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Can one run a surveillance Camera on Shabbos?
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While some (including R' Vosner) are stringent, it is generally understood that to operate such cameras as well as walk past them is perfectly permitted. The difference between surveillance cameras ...

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Minhag Tradition of Ashkenaz
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שרשי מנהג אשכנז by R' Rav Binyomin Shlomo Hamburger (4 vols) is a popular set on the 'Yekkishe' Minhag. While it is out of print, some stores still sell it, and a new edition is being prepared. Find ...

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Is one allowed to listen to music for therapeutic purposes during sefira and the three weeks?
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R’ Shlomo Zalman Auerbach (Halichos Shlomo, Sefiras Haomer 11:n14) writes that one who will become overly upset without music may listen to recordings. (source)

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Typing on Chol Hamoed
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Dose of Halacha bring sources that allow it and those that forbid it based on different reason than mentioned above: Whether printing from a computer is considered ma'aseh hedyot or ma'aseh uman is ...

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Is it permitted to have a boy under barmitzvah age sing Anim Zemiros?
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This is actually a machlokes among the contemporary poskim. See Dose of Halacha: R’ Moshe Sternbuch (Teshuvos Vehanhagos 2:81) holds that it is inappropriate for a child to lead anim zemiros. ...

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10 Commandments, Round or Square?
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Rabbeinu Bachye does indeed write that: ודע, כי הלוחות היו מרובעות ששה טפחים באורך וששה טפחים ברוחב, וכן דרשו רז"ל בבא בתרא פרק השותפין... ואם תשכיל עוד במידת הלוחות בין אורך ורוחב ובעובי, תמצא כי ...

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