Treating Depression and Keeping Torah

Treating Depression and Keeping Torah

Treating Depression and Keeping Torah Question: I worked fifteen years in the field of healing mental disorders anxiety and depression. My clients were mostly chareidi bochurim and ...

Seder Timing

Seder Timing

Seder Timing Question: I've fairly recently begun to take my yiddishkeit more seriously and although my family keeps many aspects of halacha fully, there are certain issues that co ...

Burial of stillborn baby

Burial of stillborn baby

Burial of stillborn baby Question: What is the halakhic source of some chevra kadisha to not allow parents to attend the burial of a stillborn baby or to know the place of burial A ...

Strawberries and checking for bugs

Strawberries and checking for bugs

Strawberries and checking for bugs Question: hello; I would like to know what the rov holds regarding worms in strawberries and other fruits. thanks Answer: Each fruit has to be tr ...

Company samples without intent to buy

Company samples without intent to buy

Company samples without intent to buy Question: Is it allowed for me to call up a company that sell Electronic cigarette liquid and tell them I want to open a shop that sells liqui ...

Temporary Marriage

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 Ad ...

Men looking in mirrors

Men looking in mirrors

Men looking in mirrors Question: Is a man allowed to look in a mirror, what about a tefillin mirror? Answer: In our day and age when looking in the mirror has become common practic ...

Leaning on the walls of the kosel

Leaning on the walls of the kosel Question: Is it permissible to lean on the walls of the Kosel? Answer: The Kosel is a wall of the Har Habayis and not of the Beis Hamikdash itself. The kedusha of Har Habayis makes it forbidden to treat the wall in a disrespectful way and possibly prohibited from benefiting f more ...

Treating Depression and Keeping Torah

Treating Depression and Keeping Torah Question: I worked fifteen years in the field of healing mental disorders anxiety and depression. My clients were mostly chareidi bochurim and avrechim in Israel and all over the world. My treatments were effective. Is depression considered a disease according to Torah. D more ...

Company samples without intent to buy

Company samples without intent to buy Question: Is it allowed for me to call up a company that sell Electronic cigarette liquid and tell them I want to open a shop that sells liquids and ask them to send me samples, and although I would actually want to open a shop I don't think I will ever do it. Answer: If more ...

Seder Timing

Seder Timing Question: I've fairly recently begun to take my yiddishkeit more seriously and although my family keeps many aspects of halacha fully, there are certain issues that come up. We’ve always started our seders at a normal dinner time, something like 7 or 730pm, but I had a look at the zmanim for Otta 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 ...

Burial of stillborn baby

Burial of stillborn baby Question: What is the halakhic source of some chevra kadisha to not allow parents to attend the burial of a stillborn baby or to know the place of burial Answer: There is no actual prohibition in attending the funeral. As with many practices of the chevra kadisha, this is minhag passe 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 ...

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 ...

Strawberries and checking for bugs

Strawberries and checking for bugs Question: hello; I would like to know what the rov holds regarding worms in strawberries and other fruits. thanks Answer: Each fruit has to be treated according to its level of assumed infestation. Strawberries are known to have a relatively frequent instance of infestation. more ...

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