Har Habayit and Beit Hamikdash

Har Habayit and Beit Hamikdash

Har Habayit and Beit Hamikdash Question: Shalom, L'cvod Rav Osher Weiss Shlita, I would like to understand why many Rabbis prohibit people going up to Har Habyit even after they ha ...

Customs of Rosh Chodesh

Customs of Rosh Chodesh

Customs of Rosh Chodesh Question: 1. My wife gave my 5 yr old a hair cut last night Motzel Shabbos, the second night of Rosh Chodesh. She's been trying to have him get one for a wh ...

School Notes Requiring Geniza

School Notes Requiring Geniza

School Notes Requiring Geniza Question: Now that the Bais Yaakov and seminary year is over, can the Rov give specific guidelines as to how do determine if a page of notes requires ...

Kriyas Shema During White Nights

Kriyas Shema During White Nights

Kriyas Shema During White Nights Question: Shalom! In time of white nights in St. Petersburg when to recite kriyas shma? Gra, 72 min or chatzos? Answer: Waiting 72 minutes which is ...

Accepting Shabbat with Community

Accepting Shabbat with Community

Accepting Shabbat with Community Question: Shalom Rabbi! Here in St. Petersburg during the summer the day is very long. We have two minyanim in the city: a big one (big chabad shul ...

Preventing Chilul Shabbat

Preventing Chilul Shabbat

Preventing Chilul Shabbat Question: Hello Rav, I have a question my father needs to fly to Israel to take care of urgent business and he needs to be in Israel by Sunday. He asked m ...

Follow up on Techeiles Question

Follow up on Techeiles Question

Follow up on Techeiles Question Question: The article said that the person was told he "should" continue to wear techeiles. Based on what you replied, is the word "should" supposed ...

Kriyas Shema During White Nights

Kriyas Shema During White Nights Question: Shalom! In time of white nights in St. Petersburg when to recite kriyas shma? Gra, 72 min or chatzos? Answer: Waiting 72 minutes which is the shiur of Tzeis Hakochavim according to the stringent view of Rabbeinu Tam would be sufficient to fulfill the mitzvah Kriyas S more ...

Blood Donation Source

Blood Donation Source Question: לכבוד מרן שליט׳א A patient who is anaemic and requires blood transfusion ( his life is not in danger ) asks that he should only be given blood from a ירא שמים who has not eaten anything that may have lead to be מטמטם הלב. Should the patient be advised that he should take any bl more ...

striking at work

striking at work Question: Is a rebbe or teacher allowed to strike (not come into work) if he did not get paid for a long time (three months). (i know that r' moshe in igros moshe and r' aron in mishnas r' aron discuss about striking but there they basically speak about striking to get paid more (a raise) not more ...

Customs of Rosh Chodesh

Customs of Rosh Chodesh Question: 1. My wife gave my 5 yr old a hair cut last night Motzel Shabbos, the second night of Rosh Chodesh. She's been trying to have him get one for a while now and he finally acquiesced last night. I realized that perhaps it should not have been done Rosh Chodesh (besides for being more ...

Accepting Shabbat with Community

Accepting Shabbat with Community Question: Shalom Rabbi! Here in St. Petersburg during the summer the day is very long. We have two minyanim in the city: a big one (big chabad shul) and our a small one. The big shul accepts shabbat early and we accept later. The question is when we have no minyan on shabbat a more ...

School Notes Requiring Geniza

School Notes Requiring Geniza Question: Now that the Bais Yaakov and seminary year is over, can the Rov give specific guidelines as to how do determine if a page of notes requires geniza or not? Is it only pesukim or partial pesukim (3 words?) or is it any page of notes containing divrei torah? And if somethi more ...

Har Habayit and Beit Hamikdash

Har Habayit and Beit Hamikdash Question: Shalom, L'cvod Rav Osher Weiss Shlita, I would like to understand why many Rabbis prohibit people going up to Har Habyit even after they have gone to a Mikvah. According to the Rambam in Hilchot biyat hamikdash 3:4, even a dead person may be brought onto Har Habayit. W more ...

seudas hodaah

seudas hodaah Question: Bchasdei Hashem our child had a transplant. B"H made a kiddush. Is there a requirement to make a Seudas Hodah for a child or minhag? Also when is considered healed after a transplant? As they normally need to take anti rejection medication. Answer: No, there is no requirement. This is more ...

Temporary Marriage

Temporary Marriage Question: Can you marry someone that you know will end up in a divorce which means for a temporary time? Will the Sheva Brochos be a Baracha Levatella? Binyan Adai Ad? Answer: The brachos will not be in vain as Chazal instituted they be said for every marriage, even a temporary one. However more ...

Tevila for Meat Thermometer

Tevila for Meat Thermometer Question: Does a meat thermometer need to be toiveled? Answer: Most authorities are lenient not to require tevila as this utensil does not actually aid in the food preparation, rather it provides useful information which facilitates proper preparation. more ...

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