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Peeled Eggs, Onions or Garlic Overnight (Part 2)
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Overnight Peeled Eggs- 1. Overnight peeled eggs might actually be permitted according to several authorities, as Rashi when explaining the prohibition omits eggs from the criteria. Rashi did not have the word “eggs” in his edition and accordingly eggs that were left overnight would not be prohibited. Harav Yaakov Breisch zt”l (Chelkas Yaakov Y.D. 39) […]
Peeled Eggs, Onions or Garlic Overnight (Part 1)
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The Source- 1. The Gemara (Nidah 17) cites an extremely strong statement by Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. He states that one who eats a peeled onion, egg or garlic that has been left sitting out overnight is literally endangering his life, and will be ultimately judged as a person who took his own life.1 The […]
When To Cut One’s Nails According To Halacha
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(This should not be relied upon for practical halacha. When a question arises a Rabbi should be consulted.) 1. The Shulchan Aruch (O.C. 260:1) writes that it is a mitzvah to cut one’s nails on Friday in order to honor Shabbos. 2. Harav Chaim Naeh zt”l (Ketzos Hashulchan 73 Badei Hashulchan 3) writes that there […]
The Proper Order For Cutting Nails
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(This should not be relied upon for practical halacha. When a question arises a Rabbi should be consulted.) 1.The Rama, citing the Avudraham, writes that one should not cut their nails in order, as this leads to poverty, forgetfulness and r”l the loss of one’s children (Darkei Moshe 241). Rather, they should cut them in […]
Reciting A Blessing Upon Seeing A Torah Scholar
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(This should not be relied upon for practical halacha. When a question arises a Rabbi should be consulted.) 1. The Gemara (Brachos 58) says that upon seeing a Torah scholar one recites the blessing “Shecholak Mechochmaso Lireav” (Blessed are You…who apportioned of His wisdom to those who fear Him). This teaching was also codified by […]
Reciting Modeh Ani In The Morning
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(This should not be relied upon for practical halacha. When a question arises a Rabbi should be consulted.) 1. “One should strengthen himself like a lion to get up in the morning to serve his Creator.” These are the opening words of the Shulchan Aruch, the standard code of Jewish law. A Jew should not […]
Turning on an Incandescent Light Bulb on Shabbos
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1. It is accepted amongst the authorities that it is Biblically prohibited to light an incandescent light bulb on Shabbos. This view was expressed by Harav Yitzchak Schmelkes zt”l (Beis Yitzchak Y.D. 120), Harav Chaim Ozer Grodziensky zt”l (Achiezer 3:60), Harav Isser Zalman Meltzer zt”l (Haskama to Sefer Chelkas Yaakov), amongst others. The question that […]
Food Under The Bed (Part 2)
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(This should not be relied upon for practical halacha. When a question arises a Rabbi should be consulted.) Read part one here The Food 1. The Gemara (Pesachim 112a) states that one should not place food or drink under one’s bed. This clearly indicates that all foods are susceptible to the evil spirit. However, the […]
Food Under the Bed (Part 1)
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(This should not be relied upon for practical halacha. When a question arises a Rabbi should be consulted.) Section 1: The Source 1. The Gemara in Pesachim (112a) states that if any foods or beverages are left under a bed, even if they are enclosed in a vessel made of iron, an evil spirit rests […]