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589. Internal Injuries
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Shabbos 2:5 If a person has an affliction from his lips inward, be it in his mouth, alimentary canal, liver, spleen, or any other organ in the body cavity, he is considered dangerously ill and he does not require a doctor’s evaluation. His condition is serious and we violate Shabbos for him immediately without waiting […]
588. Sick Eyes on Shabbos
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Shabbos 2:3 When a dangerously-ill patient requires treatment on Shabbos, it should not be administered by non-Jews, minors, servants or women, so that people will not come to take Shabbos less seriously. Rather, the treatment should be administered by the leaders and scholars of the people (so that everyone will see how serious a matter […]
587. Dangerous Illnesses on Shabbos
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Shabbos 2:1 Shabbos prohibitions are suspended in the case of a danger to life, the same as other mitzvos. Therefore, we may perform anything necessary for a sick person whose life is in danger, as determined by a doctor. If there is a doubt as to whether Shabbos must be violated for a sick person, […]
Publicizing the Donors
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Is it proper to publicize the names of donors? The practice of publicizing the names of those who make donations for charitable causes is quite ancient. The Talmud relates that it was publicized that Yosef Ben Yo’ezer made a generous donation to the Beit Hamikdash.[1] In fact, the famous “Nicanor Gate” of the Beit Hamikdash […]