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This is a possible symptom of a child who has a disease, just as a child who is "yellow". As a result, it is possible that the child should not be given a milah until after the umbilical cord falls off showing that the child is healthy. Delayed Separation of the Umbilical Cord Attributable to Urachal Anomalies A marked delay in cord separation ...


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From Star K In addition, l’chatchila, kosher schach may not be supported by anything which is mekabel tumah (see Rama O.C. 629:7). According to the opinion of Rashi (as brought in Shaar Hatziyun 629:20) spun or woven threads (e.g. string, yarn) are mekabel tumah. Rav Moshe Feinstein states (Igros Moshe, O.C. 1:177) based on a Mishna, if something which is ...


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Based on the following Malbim1 I would venture a GUESS that this is problematic: "וכן למד משם שיהיה פשוטה לפניה ולאחריה ממה שכתוב לשון "והעברת שופר". שהגם שמצאנו לשון "העברה" על הקול – "ויעבירו קול במחנה", על שהקול עובר ומתפשט בכל מקום, לא יצדק על השופר. והיה לו לומר "והעברת קול שופר". ועל כרחך פירושו שתעבירו את ...


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See Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 225:3. One makes shehecheyanu upon seeing a new fruit (although customarily this blessing is deferred until eating of the fruit). Thus, on the second night of Rosh HaShanah, Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 600:2 recommends having a new fruit in front of you while reciting kiddush. Thus, as far as I understand, the shehecheyanu of ...


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In the days of the Talmud, witnesses would report to the Sanhedrin that they saw the new moon, and then the court would declare that the month started. Even if the court knew that the moon should be visible, if no witnesses came, they would wait until the next day to make it Rosh HaShanah or Rosh Chodesh. When the sage Hillel Nesiah saw that there would no ...


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As you've phrased the question namely that it involves an action of throwing sticks etc. it's divination. However when studied and read as a study of dynamics and relations it's neutral. For example, Tai (泰 pervading peace), three broken lines above three solid lines, is an Earth trigram on top of the Heaven trigram (water), but the grams are read bottom up,...


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According to Menachem Zohari in his series of books on the sources of Rashi's commentary on Tanach, "Mekorot Rashi", in the book on Yechezkel, Rashi's sources for this commentary are: The Talmud in Erchin 12a, as brought in the above answer by @AlBerko. Two sections of Seder Olam Rabbah: a. Chapter 11 (my translation): "...and so it says &...


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The Maateh Ephraim (581:58) recommends practicing or familiarizing yourself with the Rosh Hashanah prayers beforehand; ראוי לכל אדם לתת לב קודם ראש השנה, לסדר לעצמו התפילות והפיוטים, וילמוד פרוש הדברים, שיהיו שגורים בפיו בראש השנה. גם ילמוד קודם ראש השנה לבניו הקטנים ובני ביתו סדר תפילות, כדי שלא יצטרך להפסיק בראש השנה להראות להם הסדר: If your saying ...


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The 'Mesivta' editions of Gemora by Oiz VeHadar have a section in back called Aliba Dehilchoso, it's fantastic.


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According to the Chazon Ish, even the Rambam would let you establish an eruv, see O.C 74:10 where he claims that as long as the reshus harabim isn't straight it's not a reshus harabim because it's "omed merubah". https://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14336&st=&pgnum=231


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The Mishnah Berura 61:38 says clearly that one shouldn’t say with the cantillations if it will take away from his concentration בכך - ובלבד שיכוין כי הנגינה למי שלא הורגל בה מפסיד הכונה: https://www.sefaria.org/Mishnah_Berurah.61.37?lang=bi


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The Birchas Habyis (24:29) says that fruit juice isn’t considered as the fruit itself for shechiyanu. Although he’s speaking about making the shechiyanu on the juice, it would seem that it’s not counted as the fruit at all and one could still make the shechiyanu when they eat the fruit. https://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=31039&st=&pgnum=131&...


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The one volume עיניים למשפט השלם by רבי יצחק אריאלי corrects the עניים למשפט in the Vilna Shas. That author has a number of volumes devoted to study of individual tractates from the standpoint of discussion of halachic ramifications at length. Also please see the הלכה ברורה ובירור הלכה in which a number of other tractates are similarly discussed at length ...


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IIRC, the explanation goes like this: There's no Biblical festival of R"H, there's one of blowing the Shofar on the first day of the 7th month. On Jubilees, the main Shofar (to free the slaves, etc) is blown on the 10th day of the 7th month as it says: "וְסָפַרְתָּ לְךָ שֶׁבַע שַׁבְּתֹת שָׁנִים שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים שֶׁבַע פְּעָמִים וְהָיוּ לְךָ יְמֵי ...


