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How To Tuck In Tzitzis

How To Tuck In Tzitzis Question: For someone who "goes among the gentiles" and wants to NOT wear his tzitzis out, where is he supposed to put them? It seems that leaving them hang inside one's pants would be a bizayon and we no longer make "pockets" on the corners that the MB mentions. Answer: According to the opinion that the tzitzis strings must be worn on the outside, it is degrading to the mitzvah to we ...

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Netilas Yadayim from Bottle

Netilas Yadayim from Bottle Question: Is it better to wash Netilas Yadayim from a bottle using less water, or from the tap using more water? Thanks, Answer: It would be preferable to wash from a bottle rather than the tap. While ideally one should wash from a regular cup where the water flows freely, washing from a bottle provides enough uninterrupted flow that makes the Netila valid. Washing from the tap h ...

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Yaale Vyavo Before Sunset on Rosh Chodesh

Yaale Vyavo Before Sunset on Rosh Chodesh Question: Dear Rabbi! We have a question about a meal on eve of Rosh Chodesh. If one davens maariv and then has a meal before sunset does he recite yale veyavo in birkat hamazon? Answer: Yes, you would say Yaale Vyavo in Birkat Hamazon. Sources: See Mishna Brura at end of Siman 424 in the name of the Magen Avraham 419. ...

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Mayim Achronim Nowadays

Question: Does mayim achronim apply nowadays? Answer: Yes, according to most authorities, one should be stringent even nowadays to wash mayim achronim. Some are lenient and do not require mayim achronim. If this is one's custom it may be followed. Sources: See Shulchan Aruch O:C 181:1 that mayim achronim is obligatory. However in Seif 10, ibid. he brings the lenient opinion that it is no longer necessary. T ...

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Tefillah In Ezras Nashim

Question: Gut Voch, What is the halocho regarding a person davening in a ezrash noshim of a (regular contemporary) shul - is its considered Tefilah be`zibbur? It would seem from the M`B siman 55 s`k 58 quoting the radbaz (and Biur Halocho there) that if there is another access to mainshul than its is not called tefillah bezibbur there (which is by definition the case in an ezras noshim) (Shevet Halevi`s tes ...

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Sefiras Haomer for Children by Day

Question: A question from a teacher in a frum Primary School In a place where Nacht comes in late, and young children (8 - 10 yrs old) are sleeping already, is it advisable to count the omer in the morning in class (of course without a Beracha) or rather not. I understood that probably better not, see Ritvo Sukkah 2: re Hilany Hamalkah. And it may be compared also to the Maharil Diskin and Harav Sh Z Auerba ...

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No kavono [intent] in Avos

Question: The MB in Biur Halocho (siman 101) writes that a person who said Shmone Esrei and had no kavono [intent] in the bracha of Avos, should "save" his Shmone Esrei by listening and fulfilling his obligation with the chazoras hashatz. What is the Rav's opinion in this matter? Many thanks! Answer: If one has already completed his Shmone Esrei he does not go back. If one is in the middle of Avos he may go ...

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Hat for Tefillah – Da`as HaMB

Question: The MB in Siman 91 s`k 12 states that one must daven with a `big` hat (and not merely a Kuppel) since this is the way one would stand before`Gedoilim`. I have investigated and it is a fact that one would not approach nowadays any royal with a hat - it therefore would seem this MB is not le`dina anymore. It could well be there are additional inyonim or reasons for wearing hats which the MB does not ...

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Nusach Sefard in Ashkenaz minyan

Question: When i daven in an ashkenaz minyan, as a nusach sefard davener usually, what should I do to keep within halacha? should i daven sefard fully or ashkenaz fully? Or something else? Answer: You can daven nusach Sefarad for Shmone Esrei and other parts of Tefilla that will not be noticed by others. Kedusha must be said along with the nusach of the Tzibbur. Sources: עיין משנה ברורה סימן סח ס"ק ד, שות ו ...

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Tefila on Airplane

Question: Shalom Harav, Often on flights in and out of Israel one needs to daven. The question arises if there is a halachic consideration of davening inside the Land of Israel or not. Does zemanim, minyan etc factor at all? Kol tuv, Brichat HaTorah ve'HaMitzva Answer: The main consideration would be to make sure you are davening at the proper time of zman tefilla. Many people are unaware of this and on int ...

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