Learning Kabbala

Learning Kabbala

Question: Kevod hoRav, There is a well-know Shach in hilchos talmud torah who paskens that one can start learning kabbolo from age 40 on. The Vilna Goen, however, disagrees and cla ...

היתר פלגש היום

היתר פלגש היום

Question: יש מקריים של מבוגרים שיש הרצון לקשר לאשה לא בנשואין בשביל לימוד התורה וגם בשביל לעזור לאשה בענינים של בריאות. יש הרבה ביעות לחתן כדי לעשות הקשרים האלו. גם כן הילדים הרבה ...

Walking Dog on Shabbos

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? Answe ...

Completing Minyan with Minor

Completing Minyan with Minor

Question: Dear Rabbi! We here have minyan only on shabos. When someone leaves the minyan is not at all. The second synagogue is far away and people even on Shabbat pray without a m ...

Joseph’s Dreams

Joseph’s Dreams

Joseph's Dreams Question: If Joseph knew that his brothers would get envious, why did he tell them about his dream? Answer: Joseph's dreams were no ordinary dreams, rather he under ...

Disposing of Chanuka Oil, Wicks After Day 8

Disposing of Chanuka Oil, Wicks After Day 8

  Disposing of Chanuka Oil, Wicks After Day 8 Question: Orach Chaim 677 says that leftover oil should be burnt. It appears that the reason is that since the oil has become huk ...

Kedusha of Ezras Nashim

Kedusha of Ezras Nashim

Question: Shalom, I learn in a Yeshiva where there is a large Beis medrash, with 2 floors. The second floor is in the same room, and it is like a balcony. Both floors are used the ...

Completing Minyan with Minor

Question: Dear Rabbi! We here have minyan only on shabos. When someone leaves the minyan is not at all. The second synagogue is far away and people even on Shabbat pray without a minyan. Whether it is possible in such a situation to attach the child to the minyan? What is the Rav's opinion? Answer: An effort more ...

Donating Organs

Question: Hello rebbi, I wanted to ask if it is permitted to donate organs. Answer: Donating a kidney which could be done when you are alive is permitted, and commendable as it will usually save someone's life. Parts of other organs can be donated while alive, such as pancreas, liver and lungs. Major organ do more ...

Agent’s Fee for Apt. Manager who did no work

Agent's Fee for Apt. Manager who did no work Question: I´m a tenant in an apt. in Jerusalem, and my lease is due on October (Tishrei), but we are moving on September (Elul), so we need to find another tenant to sublet the apartment for that single month. I posted ads in many places, sent emails and photos and more ...

Disposing of Chanuka Oil, Wicks After Day 8

  Disposing of Chanuka Oil, Wicks After Day 8 Question: Orach Chaim 677 says that leftover oil should be burnt. It appears that the reason is that since the oil has become huktza l'mitzvah, it has to be destroyed so that you won't come to have hana'ah from it. My situation is this: When I buy the oil ini 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 ...

Zman Krias Shema for Children

Question: In UK, most schools daven shacharis throughout summer months after Sof Zman Hence, a question regardim siman 70 Do we pasken like RT or Rashi? I have personally never herad of boys reciting Shma before coming to school. What is peshat in the universally accepted minhag? (And may be one can ask - why more ...

Learning Kabbala

Question: Kevod hoRav, There is a well-know Shach in hilchos talmud torah who paskens that one can start learning kabbolo from age 40 on. The Vilna Goen, however, disagrees and claims that there is no such rule. Practically how do we pasken? What are the prerequisites for learning chochmas hanistar? Answer: I more ...

Long Hair for Boy – Chukat Goyim/Lo Tilbash

Question: Dear Rav, Is there any halachic concern that growing a boy's hair until his Upsherin/Chalaka is prohibited due to the issurim of lo tilbash/chukat hagoyim? Many thanks Answer: No, being that this is a Jewish custom and commonly practiced on boys, it is not considered feminine in nature for a young c more ...

היתר פלגש היום

Question: יש מקריים של מבוגרים שיש הרצון לקשר לאשה לא בנשואין בשביל לימוד התורה וגם בשביל לעזור לאשה בענינים של בריאות. יש הרבה ביעות לחתן כדי לעשות הקשרים האלו. גם כן הילדים הרבה פעמים כנגד וגם יש אלמנות בלי ילדים והם לבד. אין טוב לאיש להיות לבד. יש היתר של יעקב עמדן. אבל יש שלא מקבלים את זה. מה אתם חושבים ה more ...

Dishwasher for Meat and Dairy

Dishwasher for Meat and Dairy Question: I was wondering what the issue of using a dishwasher for both meat and dairy would be considering it is NAT BAR NAT BAR NAT. and it is additionally l'pgam due to the detergent. I have seen it quoted in Or Yitzchak by Rav Abbadi from Lakewood. And wondering if it is what more ...

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