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Expand Article # 2335 Flash in the Pan
Q. If someone was making eggs in a not-ben-yomo fleishig frying pan, and the eggs were hot. At that time someone placed a piece of cheese on top of the eggs. It was immediately realized that it was a mistake, and the cheese was removed from on top o ....


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Expand Article # 2334 Framing that Picture Frame
Q. I'm confused regarding the digital picture frames discussed in previous questions.. I'm not sure where my type of screen fits in.. I have a picture frame that is connected to a specific email address that only my children have. They send a pictur ....


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Expand Article # 2333 When News is Good News
Q. Regarding the prohibition of relating sad news on Shabbos - may one relate sad news to his friend, in order to relieve himself of the tremendous emotional tension of holding it in, or in order to ask his close friend for an eitza regarding the si ....


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Expand Article # 2332 Send Back the Bring Back To Life?
Q. 1) If someone calls Hatzalah on Shabbos and then it turns out that everything is fine (for example a child choking and the food comes out), should he call back hatzalah to cancel the call?...

A. Some physicians recommend to have t ....


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Expand Article # 2331 Read Your Mind Aloud
Q. On question 2320 and other previous ones (1849, 1850) you wrote that Horav Miller rules that one should be always be “Mosser Modoah” or declare, preferably in front of the beis din when he makes hattoras nedorim or the annulment of past oaths, v ....


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Expand Article # 2330 The Reality of Halacha
Q. A friend asked another friend traveling to the states to kindly take for him a small suitcase. He did so but when they stopped to rest, the locked car was broken into and the suitcase was stolen. The driver claimed that he was after all only a sh ....


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Expand Article # 2329 Men's Mezuza?
Q. Can a woman living alone, place a mezuza on the entrance of her home?

A. Poskim disagree. Yeshuos Malko (H. Mezuza 5: 10) rules that although a woman is obliged in the mitzva of mezuza, she should not affix it in its place hersel ....


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Expand Article # 2328 Ask Forgiveness and Get Married
Q. (See question 2327). Can we get married also in the days when selichos are said?

A. Nitei Gavriel (Rosh Hashana 5: 9) writes that the complete month of Elul is propitious for getting married including the days selichos are recit ....


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Expand Article # 2327 Elul Simches
Q. We are arranging our wedding (small - second marriage), and would like to know if there is an issue not to get married during the month of Elul, because of the Days of Judgment? We need a fast answer please.

A. Poskim maintain ....


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Expand Article # 2326 Look In on the Look Out
Q. Is using an image baby monitor, without voice the same as a voice monitor, or one can be more lenient?

A. See question above in regard to a voice monitor. Horav Shlomo Miller's opinion is that there may be a greater possibility to be ....


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Expand Article # 2325 Far Cry Baby
Q. Can one use a voice baby monitor or room intercom, if it was left on before Shabbat began, and the controls are taped?

A. On question 1127 regarding why we prohibit using a microphone on Shabbos, and we permit speaking to a person we ....


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Expand Article # 2324 Flat Fee Match
Q. Since so many negative issues and serious problems are created by shadchanim or marriage brokers who favor customers who are wealthy and pay a higher finding fee, should not the Rabbanim join forces together and decree an established fixed fee f ....


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Expand Article # 2323 A Hair-Raising Tradition?
I know that Rabbi Miller stresses keeping one's family's traditions very much. What would rabbi Miller say about a woman whose family custom is to leave a tefach of hair uncovered? should she continue that family tradition or should she take on a str ....


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Expand Article #2322 A Foot in the Door
Q. Regarding the psak not to open the door for a mechallel Shabbos who carries, if one needs to enter or exit the shul and no other door is available, may one be lenient, or should one miss tefilla b'tzibur rather than open the door for this person? ....


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Expand Article 2321 From and For a Firm Frum Froy
Q. I'm a frum woman that attends an exercise class for women in a gym where the trainer is not Jewish. Is there an issue of tznius in front of non- Jewish men, since it is not one of the seven mitzvos that apply to them?
Would someone be allo ....


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Expand Article # 2320 Run To Help
Q. In the shul I daven the tzedaka collectors sometimes don't wait until you find some change to give them, since for them time is of the essence and they have to move along. After I do find the money and the collector is gone, since in tzedaka, ....


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Expand Article # 2319 Meet the Greet
Q. I learned that an avel is prohibited in giving and even returning greetings. Is it permitted for the visitors to the home of one in mourning to greet each other? Is a comforting hug between non-aveilim permitted?

A. Aruch Hashulcha ....


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Expand Article # 2318 Like Father Like Daughter?
Q. If the wife is traveling and will not be at home during Shabbos, who should light the Shabbos candles, the husband or an unmarried daughter that is already bat mitzva?

A. Beer Moshe (8: 7) quoting Pri Megodim maintains that on the on ....


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Expand Article # 2317 Equal Candle Rights
Q. A friend from my yeshiva days told me that the minhag in his family is that the husband also lights the Shabbos candles with a brocho! Is that possible?

A. Shulchan Aruch (O.H. 263: 2-3) rules that both men and women are obliged to l ....


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Expand Article # 2316 The Mind on the Frame
Q. Can one leave turned on a free standing smart frame photo display, that is on always during the week and looks like a regular picture frame on the furniture?

A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that since one does not usually ....


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