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Expand Article # 2100 Water in Deep Water
Q. Can one be yotzi mishloach manos by giving a soda bottle? How about an expensive plain mineral water?

A. Horav Shlomo Miller's Shlit'a opinion as well as other Poskim is that one does not comply with any kind of water drinks, even ....


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Expand Article # 2099 The Purim Baby Bottle
Q. Can one be yotzi mishloach manos if one of the items is a small bottle of grape juice (about six oz.) or is this too small?

A. Poskim maintain that one should send at least a kezais (28g.) of solid food, and a revi'is (86 cc) of ....


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Expand Article # 2098 There is Truth in Wine?
Q. Can one be yotzi mishloach manos by giving two kinds of wine? What about wine and grape juice?

A. Some Poskim opine that drinks should not be used as mishloach manos (Afarkasta De'Aniya 25, Orchos Chaim 112). Beis Yitzchok (Megill ....


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Expand Article # 2097 Purim Toil
Q. I'm an accountant so this is my busy time of the year in this country. I always tried to avoid working on Purim. Can I work during the night after the reading of the megillah?

A. Biur Halocho (696: 1) quotes P'ri Megodim saying t ....


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Expand Article # 2096 Know This about "Ad Delo Yoda"
Q. If one sends his shalachmonos or the gifts to the poor via a shaliach, and at the time of delivery the sender was already at a stage of "ad delo yoda" or asleep, does he comply with the mitzva?

A. Horav Shlomo Miller's Shlit'a op ....


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Expand Article # 2095 Magnanimous Anonymous
Q. If one sends shalachmonos and forgot to put a senders card, it fell out or he simply wants to send it anonymously, is he yotzeh?

A. Poskim mention two main reasons for the mitzva of mishloach monos. Trumas Hadeshen (111) mainta ....


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Expand Article #2094 Club the Kiddush Club?
Q. If someone davens every Shabbath in a minyan that finishes late (after chatzos), and therefore, due to his medicinal needs, he privately makes a fast kiddush after shacharis and eats just a kezais mezonos. Can he do so on Parshas Zachor, since in ....


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Expand Article # 2093 Keep It Under Your Hat
Q. A person is walking in the public territory on Shabbos. He stops. He puts his hand in his pocket and - whoops - there is a pocket siddur in his pocket. What should he do? Drop it on the ground? No makum patur nearby. And to make matters worse, it ....


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Expand Article # 2092 Carry On
Q. If little pieces of food that usually require flossing are stuck in the mouth and teeth after eating, can he go out with them to the street if there is no eruv?
What if one has a loose tooth or a filling, that will likely fall soon, can he ....


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Expand Article # 2091 Spit it Out?
Q. How concerned does one need to be about walking on Shabbos in a busy street, with an accumulation of saliva and phlegm in his mouth that he has to spit out. Can he continue walking in a reshus horabim until he finds a proper place to spit it out, ....


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Expand Article # 2090 The Chicken Came Home?
Q. A friend's wife does not usually prepare supper for her husband. Therefore, he takes care of his own supper by eating in yeshiva or elsewhere. One day, he comes home and his wife has prepared a beautiful milchige supper for him. However, due to ....


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Expand Article # 2089 Cut a Break
Q. In a case that Rosh Chodesh falls on Thursday and Friday, is one to get a haircut and cut nails on Wednesday? Due to Rebbe Yehuda Hachassid's will.

A. Mishna Berura (260: 7) mentions that there are places where they do not shave ....


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Expand Article # 2088 The Right Path
Q. On question 2069 you mention that Horav Miller permits to shovel a path in the snow during Shabbos when in need. Does that mean that one is allowed to shovel the snow into the grass area of the house, now covered with snow?

A. Regardi ....


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Expand Article # 2087 Filling the Gaps
Q. I read that Horav Shlomo Miller shlit'a permitted to spread salt or sand on paved, cemented or concrete surfaces covered with snow or ice in Shabbos, (see question 2073) if there is a need. Later on I heard that he retracted on the spreading of sa ....


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Expand Article # 2086 You Can Do This in Your Sleep
Q. When someone sleeps over food, there is a ruach ra'a or evil spirit that rests on the food and it should not be eaten. Does that apply also to a non-Jew sleeping over food, as the cook taking a siesta in the kitchen of a kosher restaurant?
< ....


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Expand Article # 2085 Making Your Hair Curl?
Q. Our custom is to have long peyos and that they should hang down in front of the ear instead of being curled above and around the back of the ear.
My son's peyos (he is above Bar Mitzvah) refuse to straighten with the use of a brush and they ....


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Expand Article # 2084 A Fast Name for a Speedy Refuah
Q. A baby girl born prematurely was placed in an incubator, does one wait for name giving and saying sheheyanu until she is out?

A. Horav Shlomo Miller's Shlit'a opinion is that the name should be given as soon as possible and tefilos sh ....


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Expand Article # 2083 Run and Eat?
Q. Regarding what Rav Miller said, to start the (Shabbat) day seuda before chatzos, does this same apply to Yom Tov? What about Rosh Hashana?

A. Horav Shlomo Miller's Shlit'a opinion is that it also applies to Yom Tov, and to Rosh Has ....


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Expand Article # 2082 No Danger In These Nails
Q. Some people are careful to burn or bury the nails cut, or at least to swipe them and remove them and not step on them, since there is danger. Does that apply also when they are the nails of a goy (found inside a kosher restaurant bathroom used by ....


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Expand Article # 2081 Yes or "Snow"?
Q. Can a child throw snowballs on Shabbos or make a snowman?
Can one use snow to block high winds from blowing through the bottom of a side door that does not close properly, during a very windy Shabbos?

A. Mekor Chaim (320: 13 ....


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