Pets on Shabbat

מוקצה דבעלי חיים הן הלכה פשוטה היא דבעלי חיים מוקצין בשבת וכמבואר במשנה (שבת קכ" more ...

Preventive Medicine on Shabbos

Preventive Medicine on Shabbos

Question: Is one allowed to take medicine on shabbos if one is healthy and is just taking medicine to prevent a future ailment (i.e. taking medicine for allergies before the allerg ...

Japanese whisky

Japanese whisky

Question: Kvod harav, what is the kashrut about japanese whisky (eg. brand like nikka, hibiki,...) ? Is it the same as cask whisky, anybody ever checked the procedure of making whi ...

Cleaning up toys on Shabbos

Cleaning up toys on Shabbos

Question: Can a person ask his children on Shabbos to clean up the toys on the floor. knowing they will sort the toys into separate containers ? Answer: If the toys are in fact mix ...

מניעת הריון

מניעת הריון

Question: מה דעת הרב על אודות אשה שכבר קיימה פריה ורביה שרוצה לעשות ריווח בין הלידות האם עדיף להתיר לה התקן תוך רחמי, גלולות או פתילות ומה דעתו על אשה שלא קיימה עדיין פרו״ר וברור ש ...

Using others Wi-Fi connection

Using others Wi-Fi connection

Question: May one use his Neighbors Wi-Fi connection: 1. If it is unprotected (with no password)? 2. If it is protected (with a password)? Answer: One may not use another's wifi co ...

Buddhist Hospice

Buddhist Hospice

Question: לכבוד מרן שליט׳א A Jewish patient at the end of his life is put onto palliative care. This patient lives in an area in Hong Kong where the nearest hospice is a Buddhist o ...

College Graduation

College Graduation

Question: I am planning on graduating college soon, and there is a ceremony at the end which has all of the graduates wearing the cap and gown. Is it permissible to wear either of ...

Using others Wi-Fi connection

Question: May one use his Neighbors Wi-Fi connection: 1. If it is unprotected (with no password)? 2. If it is protected (with a password)? Answer: One may not use another's wifi connection without his permission, whether it is secured or not. Today it is left unprotected only as an oversight or someone who is more ...

Buddhist Hospice

Question: לכבוד מרן שליט׳א A Jewish patient at the end of his life is put onto palliative care. This patient lives in an area in Hong Kong where the nearest hospice is a Buddhist one and where doctors practice with Buddhist philosophy being central to the patient care. Is the patient allowed to use the servic more ...

Paying in Cash

Paying in Cash Question: I recently went to a store and was told if a pay in cash then i would not need to pay taxes. If it is obvious that by me paying in taxes the store owner would not pay the proper tax on this sale to the government, am I allowed to do such a purchase or there is a problem of לפני עבר לא more ...

Eating Disorder and Fasting

Question: A woman with a history of anorexia says that fasting on Yom Kippur can bring on a set of consecutive days of fasting that is very detrimental to her health. What should she do for fast days? Thank you. Answer: She needs to be professionally assessed by her doctor and then in consultation with a Rav more ...

Preventive Medicine on Shabbos

Question: Is one allowed to take medicine on shabbos if one is healthy and is just taking medicine to prevent a future ailment (i.e. taking medicine for allergies before the allergy symptoms start)? Thanks, Answer: Someone who has an oncoming ailment and takes medicine to prevent it, would be included in the more ...

College Graduation

Question: I am planning on graduating college soon, and there is a ceremony at the end which has all of the graduates wearing the cap and gown. Is it permissible to wear either of these items? I saw online that it seems as though it was decided that they were to be worn as they were the garb of the church cle more ...

Ruach HaKodesh

Ruach HaKodesh Question: Shalom Aleichem Rabbi, In Divrei Chaim 2 Y.D. 105 the Sanzer Rebbe zy'a is asked about a school teacher who had denied the sefer Ohr HaChaim was written with Ruach HaKodesh. The Divrei Chaim took great exception to this and said he was an apikores and a kofer. He brought important sou more ...

מניעת הריון

Question: מה דעת הרב על אודות אשה שכבר קיימה פריה ורביה שרוצה לעשות ריווח בין הלידות האם עדיף להתיר לה התקן תוך רחמי, גלולות או פתילות ומה דעתו על אשה שלא קיימה עדיין פרו״ר וברור שכל מקרה היא שאלה בפני עצמה אך כאן השאלה היא ממש על רוב נשים בעירנו ששואלים אחר כל לידה שרוצים ריוח בין הלידות בלי שום סיבה, טענה א more ...

Incomplete Conversion

Incomplete Conversion Question: Is a mal velo Tavel [one who circumcised but did not immerse in a ritual mikva to complete the conversion] obligated to complete the geirut or may he regret and marry a Goya [non Jew]? Answer: As long as the conversion was not completed, he remains a non Jew and may still decid more ...

Japanese whisky

Question: Kvod harav, what is the kashrut about japanese whisky (eg. brand like nikka, hibiki,...) ? Is it the same as cask whisky, anybody ever checked the procedure of making whisky in Japan ? Thanks in advance, Answer: Japanese whiskey seems to be  a product similar to Scotch Whiskey, which would mean that more ...

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