Avrohom Yitzchok
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What do you do if you forgot to turn off the refrigerator light before Shabbat?
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Shemiras Shabbos Kehilchoso (Edition published in 5770) Ch 10 (16) says that the food in the fridge is not forbidden to eat but you have to ask a shaaloh about closing the fridge. In note 48, he ...

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Can you wash your hands completely after Chatzos on Tisha B'Av?
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Rabbi Shimon Eider in his "Summary of the Halochos of the Three Weeks" Lakewood, 5738 - 1978, says that washing, amongst other issurim, is prohibited the whole day (section V, G, 5). Only sitting on ...

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Elopement in Judaism
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The following question was asked at yeshiva.org.il of הרב ש. יוסף וייצן אני ובן זוגים מאורסים, אנו כעת בני 17 ובעוד פחות משנה כשימלאו לנו 18 אנו מתכננים להתחתן. ייתכן וזה יגרום להתנגדות מצד ...

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Where is נהר פקוד?
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The following is found in this article כאשר כבדה ידו על עמנו, יצא ר' חנניה, בן אחי ר' יהושע הלוי, לשבת לבטח בין אחינו שבבבל, ובראותו עני היושבים בארץ הקדש מורה מאד, גמר בלבו ליסד תורה על ...

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Doing Rambam using audio shiur?
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Chabad provide two audio shiurim for one perek a day here which strongly suggests that they feel that it fulfills the requirements of the Rebbe zatzal.

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Is eating with a peg allowed on a fast day
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The Falk-Shlesinger Institute for Medical Research according to Torah associated with Shaarei Tzedek hospital has a long article on artificial feeding on Yom Kippur. It asks three questions, one of ...

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If 1st day Shavuot occurred on Shabbat, could you begin early?
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See yeshiva.org.il who writes חג השבועות יב. בליל שבועות אין מתפללין ערבית מבעו"י, אלא מאחרין להתפלל בצאת הכוכבים כדי שיהיו ימי הספירה מ"ט יום תמימות (מ"ב תצד ס"ק ד). וכן נוהגים בקהילות ...

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Help me locate a midrash I only vaguely remember
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The bells rung for me are in the Rashi on Bamidbor 27 (13) . Verse 13 says And when you have seen it, you too will be gathered to your people, just as Aaron your brother was gathered. Verse 14 ...

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Should you apologize before Yom Kippur for a wrongdoing that is more than a year old?
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The Mishna in Yoma 8 (9) quoted in your link says עברות שבין אדם למקום, יום הכפורים מכפר........ עברות שבין אדם לחברו , אין יום הכפורים מכפר, עד שירצה את חברו Yom Kippur atones for sins between ...

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Testification on the rabbinic law if the witness is interested
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Rambam in Mishneh Torah Hilchos Eidus 9 (1) gives ten categories of disqualifications. Any person belonging to one of them is not acceptable as a witness. The tenth one is people who have a ...

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What are the characteristics of a kosher flour sifter?
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The OU guide to Kashrus in Israel says: White flour: In the US there are special methods used in processing flour to insure that it remains bug free until use. Unfortunately in Eretz Yisrael ...

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When to say brocha when making a L'chaim
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The Hamodia newspaper had an article related to the Gemoro Nedorim 32. Pri Megadim records two opinions concerning the proper time to recite “l’chaim.” According to one opinion, one should make ...

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What were Alter Halpern's main issues with Marcus Jastrow's Dictionary?
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A contribution to an answer - This article on Reb Alter z”l has the following paragraph: Another of his original projects was the publication of a pamphlet which demonstrated some of the glaring ...

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is there such a thing as a negative techum?
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No. The Mishna in the Gemoro Eruvin 81b that you cannot make a (positive) eruv techumim for another person without his knowledge because he loses something from it (viz. the ability to walk in in the ...

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Whats up With Ascending Sinai: Moshe's Refusal
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Rashi answers your question when he says on verse 24: Go, descend: And warn them a second time. We admonish a person before the act [he is to perform], and we admonish him again at the time of ...

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Who did Yehoshua weaken with the sword?
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What's the difference between Amalek and his nation? On “Amalek and his nation” Seforno says “who were collected from another people to fight”. I understand him to mean that the “nation” were his ...

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Is there still a mesora on how to write the Torah in Greek?
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To the title question, “Is there still a mesora on how to write the Torah in Greek?”: The Rambam in Mishneh Torah writes that Greek language has been forgotten. Laws of Tefillin, Mezuzah and ...

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Is it OK to compose a song that breaks up a pasuk?
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Apart from the issue of making songs from pessukim referred to in the comments above, and in the Gemoro Sotah 35a מפני מה נענש דוד מפני שקרא לדברי תורה זמירות שנאמר זמירות היו לי חוקיך בבית ...

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Source for story of rabbi's claiming land said "you're both mine"
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Rabbi A. Leib Scheinbaum of the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland brings the story in his dvar torah on Parshas Behar: There is a famous anecdote, related by Horav Yeruchem Levovitz, zl, which ...

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How does Jewish Law look upon the concept of Abgefeimt?
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There is a grest deal of Jewish literature on Business Ethics. But to the point of your question see this article at Jewish Law from where I abstracted this quote under HONESTY IN THE MARKETPLACE....

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Did Avrahom fail the test?
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In Braishis 22 we read And an angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven. And he said, "By Myself have I sworn, says the Lord, that because you have done this thing and ...

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Why is the hat often black?
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See Rabbi Wein's blog The tradition of Jews is to dress modestly. Over the ages and in different communities, this has had varied expressions in the type of clothing worn but in all instances ...

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How Should I Pray When Alone?
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Take a look at this page. This is the summary: In conclusion, you do not recite: Kaddish. Barchu. The additional prayers recited during the chazzan's repetition of the amidah. G d's ...

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May a person order food from a vegan restaurant
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There are problems with food from a vegan restaurant. See this Chabad site A vegan restaurant would not have a hard time getting kosher certification. However, as long as there is no such ...

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Would Chazal intentionally make a joke/pun?
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This article from the OU's magazine “Jewish Action” says that there are jokes in the Talmud, “It is related that Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan was once asked if there are any jokes in the Talmud, and his ...

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What is one's purpose in life and how does one find it?
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This Chabad website says something which I think is generally accepted by all: How does one know one’s own specific purpose? The answer is that everything happens by Divine Providence and if a ...

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Must a bride represented as virgin bleed on sheets for marriage to be valid?
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This is a misinterpretation of the verse in Deuteronomy 22 (17). See Rashi's famous commentary on the verse, citing ancient sources: The Biblical text: And behold, he made libellous charges, ...

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How to say mizonos first on an ice cream cone
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OU.org says the cone does not need a brocho; it is subordinate to the ice cream. Even if ice cream is eaten in a cone, only Shehakol is necessary, since the cone is eaten only because of the ice ...

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Can you daven with minyan when you have the flu?
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA advises: Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs Avoid close contact. Avoid close contact with people who are ...

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When does a fox have his time?
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From the Prince by Machiavelli (I never thought I would reference Machiavelli on this site!) A prince, therefore, being compelled knowingly to adopt the beast, ought to choose the fox and the ...

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