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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 ....


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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 – 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 ....


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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 can’t 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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Expand Article # 938 Adults Only?
Q. (A prior already married couple [to each other] that is now converting and going to the chupa on the same day as the tevila.)Do their children attend the chupa?
 
A. In question 693 on this forum we wrote; “It is customary that childre ....


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Expand Article # 937 There You Go Again
Q. Does in the above case (A prior already married couple [to each other] that is now converting and going to the chupa on the same day as the tevila) the Giyores kallah wear white since she is like newborn? Is there a Badekn ceremony? Does she make ....


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Expand Article # 936 Reborn Pure
Q. In the above case, (A prior already married couple [to each other] that is now converting and going to the chupa on the same day as the tevila), If she made a hefsek does she have to keep full seven tahara days, or since by converting she is like ....


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Expand Article # 935 Time For A New Name
Q.A prior already married couple (to each other) that is now converting and going to the chupa on the same day as the tevila, can they use the newly adopted Hebrew names in the kesuba?
 
A. Remo (E.H. 120: 3) rules in regards to a get, t ....


Posted 11/27/2015 2:26 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 934 Unsupervised Drinking?
Q. I have attended simchas and parlor meetings in houses where the host claims it is all done under COR supervision and found that they serve Baileys or Kahlua liquor. Are those liquors under COR hechser?


A. We forwarded yo ....


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Expand Article # 933 Unveiling a Minhag
Q. Is there a source for the minhag that some people have to give a seuda or a tikun after the unveiling of the matzeiva?

A. Although some, mainly followers of Chasidic traditions do occasionally offer tikun on the day of Hakomas Ham ....


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Expand Article # 932 Matzeva Enlightenment?
Q. Do you light candles next to the Matzeva when you do the unveiling?

A. Torah Lishma, (520) Nitey Gavriel (Avelus 2: 67; 3) et. al. mention that it is correct to light candles on or close to the matzeva and one should say before li ....


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Expand Article # 931 No Stone Unturned…or Taken
Q. What is the reason for placing small stones on the matzeiva after the unveiling ceremony? If you can't find any stones, is it permitted to take some from another kever or is that stealing?

A. The S'hloh, (Rosh Hashana) El ....


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Expand Article # 930 Old is Gold
Q. Hello Rabbi Bartfeld,
Since most wheat in America is Winter wheat (which is always Yoshon), when one wants to eat any product that has flour, one can rely on the majority. Furthermore, since it is very difficult to find out exactly wher ....


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Expand Article # 929 Good Night, Sleep Well
bs"d
Q. Shalom Rav Bartfeld, Shlita:

We (edited) are thinking of replacing the skylight in our sun-room with one that will open so that we may be able to use it on Sukkos ....


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Expand Article # 928 Bargain Personal Protection
Q. If for whatever reason I'm not wearing tzitzis, should I wear a tallis at shachris?

(In order to answer and advise you correctly, kindly tell; a) why don't you wear a talit katan, and b) are you or were you married? Thanks)
Q ....


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Expand Article # 927 Kosher Watch
Q. When my father was hospitalized, his care giver stayed at his home for weeks. There is a security camera installed inside the kitchen. Do we have to be choshed for the kashrus of the utensils and food left?

A. Horav Shlomo Miller ....


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Expand Article # 926 When in Doubt Don't Speak Out
Q. What are the parameters of sofek berochos lehakel according to the Mishna Berura. would this apply even if we have the majority of opinions say to make a beracha and only a few poskim say not to?
Thank you

A. Shulchan Aruch ( ....


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Expand Article # 925 Clear And Present Love
Q. In Tanach, why is not Hashem’s love for Klal Yisroel expressed in present tense form. In Tehillim 146, the verb used to describe Hashem’s love for the righteous is present.
Serveral kiruv rechokim professionals and psychologists ask me: ....


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