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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 או בעיה רצינית Answer: כל הדרכים שהזכרת של מניעה הם בסדר מבחינת ההלכה לגבי השאלה של מניעה לגופו, משום ...

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מניעת הריון ע״י גלולות

Question: הרב כתב כאן באחת התשובות לאחר שביאר כל הסוגיא של ג׳ נשים משמשות במוך, להתיר לכל הנשים העוס׳ במניעת הריון לשמש בפתילות או משחה שהורג את הזרע האם עדיף למנוע הריון בגלולות או שלדעתו אין כ״כ הבדל בין פתילות לגלולות כי מצד אחד יש שמקילים הרבה בפתילות כשיש כל צורך אפילו צורך קצת וגם מצד חשש דימומים, ומצד שני יש שהחמירו בפתילות מכמה טעמים מה היא דעת הרב בזה ? האם סדר העדיפות בדרך כלל הוא כזה ? 1. גלולות ...

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yoetzet halacha

Question: I saw that someone asked the Rav about using an app for Maros. This caused me to think about other new phenomenons which people use to ask their Tahars Hamishpacha Shailos. What about asking a Yoetzet? I know the Gemara does discuss a woman who would Pasken regarding Maros. Is there anything wrong with turning to a woman for help in this area if a person is more comfortable doing so? Answer: The R ...

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eating less than kezayit

eating less than kezayit Question: Question connected to previous about eating less than kezait. Can he in that case rely on opinion that kezait is like our olives (3-5 gr.)? Answer: One who must always eat less than a shiur and will not have the opportunity to say bracha achrona may rely on the small shiur close to a present day olive to say a bracha achrona. This should not be at 3-5 gram, but at a minimu ...

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Brit mila on Shabbos when father is non Jew

brit mila on Shabbos Question: Does everyone agree that a brit is done on Shabbat even if the father is a goy? Thanks Answer: No, this is a dispute among the achronim [halachic authorities of the last 500 years]. The halachic ruling is that we do in fact perform the bris mila on Shabbos. See Derisha Y:D 266:20, Nachalas Shiva [kuntress hamila siman 1], Shu"t Binyan Tzion [Vol. 1:21]. ...

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Inverter AC on Shabbos

Inverter AC on Shabbos Question: What does Rav Weiss hold regarding inverter AC on shabbos? Answer: An inverter AC may be used on Shabbos. A person who walks into the room has no intent to activate any device. The activation is not certain and is only done in an incidental way. This does not constitute Melacha on Shabbos. See Shu"t Minchas Asher Vol. 1 Siman 32, Vol. 2 Siman 33 ...

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Mezuza in Unused Room

Mezuza in Unused Room Question: Reuven moves into a home and chooses not to use one or two of the rooms yet for another month or so. Would he be required to put mezuzas up in those rooms immediately or can he wait until he uses them? Answer: A room does not become obligated in mezuzah until it is being used in some capacity. Being part of a house is itself not enough of a reason to obligate a mezuzah. Howev ...

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seudas hodaah

seudas hodaah Question: Bchasdei Hashem our child had a transplant. B"H made a kiddush. Is there a requirement to make a Seudas Hodah for a child or minhag? Also when is considered healed after a transplant? As they normally need to take anti rejection medication. Answer: No, there is no requirement. This is a praiseworthy minhag, but the point is to publically thank Hashem for the great kindness He has don ...

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Matza Rakka

Matza Rakka Question: In chelek gimmel of Minchas Asher, on the (first) Teshuva about Matza Rakka the Rav writes that perhaps nowadays we are not able to bake matzos rakkos without chashash chimutz. Does this apply to Sefardi matzos rakkos (that they have a mesorah how to bake them correctly) or just Ashkenazi? Also would an Ashkenazi be allowed to eat Sefardi matzos when eating at a Sefardi's house? Answer ...

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Long Hair for Boy – Chukat Goyim/Lo Tilbash

Question: Dear Rav, Is there any halachic concern that growing a boy's hair until his Upsherin/Chalaka is prohibited due to the issurim of lo tilbash/chukat hagoyim? Many thanks Answer: No, being that this is a Jewish custom and commonly practiced on boys, it is not considered feminine in nature for a young child to have long hair. It is also not copying any non Jewish custom, and hence no problem of Chukat ...

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