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How do we observe time-bound mitzvot where time and seasons are different? On Earth, The problem dates back to the 18th century, when Jews started moving north, where daytime or nighttime can last for days or weeks. The Talmud is our guide: Rav Huna says: If a man is wandering in the desert and does not know when Shabbat is, he should count six days [...


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See Shulchan Aruch HaRav Orech Chaim 301:42, at the end of the halacha. There, it is explained that one may wear two belts if each one is accomplishing something, and the wearer therefore derives benefit and satisfaction from it. Without being able to read your rabbi's mind, it appears that he was telling you that if you use the secondary shabbat belt to ...


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Tzomet is an Israeli institute for Science and Halacha (Jewish law). They research modern devices and see how they can be used/tuned to be used with observant Jews. They have some relevant thoughts on hearing aids (here) In summary, the main halachic requirements for using a hearing aid are to have appropriate long-lasting batteries and to turn it on ...


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R David Sperling (here) writes it seems to him that taking these medicines is permitted because Firstly, someone who has started on a course of pills before Shabbat may continue to take them even on Shabbat (see Shmirat Shabbat KeHilchatah, 34, 17). Secondly, it is not clear that someone with ADHD is considered at all "sick" or "under the ...


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Welcome to Mi Yodeya. As my son wears cochlear implants, I have been reading quite a bit on the usage of hearing aids and implants on Shabbat. There is quite a diversity of opinions in this area. However, Rabbi Elisha Sandler's article is about the most comprehensive that I can find on the web. I know Rabbi Sandler, so if you have any specifics that you ...


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A Canaanite slave (who's mother is Canaanite and father is foreign) is obligated in all negative Mitzvot which includes keeping Shabbos just like a Jewish woman (and some positive Mitzvot including Kiddush Bentching eating matza and Korban Pesach). He cannot become a slave to a Jew unless he fully accepts the Mitzvot and has to do Mila (circumsision) ...


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Both Hebrew and non-Jewish slaves must observe Shabbos: The Hebrew slave is not actually a slave, he's a full-time day and night employee lodging by his master for 6 years or till the Jubilee year (Exodos 21, 2-11), so he's obligated in all Mitzvos including 3 daily prayers and keeping Shabbos. Non-Jewish slaves are considered an "extension" of their ...


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I saw in this week's Parsha Sheet (Shabbos 9 Av 5779) that Rav Moshe Sternbuch's Talmidim print, that he paskens that one may not extends Shabbos for more than a few minutes after one's customary "Shabbos-ending time" - and at the very latest one has to end Shabbos 3 - 4 minutes after the Rabbeinu Tam time. He did not quote any sources.


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If he is "borrowing" 2 Challas which he cannot eat he cannot make a Brocha on them and it is as if he is only holding the Broken bread as he can only make a Brocha on his own bread Mishna brura Orach Chaim 161,5: 21: ודע דכהיום שהמנהג שכל אחד מברך לעצמו ברכת המוציא לכאורה לא שייך כלל דין זה אלא כל אחד יברך על פתו שאוכל [מחה"ש] One does not need to take ...


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It seems to me that the question is very much alike the known discussion about whether it is permitted to open the refrigerator on Shabbat, when the majority of the possekim allow you to open the refrigerator while it is turned on. If the timer is turned off, and it will turn on in some time, if the switch is mechanical it seems to me like it is permissible, ...


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