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I know this is essentially a repeat of the other answers, but this is a matter of life and death, chalilah! The floating wicks you are using are designed for OIL - not paraffin. To quote the Amazon link you provided: FOR CHANUKAH & SHABBAT: Perfect for your Hanukah Menorah or to use to light Shabbos candles, these wicks fit almost any oil cup. ...


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Wearing Tzitzit helps reduce toothaches and teeth pains This is brought in a Hirhurim blogpost on Tzitzit: It is said that being careful in the observance of the mitzva of Tzitzit is a segula for preventing tooth aches. [Kaf Hachaim 11:17]. The Kaf Hachaim (Sofer), brings it here. He, in turn, is quoting the Kaf Hachaim (Palaggi) 10:12 and others, who ...


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Probably this, from Magen Avraham 11:18: כ' בשל"ה ומט"מ שאל יחתוך בסכין אלא ינשכם בשיניו ע"ש: Shaloh and Mateh Moshe say that you shouldn't cut [the tzitzis strings] with a knife, but bite them with your teeth; see there.


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Halakha does not distinguish between "medicine" and "supplements" with respect to the laws of kashrus. There is a prohibition on eating non-kosher food, but certain considerations cause that prohibition to be overridden. It seems to me that kosher options are always preferable to non-kosher options when all else is equal. However, there are three ...


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Shabbat candle lighting, unfortunately, is fraught with danger, especially when you have toddlers and babies in the house. Generally, the smaller / shorter you can keep the flame and the shorter the flame stays lit, the safer things are. (I don't understand why most Shabbat wax candles stay lit for 4 hours, and some, as much as 6 hours. Do we need them on ...


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It’s brought from R. Nachman of Breslov (Sefer HaMiddos, Shena n. 4) that one trying to fall asleep but has difficulty doing so should think about the belief of The Resurrection of the Dead. R. Meir Mazuz says that drinking a cup of milk before bed is sure to induce sleep. He corroborates its efficacy by the episode of Yael and Sisera (Mekor Ne’eman n. 342; ...


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SA Yoreh Deah 55:1 (transl: Nishmat Avraham) One may not receive treatment from an idolater for any injury or disease which is so dangerous that Shabbat laws could be set aside for the purpose. However, if he is a recognized specialist, it is permitted. If he is not, one may not receive treatment from him even if there is a possibility that the ...


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The Tiferes Yisrael (Middos, Chap. 3, Yachin, 8) posits that there was a quasi-מעקה on the top of the Altar. דחוזרין ומניחין מקרנות ולפנים, אמה א' סביב בגג המזבח לצורך הילוך רגלי הכהנים, והיו ב' אמות אלו שבין הקרנות ושל הילוך הכהנים משוקעים קצת שלא יחליקו הכהנים ויפלו מהשפה, [ונראה לי דגם בסובב הי' מה"ט שפתו גבוה קצת סביב] ועל ידי זה היה שפה גבוה ...


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R. Feinstein briefly discussed showering during the Nine Days in a responsum: Igrot Moshe E.H. 4:84:4 ולגבי שאלת בני הישיבה אם ביום חום מותר לרחוץ אחר ר"ח אב עד עת"ב מאחר שמכונים להסיר הזיעה ולא מחמת תענוג באמת יש להקל And regarding the question of the members of the yeshivah if it is permissible to bathe on a hot day between Rosh Chodesh Av and ...


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Terumoth 8:4 implies that the drink would only have to be unobserved for a short time to be forbidden: כַּמָּה יִשְׁהוּ וְיִהְיוּ אֲסוּרִין? כְּדֵי שֶׁיֵּצֵא הָרַחַשׁ מִמָּקוֹם קָרוֹב וְיִשְׁתֶּה: How long must they be left [uncovered] for them to become forbidden? As long as [it would take] for a [creature] to come out from a nearby place and drink [...


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Rav Chaim Kanievsky(Doleh Umaskeh pg.258) was asked if one ate dairy during 6 hours of meat consumption should they throw it up . He answered that one does not have to throw up. Footnote 18 mentions that even if a person ate issur mamash like it says in Shailos Rav pg.25 that even if one ate a sheretz still they do not have to throw up. Rav Chaim (Derech ...


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In the book Judaism and Psychology by Rabbi Abraham Amsel he tries to link Jewish thought to the prevailing Freudian psychology of his time. To summarise his point which is central to his analysis in each chapter: Jewish thought believes strongly that our neurosis (non-biological mental problems) are deeply rooted in habits. Are we free to change our ...


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Since you are specifically interested in the writings of R Moshe Feinstein on the topic, I recommend Responsa of Rav Moshe Feinstein: Care of the Critically Ill by R Moshe David Tendler which translates key responsa on the topic. See in particular Igrot Moshe CM II:73 regarding short-term prolongation of life in cases where further improvement is not ...


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Start praying regularly at Henez Hahammah (i.e. sunrise) as it says in Tehillim 72:5 “ייראוך עם שמש” (“they shall fear you with the sun”) and as brought down through the generations to this very day as the most praiseworthy time to pray (see שו"ע או"ח פט:א). Anecdotally, I did this and started falling asleep even before I wanted to. Also, virtually all the ...


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There could be another explanation. Rambam in Hilchos Beis Habdhira says that the Altar was not a building, but one of the tools, used in the Temple (just like the Menorah or the table). As such it is exempt from the railings because it is not a building to start with, like building a giant chair.


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The Sifri (Ki Tetzei, 229) explicitly exempts a ramp from needing a railing: ועשית מעקה לגגך. אין לי אלא גג, מנין לרבות בורות שיחים ומערות [חריצים] ונעיצים, תלמוד לומר ולא תשים דמים בביתך. אם כן למה נאמר גג, פרט לכבש The question is, does this refer to all ramps, or only the ramp of the altar in the Temple, is the subject of debate, and is beyond the scope ...


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