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In Igros Moshe YD 1:137, R' Moshe Feinstein writes that although at a very young age, the issues of hirhur and yetzer hara that generally rise with co-ed schools facilitating pubescent teenagers mixing with each other do not apply, nevertheless 'אין רוח חכמים נוחה מזה'. He deliberates whether this (for young children) is halachically forbidden due to ...


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R' Shlomo Kluger in Shu"t U’vacharta BaChaim (§87) vehemently forbade such practice, after an incident where a local Rav permitted a kvittel to be written and sent to the Belzer Rebbe on Shabbos. The Eshel Avraham (328.17) quotes a yesh omrim that it is forbidden, but leaves off 'וצ״ע' דלכתוב שיבא אוהבו אצלו או שיתפללו בעדו י"ל דאסור וצלע"ע היטב ...


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Rambam Mezuza 6,8 אחד שערי חצרות ואחד שערי מבואות ואחד שערי מדינות ועיירות הכל חייבים במזוזה שהרי הבתים החייבין במזוזה פתוחין לתוכן Gates of courtyards, cul de sacs, countries and cities need a Mezuza as the houses which need Mezuzas open up to those gates (i.e the only way out of that enclosed city/courtyard from ones house is through one of those ...


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If we are talking about somebody who suspects that he may fall to temptation and have inappropriate thoughts about the immodestly attired women there, it is forbidden. There are numerous issurim involved - gazing at inappropriate things is forbidden by לא תתורו אחרי לבבכם ואחרי עיניכם, and having inappropriate thoughts is forbidden under ונשמרת מכל דבר רע (...


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Even if Torah study is greater than father's honor (SA YD 240:13), one should nevertheless take care in correcting one's father. The Rambam writes (MT Mamrim 6:11) If he sees his father violate Torah law, he should not tell him: 'Father, you transgressed Torah law.' Instead, he should tell him: 'Father, is not such-and-such written in the Torah?', as ...


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Orlah (fruit from trees planted within 3 years) is forbidden for all benefit, see e.g., Mishne Torah Maachalot Assurot 10:9 Whenever anyone plants a fruit tree, it is forbidden to partake of or benefit from all of the fruit the tree produces for three years after being planted For details see e.g., here from aish. Note this applies both in and ...


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businesshalacha.com has 2 articles which would seem to touch on your question. The first- titled "Ownership of Mental Creations" (scroll down to #2) writes: Q: Does halacha recognize ownership of mental creations, such as Torah thoughts, professional techniques, computer programs or music works, beyond the physical entity of a book or disc? A: This ...


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TL;DR: best to CYLOR In an answer titled "Men and Mixed Gyms," dinonline.org writes: There are two issues with a man going to a mixed gym. The first one is the same a going to a mixed beach- he will see women when they are dressed immodestly. The torah tells us, (Numbers 15-39) “Not to stay after our eyes”, and not to look at woman Included in this is ...


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You asked: At what point is one obligated to ask for tzedakah? As documented by the Rambam (Hil. Matnos Aniyim 10:19) and codified by the Shulchan Aruch (Yoreh De'ah 255:2): A person is obligated to ask for charity if he would be endangering his life by not doing so. And if he doesn't ask for charity - and suffers bad health or worse - then he's ...


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You are misquoting!!!! Regarding sideburns that Shulchan Aruch (Yoreh Deah 181) says that there is an opinion that one may not use scissors that cut the hair very short, and one should act in this manner. א פְּאוֹת הָרֹאשׁ הֵם שְׁתַּיִם. סוֹף הָרֹאשׁ הוּא מְקוֹם חִבּוּרוֹ לַלֶּחִי מִיָּמִין וּמִשְּׂמֹאל.‏ ב בֵּין שֶׁגִּלַּח הַפֵּאוֹת בִּלְבַד, ...


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The Mishnah in Horiyos (13a) sets out an order of priorities for different situations. One of the situations presented, is regarding saving a person's life. Let's say, that I can save only ONE person in a group of people, whose lives are ALL in danger, which one should I choose to save? Since a kidney donation is a life saving act, I suggest that the order ...


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I think you are confusing the different concepts. The discussion about a man being motze his wife on Friday night is a very different conversation to that of Shabbos day. Friday night: This discussion revolves around the dispute whether arvus - the concept that one can exempt his fellow's obligation even after he has discharged his own - exists from a man ...


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As pointed out , the source is in Chagiga 27a. Rashi and Tosafos both say that the reason being that one does Hachnosas Orchim at one's table. Rashi: שולחנו מכפר עליו - בהכנסת אורחין:‏ One's table atones - by inviting guests Tosafos: שלחנו של אדם מכפר. דגדול כח הלגימא כדאיתא בהגדת חלק (סנהדרין דף קג.):‏ One's table atones. ...


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It is considered a mitzvah to fast on the day one's father or mother died. - Rema; Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah 376:4 (376:5 in some books)(See also Yoreh Deah 402:12; Rema again.) The anniversary of death is called "Yahrtzeit" in Yiddish. (Literally translated: "Year's time") I only found one source (one opinion) which directly answers this question. ...


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The Gemora Shavuos 20a-b says that one can make a Neder not to eat on the fast of Geddalia in spite of the fact that it is already forbidden to eat miderabanan: איזה איסר האמור בתורה האומר הרי עלי שלא אוכל בשר ושלא אשתה יין כיום שמת בו אביו כיום שמת בו פלוני כיום שנהרג בו גדליה בן אחיקם.... כיום שנהרג בו גדליה בן אחיקם איצטריך ליה סלקא דעתך אמינא כיון ...


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Rav Moshe Heinemann said in a shiur in Ner Yisroel to answer such a question "No, he is not obligated to remove a tattoo he received earlier. The torah doesn’t say you cannot have a tattoo – it only says you are not allowed to make a tattoo on your body (Vayikra 19:28 - וְשֶׂרֶט לָנֶפֶשׁ לֹא תִתְּנוּ בִּבְשַׂרְכֶם וּכְתֹבֶת קַעֲקַע לֹא תִתְּנוּ בָּכֶם אֲנִי ...


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