Tevilas Keilim for Mishloach Manos

Tevilas Keilim for Mishloach Manos

Question: A person wishing to send Mishloach Manos with a bowl/container etc. which is to`un Tevilla, and wants to put inside it foods, how should he do so. Pashtus inserting alumi ...

Avoda Zara

Avoda Zara

Question: Can a young girl wear earings that look like stars? They are manufactured by the thousands by a company in China, are not used anywhere in the world today for idolatrous ...

Grama on Yom Tov

Grama on Yom Tov

Question: Hello, I have heard from Rav Weiss on many occasions how the grama gadgets are asur to use on Shabbos, because they violate meleches machsheves, since you clearly want th ...

Ivf and gender selection

Ivf and gender selection

Question:Would there be any halachic/ethical issues with one who is performing IVF due to infertility to request a specific gender?I’ve heard that R SZ Auerbach thought it to be un ...

Self Sacrifice – יהרג ואל יעבור

Self Sacrifice – יהרג ואל יעבור

Question: I understand that one must- under specific circumstances- give his/her own life rather then transgress.Is this only in a case where one has an ultimatum do or die (get ki ...

Entering reform temple

Entering reform temple

Question: My wife's family from the USA are planning a Bat Mitzvah for their oldest daughter in Israel. They have rented the premises at Beit Shmuel which is the world headquarters ...

Emunah and mistaken beleifs

Emunah and mistaken beleifs

Question:Shalom k’vod harav. How should we relate to someone with the following beliefs?: a) The mabul was a local flood, and did not extend outside of a limited area in the Middle ...

Avoda Zara

Question: Can a young girl wear earings that look like stars? They are manufactured by the thousands by a company in China, are not used anywhere in the world today for idolatrous worship, and made as a trinket to be discarded after use. Thank you for your time. Answer: The earings may be worn. In our times w more ...

Ivf and gender selection

Question:Would there be any halachic/ethical issues with one who is performing IVF due to infertility to request a specific gender?I’ve heard that R SZ Auerbach thought it to be unethical for a couple to undergo IVF specifically to have a specific gender, however what would be with one who is anyway undergoin more ...

Lawsuit when insurance would be responsible for defendant’s loss.

Question: My elderly father went to a NY rehabilitation center owned by frum yidden to help give him more mobility. He was there for 3 months and was released with Stage 4 bedsores in 3 areas. He needed to be hospitalized for 5 months and still suffers greatly from these sores which have not healed. Doctors h more ...

Bracha on a Gift – Megillas Ester

Question: My mother-in-law is giving me a gift of a beautiful Megillas Esther. Should I make the bracha of Shehechyanu since I have no plans to lain it in public and, so, no one else but i will have hana'ah from it? Or should I say Hatov v'Hameitiv, since she will have hana'ah from giving it to me? Answer: In more ...

Grama on Yom Tov

Question: Hello, I have heard from Rav Weiss on many occasions how the grama gadgets are asur to use on Shabbos, because they violate meleches machsheves, since you clearly want the act to be done. What is the Rovs opinion when it comes to doing these things on Yom Tov? (Some sources to consider - Shulchan Ar more ...

Entering reform temple

Question: My wife's family from the USA are planning a Bat Mitzvah for their oldest daughter in Israel. They have rented the premises at Beit Shmuel which is the world headquarters for Reform . The family is observant - i.e. American modern chareidim. The kashrus could be reliable because they have external s more ...

Emunah and mistaken beleifs

Question:Shalom k’vod harav. How should we relate to someone with the following beliefs?: a) The mabul was a local flood, and did not extend outside of a limited area in the Middle Eastb) The “shishim ribo” the Torah refers to at yetzias mitzrayim is a metaphorical number and the actual number of those who le more ...

Superstitions – “Knock Wood”

Question: Many people have the minhag to knock gently the table by benching when saying the (individual) Horachamons I have seen this with elderly people too who seem to be Minhag-conscious and have taken presumably from previous generations My assumption is that this is against the Ayin Hara and similar to w more ...

Prenuptial Agreements

Question: Many of us have seen the teshuva from Moreinu Harav that states that an agreement for a husband to provide reasonable mezonos for his wife even after they separate will not facilitate a get meuseh. It seems that Mo"HR encourages this procedure. We are aware that numerous poskim of today's generation more ...

Tevilas Keilim for Mishloach Manos

Question: A person wishing to send Mishloach Manos with a bowl/container etc. which is to`un Tevilla, and wants to put inside it foods, how should he do so. Pashtus inserting aluminium foil or similar as a separation between the food and the utensil should not help as ultimately he is mishtamesh in a keili wh more ...

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