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Bracha on wraps

Bracha on wraps Question: Lekavod harav Iv'e been given different answers on whether to wash for wraps or not In the past i was always told if i'm kovea suedah then i should wash however it was recently brought to my attention that its only to hold the food in place What does the Rav hold on this Thank you Answer: Wraps are eaten in place of bread and Pita to make a sandwich type food. This is commonly eate ...

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Following Ones Main Rabbi

Following Ones Main Rabbi Question: Shalom, Lets say ones main Posek holds that one must wear the murex techeiles on his tzitzis. Would one be obligated to follow his main posek in that area, when the persons other Rebbeim don't wear it, and one read many of the teshuvos on both sides and thinks for sure that there is not reason to wear (the one is just a yeshiva bochur and not a talmid chacham). Could it l ...

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Partially Nursing Mother on Tisha Bav Nidche

Partially Nursing Mother on Tisha Bav Nidche Question: Dear Rav, does a partially nursing mother of a 1 year old baby required to fast this tisha bav nidche? Thank you. Answer: Partially nursing is still considered nursing. This fast has the status of other fast days when a nursing women is exempt from fasting, assuming the fasting is difficult for her and/or it causes her extreme weakness. Sources: Mishna ...

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Dry Cleaning Shop Open During the 9 Days

Dry Cleaning Shop Open During the 9 Days Question: Can a Jewish owned dry cleaner shop which serves mostly the local Jewish community and has some customers that are not Jewish keep open from Rosh Chodesh Av onwards?.Is he halachically obligated to shut during those days or is it simply praiseworthy to do so? Many thanks Answer: Assuming he himself is not doing the cleaning, rather non Jewish workers do the ...

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Shaving During the Three Weeks

Shaving During the Three Weeks Question: Hi, Shaving during three weeks question: I have an August internship at an accountancy firm in London. I also have no idea at present whether they will want me clean shaven or not, but I would like to find out the halachic perspective first such that I have no not to ask them should the halachic answer be no. In essence, does a paid internship qualify for Rav Moshe's ...

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Humming During Birkat Kohanim

Humming During Birkat Kohanim Question: Shalom Ha'Rav, I would like to understand why the humming of the kohanim during birkat kohanim is not considered an interruption of the blessing. I understand the purpose is to allow the congregation to say the prayer regarding dreams but the humming usually goes on much longer than the actual blessing. If it is an interruption should I still answer amen at the conclu ...

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Various Questions

Various Questions Question: I have 4 sheilos I would like to ask the Rov. The first question is, should a person learn yiddish so he should be able to access more Torah in the future or should he just sit and learn Torah right now? The vast majority of Torah is now available in Hebrew or English. Unless you have a specific Yeshiva or Shiur in mind for which Yiddish is necessary, you don't have to invest you ...

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Chazan Mistakenly Started Kaddish

Chazan Mistakenly Started Kaddish Question: Hello What is the din if the Chazan erroneously assumes tachanun is omitted and starts saying Kaddish when in reality tachanun is to be said. If he started - does one interrupt a started Kaddish? Is there a point in which one does not interrupt it anymore but he continues and finishes Kaddish If yes, is one `mashlim` tachanun later or is tachanun lost? And if one ...

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Following Sefer Torah

Following Sefer Torah Question: Is there basis to follow a sefer torah when being brought to the bima and when being brought back? Answer: Yes, this is brought by the Rama to O:C 149, that when the Sefer Torah passes by someone, they should follow until it reaches it's destination. This is brought by the Mishna Brura ibid. s"k 7. It seems that this refers only to someone who the Torah passes by him in close ...

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Keeping 1 or 2 days of Yom Tov in Eretz Yisrael

Question: I'm from chutz laaretz and spend 2 out of 3 of the Regalim in Israel (Sukkos and Shavuos). Do I keep 2 days yom tov or 1? Does it make a difference if I own a flat? This is quite urgent as it affects the upcoming yom tov! Many thanks Answer: You should keep 2 days of Yom Tov, as your status is that of a "ben chutz laaretz". The criteria for keeping one day of Yom Tov as a ben Eretz Yisrael, is not ...

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