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Expand Article # 2563 Check on the Baby?
Q. Does one have to check for shaatnez clothing given to a baby or a minor, when there is a possibility that it may have wool and linen? Can one be lenient since the baby or child does not have the mind and intent of wearing it?

A. Min ....


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Expand Article # 2562 Honest to G-d
Q. A friend who is a shatnez tester and I consult him, requested that I ask the Rov, if from experience he knows that the cloth he is being asked to check is not likely to have any shaatnez. Does he have to inform the owner that no testing is require ....


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Expand Article # 2561 Examine the Examination
Q. Re- questions (2559-60) above. How much is one obliged to be concerned about the possibility of having shatnez in one's clothing, to be machmir and pay for a bedika or shaatnez test?

A. Ramban (Chulin 12a) and others compare this tes ....


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Expand Article # 2560 Tailor Made Evaluation
Q. Can you rely on a non-Jewish tailor, when he assures that there is no linen in the wool suits he makes for you, specially when you have been his client for many years and he is afraid to loose a customer?
How about, if you and others have ch ....


Posted 3/6/2020 12:32 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 2559 Look Out and Look in?
Q. Do you have to check for shaatnez a suit that according to its label it 100% polyester etc. and does not contain any wool?

A. Many of the shatnez cases in our days are likely only Rabbinically prohibited. Shatnez is the acronym for ....


Posted 3/6/2020 12:30 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 2558 A Fresh Start
Q. Should preference for reciting sheva brochos in the case above (Q. 2555) be given to the one that led the benching since he started with the mitzva?

A. Poskim maintain that it can be given to someone else lechatchila, and that is ....


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Expand Article # 2557 Pray For The Medicine?
Q. If someone keeps his medicines in the bathroom, can he say the tefila mentioned above (2556 - “Yehi ratzon milfanecha, Hashem Elo-hai, she’yehai eisek zeh li li’refuah ki rofai chinam atta," - May it be Your will, Hashem my G-d, that this activit ....


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Expand Article # 2556 Bless One's Medicine?
Q. Does one say a special tefila or bracha before taking any medicine constantly taken with Hashem's name? Does one say it on Shabbat or Yom Tov?

A. Shulchan Aruch (O.H. 230: based on Talmud Brochos 60a), does indeed rule that before ....


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Expand Article # 2555 One's Cup of Wine
Q. Is the case above any different than the common sheva brochos done in shul by shaleshudes during Shabbos?
Is the cup of wine drunk before havdalah?

A. Poskim disagree as to what to do when the chosson-kallah are present at a s ....


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Expand Article # 2554 Chosen Celebration
Q. If the newlyweds join the bris mila seuda (see question above) and they have fulfilled all of the requirements needed (extra food, their own place of honor, their own added people, and nigunim with songs also take place). When it comes to birchas ....


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Expand Article # 2553 Many Happy Simches
Q. We have invited our just married cousins to the bris mila of our son. (There should B'H be many simchas by all). I was told that if we add some more food to the seudas habris, we can recite sheva brochos, which would be very beautiful since some ....


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Expand Article # 2552 A Family United
Q. Can a woman recite kiddush Friday night for her elderly father (who cannot say it himself) and for her daughters already bas mitzva, and other women guest, when her husband is not in town?

A. Shulchan Aruch (O.H. 271: 2) rules t ....


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Expand Article # 2551 No Straps Attached?
Q. The straps of my tefilin are only about ten years old. On the tefilin shel yad, at the top place, where it ties over the biceps and goes around the loop of the kesher, since I place them tight, the strap has shrunk a bit. Is the retzua still kos ....


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Expand Article # 2550 The Branch of Olives
Q, We are learning about eating olives at the Daf. Is it true that the detrimental eating of olives that makes one forget his learning, does not apply to someone who is a Talmid Chcham? (It was so mentioned in our shiur).

A. On questio ....


Posted 2/20/2020 11:13 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 2549 Bless The Hostess?
Q. When a guest is reciting during Birchat Hamazon after a meal the blessing for his host, should he not include the hostess also? Why is she is not usually included in the established different nuschaos or versions? (See first question above.
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Expand Article # 2548 A Very Blessed Trip
Q. When someone is staying in a Jewish hotel or traveling El Al, should one say the blessing for the host after eating and reciting Birchat Hamazon?

A. Mishna Berura (193: 27) rules that one who recites birchas hamazon at a Gentiles ho ....


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Expand Article # 2547 The Place of Honor
Q. (Re- question 2546 above). Where is the correct place for the guest to recite the blessing honoring and thanking his host after the meal, during Birchat Hamazon?

A. As mentioned above, there are two established versions of the bracha ....


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Expand Article # 2546 Thank G-d For Small Blessings
Q. Why is it that only some of the guest bother to bless their hosts at the end of a Shabbat or other meal, with the extended bracha mentioned in the Gemara, and they say only a short Horachaman, mentioned in sidurim by Birchat Hamazon?

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Expand Article #2545 Thanks But No Thanks


Q. A gabay goes around the shul with a pushka during pesukei dezimara (by Vaiborech Dovid) to collect tzedaka for the shul. He often says yasher koach or thank you to the givers and he argues that it is not a hefsek or interruption,sin ....


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Expand Article # 2544 Make a Name for Yourself
Q. When reciting a mi sheberach for a sick person, we usually quote his mothers name. If he is a Cohen or a Levy, should the gabay say Hacohen or Halevy after his name or after the mothers name, as we usually do with the father?

A. On q ....


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