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Author Topic: All Halocha Shailos and Tiffeh Questions  (Read 522830 times)

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and Tiffeh Questions
« Reply #4880 on: April 05, 2021, 01:39:04 AM »
That's not a halacha.

https://shulchanaruchharav.com/halacha/nails/
So I learned 2 things, 1 alternating only applies to the hand, 2 prior to the chet ho'etz the body was nail voted, 3 you don't need to wash your hands after cutting someone else's nails

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and Tiffeh Questions
« Reply #4881 on: April 05, 2021, 02:45:11 AM »
That's not a halacha.

https://shulchanaruchharav.com/halacha/nails/
Interesting, thanks for sharing.
Learnt a few new things.
  I guess it's time for me to start learning the MB cover to cover.
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and Tiffeh Questions
« Reply #4882 on: April 05, 2021, 03:21:09 AM »
Why not?
You aren't supposed to take haircuts or cut nails on motzie shabbos unless they did so on Friday as well. Otherwise it's considered "bizuy shabbos" .

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and Tiffeh Questions
« Reply #4883 on: April 05, 2021, 09:10:20 AM »
So I learned 2 things, 1 alternating only applies to the hand, 2 prior to the chet ho'etz the body was nail voted, 3 you don't need to wash your hands after cutting someone else's nails
I don't know about the first 2, but the 3rd is definitely not a universally accepted opinion.
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and Tiffeh Questions
« Reply #4884 on: April 14, 2021, 04:56:38 PM »
taus akum question

would a taus akum apply to a gift card or to points?

when u walk into a store and u pay with a 10 and they give u change as if u paid with a 20, they gave u the actual money.
when they make a mistake and credit you points or send a you a gift card by mistake, you dont have their money rather you have a cash value. meaning if i just dont use thier gift card or just dont use thier points, then I am technically giving them the cash value back....or maybe it was never mine till i use it....so who says i am allowed to keep it and use it in such a case???

im asking bec amex screwed up and gave me 30k extra marriot bonvoy points (their error) and bed bath and beyond screwed up and sent me a gift card for 150 that i still dont understand why they sent it to me....

not sure if this is even a question, so i dont want to sit and explain it to a rav if its just a random boich sevara of mine.......

thanks

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and Tiffeh Questions
« Reply #4885 on: April 14, 2021, 09:14:12 PM »
You walk into shul, one minyan is saying Kaddish while a second minyan is saying kedusha. What to do ?

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and Tiffeh Questions
« Reply #4886 on: April 26, 2021, 06:21:24 PM »
Can non-frum Jews fill in letters in a sefer Torah (as is done during a hachnosas sefer Torah)?
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and Tiffeh Questions
« Reply #4887 on: April 26, 2021, 08:00:36 PM »
Can non-frum Jews fill in letters in a sefer Torah (as is done during a hachnosas sefer Torah)?
Meaning by holding the Sofers hand?

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and Tiffeh Questions
« Reply #4888 on: April 26, 2021, 10:29:33 PM »
Meaning by holding the Sofers hand?
No he means filling in a word which was outlined previously by the sofer

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and Tiffeh Questions
« Reply #4889 on: April 27, 2021, 11:31:01 AM »
Halocha Sheila

I can get 6 of the banned Dr. Suess books from my local library. Can I take them out knowing that I won't return them and just pay the fine for unreturned books?

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and Tiffeh Questions
« Reply #4890 on: April 27, 2021, 12:34:28 PM »
Halocha Sheila

I can get 6 of the banned Dr. Suess books from my local library. Can I take them out knowing that I won't return them and just pay the fine for unreturned books?

Err...isn't that stealing? The terms of your agreement with the library is a borrowing. The payment for the book is only if you lost it, damaged it, or...stole it.

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and Tiffeh Questions
« Reply #4891 on: April 27, 2021, 12:37:14 PM »
Err...isn't that stealing? The terms of your agreement with the library is a borrowing. The payment for the book is only if you lost it, damaged it, or...stole it.
Does it make any difference if the library will ultimately be removing them from the shelves & possibly discarding them ?

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and Tiffeh Questions
« Reply #4892 on: April 27, 2021, 12:45:59 PM »
taus akum question

would a taus akum apply to a gift card or to points?

when u walk into a store and u pay with a 10 and they give u change as if u paid with a 20, they gave u the actual money.
when they make a mistake and credit you points or send a you a gift card by mistake, you dont have their money rather you have a cash value. meaning if i just dont use thier gift card or just dont use thier points, then I am technically giving them the cash value back....or maybe it was never mine till i use it....so who says i am allowed to keep it and use it in such a case???

im asking bec amex screwed up and gave me 30k extra marriot bonvoy points (their error) and bed bath and beyond screwed up and sent me a gift card for 150 that i still dont understand why they sent it to me....

not sure if this is even a question, so i dont want to sit and explain it to a rav if its just a random boich sevara of mine.......

thanks

This is classic Taos Akum.

I would even argue that in this case you can surely keep it even more than in a case at a register in a store. Since in that case the person behind the register would remember you and also it is clear that you are Jewish, therefore, if you returned the money it would be a Kiddish Hashem whereas by BBB or Marriott you would be calling them and there would be no Kiddish Hashem in returning it and telling them about the mistake.

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and Tiffeh Questions
« Reply #4893 on: April 27, 2021, 12:48:11 PM »
Does it make any difference if the library will ultimately be removing them from the shelves & possibly discarding them ?

That is pure speculation. Also, even if they are planning on getting rid of them, one doesn't have the right to take someone else's belongings just because it will eventually become ownerless.

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and Tiffeh Questions
« Reply #4894 on: May 04, 2021, 03:42:34 PM »
Vaping on a fast day. Any thoughts or sources?

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and Tiffeh Questions
« Reply #4895 on: May 04, 2021, 04:03:41 PM »
Vaping on a fast day. Any thoughts or sources?
There's an article on it in "haotzer" vol 43 by Rav Shlomo lenitzner? On the topic. Although some disagree with his conclusion.
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and Tiffeh Questions
« Reply #4896 on: May 04, 2021, 06:01:33 PM »
Non-serious answer: Not more permissible than on any other day.
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and Tiffeh Questions
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and Tiffeh Questions
« Reply #4898 on: May 04, 2021, 06:17:35 PM »
״וזה כלל גדול: שישנא אדם כל דבר שקר. וכל מה שיוסיף שנאה לדרכי השקר – יוסיף אהבה לתורה.״ - אורחות צדיקים

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and Tiffeh Questions
« Reply #4899 on: May 04, 2021, 06:27:34 PM »
Why non serious?

He's presumably already decided to vape on non-fast days,
so my answer doesn't actually address his question.
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