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R. Hoffman is using the German word for business school: Handelsschule. The question thus raised is: A father told his son to write in business school on the holy Shabbat. He does not want to and his mother told him that if he doesn't listen to his father and they quarrel in the house, she will kill herself (Lord help us). Should the boy obey his ...


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Quick-Reference List of the Section-Contents of Igros Moshe - אגרות משה All links are to the first page of the section on HebrewBooks.org. The end of each volume has, for each of the responsa sections, a list of "references from Shas and Posekim" and a table of contents with responsa numbers, titles, and page numbers. Links to these are included below ...


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It sounds like you might be looking for Binyan Tzion 154 (R. Yaakov Ettlinger). Although the case discussed is of a man claiming to be Elijah the Prophet, and seducing a woman by telling her that she will become the mother of the Messiah. To quote sefaria's translation of the question: Not long ago, an incident came before me that will cause the ears of ...


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As per this answer and this answer, this idea was put forth by Rabbi Ben-Zion Firrer in an article in the 5730 issue of No'am. A copy of the article is available here; a discussion of the opinion, including Rabbi M. M. Kasher's opposition, can be found here (Contemporary Halakhic Problems, R' J. David Bleich, vol 1, p211-212).


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Babylonian Talmud, Hullin, 116a: עוף איכא בינייהו ר' עקיבא סבר חיה ועוף אינן מן התורה הא מדרבנן אסירי ור' יוסי הגלילי סבר עוף אפילו מדרבנן נמי לא אסיר תניא נמי הכי במקומו של רבי אליעזר היו כורתין עצים לעשות פחמין לעשות ברזל במקומו של רבי יוסי הגלילי היו אוכלין בשר עוף בחלב לוי איקלע לבי יוסף רישבא אייתו לקמיה רישא דטיוסא בחלבא ולא אמר להו ולא מידי כי אתא ...


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Even though it's an old question, still I would like to answer it, as my native country was heavily involved in this very sad historical event. One of the most important work on the issue is the essay of R' Tzvi Hirsch Meisels זצ"ל of Vác (Waitzen), who wrote in 1946 Kuntres Takanot Agunot right in the Bergen Belsen DP camp after the liberation (see original ...


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Hebrewbooks.org is available to everyone who is on the web. When you open the 'shas' tab, There a Sefer on the mefarshim list called שדה צופים which quotes many Sheilos Uteshuvos the likes of the Radvaz, Chavos Yair, Rambam and many more. I was recently learning Nazir which has very little Mefarshim and I found a wealth of information from the above which I ...


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I don't know if any of these three is exactly what you are looking for, but I'm sure that they would be extremely helpful for your purposes. A Sefer that often quotes various Teshuvos and their explanations of the Gemara is Daf Al Hadaf (edited by R. David Abraham Mendelbaum, R. Joshua Lefkowitz, and R. Abraham Noah haLevi Klein). A list of Shu"t ...


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The Mechon Yerushalayim edition of Maharam's responsa includes an index of people mentioned. For R. Asher ben Yechiel, it includes the following:


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The Rambam's responsum to Yoseph ben Gabir you're looking for begins on the 177th page of Qovetz Teshuvot ha-Rambam ve-Igrotav (Leipzig 1859). It's also available on Sefaria.


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As Dr. Shmuel mentioned in a comment, this section is quoted here on page 24 footnote 86. There he elaborates: ר' שלמה קלוגר מצא שני כוונים אחרים של היתר ללמוד לאור הנר בליל שבת. התיר בנר שבעששית זכוכית, כיון שהזכוכית מהוה היכר לאיסור ההטיה (שו"ת האלף לך שלמה או"ח קט"ו) והתיר בנר שיש לו "שם לוואי", כגון 'נר שעוה' או 'מיללעליכט', כיון שהוא נבדל מנר ...


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Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz discusses general principles of medical halacha in this lecture. Here are some things that he said that are relevant to your question: A person is obligated, as a patient, to get the best medical treatment that he can. A doctor is obligated to give the best medical treatment available. (~50 minutes) You're only allowed to pursue ...


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R. David Yosef in the introduction to the P'er Hador edition of Rambam's responsa quotes many who value the MT over the responsa, including Hida who writes in Birkei Yosef (OH 118:2) that it is obvious that the MT is to be followed over his responsa. In a similar vein, Maharit (HM: 7) writes that we generally follow books rather than responsa, since if the ...


