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As a gardener I need to know if an elderberry tree can be cut down as it is riddled with black fly, drops black fly on all below so nothing grows and is spreading and eating into an apple tree growing right next to it? Thank you. Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach

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Is being put on a ventilator for life support allowed in Judaism? If yes, is there a time limit for how long to be on a ventilator? Same question for a stomach feeding tube.Thank you. Richard Wallach

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Hi Rabbi, There are many fields in alternative medicine. There are a few that are interesting to specialize in. If I mention the names of them would you be able to tell me if there's anything wrong with the field, because I heard that certain things may be forbidden?
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Our son recently got engaged, and we have heard of a pre-marriage ceremony called "The Breaking of the Plate." What is the significance of this ceremony and is it done? Thank you!