Resultados da Pesquisa "Halacha"
Vayeitzei -The Precedence of Jewish Law
The means of keeping Jewish Law (halacha) determines one’s actions, and the consequences are in G-d's hands
Can I make Kiddush on Beer?
Dear Rabbi, What’s the deal with using beer for Kiddush? I hear all types of things about this, from “You’re never allowed to”, to “Some people use beer all the time - like for Havdalah”. Please clarify, thanks.
Is Saying Good Shabbat enough to Fulfill the Torah Mitzva of Kiddush?
Rabbi, I came to learn in Israel and at Yeshiva we had an argument about the Kiddush Friday night, and some of the really big learners were saying that the mitzva of Kiddush today is only D’Rabbanon since we say beforehand “Good Shabbat” and I was arguing that I know for sure Kiddush is a mitzva from the Torah because my father was careful all the years to use only the big becher Friday night and never the smaller ones that he uses during the day, and he said the reason was because you need “ shiur d’oraissa ”. So maybe you could help me explain to these chevra what’s really right?
Must Vayechulu be said in a Minyan or by Two Jews together?
Dear Rabbi, I became very confused lately when someone said that “ Vayechulu ” at the Friday night davening needs to be said like aidut , which means that two people should say it at the exact same time; then someone said that it should not be said with two people but really you need to say it with ten like kedusha ; then someone said you can even say it with one – just don’t be mechaven for aidut . Then someone said that that’s why Chassidim stand by “ Vayechulu ” when saying Kiddush. What’s really supposed to be done?
Olive Oil for Shabbat Candles - How Serious of a Custom is it?
Rabbi, My wife lights candles every week with the regular white paraffin ones they sell in the store. She lights one for each of us and one for each of the children. I now heard from someone that in order to have children who love the Torah, you must light another two just from olive oil - but this was never our custom. Is it something that we should accept upon ourselves from now on?
Shkiyah and Bein Hashemashot in halacha
Rabbi, I heard from some people that the Mishna Brura was machmir to paskin like shitat HaGr”a to say that the beginning of Shabbat is from the shkiyah , but that in Europe some people still did work after the shkiyah . So is it possible nowadays that someone shouldn’t hold like the Mishna Brura on this? Also, if the Mishna Brura is right and the truth is like the Gr”a, then how’s it possible that some people can still hold like Rabbenu Tam and daven Mincha so late after the shkiyah ?
Mikva Erev Shabbat
Dear Rabbi, Why is it that there are many men who go to the mikva every Friday? I learned that mikva is something that a man goes to on Erev Yom Kippur. Is every Erev Shabbat considered like Erev Yom Kippur or something?
Yom Tov Sheni
Is it mutar to shower with hot water on second day of yom tov in chutz laaretz? Is it mutar to carry without on eruv on yom tov (rishon or sheni) ?
Why don’t we blow Shofar Erev Rosh Hashana?
Dear Rabbi, Why don't we blow Shofar on the day before Rosh Hashanah? Is it to confuse Satan and make him think that Rosh Hashanah is over? The answer obviously needs some clarification. Does Satan lack a calendar? May we all have a good new Year.
Improper behavior by someone who is not Asking Forgivenerss
How does one come to forgive and forget when the behavior is disturbing and continual? (Tochacha is not an option)
Zman Tefillah by Chassidim
Dear Rabbi, I did not grow up chassidish, but I saw many times chassidim that were davening after zman tefillah of Shachrit, and sometimes even in the afternoon. Does this have any halachic basis, like, can I do it too?
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?