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Even according to the Noda B'Yehuda, he uses the term chashasha kala, which implies that he agrees with the Chazon Ish.


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The Shulchan Aruch rules (O.C. 294:1) that in general one need not repeat Shemonah Esrei for forgetting Atah Chonantanu. The exception where one does have to repeat it is if he also ate before making havdalah on wine: ואם טעה ולא הבדיל משלים תפלתו ואינו חוזר מפני שצריך להבדיל על הכוס ואם טעם קודם שהבדיל על הכוס צריך לחזור ולהבדיל בתפלה Given that if ...


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The source is the last Mishna in the first chapter of Chullin. Rav Ovadiah of Bartenura explains that indeed we only have a Havdala ceremony when moving from a higher holiness to a lower holiness, and the reason we say "Bein Kodesh leKodesh" generically between Shabbat and Yom Tov and not something like "from a higher holiness to a lower holiness" is so as ...


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Assuming your assumption is correct, i.e. that riding in a car is the same as riding the subway.* Can you switch drivers and have the Gentile drive your car and you be the passenger? Possibly. There is a Mishna in Shabbat that you can give your valuables to a non-Jew to carry. But... you have a problem with Techumim. I.e. if you're outside Techum ...


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This sounds like you're referring to the Mishna in Eruvin 4:7 מִי שֶׁבָּא בַדֶּרֶךְ וְחָשְׁכָה לוֹ, וְהָיָה מַכִּיר אִילָן אוֹ גָדֵר, וְאָמַר, שְׁבִיתָתִי תַחְתָּיו, לֹא אָמַר כְּלוּם. שְׁבִיתָתִי בְעִקָּרוֹ, מְהַלֵּךְ מִמְּקוֹם רַגְלָיו וְעַד עִקָּרוֹ אַלְפַּיִם אַמָּה, וּמֵעִקָּרוֹ וְעַד בֵּיתוֹ אַלְפַּיִם אַמָּה. נִמְצָא מְהַלֵּךְ מִשֶּׁחֲשֵׁכָה ...


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This is passim in mishnayos maseches Eruvin, indeed it's the fundamental idea in that maseches[1]: that one has, on Shabas (or yom tov), 2000 amos to walk in around where he started Shabas. If he started in a city, he has the entire city plus 2000 amos. See details there. [1] Well, in the part of it that deals with eruve t'chumin.


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The Noda Beyehuda (YO"D 210) writes that one may not dissect a Jewish corpse (which is forbidden) in order to discover the cause of death, even if it is the only way to uncover information that will help save lives in the future. He explains: אבל בנידון דידן אין כאן שום חולה הצריך לזה רק שרוצים ללמוד חכמה זו אולי יזגמן חולה שיהיה צריך לזה, ודאי דלא דחינן ...


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Tikkunei Shabbat was published anonymously in Cracow in the early seventeenth century, purportedly containing passages that Arizal recommended be recited during shabbat, based on Kabbalistic considerations. The recitations include the entirety of mishnayot masechet shabbat, split between the three shabbat meals.


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Adding to Gershon's answer, there's probably a good reason as to why only 1 aliyah is given from the 2nd Torah. There are two rules regarding reading aliyot: 1 - At least 3 verses must be read 2 - At least 3 verses must be left to the end of the current parsha There are two parshiot read from the 2nd (Shabbat / Rosh Hodesh reading). The Shabbat parsha has ...


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Tosafos to Menachos 95a says that of course they didn't travel on Shabbos: ועל כרחיך בשבת לא היו נוסעין דאפילו לא היו תחומין מדאורייתא לא היו יכולין ליסע משום איסור הוצאה ואיסור מחמר You have to say that they didn't travel on Shabbos. Even if techumin are not binding mideoraisa, they wouldn't have been able to travel because of the prohibitions on ...


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R' Gil Student in a TorahMusings.com article titled "Medicine on Shabbos" says that your question is "an excellent question that the greatest halakhic authorities of recent times have asked" and cites sources who proceed to offer two approaches: 1) Maybe it should be permissible today! R' Avraham Chaim Na’eh (Ketzos Ha-Shulchan 134 n. 7.2) considers the ...


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As your EDIT points out, many poskim rule that one who takes medicine daily may continue to do so on Shabbos, while R' Moshe and others disagree. R' Howard Jachter has an article titled "Taking Medicine on Shabbos part II" where he neatly spells out this machlokes: "Taking Medicine Over a Period of Time" Shemirat Shabbat Kehilchata (34:note 76) ...


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Update: I got a response from a rabbi affiliated with the OU, he runs an "ask the rabbi" type service. The CPL ID card is not muksah if it is legally required to carry the gun.


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When there's any doubt that the care and health of the patient will be negatively impacted in any way (even if the negative impact will be due to the person being flustered by trying to act in an abnormal manner), you err on the side of caution and do whatever is needed to help the patient. With that disclaimer out of the way, the Rama in Shulchan Aruch 328:...


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(5) R Sheishes (Sanhesrin 24b) says that a gambler cannot testify because eino oseiq beyishuvo shel olam -- he isn't busy with domesticating the universe. (Terrible translation, I know.) The Rambam rules accordingly in Eidus 10:4 and Gezeilah vaAveidah 6:11. In the latter, he ends, "שֶׁאֵין רָאוּי לְאָדָם שֶׁיַּעֲסֹק כָּל יָמָיו אֶלָּא בְּדִבְרֵי חָכְמָה ...


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Personally, I was told by my posek that one may take an Uber or a Taxi to the hospital when in labor (and he also gave me Rabbi Heineman's sheet as a reference guide for some of the other halachos). His reasoning was that it is virtually impossible to weigh out the minimization of Chillul Shabbos when figuring out calling for a taxi vs. ordering an Uber (but ...


