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Halachic, halachically (hah-lah-chihk) — adjective and adverb of halacha
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Halachic Decisions (Psak): New Facts
Changes in a Halachic Decision Due to New Facts
A halachic determination may be voided or changed if factual...
Halachic Decisions (Psak): When You Must Follow
Following a Halachic Decision (Psak) You Overheard
If you didn’t ask for a psak but just heard someone talking...
Halachic Decisions (Psak): Doubt (Safek)
Defining Doubt (Safek) in Halachic Decision
Doubt in halacha (safek ) refers to when it is impossible to know or...
Halachic Decisions (Psak): When You Must Follow
Following a Halachic Decision (Psak) You Requested
You must follow the decision you are given if you asked for a psak if...
Halachic Decisions (Psak): Doubt (Safek)
Halachic Stringencies in Doubt
We are stringent in applying laws if we are uncertain about Torah...
Halachic Decisions (Psak): Choosing a Rabbi
Shopping Around for Lenient Halachic Decision (Psak)
You may not generally ask different rabbis for their decisions of...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Leniencies for Errors
Asking a Halachic Authority about Dairy/Meat Errors
The halachic category of dairy and meat errors, while extremely...
DAY
Halachic Day
A halachic “day” is usually from sunset of one day to...
Halachic Decisions (Psak): Choosing a Rabbi
Asking Multiple Rabbis for Psak
You may not normally ask multiple rabbis for halachic decisions...
Halachic Decisions (Psak): Mitigating Circumstances
Accidental or Intentional
The ideal and preferred means of observing or fulfilling a halacha is...
Halachic Decisions (Psak): Mitigating Circumstances
Adultery, Murder, Idol Worship
The Talmud says that a person must allow himself to be killed...
Weakening Halachic Observance or Respect for Torah
Appearing To Not Uphold the Torah (Mar'it Ayin)
You may not do any action that may cause religious Jews to do something...
Halachic Decisions (Psak): Mitigating Circumstances
Human Dignity (Kavod HaBriot)
Although human dignity ( kavod ha’briot ) cannot override Torah...
Weakening Halachic Observance or Respect for Torah
Lowering People's Respect for the Torah (Chilul Hashem)
You may not do any action that causes other people to lessen their...
Halachic Decisions (Psak): Mitigating Circumstances
Saving a Life (Pikuach Nefesh)
Human life is valued in Judaism, unlike in some other religions. The...
Halachic Decisions (Psak): Mitigating Circumstances
Shalom Bayit or Honoring One's Parents (Kibud Av Va'Eim)
The only type of laws that may sometimes be overridden to help with...
Nida/Taharat HaMishpacha
Four Most Common Nida Questions
  What Makes a Woman a Nida  ...
Introduction to Eruvs
Introduction to Eruvs
An eruv forms a boundary around an area of land in order to create a...
Derogatory Speech (Lashon HaRa)
Introduction to Lashon HaRa
Lashon ha’ra is saying (or communicating in any way--even...
Introduction to Shabbat: Meals
Introduction to Shabbat: Meals
Three Shabbat Meals We are required to eat three Shabbat meals, as...
Honoring Parents: Adoptive
Adoptive Parents: Acknowledging the Good
Adoptive parents must be treated well by the adopted child,...
HaGomel: For Which Events
After What To Say HaGomel
Say ha’gomel after: Crossing the ocean (far enough...
Jewish Festivals: Eating Before
Appetite for Jewish Festival Dinner
Do not eat a full meal (meaning, do not eat bread or a lot of mezonot )...
Shabbat: Eating Before
Appetite for Shabbat Dinner
Do not eat a full meal (any bread or a lot of mezonot ) after...
Migdol or Magdil
Birkat HaMazon Once Shabbat Ends: Migdol or Magdil
When saying birkat ha’mazon after Shabbat until halachic...

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