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Expand Article # 4678 A Blessed Purim Kattan?
Q. Rov. Another question for a Happy Purim Katan. Is it true that the spirit of the great Purim also rests on the small one? Should one great another on Purim Kattan with the blessing of a “Frailechn Purim”?

A. See Q. 3561: Nitei Gavri ....


Posted 2/23/2024 10:48 AM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article #4677 Really! or only a Purim Wit Vert’l?
Q. Is it true that the Chasam Sofer says that not saying tachanun on Purim Kattan is a mitzva of the Torah?

A. Indeed Chasam Soffer (O.H. 208) does mention that the reading of the megilla, eating the seuda and shalach monos during Pu ....


Posted 2/23/2024 10:34 AM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article #4676 Purim Kattan Costume Custom
.Q. Our dear Rabino. As you recommended we are making a seuda (small and fast) on Purim Kattan Be’H this Friday morning and we are inviting our very happy neighbours to join us with their children.
The kids want to know if they should alread ....


Posted 2/22/2024 5:17 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 4675 - Gentile Kindness II
Q. See question above: Can one receive Tzedaka from a Non- Jewish organization?

A. On question 358 we were asked: There are some religious Christians who are very supportive of Jews living in Israel, As such they offer financial bene ....


Posted 2/22/2024 5:03 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 4674 Gentile Kindness I
Q. I was told that we're not supposed to give tzedaka to a Gentile. Those that include any type of money, food, clothes, other help, etc.? What is the source?

A. On question 1955 regarding how could Yaakov who kept the whole Torah send ....


Posted 2/22/2024 5:01 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 4673 Address the Dress for Success
- Q. During these parshiot in which we learn about the way the Cohen Gadol and other regular Cohanim were dressed for performing the Avodah in the Beit Hamikdash, I have seen seffarim included also in the library of the Kolel that show drawings of t ....


Posted 2/21/2024 11:10 AM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 4672 - Purim Shiurim
- Q. I have Yohrzait on Purim Katan for my mother A’H. The minhag of our family is to fast on a Yohrzait for parents, but on this occasion I was told I should not fast. Would it be correct then to fast on the day before, since it is called after ....


Posted 2/20/2024 10:10 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 4671 Oy! Now - No Joy!
Q. Rov. Another question for a Happy Purim Katan. Is it true that the spirit of the great Purim also rests on the small one? Should one great another on Purim Kattan with the blessing of a “Frailechn Purim”?

A, On a similar question qu ....


Posted 2/20/2024 10:01 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 4670 Small Purim Big Deal Meal?
Q. See question above. I wonder do you have to make a seuda on Purim Katan on Friday or since it is Erev Shabbat, should it not be better in the night? How about the people that dwell in a city were Shushan Purim is celebrated?

A. As m ....


Posted 2/20/2024 9:59 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 4669 The Big Purim Kattan
Q. On question 4662 above the Rov Shlit”a wrote regarding Purim Kattan this year (2024), that Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that if the participants say Divrei Torah and sing songs of prize to Hashem for the miracles of survival received ....


Posted 2/18/2024 12:21 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 4668 Torah about Learning Torah
Q. See question above. How about when one learns Torah. Is it every word one says or thinks or maybe even letters a separate mtzvah that requires intention?

A. Birchas Shmuel, (Kiddushin, 27) questions the known Gaon of Vilna affirmati ....


Posted 2/18/2024 12:16 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 4667 - So, So, Many Mitzvos!!!
Q. When someone wears Tzitzith, either a Taalith Gadol or Kattan, does he comply with a separate mitzva every second or even a fraction of a second he is wearing it? That would be about 86400 mitzvoth every day! How about if he wears two?
< ....


Posted 2/16/2024 11:08 AM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 4666 A Hint on the Drop
Q. Is the fluid that drips from the nose of some elderly considered like the mucous from ones nose that requires washing of hands when one touches it before one can recite brochos and learn Torah?

A. Horav Dovid Pam Shlit”a pointed to ....


Posted 2/16/2024 11:05 AM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 4665 The Signs of Times
Q. If ones tradition is to hang a sign by the door that expresses our mitzva of rejoicing during the month of Adar. (Mishenichnas Adar Marbim Besimcha). Should one use it to cover the memorial on the entrance for the destruction of the Beth Hamikd ....


Posted 2/16/2024 11:02 AM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 4664 A Doggone Shailah
Q. I heard that in a kibbutz woman was killed by Hamas during the Oct 7, when she stayed behind to protect their dog. The rest of the family was already hiding in a safe room and survived.
In Halacha. is that woman to be treated as a hero an ....


Posted 2/14/2024 10:37 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 4663 The Adar Radar
Q. Shalom Rav Shlit’’a. As we spoke on the phone we are starting a new minyan in a new town in the outskirts of the Distrito Federal (Mexico City) and we need and have our own Chevra Kadisha to take care of Hashem Yishmor our deceased. We want to u ....


Posted 2/12/2024 1:24 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 4662 Urim on Purim
Q. Dear Rabino Purim Katan Is coming, is there something we should do to celebrate this precious day?

A. See question 3560 regarding a group of friends that make a Seudas Purim Koton is it considered a Seudas Mitzva that one invi ....


Posted 2/9/2024 10:49 AM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 4661 See Beyond your Nose
Q. Is the fluid that emerges from a runny nose from elderly people considered like mucous and one has to wash hands when touching it?

A. Remoh (O.H. 92: 3) rules that one should wash hands after to be able to recite sayings of kedusha ....


Posted 2/8/2024 7:43 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 4660 Hint the Lint
Q. See question above. Also, could I clean out the lint trap as that is my custom as I tend to forget when I put a load in or is that stuff muktza?

A. The lint is indeed muktza and should not be removed or cleaned during Shabbos.


Posted 2/8/2024 7:41 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 4659 Do Not Call it a Wash!
Q. I’m (a single woman that) was staying in my friend's place and came home two hours before Shabbos to a lay on the bed. I put everything in the laundry but forgot to take it out of the dryer before I lit the candles. I know it was dry because I ....


Posted 2/8/2024 7:34 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)

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