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Shalom aleichem Rabbi Lauffer. Thank you for answering my last question. If someone asks you "how many people were at shul" or something like this, should one answer, or is this considered improper to answer because we avoid counting Jews? Thanks a lot.

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This is regarding using hair brushes made from boar hair. I read an answer by a Rabbi who said as long as you don’t eat it, it’s fine. But, according to Leviticus 11:8, it says: "Their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch. They are unclean to you" Doesn't that mean we are not supposed to touch an unclean animal if it's dead? Isn't the hair part of the carcass? According to the Rabbi, pig’s hoofs and hair are kosher....what? I have never seen or heard that before. Can you please confirm this for me? Thank you.

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My home was not observant, so I feel a little lost. I work nights, and my sleep-wake cycle is opposite the norm. So, when is the proper time for me to say שמע ישראל Should I reverse the order and say the morning prayer(s) in the evening, and vice versa? Many thanks MK