Resultados da Pesquisa "Rosh"
Which Challah am I Suppossed to Open at the Seudat Shabbat?
L’kavod Harav, Why is it that we place the challahs the way we do at Hamotzi on Shabbat?
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.
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?
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 ?
Going to Cemetery - Rosh Chodesh
Is it ok to go to cemetery on Rosh Chodesh ?
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)
Going to vacation for a few weeks ,Mezuzah?
Question: I am renting a place up to the country for vacation for a few weeks. Do we need to put a Mezuzah up?
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?
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?
Terumah got mixed up
Question: I wrote the other day about the potatoes I did Terumah and Ma’aser from but forgot which potatoes I separated. I went to look for Chacham but The Rav of my Moshav told me he doesn’t know enough and I would have to travel to a big city. Is there any other way? Oh I put the potatoes in a bowl.
Question: I was at a family wedding the other day and I saw some people do something very strange during Netillat Yadayim. Frist they washed their right hand and, before they took the cup in the right hand they wiped off the handle of the cup. Then they took t and washed their left hand. Is there a reason for that?
Question: My friend was in Eretz Yisrael and he bought a set of nice glass cups. My friend did Tevillah on the glasses in Eretz Yisrael since I have to drive a half hour to go to a Keli mikvah. After I got the I thought maybe I need to Tovel the Kelim again. Do I?
Two Pidyon HaBen on the same day
Question: I am involved in Kiruv and I was happy when one of my former students invited me for his son’s Pidyon Haben. Then while talking he mentioned he is an only child. I asked him fi he had a Pidyon and he doubted it and investigated and he didn’t’. I told him he should do one on the same day s his son. The one question I had was should he make two Shehecheyanu or is one enough?
Phlegm during Tefilla
Question: Sometime during Shemoneh Esrei I have phlegm in my throat which I cough up . I never know what I should do. Can I spit discreetly on the floor?
Recovering Chamin on Shabbat
Question: On Shabbat Kodesh we put the Chamin a hot plate for the day meal. We usually put two towels on top of the pot top and large cover on top of those so it will stop the heat from escaping and the Chamin will turn out good. My daughter accidentally took off the cover on the towels and one towel as well. Could we have put them back on top?
Saying Birkat Hamazon on Mezonot
Question: To the Rabbi again, I am sorry to bother you again but I am the one who ran out of the pizza shop and forgot to say BIrkat Hamazon. I said it on the bus. Now someone told me that he pizza wasn’t Hamotzi but Mezonot and I should not have said Birkat Hamazon but rather Al Hamichya. Should I have aid Al Hamichya or was it good enough to say Birkat Hamazon.
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?
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?
Answer Amen blessing of the Gentile
Question: We have a live-in maid in our house to help my mother with keeping the house. She has lived with us for a long time and she is like part of he family. At some point she started to say brachot before she eats just like we do. Since she is praising Hashem, we don’t want to stop her. Should we answer Amen to her bracha though?