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Castrated pet ownership

Rambam Hilchot Issurei Biah 16:13 אָסוּר לוֹמַר לְעַכּוּ''ם לְסָרֵס בְּהֵמָה שֶׁלָּנוּ. וְאִם לְקָחָהּ הוּא מֵעַצְמוֹ וְסֵרְסָהּ מֻתָּר. וְאִם הֶעֱרִים יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּדָבָר זֶה קוֹנְסִין אוֹתוֹ ...
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On what halachic premise can Yeshivot claim talmidim's belonging's hefker for bein hazmanim?

In חושן משפט, סימן שי״ט סעיף א׳ it says, that if someone brought something into someone else’s property without permission, or broke the conditions upon which the owner allowed him to bring it in,the ...
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Can something be muktzeh to one person but not another?

Mishnah Berurah 308:170 quotes Taz Orach Chaim 308:25 that small scraps of clothing are not muktzeh for a pauper, but are for a rich person (unless he lives in the pauper’s household).
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Is it permissible to trespass without damaging someone’s property

Yes: וּמְהַלְּכִים בִּשְׁבִילֵי הָרְשׁוּת עַד שֶׁתֵּרֵד רְבִיעָה שְׁנִיָּה and they shall have the right to walk in permitted paths, i.e., those paths that cut through a private field, throughout the ...
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Pesach: Birds and Backyards

Your friend's explanation has its source in the Gemara Pesachim 8a. "Rava says: A courtyard does not need to be checked for chametz since crows are to be found there." This is the accepted Halachah. ...
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Can Jewish owned animals have tattoos?

tl;dr it is probably not allowed to tattoo an animal, but only because of the mitzva of not being cruel to animals, but nothing to do with the lav of etching the skin (tattooing). CYLOR. According to ...
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Can Jewish owned animals have tattoos?

Vayikra 19:28 "You shall not make cuts in your flesh for a person [who died]. You shall not etch a tattoo on yourselves. I am Hashem." The verse prohibits us from tattooing ourselves, and it ...
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Mezuzah on a store door?

The practice is to put up a mezuza without a blessing. The simple summary (from aish) is Some of the earlier authorities did not consider an office a true place of residence since we do not truly ...
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Ratios of Hameitz-to-Other for Owning

For the first answer, I was involved in this big Suggiah, Rambam, Ramban on Sefer Hamitsvot, and Rabanu Tam, others. It appears that explaining the halacha lead to high degree of complexity. To make ...
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What is the law regarding the aveidah of a katan (lost object of a minor)?

Nesivos Hamishpat (Choshen Mishpat) 260,6 11 (as the questioner correctly assumed) based on the Shulchan Aruch says that a minor can never give up hope and if it is known that a lost even without a ...
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What are the practical implications of marriage being the husband's ownership of the wife?

The following law seems to reflect a practical consequence of a husband's "ownership" of his wife: הַחוֹבֵל בְּאֵשֶׁת אִישׁ הַשֶּׁבֶת וְהָרִפּוּי לְבַעֲלָהּ וְהַצַּעַר שֶׁלָּהּ. וְהַבּשֶׁת ...
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What are the practical implications of marriage being the husband's ownership of the wife?

The first Mishna in Kiddushin reads ...הָאִשָּׁה נִקְנֵית בְּשָׁלשׁ דְּרָכִים A woman is acquired in three ways... The Tosafos Yom Tov there quotes the Ran to explain the "acquisition" as ...
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On what halachic premise can Yeshivot claim talmidim's belonging's hefker for bein hazmanim?

Great question. In the Responsa of the Birchas Reuven would seem to suggest it is assur to make such a demand. To an extent you can't even take things from genizah without trying to find the owner. ...
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Are there special Halachos for homeowners?

One of the very important things a person should do after becoming a homeowner is celebrate a Chanukas Habayis. He should show gratitude and appreciation for the great favor which Hashem has bestowed ...
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Can people take Mishloach Manot?

In this answer I quoted several acharonim who entertain the idea that an actual "sending" is necessary. Darchei Moshe O.C. 695 Eliah Rabba O.C. 695:10 Peri Megadim Mishbetzos Zahav 695:5 Arguably ...
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Ratios of Hameitz-to-Other for Owning

Halacha (The following is not a comprehensive halachic discussion) We are dealing only with Chamets mixed before Pesach Min beMino (homogeneous mix), in a dry mixture (for example flour Chamets ...
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