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Your definitely not the only one in this "quandary". First of all, I believe that there is some leniency that allows washing dirty dishes if the dirt is either "offensive" or one is troubled by seeing the dirty dishes lying around. I have to research this, but, from what I recall the decisive factors are not as simple as you would think, since, there is ...


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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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The Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 318,1 states that cooking or any other Melacha which a Jew does on purpose, though the one who did the melacha may not benefit for ever, others can benefit straight away after Shabbos: המבשל בשבת (או שעשה אחת משאר מלאכות) במזיד, אסור לו לעולם ולאחרים מותר למוצאי שבת מיד The Magen Ahvraham and Mishna brura explain: דדוקא ...


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It seems that according to the Nehar Shalom Orach Chaim 318,1 all the Acharonim in Yore Dea 99,5 agree that it would be forbidden for one's children to benefit from an Issur Deoraisa transgression by their father, which would include cooking on shabbos. This is explicitly stated in the Magein Avraham Orach Chaim 538,6: ואם עשה דבר שאינו אבד בח"ה אפי' לבנו ...


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The Shach in Yore Dea 108,7 says: זה הכלל כל מידי דלא הוי להריח ריחא לאו מילתא היא אבל דבר שעומד להריח כגון ורד והדס אסור ליהנות מהריח עכ"ל ב"י וכ"כ התוס' פ"ק דעבודת כוכבים דף י"ב אלא בורד והדס בשם ר"ת ותירץ בזה הא דמותר להריח ביין This is the general rule: Anything that is not designated for smelling e.g food/drink which is meant to be eaten like stam ...


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http://www.kashrut.com/articles/ninedays/ On Shabbos there is no restriction against eating meat or drinking wine even if one began Shabbos early - any time after plag ha-Minchah. We see from here that you can make Kiddush early. This is Gershon Gold’s answer to the question Avrohom Yitzchok linked above.


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In a small pamphlet (kuntres) called ורפא ירפא, R' Chaim Kanievsky wrote that he was asked about making personal requests during the time when a baby cries during the bris (which is brought down as a time which is auspicious for prayer) if the bris is on Shabbos. He writes that he originally used to tell people that when Rosh Hashana falls out on Shabbos ...


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The following addresses the case where the switch controls only the power for the light. That is to say, the switch does not also turn off something in the electric eye circuit. The Chosen Ish holds that opening and closing an electric switch might be binyan and stira. Rav Auerbach says that it is like opening and closing a door, it was made to open and ...


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I can't speak for why most people who offer do so, or for why most people who accept accept, but I have a friend who both offers guests and accepts when offered as a guest because he has a short attention span, and doesn't want to rely on himself to pay attention to someone else for the entire kiddush. If he does it himself, he'll be better off. Lest a guest ...


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The Shulchan Aruch (Orach Chaim 183:4) says that one should hold a cup of Blessing (e.g for Kiddush or Birkat Hamozon) in his right hand. כשמתחיל לברך נוטלו בימינו Tosfos in Pesachim 106a brings in the name of Yerushalmi Brochos that when available, each person is given his own cup of wine which he holds in his hand during the recital of Kiddush by the ...


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Because Sim 243 deals with procedures preceding Shabbos, like: דין המשכיר שדה ומרחץ לעכו"ם ובו ב סעיפים: Laws of renting his property to a Gentile for Shabbos: One shouldn’t rent out his bathhouse to a non-Jew [before Shabbos] because the bathhouse is known to be his. The non-Jew will do work with it on Shabbat. After he deals with that he ...


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