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Posts tagged halacha-theory

Subtag of halacha

For questions about usage of halachic principles.

For questions about usage of halachic principles. For questions posing theoretical halachic queries, see halacha.

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Q&A How is Mitoch Shelo lishma ba lishma allowed?

I'm not fully finished with this question as I haven't researched all of my premises, and if someone can point me in the direction of a resource which would stop my question before it starts, that ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by rosends‭

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Q&A Can suicide be halachically acceptable?

This is a strange fact pattern that I thought of and I will explain my premises as I move through it, but the bottom line is whether a person can use suicide as a halachically acceptable behavior: ...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by rosends‭

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Q&A How is the latest time for Channukah candles determined?

One may light Channukah candles ad shetichle regel min hashuk, until people stop walking through the market, because after that there would be no pirsumei nisa, advertisement of the miracle, outsid...

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by rosends‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by msh210‭

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Q&A Tevillas Keilim on Used things

I was reading up on tevillas keilim and saw the following statements on this site: Utensils require tevila if they were given by a Jew to a Yehudi as a gift or if they were bought from a aino Ye...

2 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by rosends‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A Halacha applied differently dependent on the situation

I recall asking someone about whether a Jew could work in a non-kosher restaurant. One of the opinions I heard was that a Jew shouldn't because "odds are" that the person, as a waiter, will end up ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by rosends‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A Wine Making things treif

Non kosher food creates a status in dishes that requires that they go through a kashering process. I recall learning that this is at least partially to remove any residual taste or particulates fro...

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by rosends‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by robbiefowler‭

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Q&A Tzidkat'cha in the presence of a mourner

If one is in shul on a Shabbos afternoon and a mourner (who is in his 7 days) is davening there, does the minyan say Tzidkat'cha? My logic -- during the week,one does not say tachanun in the house...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by rosends‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A Inference of Opposites as Halachic process

In the Talmudic discussion of the Sotah ritual, the halacha is derived that, because part of the ritual requires uncovering the woman's hair, the obligation would otherwise be to keep the hair cove...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by rosends‭

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Q&A Should rabbis come up with new ideas about niddah. [closed]

Should rabbis have a new look at niddah today since doctors have come up with new ideas about it unknown to previous doctors.

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by interested‭  ·  closed 3y ago by Isaac Moses‭

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Q&A (When) can halacha with a stated reason be revisited in light of new information?

I saw the following question, asked by David Ziants, on mail-jewish today: In Daf Yomi, have just started chapter 7 of Mesechet Pesachim, and the first Mishneh talks about on how the Korban Pesa...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by DonielF‭

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Q&A Does a living brother fulfill his own pru ur'vu during a Yibum marriage?

If a man is required to father a boy and a girl (according to B"Hillel in Yevamos 61b), but is married to his late brother's wife (the brother died, childless) then do (all) the children who are bo...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by rosends‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by msh210‭

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Q&A Shgagah with the killing of the son of the Amalekite ger?

In Shmuel 1:31:4 it says that Shaul committed suicide rather than be captured alive by the Plishtim. Later, in Shmuel 2:1:2-15 it says that the son of an Amalekite ger who was in the ranks of Shau...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Harel13‭

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Q&A Is Lashon Hara L'toelet Hutra or Dechuya?

We know that Lashon Hara L'toelet, for a positive purpose is allowed (under certain guidelines). For example, if I am helping someone not lose money by telling them that a person is a swindler, tha...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by talmidforlife‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by robev‭

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Q&A Status of the descendants of Yarcha

In Ki Tetzeh it says (Devarim 23:8-9): "You shall not abhor an Egyptian, for you were a stranger in his land. Children born to them may be admitted into the congregation of the LORD in the third g...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Harel13‭

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Q&A Are there guidelines to define if something is an aggada

It is often clear when a portion of the gemarah is written as an aggadah (ie, non-legal), however there are times where it may be unclear if a statement is aggadic, halachic, or none of the above. ...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by withoutatrace‭

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Q&A Why is it necessary to ask a Rabbi?

In various places on this site, including the FAQ, we have the following disclaimer: Like Wikipedia, this site makes no guarantee of validity, and does not offer professional (particularly rabbini...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