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Making Food in Fleishig Pot to Transfer into Other Utensils

Sometimes I want to make a big pareve vegetable soup in a meat pot (my largest) and later put some of it in milchig or pareve pots or bowls. Is this permissible?

Does Acknowledging Lag Baomer Count as Counting?

If one mentions, before counting omer, that Tonight is Lag Baomer (= the statement), can he subsequently count with a beracha?

Hamapil for Those Who Go to Sleep Before Dark

Do people who go to sleep before nightfall (e.g., night shift workers, the old and ill during the summer) recite Hamapil before going to sleep?

Stealing by Accident?

If one accidentally took and used a friends similar coat, is he considered a ganav (thief)? Is he obligated to pay kefel (double)? Must he pay the owner if something happens to it (onsin)? [The querier then presented sources he found about geneiva bshogeg (unintentional theft).] How can there be geneiva bshogeg considering one needs intention to acquire something?

The Need for a Mechitza Without a Minyan

Is there a need for a mechitza between men and women when there is no minyan?

Hachnasat Sefer Torah on Chol Hamoed

I have strong reasons to make a hachnasat sefer Torah on Chol Hamoed. Is it permitted to do so?

Methods of Receiving Pay for Work on Shabbat

I work at a local shuls youth department on Shabbat. They occasionally have activities during the week (e.g., Purim, Sukkot, Tu BShvat). Some of my co-workers believe that one of the intentions for these activities is to solve the problem of paying us for work on Shabbat (schar Shabbat). I am skeptical for two reasons. First, would that work, considering that there are several months when we get paid without any such activities. Secondly, arent there better solutions than that?

Ranking Mishloach Manot Stringencies

I have heard so many opinions about mishloach manot requirements (enough for a meal, different berachot, cooked food, etc.). Which are necessary?

Women Hearing Parashat Zachor

It is not always easy for me (a woman) to make it to shul to hear Parashat Zachor. How much of an effort must I make?

Standing for Parents in our Times

Most people do not stand up when their parents enter the room. Is this due to the opinion that it is enough to stand for them once in the morning and at night?
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