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Breaking Dolls Noses

Question: I have a family member who insists that our children's dolls must be deformed (breaking nose off). My question is if this is obligatory? Furthermore, my mother has somewhat of a business buying and selling expensive dolls. Would she need to deform them? What would be the halacha regarding Lego men and small figurines that are toys? Answer: It is permissible to own dolls, one is not obligated to de ...

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Therapy using method with possible Budism origin

Question: Reuven's daughter is in a therapy program which uses art to help her calm herself and train her. The art used is called "Mandala" which according to the therapist is described as follows: "A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. In fact, "mandala" is a Sanskrit word that means "circle". Mandalas generally have one identifiable center point, from which emanates an a ...

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