Resultados da Pesquisa "Halacha"
Is there an Obligation to eat Kugel or Chulent on Shabbat?
Rabbi, please tell me: Is it true that if I don't eat "Kugel" and "Chulent" on Shabbat that I become like the worst possible rasha (wicked person)?
Counting someone for a Minyan who does Maaseh Toevah
Question: I live in a small Jewish community where everyone knows each other. Someone new moved in an older single man. After numerous times of trying to set him up for a Shidduch it has come to light that he I not interested in woman, to say it nicely. Are we allowed to count him for minyan in the morning?
Using a barbecue before Shabbat
Question: This Shabbat we are making Al Haesh for the seudah. To keep the food warm we want to take off the grate and stick the pan with food on top of the coals. Is that Ok ?
Yichud in an elevator
Question My parents in a high riser. Every time I go to visit there is long elevator ride up to their floor. Sometimes when go up in the elevator a woman gets on with me. Is there a problem of Yichud? Do I need to get off?
Grafting a tangerine branch on an orange tree
Question: I have an orange tree in my backyard. My gardener brought a tangerine branch and said he cold graft it onto orange tree and it would make very good fruit. Can I let him do that?
Hanging up towels to dry on a tree.
Question: We are spending Shabbat in the mountains and we want to be able to hang up a line to hang up wet towels from washing our hands from tree to tree. How can we do it so there is no problem on shabbat?
A Goy who leaves money on shabbat
Question: I do Kiruv on a college campus and I invite many students to our Shabbat table every week. Sometimes the Jewish students invite their no Jewish friends along with them to the meals. We don’t say anything because we want them to feel comfortable. One week one of the friends enjoyed himself so much that he left us money for the food. What should we do with the money?
Going to a Chatunah for a forbidden marriage
Question: My second cousin is getting married but I am not sure I should go. Many people int family say that she is really a Mamzeret according to halacha and should not be getting married to a regular person. They say it is a forbidden marriage and some aren’t going to go. (She is daughter of someone who was married and while they were separated before she got a divorce eh lived a with another woman dd they had a child. The ex-wife says that this woman war married at the time and this girl is Mamzeret) What should I do?
Forgot to eat Kazayit of bread
Question: I was planning to eat a little of bread to make a seudah , less than a Beitzah I washed without a bracha, said Hamotzi and took a bite of the bread. I put the bread on the side of my bowl of pasta and forgot about it. I washed Mayim Acharonim and realized I forgot to eat a Kazayit of bread. Was I able to continue eating more bread to make myself obligated in Birkat Hamazon, or since I did Mayim Acharonim I can’t? What should I have done?
Using a Q-tip on Shabbat
Question: For years, since I’ve been a kid, I have been using Q-tips in my ears on Shabbat. When I feel wax there, I makes me crazy. I just realized though maybe it is not permitted to use it on Shabbat? What is the Halacha?
Using stone on Shabbat
Question: The door to eh Bet Haknesset is a very heavy and it is difficult for some older men to open the door. One day someone took a big rock from outside and placed it by the door to keep it open. Is it permitted to sue the is stone on Shabbat to keep the door open?
Parochet with bells
Question: I went to a small community for shabbat the other week to visit my cousin. They gave me the Kavod of Ptichat Ha’Aron. When I started to open the Parochet I heard a ringing by the floor and I realized the Parochet had little bells at the bottom, I guess like the clothing of the Kohen Gadol. When I moved it made a ringing sound. I wasn’t’ sure what to do but since I did not want to make a scene, I opened it as carefully as possible making minimal sound. Was I correct?
Returning to say Birkat Hamazon
Question: To the Rabbi, I just sent you the question that I was in the middle of a meal and I ran out to catch a bus. I wasn’t sure If I said Birkat Hamazon or not. What if I was sure I didn’t say Birkat Hamazon should I have gotten off the bus and gone back to the restaurant and said Birkat Hamazon or was it good enough to say it on the bus?
Safek Birkat Hamazon
Question: The other day I was on a trip into Yerushalayim. I ate lunch there and I noticed my bus was leaving soon and I gathered my stuff and left the falafel shop. After I got on the bus, I realized I wasn’t sure whether I said Birkat Hamazon. I know that generally when I am unsure if I made a bracha I don’t say the brachas, so I didn’t say someone told me I should have, and Birkat Hamazon is different and I should have said it. What is the halacha?
Wafers for dessert
Question: The other day I had lunch, a sandwich, at work. After I finished eating, a friend asked me if I wanted to have some wafers and I agreed. Did I need to make a Mezonot on them or was it exempted by my original bracha?
Greetings before the Tefilla
Question: This morning I needed to ask a friend of mine about something important before Shacharit. I tried to get his attention but he didn’t notice me. Finally, I called out to him ‘Shalom’! Then he realized I was taking to him and we spoke. He told me though that I should not have said Shalom to him before Shacharit. What should I have said to him?
Is the Rebbe from Lubavitch the Moshiach?
I am a bachur from yeshivat Hesder who is now on a trip in Vietnam. I was just sitting in the Beit Chabad and after learning Gemara and Halacha from the Rav, I discussed with him whether the Lubavitcher Rebbe z”l is the Mashiach or not. The list of proofs in the affirmative is long, and I didn’t give the Rav an easy time… I was arguing with him, but in the end I feel I have received my answer. I will list the proofs in short, and then I would greatly appreciate to know what you have to say on this topic. 1. The Rebbe was a descendent of the Maharal from Prague, who was known as a descendent from David Hamelech. 2. The Rebbe learned Torah “like David his father”. The Rebbe’s father z”l was a Rav in the second largest city in Ukraine, who was also a Mekubal and also authored sforim with great Torah depth. 3. The Rebbe was at the forefront to begin the Tshuvah movement. 4. The Rebbe “fought the wars” of Completeness of Torah - by founding Batei Chabad throughout the world; encouraging the Chabad Yeshivot to publish new insights in Torah every number of months; by publishing the largest number of sforim ever by a single person which include great depth and cover all areas of Torah; Completeness of the Jewish nation – The Rebbe was the one who fought against the warped law of “Mi Yehudi”; Completeness of Eretz Yisrael - The Rebbe was the one who begged and warned not to give back even one “foot breath” of Eretz Yisrael. 5. The Rebbe himself strengthened the community when they sang for him “Yechi Adoneinu Moreinu V’Rabeinu Melech Hamoshiach L’olam Va’ed”. 6. When they came to the Baba Sali z”l and asked him whether the Rebbe from Lubavitch is the Moshiach, the Baba Sali stood up and said: “Nu, everything is fitting for him”. 7. The Rebbe called the Beit Knesset in his house at 770 – “Beit Moshiach”! Thank you for your time to answer this question.