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You could try dafyomi.co.il which summarizes the sugya then brings relevant Rishonim and Poskim. It is organized Daf by Daf. See an example here. You can get to other topics from the homepage.


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There is a website called https://olamot.net/shiurim and each week they take a different sugya and go through it from the gamara down till modern-day posikem. Each week they have a different topic. (currently, they have over 550 topics)


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The question has many factors to consider. Birchas Hashachar - If one did not say Birchas Hashachar beforehand, the Mishna Berura 52:9 says that he must say it afterwards, besides Birchas Hatorah and אלקי נשמה, which are a subject of a machlokes; ומ"מ יאמר - ר"ל שמחוייב לאמרם אחר התפלה אם לא אמרן קודם התפלה. ועיין לעיל בסימן מ"ז ס"ח ...


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According to the Mishnah in Horiyos (13a) a man comes before a woman. https://www.hebrewbooks.org/shas.aspx?mesechta=28&daf=13&format=pdf


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As per רדב״ז it's מדת חסידות: שו״ת רדב״ז ג:תרכז אין סכנת אבר דוחה שבת אבל שיביא הוא האונס עליו מפני חבירו לא שמענו ... אע"ג דחייב להצילו בממונו אבל לא בסכנת איבריו ... ותו דכתיב דרכיה דרכי נועם וצריך שמשפטי תורתינו יהיו מסכימים אל השכל והסברא ואיך יעלה על דעתנו שיניח אדם לסמא את עינו או לחתוך את ידו או רגלו כדי שלא ימיתו את חבירו הלכך איני רואה טעם ...


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Are you familiar with Sefaria.org? You can open the Gemara, then click on a paragraph to choose to see either Rishonim or the places in Rambam or Tur or Shulchan Aruch where it is quoted, and then open those resources to see their respective commentaries.


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הלל הזקן was as a rabbinic jew as you can find and he already basically answered this question, see shabbos 31a ת"ר מעשה בנכרי אחד שבא לפני שמאי אמר לו כמה תורות יש לכם אמר לו שתים תורה שבכתב ותורה שבעל פה א"ל שבכתב אני מאמינך ושבעל פה איני מאמינך גיירני ע"מ שתלמדני תורה שבכתב גער בו והוציאו בנזיפה בא לפני הלל גייריה יומא קמא א"ל א"...


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[I apologize that the answer came out so long. It's a complex subject in my opinion, and so a lot of ground needed to be covered]. I have been thinking about this question for several days now. I was trying to decide whether the answer should be a really easy one, for the impracticality of the halacha of early Karaites (which, for this exact reason, is not ...


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Rav Wosner(zatzal) and Rav Yitzchak Yosef (shlita) paskened it is not part of Israel according to halacha, and one may not go there strictly for a pleasure trip. Sources : http://revach.net/halacha/tshuvos/Rav-Shmuel-HaLevi-Vosner-A-Quick-Trip-To-Eilat/2350 https://www.kikar.co.il/281903.html Rav Elyashiv(zatzal) paskened it was questionable and therefore ...


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This exact type of instant noodle soup is addressed by Rabbi Yoni Levin here Ultimately, there are two potential pitfalls that making such soup on Shabbos would present: Bishul - cooking Makeh B'Patish - 'The final hammer blow' i.e. making something fit for purpose. So, he walks us through both potential melachos and how to avert any chilul shabbos. Bishul ...


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Despite you asking not about shaving, here are some sources about shaving that indicate it may depend on local practice. The Torah in Devarim 22:5 writes: לֹא־יִהְיֶ֤ה כְלִי־גֶ֙בֶר֙ עַל־אִשָּׁ֔ה וְלֹא־יִלְבַּ֥שׁ גֶּ֖בֶר שִׂמְלַ֣ת אִשָּׁ֑ה כִּ֧י תוֹעֲבַ֛ת יְהֹוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֶ֖יךָ כׇּל־עֹ֥שֵׂה אֵֽלֶּה׃ {פ} A woman must not put on man’s apparel, nor shall a man ...


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Rav Shmuel Wosner zt"l addresses this in Shevet HaLevi, cheilek dalet, siman 23, os 5. He says that going out in the sun in such glasses is not considered an act of tzoveya. בענין המשקפים שבאור השמש נעשות כהות אם מותר ללכת בהם בשבת - לבי נוטה יותר שמותר. ובמק"א נחזק זה אי"ה בראיות With regards to glasses that the light of the sun makes go ...


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Yes, and in fact, most Jews don't eat from any of the shank as it takes special expertise to remove the tendon.


