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Expand Article # 958 Fast Wedding II
Q. Is it proper to make or attend a wedding or a sheva brochos with music on the night after Asara Beteves?

A. See prior question. Poskim mention that it would seem that there is no reason to avoid weddings on the night after the end ....


Posted 12/25/2015 12:05 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 957 A Fast Wedding?
Q. Is it proper to make or attend a wedding or a sheva brachoth with music on the night prior to the fast of Asara Beteveth?

Remoh (O.H. 550: 3) advises that if there is a Chupa on Asara Beteves on Erev Shabbos, Mincha and Vaichal are ....


Posted 12/23/2015 9:50 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (1)


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Expand Article # 956 Naso's Lift Off
Q. My son's Bar Mitzvah is this year on Sivan 7. We here in Eretz Yisroel will be leining Parashas B'haalosecha on the following Sivan 12, while those outside of Eretz Yisroel will still read Parashas Naso (because Acharon shel Pesach is on Shabbo ....


Posted 12/22/2015 1:07 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 955 Repenters Repeat?
Q. A Ger that converted recently (less than thirty days) and is in doubt if he said veten tal umatar or retzeh does he have to repeat? Does it matter if he was already davening and bentching for a long time before his conversion?

< ....


Posted 12/20/2015 12:17 AM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 954 Any Wiggle Room?
Q. There is a treatment that has 20000 medical papers looking into it that involves taking by mouth a Helminth/ worm harvested from grain beetles that calms the immune system so that tolerance is induced and the auto immune illness improves or is c ....


Posted 12/20/2015 12:16 AM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (2)


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Expand Article #953 Whine About It
Q. In the above case or when people who are not religious are invited to a Shabbat meal, will non-mevushal wine become prohibited?


A. Bais Yosef (Y.D. 119) quotes Rashbo's Responsa that considers the wine of one who openly de ....


Posted 12/20/2015 12:15 AM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 952 Ess Mine Keend
Q. A family where the parents became baley teshuva and strictly keep mitzvos and maintain a kosher home, but the children (aged 18 and 20) are not frum yet. Since they use the kitchen and cook for themselves, can the parents or invited guest eat the ....


Posted 12/20/2015 12:12 AM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 951 Date Light Saving
Q. How many years was the story of Hanuka, from the time the revolt began until the reentering into the Beth Hamikdash and the miracle of the menorah? (I keep on getting different answers)


A. The exact dates of the Chanuka histo ....


Posted 12/9/2015 12:59 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 950 Enlighten the Un-Covered
Q. Is it correct to use a commercial wick that comes covered with a wax coating even if you use olive oil, since the mitzvah is done at the moment of kindling, and you are using then wax, not oil?
If you use a decorative jar for storing the ....


Posted 12/9/2015 12:53 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 949 Light on Time
Shalom
Q. I have a chavrusa every Thursday evening at 5:30 PM.
Next week, is it better to cancel the chavrusa in order to light the menorah at the ideal zman? Rescheduling isn't possible.
Thank you


A. ....


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Expand Article # 948 Give Me a Hanuka Break
Q. I'm an ovel for my father, can I take my children (My wife is taking care of the small ones) to a Chanuka party where there will be games and activities for them?
Can I take them to a water park in Niagara during their Chanuka break?
....


Posted 12/6/2015 2:36 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 947 Invest In Your Future
Q. I'm planing to invest the capital obtained (from a property that I inherited from my parents Ė see last question) and live of the interests. The amount to be received monthly is small and barely covers my needs. Do I still have to give maser? < ....


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Expand Article # 946 Tight Times Tithes
Q. I have a property that I inherited from my parents, it is my sole source of financial support (Iím a single woman, non-employed by health reasons) Due to family issues Iím forced to sell this property at at a loss (less than the true value of t ....


Posted 12/6/2015 2:29 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 945 Give Me a Brocho
Hi Rabbi Bartfeld,
Hope all is well. A few questions:
1) What is the beracha on chocolate that has wafer in it (like Klil or Kit Kat) is it mezonos or shehakol?

A. 1) The general rule in brochos is that whenever there is an ....


Posted 12/6/2015 1:41 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 944 Many Brochos to You
A few questions:
2) Also (what is the beracha) on ice cream and cookies (cookies mixed in ice cream)?

Thank you

A. 2) On ice cream that contains pieces of cookies and other toppings such as fruits or nuts, it depe ....


Posted 12/6/2015 1:38 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 943 Step By Step
Q. Hi, my name is ... I am 18 years old living in Brantford, Ontario I still live with me parents. I've been studying and studying about Judaism for over a year now and I do know the entire Hebrew alphabet. I want to become Jewish and I very muc ....


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Expand Article # 942 Forgot to Make Havdoloh?
Q. Re- questions 935 Ė 938. How can you have a conversion on an already married to each other couple and then do the wedding the same day, do you not require 3 months of separation to establish if a child was conceived from Jewish parents bekdusha ....


Posted 11/29/2015 11:40 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 941 Pass the Karpass
Q. My family uses raw parsley for karpas. Is the brachah on raw parsley still adama today or perhaps today it is not eaten raw and the bracha is ....


Posted 11/29/2015 11:20 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 940 Please Don't Help Yourself?
Q. We are supposed to trust and have bitachon in Hashem that things will turn out good and not overdo our hishtadlus (efforts). Yet at the same time if someone approaches us for help, we canít turn them down and tell them Hashem will help you and hav ....


Posted 11/27/2015 2:51 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 939 No Change in Levaya Traditions?
Q. I was attending a levaya and before they covered the aron with earth, someone approached the kever and threw some coins into the kever. The Rabbi, maybe did not notice, and did nothing. Is that not a goyshe minhag?
Should we have made an iss ....


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