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Something to consider here is - which of these methods leave more of a permanent record? Rabbi Gil Student writes concerning text messages on shabbos: When you send a text or e-mail, you are causing it to be saved not only on your phone or computer (usually) but also on intermediary servers. The text or e-mail is permanently stored electronically and will ...


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What's a pillow? It might be good for many things and bad for others. It all depends on its uses because it's only a TOOL. Work is not a goal to attain on its own, neither it is a punishment, it is a tool we use to do good or bad things. We can use it to support ourselves, our families, kids, to let us learn Torah is the peace of mind or to drown in it and ...


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The psak of Shemiras Shabbos KeHilchoso: If one is kovei'a the meal on pas habo'oh bekisnin, for example, cake, then one can use two full cakes for lechem mishneh. שמירת שבת כהלכתה פרק נה סעיף טז: הקובע סעודה על פת הבאה בכיסנין דהיינו עוגה יכול הוא לקחת שתי עוגות שלמות ללחם-משנה ולבצוע עליהן


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Kabbalistically, acc. to Ariz"l, Shabbat represents the world of oneness, unlike the weekdays that represent the separation. On weekdays, as we're separated/distanced from the "source of abundance", we feel lacking and therefore we ask for personal favors in our prayers (the middle blessings), where on Shabbos we "return" to oneness with the source of the ...


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din.org.il was posed a related question (in Hebrew) titled: "Kiddush on Shabbos on Pas Haba B'kisnin" The question: Greetings. In a pressing situation if there isn't wine or bread, is one allowed to make kiddush on pas ha ba b'kisnin? din.org.il's answer: בדיעבד אפשר לקדש גם על פת הבאה בכיסנין – עוגה, ואף אם לא יקבע עליה סעודה נראה שאינו מעכב. ...


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I'd like to clarify @JA's comment. The Torah uses the male form to describe the singular שבת as in Vayikra 23:32, and sometimes in female form as in Vayikra 23:3. However, the plural is always שבתות which has the feminine ending, as in Vayikra 23:16. There is no known place in Tanac"h that uses the word "shabbatim". I believe that Talmud follows the same ...


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It seems to be a dispute in the poskim. The position that one is obligated: The Chazon Ish (quoted in Orchos Rabbeinu v.2 p.110, and in טעמא דקרא, הנהגות החזו״א אות י״ח) was mapkid to eat melaveh demalke on Motze Yom Tov. The Brisker Rav was asked (פניני רבינו הגרי״ז, עמ׳ רמ״ב) if there is an obligation for melave dmalka on Motzei Yom Tov, and he ...


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Aruch HaShulchan Orach Chayyim 31:3 has a summary of various explanations of the sign. According to Rashi, Rif and Or Zarua', shabbat itself is the sign (as you noted). Aruch HaShulchan explains that this extends to Yom Tov which is also a form of shabbat. Tosafot and Rosh explain that the sign is either the prohibition of performing melachah, or the ...


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The fixed calendar already prevents Yom Kippur from falling on a Friday or Sunday, to avoid two consecutive days where all melachot are forbidden. (See Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 428:1 with e.g. Magen Avraham, Biur HaGra, Biur Halachah.) If we were to also prevent Yom Kippur from falling on Shabbat, that would lead to a situation where the new moon of ...


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Yom Kippur is described in Vayikra 23 as a kind of Shabbat, a "Shabbat Shabbaton", as it is written: אַ֡ךְ בֶּעָשׂ֣וֹר לַחֹדֶשׁ֩ הַשְּׁבִיעִ֨י הַזֶּ֜ה י֧וֹם הַכִּפֻּרִ֣ים ה֗וּא ... שַׁבַּ֨ת שַׁבָּת֥וֹן הוּא֙ לָכֶ֔ם וְעִנִּיתֶ֖ם אֶת־נַפְשֹׁתֵיכֶ֑ם בְּתִשְׁעָ֤ה לַחֹ֙דֶשׁ֙ בָּעֶ֔רֶב מֵעֶ֣רֶב עַד־עֶ֔רֶב תִּשְׁבְּת֖וּ שַׁבַּתְּכֶֽם׃ Mark, the tenth ...


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The Gemara in Shabbos 3a states that when it comes to laws of Shabbos, the term פָּטוּר generally means that it is forbidden but doesn't require a sacrifice to be brought. So the Mishna never really 'clearly permitted' it, quite the opposite! As the Mishna Brurah explains (340:18): יש ליזהר - ר"ל אף דחיוב חטאת ליכא דבעינן שיכתוב דוקא בדיו או בשאר דבר ...


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Isn't there an issue with "Activities that are not appropriate for Shabbat, even though they are technically permissible according to the Torah (uvda d'chol)."?


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When I was stumbled by this practice and addressed this question to a Rabbi in Ba'abad shul in Jerusalem, he reminded me of the Halachah in Yoma 85a: חלל עליו שבת אחת כדי שישמור שבתות הרבה I thought he was joking at first, but he explained seriously that if it is Halachicly allowed to override Deorayso prohibition to save a single life, it would be ...


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See this article by R. Gil Student which discusses this and other related issues. Possible problems involve: Using a timer to perform work on shabbat Marit ayin - giving the appearance of doing work on shabbat Running a business on shabbat (where applicable) However, to quote his tentative conclusion: My initial reaction is that scheduling blog posts, ...


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At Yoatzot.org here, they answer as follows: If the sole purpose is to protect the woman's clothing, the sanitary napkin should not be worn. But generally speaking, most women are also concerned about discomfort or irritation. Embarrassment may be construed as a type of discomfort.


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