Zechiras Amalek and Siag Deoraisa

Zechiras Amalek and Siag Deoraisa

Zechiras Amalek and Siag Deoraisa Question: Hi, I was reading one of Kavod Harav's articles in Minchas Asher on the Moadim regarding the Mitzvah of Zechiras Amalek. My friend and I ...

Hallel on Yom Haatzmaut

Hallel on Yom Haatzmaut

Hallel on Yom Haatzmaut Question: Hi what is the prevailing custom in todays Charedei Yeshivos on saying hallel? thank you What about music, shaving in honor of Yom Haatzmaut? Answ ...

Nusach Tefilla in Shul with Different Custom

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 ...

Answering amen too early

Answering amen too early

Answering amen too early Question: If one answers אמן to a ברכה before the המברך has finished, is the listener יוציא? For example, by קידוש, if the listener answers an אמן חטופה, i ...

Har Nof Park Bais Din Ruling

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Answering amen too early

Answering amen too early Question: If one answers אמן to a ברכה before the המברך has finished, is the listener יוציא? For example, by קידוש, if the listener answers an אמן חטופה, is he יוציא? He heard the ברכה, but he talked,answered אמן, at the end before it was finished. It's certainly not לכתחלה, but is it more ...

Zechiras Amalek and Siag Deoraisa

Zechiras Amalek and Siag Deoraisa Question: Hi, I was reading one of Kavod Harav's articles in Minchas Asher on the Moadim regarding the Mitzvah of Zechiras Amalek. My friend and I had done some previous research on the topic, and were wondering if it is possible to add Zechiras Amalek to the list of possible 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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