא נינהו ותסברא שיעורין ...


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