Credit Union

Credit Union

Question:I saw that the Rav has a Teshuva regarding having shares in a bank that lends to Jews. What is the Rav's position regarding credit unions? Thank you.Answer: A credit union ...

dishwasher – hachana on shabbas

dishwasher – hachana on shabbas

Question: First of all, thank you very much for this incredible site-greatly appreciated! Regarding the issue of 'placing dishes in the dishwasher on Shabbas' you write: If one is ...

Chinuch for Tefilloh

Chinuch for Tefilloh

Question: Yilmedenu Rabbeinu, We would like to know the Rov`s opinion on the following important matter: I was wondering what the mitzvas Chinuch is for Tefilloh for boys who are h ...

Rakevet Yisrael

Rakevet Yisrael

Question: Is it permissible to ride the new "Gush-Dan" train system which was constructed on Shabbos? Answer: Yes, it is permissible. The parties involved in construction do not ow ...

“beryah” for pomegranate and orange pieces

“beryah” for pomegranate and orange pieces

Question: chazal say that each pomegranate seed is disattached, therefore i would assume, since only the seeds are edible each seed on its own would be considered a beryah. what wo ...

Using Electricity in an Office Building

Using Electricity in an Office Building

Question: My daughter asked me this question: Yesterday, I had a meeting in Town A and then went straight to Town B for a wedding. My friend from Town A works in an office building ...

Bal Tosif

Bal Tosif

Question: According to the Ravyah (quoted by the Mordechai) who is concerned for bal tosif if one sits in the sukkah on Shmini Atzeres with kavana for the mitzvah, how can we blow ...

Chinuch for Tefilloh

Question: Yilmedenu Rabbeinu, We would like to know the Rov`s opinion on the following important matter: I was wondering what the mitzvas Chinuch is for Tefilloh for boys who are higiu leChinuch. On the one hand, we obviously must be mechanech them Tefilloh and this is certainly part of our general obligation more ...

Vaccinations

Question: L'Kavod HaRav, My wife and I have been struggling with the issue of vaccinating our newborn. I saw in a previous question that the Rav poskened that there is an obligation to do so. While all of the mainstream medical organizations recommend vaccinations, it does seem that there is at least a minori more ...

Credit Union

Question:I saw that the Rav has a Teshuva regarding having shares in a bank that lends to Jews. What is the Rav's position regarding credit unions? Thank you.Answer: A credit union should be treated like a bank in this regard.  [A credit union is non-profit organization for their members. Each member has one more ...

Bal Tosif

Question: According to the Ravyah (quoted by the Mordechai) who is concerned for bal tosif if one sits in the sukkah on Shmini Atzeres with kavana for the mitzvah, how can we blow shofar on the second day of Rosh Hashana, as we have kavana for the mitzvah, which is evident by the fact that we make a bracha. A more ...

dishwasher – hachana on shabbas

Question: First of all, thank you very much for this incredible site-greatly appreciated! Regarding the issue of 'placing dishes in the dishwasher on Shabbas' you write: If one is worried that some food might stay stuck upon the dishes, thereby ruining them, or that it will make it that much harder to clean a more ...

“beryah” for pomegranate and orange pieces

Question: chazal say that each pomegranate seed is disattached, therefore i would assume, since only the seeds are edible each seed on its own would be considered a beryah. what would the Rav say about each segment of an orange, are they considered attached to each other, or maybe the fact that that they peel more ...

Abortion

Question: BS"D L'Kavod HaRav Shlita, I recently listened to your shiur about rodeph in parshas Pinchas. It occured to me that your comparison between the gemorra about the donkey being thrown off the boat to save the merchandise and an unborn fetus would imply a surprising leniency. That is to say, if a pregn 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 ...

Question regarding status of a previous marriage

Question: A woman was previously married in a conservative wedding and divorced shortly thereafter. The woman then remarried to another man again conservative. She had 3 children from this marriage and has since also divorced, 2 of these children have grown up to marry and have children of their own. it was d more ...

Taiwan Whisky – Kavalan

Taiwan Whisky - Kavalan Question: Shalom kvod harav, I read about taiwanese whisky.Some of them over 2 processes of maturation. Does it make a difference on the 'heter' of Rav A. Weiss (based on Rabi's Moshe Feinstein Thsuva). Can you provide me contact with a worlwide whisky specialist ? Thanks in advance, A more ...

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