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I believe you are referring to the responsum of R. Elchonon Wasserman to a young R. Shimon Schwab. It can be found at the end of Kovetz He'arot (#11) as well as in Kovetz Shiurim vol. II #47. (Parenthetically, see the beginning of this article by Dr. J. J. Schachter (and especially endnote 2) which discusses the circumstances surrounding this responsum, and ...


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Rav Moshe Feinstein was asked in his Igros YD 4:34 from a Rosh Yeshiva if he should allow his talmidim to go to college in the summer. Rav Moshe answered (in June 1972) that talmidim going to college in the first place isnt so simple ,but he said we shouldnt protest because of pressure from parents and they wouldnt listen anyhow. With regards to the actual ...


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"What were the reasons the Rabbis were against it?" According to the Hebrew Wikipedia article, the Rabbis were worried about the Arabs violent reaction to such a purchase. The English Wikipedia article has no reference to this. ב-1887 ניסה הברון אדמונד דה רוטשילד לרכוש את הכותל בעת ביקורו בארץ ישראל. ליוזמה זו התנגדו רבני ירושלים, מחשש לתגובה קשה של ...


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A popular set of seffarim written explicitly for this purpose is שערים מצויינים בהלכה by Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Brown. His son Rabbi Chaim Elazar finished off many of the Tractates that his father left in manuscript form. The volume on Bava Metzia was one of those.


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It's untrue that cases left with a תיקו are primarily far-fetched and unusual ones. There are many practical cases, and they are treated by the poskim as unknowns, decided by the usual rules of doubt: safek d'oraita l'chumra, safek d'rabanan l'kula, etc. This source (Hebrew) contains numerous examples of how the poskim dealt with תיקו cases.


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1) First you should approach a knowledgable Jew who is also someone you can trust enough to shmooze it over with. This step is not asking for an actual "psak halachah" from a 2nd Rav. This is simply you getting an education on the Torah matter. Yes, you should not pretend ignorance when other information comes up. Rather, you should investigate it. It is ...


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Reb Moshe writes in Igros Moshe(YD 3:91) that he emphatically refused to give permission to translate his Teshuvos (either in full or a summery) into English, because It may not be translated properly It may cause people to make mistakes One shouldn't give Teshuvos to ignoramuses as they may make errors in Halachic judgement (comparing cases which are not ...


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It turns out that the research I did before asking this question was simply too good. Marx reprints the letters at the end of his article (starting at page 343), which is available online for free through JSTOR.


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Possibly Nesivim Bisdeh Hashlichus, by Dayan Levi Yitzchak Raskin of the London Beth Din.


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This was published in 1990. Aside from the two compilations directly from the Rebbe which both carried the title ספר השליחות, this was the first such publication from Kehot.


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In an interview published in Mishpacha magazine in 2011, R. Michel Shurkin reports the following: ...I ask whether Reb Moshe was supportive of the trend towards being machmir even if there was a mesorah otherwise. Rav Michel answers with a story, of course. “During the 1970s, Kissinger sold a lot of wheat the US had stockpiled to Russia. The reason ...


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There is almost a complete set of Mishnah Halachos by Rabbi Menashe Klein over here: Philadelphiafay Vintage Jewish Book Store


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It is available here. It is identified as 18 volumes which I assume is the 16 plus novellae on massekhtot. It is available here at SeforimSets.com. [OUT OF STOCK]. Note that pdfs of the entire series are available for free on Tshuvos.com, this is the first volume.


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The responsum in question was also translated into English by Leon D. Stitskin and published in Tradition. You can access a PDF from the Tradition Archives for free. The relevant excerpt is: Keep in mind, however, that I do not intend to produce an Arabic edition of the Mishnah Torah, as it would lose its specific flavor. Moreover, how can you ask me ...


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Torah and religion teach of the world as it is (assuming that we know to understand the teaching correctly) while science deals with the world as we see it. There cannot be any religious problem to speak of the world as God has shown it to us, as long as we recognize that our perception of the world should not be taken as the ultimate true description of the ...


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Rabbi Ephraim Oshry's son is the Rov in a shul in my neighborhood. He told me a short time ago that the family was working on republishing his father's works. I don't know what the schedule is but I assume you can contact him directly to find out. The shul is Khal Beth Avrohom on East 17th Street in Brooklyn.


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A teku is a status of unsolvability. Nobody, i.e. nobody out of Eliahu Hanovi, can argue against this status. See the following example. See sefer Yavin Shemua from Rabbi Shlomo Elgazi, in the last part of the book, called klalim nosafim, klal 366. כתב הרא''ש בחולין פרק ב' (סימן ו') אמר רב פפא החליד במיעוט סימנים מהו? תיקו. העולה מדבריו שאם מצינו בגמרא ...


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