Diabetes Pen – Shabbos

Diabetes Pen – Shabbos

Diabetes Pen - Shabbos Question: Lekovod Harav Weiss, my mother has a bad case of diabetes and sometimes forgets to take her insulin. Can she use an insulin pen on Shabbos? the adv ...

Sexual abuse

Sexual abuse

Question: I am a survivor of child sexual abuse. I have spent a great deal of time trying to understand the abuse that I suffered, both in the context of psychology and also the fr ...

Swallowed A Fly

Swallowed A Fly

Swallowed A Fly Question: If someone inadvertenly swallows a fly: 1) Is there any teshuva to be done and, if so, what is the derech hateshuva? 2) Al Pi HASHKAFAH, since everything ...

Matza Rakka

Matza Rakka

Matza Rakka Question: In chelek gimmel of Minchas Asher, on the (first) Teshuva about Matza Rakka the Rav writes that perhaps nowadays we are not able to bake matzos rakkos without ...

Tevila for Meat Thermometer

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 ...

Chametz she’avar alav ha’Pesach

Chametz she’avar alav ha’Pesach

  Chametz she'avar alav ha'Pesach Question: Shalom aleichem, We have an adult son at the moment in the States, with a room in our home. We happened to be looking for something ...

Chalav Stam

Chalav Stam

Chalav Stam Question: Does the leniency of Chalav Stam apply in other countries across the world? Such as in Europe and other countries? Answer: In most civilized countries in the ...

Nusach Tefilla in Shul with Different Custom

Nusach Tefilla in Shul with Different Custom Question: I am Ashkenazi and have grown up davening nusach ashkenaz. The only shul within walking distance of me is a Chabad house that davens nusach ari. How should I approach davening when there - what can I daven in my own nusach and what needs to be in the nusa more ...

Diabetes Pen – Shabbos

Diabetes Pen - Shabbos Question: Lekovod Harav Weiss, my mother has a bad case of diabetes and sometimes forgets to take her insulin. Can she use an insulin pen on Shabbos? the advantage of this device is that it reminds you to take the insulin as it records each time the insulin is taken. this is a very help more ...

Har Nof Park Bais Din Ruling

Har Nof Park Bais Din Ruling Question: Lichvod harav, It seems that you issued a psak concerning buying a flat from the seller in Har Nof Park. As a chutznik who wish to eventually buy a flat in this complex, I would like to know if this psak is still relevant? Thank you for your quick answer. Answer: The Bai more ...

Chametz she’avar alav ha’Pesach

  Chametz she'avar alav ha'Pesach Question: Shalom aleichem, We have an adult son at the moment in the States, with a room in our home. We happened to be looking for something today in his clothes closet and found 3 cans of spray deodorant and a small, almost empty bottle of men’s cologne. One can of deo more ...

Walking Dog on Shabbos

Walking Dog on Shabbos Question: Is one allowed to walk a dog on shabbos, with a leash? if we go with the opinion that a dog is muktzeh, how can one "steer" a dog on shabbos? Answer: Even if we assume that a pet dog is muktzeh on Shabbos it would still be permissible to attach a leash and take him for a walk. more ...

Kol Ishah by Zemiros Shabbos

Kol Ishah by Zemiros Shabbos Question: Are brothers, husbands and guests allowed to listen and sing along the Shabbos Zemiros with Women? Answer: Within the family [blood relatives] there is more room for leniency. With guests and other non relatives, women should not sing in their presence and one should try more ...

Sexual abuse

Question: I am a survivor of child sexual abuse. I have spent a great deal of time trying to understand the abuse that I suffered, both in the context of psychology and also the frum community. My question is as follows: does extreme religious segregation turn opportunists into pedophiles? Does the banning of more ...

Matza Rakka

Matza Rakka Question: In chelek gimmel of Minchas Asher, on the (first) Teshuva about Matza Rakka the Rav writes that perhaps nowadays we are not able to bake matzos rakkos without chashash chimutz. Does this apply to Sefardi matzos rakkos (that they have a mesorah how to bake them correctly) or just Ashkenaz 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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