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Bavli AZ 6b מנין שלא יושיט אדם כוס של יין לנזיר ואבר מן החי לבני נח ת"ל ולפני עור לא תתן מכשול Whence [do we know that] a man shouldn't pass a cup of wine to a Nazir nor a limb-from-a-live-animal to a gentile? The verse states: And before a blind person do not place a stumbling block.


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Gentiles are not obligated in the mitzvot besides the Seven Mitzvot of B'nei Noach. According to Tosafot on masechet Avodah Zarah (15b), the prohibition of "placing a stumbling-block before the blind" is not one of those seven commandments, so technically, a gentile is not responsible for a non-observant Jew's actions. The simple reading of the gemara and ...


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It seems that R' Moshe Feinstein allowed one to provide fire/matches to a smoker, and did not think of this as lifnei iver. Igrot Moshe, Yoreh De'ah part 2, 49 (last sentence): Find more about this subject here.


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All rishonim agree that if it is real aver min hachai (it is included in the Torah prohibition) than it is absolutely forbidden to give to a non-Jew. If it is only a rabbinical prohibition, there is a major dispute in the rishonim and poskim. See רשב״א חולין נז ע״א ד״ה ה״ג, ר״ן שם, ועי׳ ש״ך סי׳ נה ס״ק יא, who permit when it's only a rabbinical prohibition. ...


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Minchas Chinuch 232:4 discusses this, and raises the possibility that maybe he would be violating this lav by doing so. On the other hand, he also comments (quoting Korban Aharon) that if the verse meant this, it would have used the verb תשים rather than תתן, suggesting that in fact it has only the figurative meaning.


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Depends where on the Orthodox spectrum. I'd say the vast majority of college-educated men will be lenient on recorded music, at least if stuck in such a situation. (R' Ovadiah Yosef zt'l also explicitly ruled leniently on recorded music, unless it's someone you know personally.) As for groups of women singing -- the Seridei Aish defended the practice that ...


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The Shach (7) to Yore Dea 87:4 says clearly there is no marit haayin when there is a evident possibility that you are doing something permitted, for example cooking for the sick. This is based on the Shach when describing cooking non-kosher milk with meat: בבישול לחודיה ליכא משום מראית העין, דהא יכול להיות שמבשל לצורך רפואה או שאר דברים The cooking of it (...


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I think the point in those sugyas is that it was untenable for such a tragedy to befall a completely righteous person. So reasons were offered to justify their intense torture. Pronouncing the ineffable name even in a situation where it is allowed, taking pleasure in a min's words etc. But these are things that very much lifnim mishuras hadin, applicable ...


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Since a man is prohibited to stare at a woman, dressing immodestly in front of men provides them with the tool to sin, let alone what the stare can lead to (improper thoughts, etc.) That seems almost self-evident, especially if she is doing it "to be seen". In other words doing it to draw attention to herself. [I guess what is self evident to me isn't so ...


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a) Rav Falk in Oz vehadar levusha says no difference between amount of women singing. I don't actually know any men who differentiate between amount of women singing b)I know of men who are meikel re recordings, but mainstream charedi is to be machmir and indeed cd's done by girls choirs/singers usually have a halachah warning saying only women should listen....


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The simple general answer is that: If you hold its forbidden but they hold its allowed, then you may help them to do it. But, if you hold its allowed and they hold its forbidden, then you may not help them do it. It all depends only on what they hold, not you. Explanation and sources with more specifics: The Torah in Vayikra 19:14 says "...you shall not ...


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Just a thought - one of the components of the prohibition of lifnei iver is giving bad advice (Sefer Hachinuch). Some use this to explain how helping someone violate a Rabbinical prohibition could be catergorized as a Biblical violation of lifnei iver, because it is bad advice to do so. So if someone would ask you whether or not they should hooble, and you ...


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While the rules were written in the way that they were for a reason, that reason doesn't necessarily mean that people actually placed stumbling blocks before the blind, that could just be a concise and precise way for the Torah to express the idea of misleading someone. (I wrote about that here and here.) The reason for these kinds of phrases may be to ...


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The Lubavitcher Rebbe explains (Sichos Kodesh 5744 Parshas Kedoshim - although I think it was edited and printed in Lukutei Sichos somewhere) the reason that Rashi doesn't interpret the verse literally is that the literal understanding is already forbidden by the issur of וכי יפתח איש בור which shows that it is ossur to be a mazik, so here it would be ...


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Oz Nidbaru 7:65:2 says that one may throw invitations with Pesukim on them into the garbage, so long they are wrapped in something.


