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Similar to @user6591 and @Gavriel's idea (above) It seems to be a natural result of fulfilling the correct way of baking bread on Shabbos Shulchan Aruch Harav 167:4 Among the guidelines of proper conduct is not to cut off a [very] small piece of bread, because then one appears miserly. Nor, should he cut off too large a slice, i.e., one larger than an ...


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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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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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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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There's nothing stopping you from keeping Shabbos for as long as you like(*), however, you can't eat, drink or wash after sunset. This is documented by the Remo in תקנ"ב and by the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch inסימן קכה - דיני תשעה באב שחל בשבת או באחד בשבת where he says: וְצָרִיךְ לְהַפְסִיק מִבְּעוֹד יוֹם, כִּי בְּבֵין הַשְּׁמָשׁוֹת אָסוּר בַּאֲכִילָה ...


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Extending Shabbat up to Sunday night would create a conflict between two halachot. On one side, we need to fast on Tisha b'Av It is a positive commandment, ordained by the Prophets, to fast on those days on which tragic events occurred to our forefathers. The purpose of the fast is to stir our hearts to reflect on the ways of repentance, and to serve ...


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The Gemorrah rules that Shabbos comes by itself and it not dependent on a Beis Din, contrary to Moadim which are dependent on Kiddush HaChodesh כדאיתא בב"ב קכ"א. I understand that "Beit Din" in the Gemorrah means our acting as a result of astronomical phenomena. For example, Yom Tov can only come a certain number of days after the Beis Din has ascertained ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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