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I would ask the question regarding Milah or Schitah which are not extensively discussed in the mishna either, although both are clearly more strict than safrus (milah has an isur karas and Schitah a lav). The common factor between these mitzvos are that they are hand-ons mitzva and cannot be learnt without a mentor, and does not suffice with a mishna.


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In general, the concept of דברים שבלב אינם דברים (see Kiddushin 48b) dictates that if one verbally expresses his participation in a legal or halachic process, it is legally binding even if one didn't actually mean it. Accordingly, if you were to ask someone for the price of an item and the merchant tells you to take it for free – and you performed a kinyan – ...


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R Daniel Braude (Learn Shabbos, pp. 120ff) writes that it is only cooking if using a heat source and if it is the normal way of cooking. Since "meat slapping" doesn't have a heat source and is not the normal way to cook, it wouldn't be prohibited. This of course assumes no one turns on the machine on Shabbat. Specifically, he writes The Torah ...


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This question assumes that bittul Chametz is a form of hefker. This is indeed the position of some Rishonim (see Tosfos Pesachim 4). This very question is one of seven questions posed by the Ramban (Pesachim 4b) on the position of Tosfos that bittul Chametz is a form of hefker. לפיכך פירשו בשם ר"ת ז"ל דמה שאמרו בביטול בעלמא סגי משום דביטול היינו ...


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In a discourse on Shabbos Shemini 5716, the Lubavitcher Rebbe recommends three different approaches to deal with Timtum Halev (the state of insensitivity in which one’s heart is dull and unresponsive to his contemplation of G-d’s greatness): “A wooden beam which does not catch fire should be splintered, and similarly, a body into which the light of the soul ...


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If your question is understood properly, being careful to consume only chalav Yisroel dairy products would be the appropriate response. Although I don’t have the sources in front of me at the moment to give specific references, this is discussed both in Igrot Moshe (the responsa of Rabbi Moshe Feinstein) and in the Igrot Kodesh of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Bli ...


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Similar to what @Mordechai wrote, Rabbi Avraham Orenstein wrote in his book "Hanesi'ut Beyisrael" (The Princehood in Israel), pg. 15: "בתקופה הראשונה, בזמן שסדרי בית הדין הגדול היו קיימים, היתה האפשרות המעשית לחברי הסנהדרין, לבחור בכל פעם נשיא חדש מתוכם. לא כן היה המצב בתקופה השניה, בשעה שסדרי בית הדין הגדול נתבטלו, והיה בלתי אפשרי לטפל בכל ...


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R David Brofsky in his Hilkhot Avelut p. 192 quotes R Yosef Blau (Memories of a Giant) as explaining R Yosef Soloveitchik was puzzled why there were 12 months of aveilut for a parent who had lived a long full life compared to the one of a child, far more devastating, which lasts only 30 days. R Blau gives a number of answers that he heard from the ...


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Eglei Tal discussed the halachic parameters of each of the first 12 melachos. He explains the theories involved as well as developing the proper halachic guidelines (according to his rulings). He has a shorter section where he gives his conclusions about the parameters and rulings, as well as a longer commentary where he traces his conclusions from the ...


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