taking out garbage on Shabbos follow up question

taking out garbage on Shabbos follow up question

Question: Thank you very much for your reply to my question regarding the removal of garbage on Shabbos. Is it possible to clarify one point.When I throw out a disposable plate int ...

Tshuva for Hotzoas Zera Levatolo

Tshuva for Hotzoas Zera Levatolo

Question: Kvod HoRav, What is the teshuvo for the serious sin of hotzoas zera levatolo in our days as we are too weak to fast and not everyone has the opportunity to be immersed in ...

Sucking candy before davening

Sucking candy before davening

Question: Shalom, I was asked by a chazan who finds it exceedingly helpful to suck candies before/during davening to lubricate his mouth. What is the propriety of this in terms of ...

Taking out garbage on Shabbos

Taking out garbage on Shabbos

Question: I live in Canada where there are three types of garbage: blue bin, for recycling; green bin, for organic waste (food scraps...); and regular garbage, for disposable utens ...

Medicinal Cannabis Use

Medicinal Cannabis Use

Question: From a patient with their permission- hello, I live in a country where medicinal/recreational cannabis use is illegal. I suffer from a chronic condition which responds ve ...

Taiwan Whisky – Kavalan

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. W ...

Learning other religions

Learning other religions

Question: Hello Is there any issur involved in the study of other religions including Christianity from an academic perspective or if only the person is interested to learn about t ...

Bracha on Cut Bagel

Question: i order bagels every seudah shilishis and i always first make the bagel before washing, (we do it very casually, especially during summer shabboses) is this allowed? or do i have to first make the bracha on the whole bagel before slicing into it (usually to the point where it completely detaches top more ...

Medicinal Cannabis Use

Question: From a patient with their permission- hello, I live in a country where medicinal/recreational cannabis use is illegal. I suffer from a chronic condition which responds very well to cannabis. In fact if I lived in another country where medicinal cannabis use is legal doctors would prescribe this for more ...

Going to court

Question: If one wants to take someone to court in Israel. The defendant is a non religious company that will not listen to Beis Din. Is one obligating to go through Beis Din first in order to get a heter to go to a secular court or can one go straight to secular court? Answer: If it is absolutely clear the s more ...

Chol Hamoed

Question: A faulty oven was delivered to us and we asked for refund and collection. The (Non jewish) vendors have arranged for this but they have scheduled it for Chol Hamoed. Is it permitted to allow for the collection to take place from our home or does it need to be postponed. Thanks Answer: It would have more ...

taking out garbage on Shabbos follow up question

Question: Thank you very much for your reply to my question regarding the removal of garbage on Shabbos. Is it possible to clarify one point.When I throw out a disposable plate into the garbage and now it becomes disgusting, would the plate still retain its non muktzeh status? What about the edible food which more ...

Sucking candy before davening

Question: Shalom, I was asked by a chazan who finds it exceedingly helpful to suck candies before/during davening to lubricate his mouth. What is the propriety of this in terms of A) Eating before Kiddush/davening B) Eating while davening C) does one need to make a bracha when eating for this purpose? Thank y more ...

Tshuva for Hotzoas Zera Levatolo

Question: Kvod HoRav, What is the teshuvo for the serious sin of hotzoas zera levatolo in our days as we are too weak to fast and not everyone has the opportunity to be immersed in learning. Kol tuv. Answer: The main components of teshuva are admitting and regretting the sin, and resolving not to repeat the s 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 ...

Ladies jewish name

Question: A baslat tshuva, a yang lady was given a Jewish name at birth. It was almost not used, and she also dislikes it and hates being cold by that name. Now, she wants to take a different name which she likes very much. Her question is, is this appropriate? I also suspect that she might have some slight m 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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