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Corona "parties" for children

Regarding "corona parties", one contemporary Rabbi did indeed rule that it is forbidden to purposely get together to infect oneselves. Rabbi Yehoshua Pfeffer is quoted in this late 2020 ...
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How do Jews discern genuine spiritual experiences from hallucinations?

According to Mamionides, one of the basic fundamentals of Jewish belief is belief in prophecy, especially the prophecy of Moses. The concept of prophecy is difficult to relate to, because according ...
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How do Jews discern genuine spiritual experiences from hallucinations?

As time has gone on, Jews have tended to believe in miracles and hallucinations less and less. Jews originally believed in exorcisms, and discussed how to perform them in the Talmud and other ancient ...
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Corona "parties" for children

Introduction: In the book "Headlines: Halachic Debates of Current Events" the author cites Rav Malkiel Tzvi Tannenbaum of Lomza in Divrei Malkiel 5:35 [...] We thus see that it is ...
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Can one have a surgery during the Nine Days?

The following are Poskim I found who touch on this subject (although they do no elaborate). Rabbi Felder in Shiurei Halacha page 21 bring ויש אומרים that advise to try and not have a surgery in this ...
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Can a Beit-Din force a Jew to save another Jew's life?

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 ...
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