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Expand Article #4981 The Healing Day
Q. Dear Rov Shlit”a. My father shlit’a needs an open hearth surgery and he was given the opportunity to do it on Lag Baomer. Should he do it on that day?

A. Indeed, Sefarim do mention that Lag Baomer is a day that advocates and promo ....


Posted 5/24/2024 1:40 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article #4980- Questioning the Questions?
Q. A Rabbi who is learning Talmud with and his phone rings likely with a Shaila, does he have to stop his learning to answer the question?

A. The Rosh Hayeshiva of Mir, Horav Binyomin Carlebach Shlit’a responded that he should not stop ....


Posted 5/24/2024 12:59 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article #4979 The Second Follows the First?
- Q. If someone eats only Shemura Matza during Pesach does he have to eat the same on Pesach Sheni (Second Pesach)?

A. As metioned in other shailos the traditions of Pesach Sheni vary extensively between different communities.
....


Posted 5/24/2024 12:55 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article #4978 Only Rabbinical Positive
Q. How come on the Leshem Yichud tefila said before the counting of the Omer we mention: “Hineni Muchan Umezuman Lekayem Mitzvas Aseh Shel Sefiras Haomer” (I’m ready to comply with the positive commandment of Sefira) Why? After all almost all Posk ....


Posted 5/24/2024 12:48 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article #4977 Always a Second Chance
Q. Shalom Rov Shlit’a. How come there is for bringing the korban Pesach a second chance in Pesach Sheni, something not seen in any other Yom Tov as special as they could be, after all. there is no Yom Kippur Sheni?

A. Sefarim write tha ....


Posted 5/24/2024 12:39 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article #4976 The Eternal Return
Q. Reading the current parshiot. If all of Klal Yisroel did Teshuva individually anyway, and the day (Yom Kippur) also provided atonement, even nowadays, why was it necessary, other than obeying Hashem's command, to have the Kohen Gadol provide K ....


Posted 5/24/2024 12:32 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article #4975 The Unlicenced Licensee
Q. Kevod Rabbenu how essential is it for the many of us that work constantly with computers and in the internet to subscribe and have programs that protect us from wrong and sinful advertisements.

Do we have to demand such programs eve ....


Posted 5/24/2024 12:27 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article #4974 The threefold Treasure
- Q. In Hebrew, Is there a connection between the 3-dot triangle vowel “segol” and the feminine expression "segulah" meaning treasure?

A. One may say that in a sense since a segol can be indeed turned on all sides in some forms of pri ....


Posted 5/24/2024 12:19 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article #4973 A Gentle Gentile Grace
- Q. See question 4964 above. If a Gentile is allowed to enter a shul, should he cover his head with a kapel. Can he also be given a translated Sidur or Chumash to read while there? Can he be given a Taalith?

A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s ....


Posted 5/24/2024 12:10 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article #4972 The First Matza on the Second Pesach
- Q. Dear Rov Shlit’a. This year (5784- 2024) the Second Pesach falls on this coming Wednesday May 22. For those of us that have the tradition of eating matza on that day, when should it be, in the night before or during the day or maybe on both?


Posted 5/19/2024 10:32 AM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article #4971 Everithing About Bakol
- Q. Chazal say, according to some opinions, that Avrohom had a daughter called "Bakol". Who was her mother?

A. Talmud (Baba Basra 16b) a mentions a number of interpretations to the posuk “And Hashem blessed Abraham with everything [ba ....


Posted 5/16/2024 11:22 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article #4970 Hard to Understand
- Q. Many Jewish leaders, when relating to the deaths of Gazan civilian Arabs, make the statement that every life lost is tragic and painful. Now, on the emotional side, the merciful side of a Jew, who is aware of the potential of life in any hum ....


Posted 5/16/2024 11:11 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article #4969 Don’t Forget Not To Write
- Q. Kevod Rabi Shlit’a. If one sends a phone email to his son to remind him to count Sefira, can he himself count that night with a brocho or has he already complied?

A. Poskim disagree if one complies the counting of Sefira by writi ....


Posted 5/16/2024 11:03 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article #4968 Not in my Book?
- Q. We see in the Kolel Toronto that sefarim are placed on boxes on the front of the entrance for people to take. Can one take some and give them as a present to a shul and so comply with the great mitzva that is tantamount to the writing of ....


Posted 5/16/2024 10:51 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article #4967 To The Top of The Tree
Q. You announced that there will be Birchas Hailonos on Shabbos. Does not the Ben Ish Chai and others rule not to allow Birchas Ilonos on Shabbos?

A. On question 4219 we were asked:
“Is it better to wait to recite the ble ....


Posted 5/16/2024 10:41 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article #4966 The Total Eternal Tune
Q. Rov you mentioned recently (question 4960) that it is a very valuable to recite the complete Shira of Oz Yashir every day since Zohar says that it brings the forgiveness to all our sins. Does that actually mean to sing it with a tune?
....


Posted 5/16/2024 10:19 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article #4965 An Enlightening Shaila
Q. Can a bochur (unmarried one) light the Shabbos candles before the plag, daven Mincha and then after plag recite the brocho on the candles?

A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that one should not light Shabbos candles berfor ....


Posted 5/16/2024 8:38 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article #4964 A Gentle Shailah
Q. Is a Gentile permitted to pray in Schul?

A. Poskim write that the entrance of Gentiles to a shul should be avoided as much as possible (Yigal Yaakov O.H. 20, Piskei Teshuvos 151:6).

However, Yabia Omer Y.D. (3: 15) per ....


Posted 5/13/2024 4:19 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article #4963 Searching for the Search
- Q. Is there a way to search through the "Ask the Rabbi" Q&A? I'm pretty good at searching a database, and why do I need to bother the busy Rabbonim with questions that have already been asked.

A. Go to Bais Dov Yosef website. Bais D ....


Posted 5/12/2024 9:44 AM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article #4962 The Al-day Good Way of AI
- Q. Dear Rabbi. I have been reading your new technology and science shailot and I greatly appreciate your handling and keeping in touch of the constantly changing world we live in.

I have a question regarding my elderl ....


Posted 5/10/2024 12:34 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)

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