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Expand Article # 3998 The History of Repeating Oneself
Q. Om question 3981 you wrote: "Horav Aharon Miller Shlit'a maintains that one should not repeat a tefila for a sick individual suffering from a chronic illness (physical and/or mental) more that thirty days as it may be considered already as pa ....


Posted 11/27/2022 9:44 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 3997 No Promises to Alex
Q. Dear Rov. If I use my phone to program my daily schedule of all things to be done every day. Some of those activities are mitzvos such as davening, Torah Shiurim, Bikur Cholim activities, Tzedaka meeting, etc., I vocally, as many others do, ins ....


Posted 11/24/2022 10:29 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 3996 Recap the Kneecap
Q. Someone had his kneecap removed by surgery and replaced by an artificial one, what should he do with the old bones and cartilage removed. Is a Cohen allowed to be in the same room as these removed pieces are?

A. Although Shulchan A ....


Posted 11/24/2022 10:27 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 3995 True Torah Love
Q. Dear Rabbi. I'm an Yeshiva Bochur about to get Be'H engaged to a great Bais Yaakov Girl who is the daughter of a Cohen. Although, I will Iy'H spend some time after our wedding learning, I'm planing to go soon after into business. Since my Kalah ....


Posted 11/24/2022 10:25 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 3994 Love your Insects?
? Q. Kvod Harav. I wonder in recent questions (3982 - 85) you mentioned the Biblical obligation to feed your pets cats, dogs, fish etc. before you eat. Does that apply also to pet insects such as if the children have an Ant Farm or crickets and gra ....


Posted 11/24/2022 10:21 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 3993 Lechaim to Hashem First?
Q. On question 3986 you mentioned the minhag of many Sepharadim to say 'Lechaim' before the bracha of Bore P'ri Hagefen when reciting Kiddush. Does not the Halacha dictate not to bless people with Lechaim before reciting the bracha to Hashem for t ....


Posted 11/24/2022 10:19 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 3992 Enlightening the Lightening
Q. I am a yeshiva Bachur in town x. On Erev Shabbos Chanukah, I will I'yH travel to town y where I will sleep in a Yeshiva dorm and eat the Seudos by Yungerleit. I cannot light in the dorm because of safety. Where should i light? Can I light by m ....


Posted 11/24/2022 10:17 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 3991 Nice Warm Treatment
Q. May one immerse in hot Mikva on Shabbos when needed and rely on Korban Nessanel.

A. Talmud (Shabbos 39b) and Shulchan Aruch (O.H. 326: 1) maintain that one should not wash the body with hot water during Shabbos, even when the water ....


Posted 11/24/2022 10:14 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 3990 You Already Ate!
Q. May one break a minyan to go eat Shalosh Seudos before it gets too late?

A. It is likely as many shuls and people do, that he ate a Kiddush during the day, so in a sense he ate Bedieved or after the fact already Shalosh Seudos. Oth ....


Posted 11/24/2022 10:12 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 3989 Best Intentions Always
Q. When one was not mechaven (had intention) by the first verse of K'rias Shema and realized that during the Amidah, may he interrupt to repeat it if otherwise the Z'man (Time for reciting) will pass? Or between Gaal Yisrael and the Amidah?
< ....


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Expand Article # 3988 Not a Grand Exit
Q. Is one allowed to walkaway from a minyan after davening Mincha. This minyan davens Mincha right before the Shekia and Ma'ariv just after, and he wants to daven Maariv later at night, if he leaves the people without a minyan?

A. Igro ....


Posted 11/24/2022 10:07 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 3987 Immersed in so Many Shailos
Q. 1) When a man gets a haircut L'kavod Shabbos and then Toivels (immerses in a Mikva), are the inevitably remaining detached hairs a Chatzitza (interposition)?

A. Horav Shlomo Miller's Shlit'a opinion is that those hairs are no ....


Posted 11/20/2022 4:23 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 3986 No Life Interruption
Q. The shul I go to has a tradition to pause during Kiddush for people to say L'chaim. (during the day and at night. Before saying Borei Pri Hagafen.) I thought this was only permitted for Sephardim as it is considered an interruption for Ashkena ....


Posted 11/20/2022 4:06 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 3985 No Kids First - Really!
Q. Our Rabonim where wondering, if one has to feed his small children before he feeds himself and this happens to be a Biblical mitzva, how come that whenever we make Kiddush or on every Seuda or meal the children are served last?

Are ....


Posted 11/18/2022 12:24 AM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 3984 Get Your Priorities Right
Q. Does one have to feed his dog before he feeds his small children?

A. Pele Yoetz (Erech Baalei Chaim)mentions that just as it is prohibited to pain one's animals or pets that depend on him, certainly it applies to human beings that ....


Posted 11/18/2022 12:21 AM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 3983 Tell a Fish Shaila
    Q. See question above. Does one have to feed the fish in his aquarium before he eats his own meal?

A. Sheilas Ya'avetz (1:17) addresses the prior question regarding eating one's meal before feeding his cat or dog. He d ....


Posted 11/18/2022 12:19 AM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 3982 Cat in the Sack?
Q. Is it true that it is correct to own a pet like a cat or dog to comply with the mitzva of feeding your animal before you eat?

A. Sefer Chassidim Hechodosh, indeed writes that one should own some pets in his home, so they can be fe ....


Posted 11/18/2022 12:14 AM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 3981 Pray Tell How to Pray
Q. In our Shemonah Esrei when saying the 8th bracha for Refuah and inserting names for cholim, is it appropriate to include individuals with mental health issues? Should one also include names for individuals with a chronic illness (physical and/or ....


Posted 11/18/2022 12:09 AM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 3980 Enlighten the Lights
Q. I know that Shabbat candle-lighting is supposed to be either where I eat my meal or sleep. I was supposed to eat supper in one location and sleep in another but was (late) coming from home. At the last minute, the sleeping arrangements fell thro ....


Posted 11/18/2022 12:01 AM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 3979 For the Record -
Q. See question above. What about my cell phone? Would it matter if it was still on or would it have to be turned off since it might record steps.

A. if the phone was left unwittingly on and it is recording without the owners int ....


Posted 11/17/2022 11:58 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)

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