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Must tashmish at night be under a blanket?

Elements for answer Shulchan Aruch Orach Chayim 40: 2 regarding tefilin and mezuzah at home. בית שיש בו תפילין אסור לשמש בו מטתו עד שיוציאם או שיניחם בכלי תוך כלי והוא שאין השני מיוחד להם שאם הוא ...
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What should be done with yahrzeit candle jars?

"The sages taught: Tashmishei mitzva (objects used to perform a mitzva) may be discarded; tashmishei kedusha (accessories of kedusha) are buried. And these are tashmishei mitzva: a succa, lulav, ...
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How did Achashveirosh have the utensils of the Beit Hamikdash?

Rabbi Hayyim Angel in a lecture on Megillat Esther posits that the gemarah should not be taken literally. Rather, like the gemarah (ibid) which mentions Achashveirosh wearing the clothing of the kohen ...
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Throwing away leftover kiddush wine

Actually, (based on a Gemara) the Kitzur in סימן עז - דיני הקדוש והסעודות בלילה וביום states that one is supposed to leave over wine from the night Kiddush to the morning one, and for the morning for ...
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What should be done with yahrzeit candle jars?

Yahrtzeit is a minhag, although a fairly "strong" one. However, as it is a minhag, I don't believe that there is any kedusha attached to a burning yahrtzeit candle, and even less to an empty one. ...
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Must tashmish at night be under a blanket?

You can find your answer here (Nedorim 20b, also see Rashi on "וכשהוא מספר") - the Gemmorah presents two opposite approaches: (1) "אמרה להן אינו מספר עמי לא בתחלת הלילה ולא בסוף הלילה ...
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How did Achashveirosh have the utensils of the Beit Hamikdash?

None of the Kelim, (including the clothes of the Kohen Godol) that the Medrashim say King Achosvairosh used at his Party, were the Kelim that Koresh (King Cyrus) gave back to Daniel (Shasbazzar). ...
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After the Seder, can you give the shank bone to the dog?

I just read here: https://halachablog.com/2016/04/13/the-shankbone-and-the-egg-at-the-seder/ that we actually eat it, since it was forbidden to leave it uneaten after a day.
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What qualities are necessary in a halachic wrapping?

The MB in 40:7 explains why one cover at least, must be opaque. He says that there needs to be 2 covers, AND, it must not be able to be seen. Therefore, a glass of clear plastic would be good for one ...
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