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Flu Shot on Shabbos
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Given the fact that vaccines are so important not just for one’s own health but for the public’s health as well, can a shot be administered on Shabbos? The Shulchan Aruch discusses preparing a defense against a possible enemy attack. Does this apply to vaccination?
The False Hatzolah Call
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Twenty people show up at a hatzalah call when only three are needed. It could have been avoided with a phone call. Should/can you violate Shabbos to tell Hatzalah that no one (else) needs to come?
Is a Cloth Esrog Box Kosher?
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It is prohibited to infuse a smell into clothing on Shabbos. Does this apply to cloth used to wrap an Etrog on Yom Tov – is it considered מוליד ריחא? Why is מוליד ריחא prohibited on Shabbos and Yom Tov?
Peeling the Rosh Hashanah Apple
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Rosh Hashana falls on Shabbos and you didn’t peel the apples beforehand. Are you allowed to peel the apples on Shabbos, is it a borer problem? Does it matter that most people eat the skin? What is the status of an edible peel that you don’t eat but most people eat?
Too Much Salt on Shabbos
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The Rambam prohibits salting vegetables on Shabbos. Why? Either because it’s similar to עיבוד (processing hides on Shabbos) or because כבוש כמבושל (salting/preserving is like cooking). What is the difference between the two reasons?
Slip-Ons vs. Shoelaces
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When is tying a knot permissible on Shabbos in general? Can you tie a double knot on your shoes on Shabbos? Is a single knot plus a bow considered a single knot or a double knot? Tying a מטפחת/tichel/kerchief on Shabbos.