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Yes this is still practised today and codified in Halacha. Rambam writes in his sefer hamitzvos, mitzvah 183: הזהיר מאכול גיד הנשה, והוא אמרו על כן לא יאכלו בני ישראל את גיד הנשה, ומי שאכלו כלו לוקה ואפילו היה קטן מאד או שאכל ממנו כזית. וכבר התבארו משפטי מצוה זו בפרק ז' מחולין. (וישלח יעקב, שם פ"ו): He prohibited [us] from eating the sciatic nerve. And ...


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HaRav Chaim Bleier shlita in his Chukei Chaim series here (on page 2) addresses this question. He writes as follows: Adding Croutons or Soup Nuts to Soup on Shabbos Croutons and noodles. Deep-fried soup croutons, which are considered cooked1, may be added to soup on Shabbos, even if it is yad soledes bo (מאור השבת ח"ב סי' ח' סק"ה) since we pasken ‘...


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If you are looking for a refutation with sources see the Sefer Kuzari Sheni. If you want a more simple one just use the following observation. Karaites barely exist. Ditto for Samaritans and Sadducees and other group that rejected Rabbinic traditions. (there have been others over the millennia) If the groups who reject rabbinic law represent the divine will ...


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I asked my Rav about this and he does not believe the person is misleading and deceptive in his business practice. He speaks about the early days of Kashrus in the city where there were many organizations offering different levels of kashrus. They were all kosher though some were more than others. This also seem to parallel other medical practices in the ...


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B"H I asked the OU and they said I can use hashem's hebrew names, here's a copy of the email text [earlier message at bottom]: The request (#90439) has been deemed solved. Jack Abramowitz, Aug 20, 2021, 11:15 EDT That's fine. In fact, according to some authorities, using God's Hebrew Nam= es even when praying in English would be preferred. Sincerely ...


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The general rule, according to Maimonides (Laws of Rebels 2:2-3), is that the Sanhedrin would have to be greater in wisdom and number in order to reverse a previous decree: בֵּית דִּין שֶׁגָּזְרוּ גְּזֵרָה אוֹ תִּקְּנוּ תַּקָּנָה וְהִנְהִיגוּ מִנְהָג וּפָשַׁט הַדָּבָר בְּכָל יִשְׂרָאֵל. וְעָמַד אַחֲרֵיהֶם בֵּית דִּין אַחֵר וּבִקֵּשׁ לְבַטֵּל דְּבָרִים ...


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First, yes, for different reasons. The Messiah is a king, and as such, he is absolutely unlimited in his power and authority. The Messiah is a "super prophet" and super wise, therefore he will preside the Sanhedrin and nobody would be able to object to him (as nobody could even object R' Gamliel, remember?) "Changing times" or "...


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The Rambam in Hilchos Tefilla 1:4 says: כֵּיוָן שֶׁגָּלוּ יִשְׂרָאֵל בִּימֵי נְבוּכַדְנֶצַּר הָרָשָׁע נִתְעָרְבוּ בְּפָרַס וְיָוָן וּשְׁאָר הָאֻמּוֹת וְנוֹלְדוּ לָהֶם בָּנִים בְּאַרְצוֹת הַגּוֹיִם וְאוֹתָן הַבָּנִים נִתְבַּלְבְּלוּ שְׂפָתָם וְהָיְתָה שְׂפַת כָּל אֶחָד וְאֶחָד מְעֹרֶבֶת מִלְּשׁוֹנוֹת הַרְבֵּה וְכֵיוָן שֶׁהָיָה מְדַבֵּר אֵינוֹ יָכוֹל לְדַבֵּר ...


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Rabbeinu Yona in Sod Hateshuva brings an inyan about what's become referred to as "taanis HaRaavad" which is to refrain from a little bit of eating. I couldn't find it online so I attached a picture. I don't think it's exactly what you were looking for, but it's close.


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The Shulchan Aruch: Orach Chayim Siman 9:5 states the following: י"א שצריך לעשו' הציצי' מצבע הטלית והמדקדקים נוהגים כן: הגה והאשכנזים אין נוהגים לעשות הציציות רק לבנים אף בבגדים צבועים ואין לשנות [ת"ה סימן מ"ו]: Some say that it's necessary that the colour of the tzitzit and tallit are the same, and those who are particular are accustomed to ...


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This is not a funny question at all, in fact, many Poskim discuss the question. The Biur Halacha in Siman 527 says that the Rav of the city could make an eiruv for others even if he already made one for himself and forgot to include the rest of the city. However, that's in a case that the Rav is also making and using an eiruv. In your case, since the Rav is ...


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