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Expand Article # 1888 An Under Oath
Q. Since we are to avoid making nedarim and oaths, can someone sign a document that ends with the following statement?
"I solemnly declare that the foregoing statements are to the best of my knowledge and belief true, and I make this solemn d ....


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Expand Article # 1887 Its A Fix
Q. Are schach mats that have turn partially moldy kosher for schach? They do not smell to mold, but you can see the discoloration. Can you paint them?

A. Horav Shlomo Miller's Shlit'a opinion is that the mold should be removed (incl ....


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Expand Article # 1886 Clear the Tablecloth
Q. Good evening Rav,
Is there an inyan or Halacha to have white tablecloths on Yom Tov.
I believe there are sources for Shabbos that one should have a white tablecloth. Does the same apply for Yom Tov?
I was thinking of serving on ....


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Expand Article # 1885 A Cover Up?
Q. My schach mats have been damaged with the years and now the blades and reeds have become separated and they can hardly be used. Can I join them together again by using straps made from organic flexible material such as hemp or lulav blades th ....


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Expand Article # 1884 One Shailah Paints a Thousand Words
Q. To preserve the schach mats made of reeds from getting moldy when wet, or the strings and straps that keep them together from rotting, can one spray them with transparent shellac, lacquer or varnish, before and after using them?




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Expand Article # 1883 Write Your Own Ticket
Q. A fellow, we'll call him Reuven, reserved and booked a seat six months ago, meaning he paid the cheapest fee (since he reserved early) on a flight in the Economy section. He arrived for the flight and approached the ticket counter with the follo ....


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Expand Article # 1882 A Throw Away Question
Q. (See above question 1881) If you can't use the unused hadassim, can you just throw them away in the regular garbage, since they were never used for a mitzva?

A. Shulchan Aruch (O.H. 664: 8 and 21:1 and Shaarei Tzion ibid. 20) warn o ....


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Expand Article # 1881 Hadassim Again?
Q. Can you freeze hadassim still in their sealed plastic bags, that were not used, and use them next year?

A. Igros Moshe O. H. 1:185 maintains that an esrog that was frozen is not considered kavush and could in principle be used next ....


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Expand Article # 1880 Is This a Mitzva?
Q. (See question 1879 above) If it isn't correct but someone did it anyway and he did remind many, and was mezake the rabbim, does he get a mitzva or is it a mitzva habaah beaveira?

A. As mentioned above, saying aloud small parts of th ....


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Expand Article # 1879 A Klap Will Do
Q. Is it correct for someone to mention aloud during the quiet shemonesre mashiv haruach or yaaleh veyavo to remind others to also say, or is it a hefsek?

A. Shulchan Aruch (O.H. 101: 2) rules that one should not rise his voice when dav ....


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Expand Article # 1878 Rain Check
Q. How many times does one have to have davened Tefilas Geshem for the amud, to be considered that he has a chazaka, and he has a right to demand he davens before anyone elase?

A. Horav Shlomo Miller's Shlit'a opinion is that in a shu ....


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Expand Article # 1877 A Word on Honor
Q. When you call to the Torah on Simchas Torah a minor that is a cohen, does he get a second aliya if there is no minor levy?

A. Mishna Berura (282: 12) quotes Magen Avrohom that we are not obliged to call a minor who is a cohen t ....


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Expand Article # 1876 Major Minor Shaila
Q. Can a minor read the Torah when he is given an aliya on Simchas Torah (just that portion)?

A. Shulchan Aruch (O.H. 282: 2) rules that you can call to the reading of the Torah many olyim, even if one repeats what the other one alread ....


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Expand Article # 1875 Bye Honey?
Q. Do you still use honey on the hamotzi on Shabbos Bereishis?

A. There are different minhagim. Piskei Teshuvos (583: n.32) writes that some dip in honey on Shabbos Bereishis also, and avoid eating bitter foods and nuts.
Horav Shlo ....


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Expand Article # 1874 Five Strikes and Out?
Q. I have seen often people striking the ground with the arovos on Hoshana Rabba until most or all the leafs are gone, and creating a great mess in the shul or at home is that correct.

A. Mishna Berura (664: 19) quotes Arizal that one ....


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Expand Article # 1873 Landing Permit
Q. Is there a source for throwing the arovos after being used on top of the aron hakodesh?

A. Malbushei Yom Tov (on Levush 664: 1), Maharsham (4: 53), Netzotzei Zohar (Parshas Tzav), Bikurei Yaakov (664: 16) and others quote this ....


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Expand Article # 1872 Tied in Knots about Hoshanos?
Q. Is it correct to tie the aravos branches for the hoshaanos for Hoshana Rabba with rubber bands or red string? Do they have to be tied at all?

A. Mishna Berura (664: 17) mentions that some maintain the branches do not have to be ti ....


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Expand Article # 1871 Fiddle with the Simcha
Q. Is it better not to play musical instruments during a simchat bet hashoeva since it is done on chol hamoed?

A. Although, some Poskim are stringent in regards to playing musical instruments on Chol Hamoed (Shaar Efraim 40, quoted by ....


Posted 9/30/2018 4:29 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 1870 An answer to Blowing in the Wind
Q. In regards to schach being blown off the sukka by an uncommon wind, (see above question), what is considered a ruach sheino metzuya or uncommon wind? does it have to happen at least after a span of thirty days? How many times a year does it have ....


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Expand Article # 1869 Will It Fly?
Q. Is one allowed to fasten the schach mats with plastic zip-ties to the wood cross beams supporting them as a precaution they don't fly of with unusual strong winds (ruach sheino metzuya)?

A. Horav Shlomo Miller's Shit'a opinion ....


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