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making salt water on shabbos, tikkun ochelin

Question: בס"ד א. במ"ב שכ"א סקי"ד הביא בשם הט"ז לבאר את המנהג שנהגו למלוח צנון לפי ששופכים חומץ, והוסיף "וכ"ש אם שופכין שמן תיכף שהשמן מחליש כח המלח". ולעיל במ"ב סק"י כתב בעין עשיית מי מלח יש מקילין אם נותן שמן על המלח ואח"כ מים שאין לאסור משום "מי מלח" שלשיטתם השמן מחליש המלח. ובשה"צ סק"ז הביא שיש חולקים בדבר. וצ"ע האם בדין מליחת הצנון יש להקל לכו"ע בנתינת השמן או שמא תלי במח' הפוסקים שהביא בסק"י ורק רצה ל ...

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Down Syndrome on Shabbos

Question: Are people who have autism or down syndrome considered a chole shein bo sakana with regard to Shabbos allowing the possibility of violating rabbinic prohibitions on their behalf. For example if there is an autistic person who only likes to eat food hot could you ask a non jew to microwave the food for the autistic person? Answer: Down Syndrome and Autism are conditions which require special treatm ...

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Grama on Yom Tov

Question: Hello, I have heard from Rav Weiss on many occasions how the grama gadgets are asur to use on Shabbos, because they violate meleches machsheves, since you clearly want the act to be done. What is the Rovs opinion when it comes to doing these things on Yom Tov? (Some sources to consider - Shulchan Aruch 514,3 and MB 25 and Shaar Hatzion 31. Also Shulchan Aruch 507,4 and 511,1 and MB 1) Also would a ...

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Taking Medicins on Shabbos – The Ktzos Hashulchon

Question: Sholom, I wanted to know the Rov`s opinion on the Kzos Hashulchon (Chelek 7 Siman 133) re the Issur of taking Refuoh on Shabbos. Whilst of course his source is the Tosfos in Beitzoh and the Remo in 339, it seems to be against the opnion of Rambam (Mamrim 2,2) Also, as R Sh Zalman sz`l in Shsh`k seems to not hold of this understanding, and R Moshe Feinstein sz`l (Igros Chelek 2 Orch siman 106) is c ...

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High Speed Rail Link to Ben Gurion

Question: Israel Railways has recently opened a high speed link from Jerusalem, currently to Ben-Gurion airport. The chillul shabbos involved in building this line is well documented and, as for as I understand, beyond doubt. I'd like to know if this creates any halachic problems with using this line. Thanks for your time Answer: see here : //en.tvunah.org/2018/11/02/rakevet-yisrael/ ...

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dishwasher – hachana on shabbas

Question: First of all, thank you very much for this incredible site-greatly appreciated! Regarding the issue of 'placing dishes in the dishwasher on Shabbas' you write: If one is worried that some food might stay stuck upon the dishes, thereby ruining them, or that it will make it that much harder to clean after Shabbos, one would be allowed to lightly clean them prior to placing them in the dishwasher. Th ...

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Rakevet Yisrael

Question: Is it permissible to ride the new "Gush-Dan" train system which was constructed on Shabbos? Answer: Yes, it is permissible. The parties involved in construction do not own the tracks or train, and even if they are not acting in accordance with halacha this would not apply the restrictions of maaseh Shabbos for the entire population, when it is being done against their will. [This is aside from the ...

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Tea on shabbos

Question: Is one able to use a kli shlishi to make tea on shabbos? Answer: This is a matter of debate among poskim. The Mishna Brura requires tea sense be made before Shabbos, yet he himself mentions the leniency of kli shlishi in other places. Igros Moshe allowed kli shlishi. So if you don't have an established custom or psak from your Rav, you should ideally avoid making tea in kli shlishi, and should pre ...

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Umbrella with no marit ayin

Question: kavod harav, I work for a Jewish old age home in a small Jewish community. Every other Shabbat I lead Shabbat morning services for the Jewish residents of the home. However in order to do this I have to walk over an hour to the old age home and an hour back (all within an eruv). If I don't lead services than it is likely that the residents will not have any davening during Shabbat. Not infrequentl ...

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taking out garbage on Shabbos follow up question

Question: Thank you very much for your reply to my question regarding the removal of garbage on Shabbos. Is it possible to clarify one point.When I throw out a disposable plate into the garbage and now it becomes disgusting, would the plate still retain its non muktzeh status? What about the edible food which I will not take out to give the dog, (I assume since I do not own one) because it became disgusting ...

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