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You are Jewish and even if you are not religious, the laws of Judaism are still relevant to you although you do not keep them. See this article entitled Is a Jew Who Converts Still Jewish? The last part reads: once you are a part of this people, you are the entire people. As Israel is eternal, so your bond with them is irreversible, unbreakable and ...


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Stam yeinam is not actually assur because of an actual concern of biblical yayin nesech since we do not actually assume they will use it for avoda zara. It's just a gezeira d'rabanan to avoid excessive familiarity that would lead to intermarriage and an ultimate abandonment of the mitzvos. So lo sitein michshol should not apply in your case (of non-mevushal ...


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This is a very good and interesting question. On the outset we can eliminate the possibility of "lifnei Iver" in this case. The problem of Lifney Iver is if you are the person that permits the Avera. Tosfoth Avoda Zara 6B: מנין שלא יושיט אדם כוס יין לנזיר. נראה דה''ה בכל שאר איסורין אלא להכי נקט כוס יין לנזיר משום דמסתמא למישתי קא בעי ליה כיון דכ''ע חמרא ...


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The simple general answer is that: If you hold its forbidden but they hold its allowed, then you may help them to do it. But, if you hold its allowed and they hold its forbidden, then you may not help them do it. It all depends only on what they hold, not you. Explanation and sources with more specifics: The Torah in Vayikra 19:14 says "...you shall not ...


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The Evil Inclination is not a Jew, it is a malach, and therefore is not commanded in any of the mitzvos which were given to klall yisrael, but whose purpose is to made good decisions have meaning by making them dificult. Just like any malach, he has his own purpose, different than that of a Jew.


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Rav Avigdor Nevenzahl שליט״א, one of the foremost students of Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach זצ״ל, and former Chief Rabbi of the Old City once told me that if not for the possible legal issues that may come from it, it would not just be allowed, but it would be a mitzvah to steal, take away from, and ultimately destroy your friends' cigarettes from them, as it ...


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You write: We can clearly deduce from this that, in his opinion, when someone causes someone to commit an aveira through oness, there is no aveira of lifnei iver. I believe this is an unnecessary deduction, because he says this explicitly in the paragraph beginning ואין להקשות by using the term חברו. As for the substance of your question I think the ...


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According to one school of thought, mal'akhim are not commanded. They are made in a certain way. It's like asking about rocks being commanded to fall when you let go of them. (Near an object of significant mass, like the earth, etc...) The satan is a force in nature, or more correctly in metaphysics, that leads people astray. One that keeps us humans from ...


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Among important Sephardi Haredi rabbis, Rabbi Ben Tzion Abba Shaul and Rabbi Moshe Tzedaka called on youth not to start smoking. Other major Ashkenazi rabbis who explicitly forbade smoking and selling include Rabbi Eliezer Waldenberg, Rabbi Moshe Stern, and Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Sheinberg.


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Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 75,3 יש ליזהר משמיעת קול זמר אשה. One should be careful not to listen to the voice of a woman singing Magen Avraham אבל קול דבור' שרי Speaking is permitted to listen too. There is no mention of Maris ayin about being forbidden to mouth and we don't make up maris ayin unless the chachamim tell us The Shulchan Aruch Yore ...


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The question which I decided to answer (this is how I interpreted the intention of its author), is if a global ban, called "...nor put a stumbling-block before the blind..." (Leviticus 19, 14)is considered as if the 'placer' makes this himself (indifferently that its action had the effect that the other fault or not). It is a question about "ולפני עיוור ...


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Perhaps he was loosely referring to R. Feinstein's responsum in Igros Moshe Choshen Mishpat 2:76 where he writes: ולא יניח אדם לבניו הקטנים שיתרגלו בזה אף אם הוא עצמו נתרגל A person should not let his young children become accustomed to this [smoking] even if he himself is accustomed.


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There's good news, and there's better news. The good news is this has happened to many others before you, and the better news is not to worry about it. (Well, try to educate yourself and be more careful, but it needs no atonement.) As Fred noted in his comments, as long as the dairy was a different meal than the meat, you've satisfied the bare-minimum ...


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i think that in general you will find that people in "orthodox" circles follow the following rule in many situations: "Unless I specifically know it's permitted, it's prohibited." And i believe qol isha is one of those situations. So, as Shalom pointed out, many college educated Jews who looked into the halachoth regarding the issue will more than likely not ...


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I think something similar was asked previously, but I'm not seeing it right now. Let's assume your guest did not find out, and otherwise never will. Most meat-and-milk mistakes that will happen in your kitchen will be at the level of a rabbinic prohibition, not a biblical one. The biblical prohibition would only be if they were cooked together. So if you ...


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