Kabbolas Taanis Yochid

Kabbolas Taanis Yochid

Question: There is an obligation to be mekabel taanis yochid before shkia of the fast day 1. Is it meakev? In other words if one wished to fast that particular day (eg Shovevim or ...

Hand Transplant

Hand Transplant

Question: A right handed individual with an amputated left hand (but intact forearm and biceps) has been wearing his tefilin over the left side without a bracha as per the Rema in ...

Ashkenazi shatz in a sfardi kahal

Ashkenazi shatz in a sfardi kahal

Question: לכבוד מורינו הרב שליט"א Minha is organized everyday, even though it is not קבוע, meaning that people just happen to be near the beis knesset and they organize a minyan. I ...

Prenuptial Agreements

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 n ...

High Speed Rail Link to Ben Gurion

High Speed Rail Link to Ben Gurion

Question: Israel Railways has recently opened a high speed link from Jerusalem, currently to Ben-Gurion airport. The chillul shabbos involved in building this line is well document ...

mount sinai and hatred

mount sinai and hatred

Question: I just read that at Mount Sinai HaShem brought hatred on the world of the other nations worshippers of the stars and idols learned out from the word Sinai which can be re ...

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

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 ...

Kabbolas Taanis Yochid

Question: There is an obligation to be mekabel taanis yochid before shkia of the fast day 1. Is it meakev? In other words if one wished to fast that particular day (eg Shovevim or as a Teshuvah etc.) but forgot to be mekabel the taanis - should he still fast or does he need to postpone it? Is there any point more ...

Hand Transplant

Question: A right handed individual with an amputated left hand (but intact forearm and biceps) has been wearing his tefilin over the left side without a bracha as per the Rema in OH 27.1. If he undergoes a left hand transplant would he go back to making a bracha? If he is a Cohen can he go back to doing nesi 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 ...

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 ...

High Speed Rail Link to Ben Gurion

Question: Israel Railways has recently opened a high speed link from Jerusalem, currently to Ben-Gurion airport. The chillul shabbos involved in building this line is well documented and, as for as I understand, beyond doubt. I'd like to know if this creates any halachic problems with using this line. Thanks 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 ...

mount sinai and hatred

Question: I just read that at Mount Sinai HaShem brought hatred on the world of the other nations worshippers of the stars and idols learned out from the word Sinai which can be read to hate.Is this the purpose of the Jewish people? Will the world ever be changed? If not now when? Answer: The intent of the Sa 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 ...

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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