submarine zmanim

submarine zmanim

Question: if one would be on a submarine and needed to daven would the din be the same as if he was flying in a plane and the zman is based on hwere he is or it goes based on the p ...

IUD insertion,extraction and niddah

IUD insertion,extraction and niddah

Question: Does the insertion or extraction of an IUD, which normally causes some bleeding, cause a woman to become a niddah? Can a non-religious doctor be relied upon if he says th ...

Vestos – Onas Or Zarua

Vestos – Onas Or Zarua

Question: I keep Or Zarua of course - but wonder whether it applies for 'all' vestos. We have several at the moment including a haflaga kavua of 26 but also a haflaga of 28. Questi ...

Kosher Cheeseburger

Kosher Cheeseburger

Question:Would a kashrus authority be permitted to grant kosher certification to a restaurant that wants to serve a vegetarian burger with vegan or milky cheese or real meat burger ...

Joint Kiddush for 2 sisters

Joint Kiddush for 2 sisters

Question: Is there an issue for two sisters both celebrating birth of a baby girl to have joint kiddush on account of אין מערבין שמחה בשמחה? Any other issues? Would it be better to ...

music of Avodah Zara

music of Avodah Zara

Question: if a song was originally written for ע"ז is there a problem to sing a version of the song which has been translated into hebrew. any sources provided would be greatly app ...

cohanim and trumah bzman hazeh

cohanim and trumah bzman hazeh

Question: In a recent shiur Harav mentioned it's been hundreds of years since we treated some cohanim as tahor due to the fact that just about everyone has been in a hospital at so ...

submarine zmanim

Question: if one would be on a submarine and needed to daven would the din be the same as if he was flying in a plane and the zman is based on hwere he is or it goes based on the port time which is how they keep time on the boat. Answer: The zmanim would be based on his current location, as all zmanim in hala more ...

cochlear implant – hearing device

Question:Someone has a cochleae implant which is a hearing device in which an electronic component is implanted in the inner ear and another part under the skin right behind the ear that reproduce the mechanism of hearing internally. There is an external part, which includes a transmitter and a battery, that more ...

Charity donations

Question: In order to encourage individuals so that they will donate to a certain cause (for example the building of a synagogue/yeshiva or a community learning centre ) can a charity organisation tell the donors that their individual donations will be multiplied (doubled or tripled as in some charidy campaig more ...

Pesach- hesebah

Question: Likvod Harav Shlit"a, Seeing as we know that the understanding of some Rishonim that eating while leaning on the right is dangerous was based on a mistaken understanding of the location of the windpipe and foodpipe (kaneh and veshet), and we are therefore forced to explain that the sakanah was only more ...

apple watch for health/fall monitoring on shabbat

Question:K'vod haRav - My mother is an older widow who lives alone. We have urged her to get some sort of device that can be used to call emergency services in case of a fall or other issue, chas v'shalom. She recently bought an apple watch which performs this service and even can automatically call emergency more ...

cohanim and trumah bzman hazeh

Question: In a recent shiur Harav mentioned it's been hundreds of years since we treated some cohanim as tahor due to the fact that just about everyone has been in a hospital at some point and thus tamei meit' interesting is: משנה ברורה סימן תנז ס"ק כב (כב) שאין מאכילין וכו' - שאין מחזיקים אותו ככהן ודאי דדלמ more ...

Army in Israel

Question:Kvod Harav,I've learnt in a yeshivish kollel in the U.S., but I'm not clear about hashkafa regarding army serive for chareidim in Israel. Why isn't it a mitzvah to go to the army to defend the jewish people from saknasos nefashos. The zechus of torah helps to defend, but don't chazal say 'don't rely more ...

IUD insertion,extraction and niddah

Question: Does the insertion or extraction of an IUD, which normally causes some bleeding, cause a woman to become a niddah? Can a non-religious doctor be relied upon if he says that the bleeding is not from the uterus? Answer: Yes, the bleeding that is caused by insertion and extraction of an IUD would make 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 ...

Kosher Cheeseburger

Question:Would a kashrus authority be permitted to grant kosher certification to a restaurant that wants to serve a vegetarian burger with vegan or milky cheese or real meat burger with vegetarian cheese? Many thanks Answer: Shulchan Aruch [Y:D 87:3] requires that a 'heker' be set in place when having almond more ...

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