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Should I run meat towels and dairy towels in different laundry loads?

Two different problems, problem of cooking Bassar Bechalav and problem of the towels. If the detergents are present in water at beginning SA YD 95, 4. We have a Towel called B meat soaked, and a ...
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Wet clothes left up to dry before Shabbos -- does everyone follow the Mishna Brurah that they are muktzeh?

Yalkut Yosef 308:208: בגד רטוב שהניחוהו במכונת ייבוש מערב-שבת, מותר להוציאו מהמכונה בשבת אחר המכונה תפסיק לפעול, אף שהבגד היה רטוב בבין השמשות. ומותר להורידו מהחבל בשבת. [ילקוט יוסף שבת כרך ב' עמוד ...
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May one temporarily remove ẓiẓit from a garment in order to launder it?

In 21, 3 the Rama wrote: שלא ליתנו לכובסת גויה .‏ Not to give Talit with tsitsit to a Gentile washwerwoman {Mishna Berura: instead, remove the Tsitsit before}. In Gemara, there seems to be an ...
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Cleaning a Talis together with silver Atora

I don't know where you live. In Brooklyn, Lakewood and other areas where there is a large Jewish population, the dry cleaners will take off the Atara, clean the Talis, reconnect the Atara and your ...
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Ritual immersion with washing of the body?

No, the immersion is just a dunk in the water. It doesn't require any kind of scrubbing. The Rambam writes in Hilchot Mikvaot 1:2 כָּל מָקוֹם שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר בַּתּוֹרָה רְחִיצַת בָּשָׂר וְכִבּוּס ...
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Ritual immersion with washing of the body?

The purpose of tevillah (ritual immersion) is not for cleaning, it is to rid oneself of impurity. There is, however, a problem of chatzitza (seeration) - if, for example, your leg was caked with dirt ...
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If there is a stain on your shirt are you allowed to scrub it or pour water on it in the 9 days?

Dinonline says that it is allowed: Yes, you can spot clean during the nine days. If that won’t work for you, you can also put a pair of (freshly-laundered) pants on a dirty floor, and stamp on it ...
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Washing clothing with sand .. how?

As explained in the parallel thread on History.SE, sand is an abrasive. I’ll let them do the talking for me: Sand is an "abrasive". As such, it is good for dislodging/removing dirt, etc. ...
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Should I run meat towels and dairy towels in different laundry loads?

While you are using the dishes, you need to keep them separate until they are put in the laundry. Once they are put in the laundry and washed, they are no longer dairy or meat as all food has been ...
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Prohibition against washing clothes on Erev Shabbat

The following has been taken from Rabbi Eli monsuer daily halacha page The Sages tell us that Ezra Ha'sofer (Jewish leader during the period of the founding of the Second Commonwealth) enacted a ...
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Is softening a linen garment the end of the laundry process and therefore forbidden on Shabbos (Shabbos 140a)?

The goal of the laundry process is to maintain the cleanliness and whiteness of the garment. Softening the linen shirt is not considered an integral part of the laundry process. Thus, the softening ...
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Wearing clean clothes immediately after Tish'ah beAv

The Midwest Agudas Yisroel Council of Synagogue Rabbonim writes here, p. 32, that the restrictions of 10 Av midday extend to wearing freshly laundered clothing The following is a list of the ...
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Laundry during the Nine Days for Medicinal Purposes

Related: Permissible laundry during the 9 days One answer there said (edited to shorten it): My daughter had lice on the afternoon before Tisha b'Av. The protocol is to launder all the clothes ...
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