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Expand Article #699 Kidush on Asarah BeTeveth?
Q. Can you say kidush levanah on the eve of asarah beteveth, since it is not a happy time, which is required for kidush levanah?

A. Indeed Nitey Gavriel (Chanuka 64: 1) mentions that Belz and others refrain from reciting kidush Leva ....


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Expand Article #698 The Sequence of the Incense
Q. Why in Eretz Yisrael do they say pitum haketores before pizukai dizimra with korbanos and then repeat it at the end of davening?

A. Remoh (O.H. 132: 2) writes that one should recite Pitum Haketores in the evening and in the morni ....


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Expand Article #697 How to Fix a Date
Q. If you use the civil date, are they any preferences as to how you write the date?
Thanks again.

A. It is preferable to avoid numerals for the months (see prior answer) and use when possible the abbreviated names of the mon ....


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Expand Article #696 Date with Faith?
Q. Is it better when not legally necessary to avoid using the Gregorian calendar and use the Hebrew date, or it does not matter today anymore since it is globally used as a civil non-Christian calendar?

A. Some Poskim maintain one m ....


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Expand Article #695 Wishing Everyone a Gut'n Yohr
Q. If someone greets me with a "Happy new year" can I respond likewise?

A. Horav Shlomo Miller's Shlit"a opinion is that it is permitted since in our days there is no religious connotation to the greeting. In addition, you may initi ....


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Expand Article #694 Oy Vei Mir in the New Year
Q. I work I.T. in a company were I'm the only Frum Jew (ex yeshiva bochur). My managers and co-workers are really nice to me and respect my particular religious needs. I have a number of seasonal questions. I greatly appreciate the clear straightfo ....


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Expand Article #693 Taking the Children in?
Q. Do children from a prior marriage attend the chupa of their parents?

A. It is customary that children from prior marriages do not attend the Chupa. (Nitey Gavriel 51: 9) Some quote in the name of Horav Eliashuv zt"l that it is ou ....


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Expand Article #692 Expound the Second Time Around
Q. What are the differences between the chupa ceremony of a first and a second marriage for both chosson and kallah?

A. There are differences between the minhogim and traditions of a first and those of a subsequent marriage ceremony ....


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Expand Article #691 Shift the Chanuka Gelt to Chanuka Gift?
Q. Thank you so much for your fast response …On Q. 688, (Chanuka Gelt means a Velt). Why is it not prohibited to give Chanukkah gelt or presents, since after all it is a Chok Hoamim tradition during their holiday?

A. Avnei Yashfe (O ....


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Expand Article #690 Want to Face the Music?
Q. Is there an actual prohibition about deriving any kind of enjoyment from Christmas lights?… What about benefiting from other Christmas things - like, is one allowed to enjoy the holiday music they play over loudspeakers in grocery stores?
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Expand Article #689 Lights that Radiate Darkness
Q. Is there an actual prohibition about deriving any kind of enjoyment from Christmas lights? Can one use them for illumination? Can one comment on their beauty?

A. Shulchan Aruch (Y.D. 139: 1) rules that it is prohibited to derive ....


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Expand Article #688 Chanukah Gelt Means a Velt
Q. Someone who always gives Chanukkah gelt to his children and grand children, but this year is away on vacation, does he have to be matir neder? Can he give when he returns after Chanukkah?

A. When exactly did the tradition of dist ....


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Expand Article #687 How many songs does one have to sing?
Q. Shulchan Aruch mentions that if you sing during the meals of Chanukkah shirot and praise tunes, the meal becomes a seudat mitzvah. How many songs do you have to sing? If you don't sing but say a dvar Torah, or learn from a sefer when eating alon ....


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Expand Article #686 Is a Prolific Shamash Permited?
Q. If many menorahs are placed on one table, as when someone has a large family, does each menorah require its own shamash?

A. Mishna Berura (673: 18) quotes Mogen Avrohom ruling that since each one places his lights in a distinct p ....


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Expand Article #685 Can You Smell the Miracle?
Q. Could you add a few drops of aromatic oils to the Chanuka lights? (Would this be a hidur mitzvah or a greater persumei ness?)

A. Some contemporary Poskim have expressed their opinions in regards to using aromatic oils for Chanuka ....


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Expand Article #684 Chanuka Showtime?
Q. Dear Rabbi, I teach sciences in a frum school. I was teaching about the way you can create a variety of colors in flames by adding different chemicals to the fuel. One of my students was wondering if you are permitted to add them to the oil or ....


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Expand Article #683 Deserted Candles
Q. Let us say, a guy is alone in a desert, without the necessary implements to make and light candles on Chanukah, and obviously will not see the lit Chanukah candles of another, does he make a Birkas Shehecheyanu on the Yom Tov of Chanukah itself? ....


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Expand Article #682 Enlighten the Uncovered
Q. Can you use oil for Chanuka lighting that was left uncovered overnight?

Horav Shlomo Miller's Shlit'a opinion is that it is permitted for a number of reasons. Firstly Poskim disagree whether in our days we should discard certain ....


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Expand Article #681 Fire the Shot Glass?
Q. Can you use for placing the menorah oil, small shot glasses that will be later used for liquor, which were not immersed in a Mikva yet?

A. Horav Shlomo Miller's Shlit'a opinion is that this is permitted since you are allowed to u ....


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Expand Article #680 How to Treat the Swap Meet
Q. Is there any prohibition in swapping seasonal gifts that co-workers (mostly Gentiles) give to each other at a years end party?

A. Horav Shlomo Miller's Shlit"a opinion is that if the gifts being exchanged are not prohibited in be ....


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