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Expand Article # 1734 Worm One's Way In
Q. Is it true that if I find a worm inside a fruit that did not crawl out from the inside of the fruit, it is kosher and one may eat it? Does that mean it can be just picked up, with or without a piece of fruit and be eaten? What bracha does one ma ....


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Expand Article # 1733 Call In Your Chips?
Q. B"H - Shalom Dear Rabbi,
In Sweden, many people have started to use microchip implants to replace car keys, credit cards and ID Cards.
1. Based on Daat Torah, Is that permissible?
2.In case it becomes the law of the land, ....


Posted 6/1/2018 1:49 AM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 1732 Checking the Check
Q. Can a defendant under house arrest wear his ankle monitor (it constantly checks and transmits to police his whereabouts), when permitted to go to shul on Shabbos (no eruv)?

A. On question 1488 in regards to if a father of a newborn ....


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Expand Article # 1731 Time to Call it a Night
Hello Rav,
Q. I've learned in the past that if I go to sleep and night and then wake up in the middle of the night and want to learn Torah (even just reading silently), then I would need to make a new Birkat HaTorah. A new point I just read an ....


Posted 5/30/2018 2:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 1730 Teshuva on a Loss
Q. I was on the train and found a wallet that, based on the ID inside it, belongs to a non-Jew. After considering what I should do and consulting with a few rabbis, some of them recommended that I return it by giving it to a police officer. (I didn ....


Posted 5/27/2018 8:39 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 1729 Lessons to be Learned
Q. I would like to know Horav Millerís daas Torah in regards to someone who has limited time for learning.
Since learning Torah with effort and exertion is most important, what takes priority? Learning beiyun (and effort), learning Halacha o ....


Posted 5/25/2018 3:45 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 1728 A Good Old Hand
Q. A group visits an elderly ill patient in a retirement home. He sits on a wheelchair, while they put tefilin on him, and have him read shema. Is it enough to clean his hands with a wet paper towel? Does cleaning his hands three times each, with th ....


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Expand Article # 1727 Clean Question
Q. Re- question 1723 regarding washing hands after entering a bathroom. A most common case of bathrooms in offices and other public places, are small one room bathrooms with a toilet and sink only, that are not used for anything else but as a beth h ....


Posted 5/25/2018 3:15 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 1726 A Potluck Shaila?
Q. Do Teflon coated metal pots and pans require tevila?

A. Many Poskim maintain that they require tevila without a brocho. (StarK Kashrus Kurrents v.37: 3, OU Tevilat Keilim- A Primer, Guide To Tevilas Keilim by Rabbi B. Forst r ....


Posted 5/25/2018 8:50 AM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 1725 The Ways of the Throwaways
Q. Do disposable aluminum pans require tevila?

A. Poskim disagree if utensils used only once require tevila. Although utensils made from aluminum some opine that the tevila is Biblical (Horav Vosner ztĒl, quoted in Tevilas Keilim 11: ....


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Expand Article # 1724 In Deep Waters
Q. Do new scissors used for cutting poultry need tevila in a mikva?

A. Shach (Y.D. 120: 11) rules that a utensil used for food preparation that will require additional changes to make it edible, should be immersed without a brocho. Si ....


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Expand Article # 1723 Lost in the Wash?
Q. Is someone puts his hand inside a bathroom just to turn off the light, does he require washing netilas yodaim?

A. Poskim disagree if entering hands into a beis hakisei requires netilas yodaim. Maharsham (Daas Torah O.H. 4: 18) ....


Posted 5/22/2018 9:27 AM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 1722 Living Memory
Q. Since remembering Kabbolas Hatorah is a mitzva every day and not doing so is a negative prohibition (Ramban), Why donít we actually read that parsha every day as we do with Yetzias Mitzraim?

A. Rambam and Ramban (mitzvah 2) indeed ....


Posted 5/18/2018 4:58 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 1721 Itís All in the Name
My son (8 yrs.) came back from school today and asked me;
2) Why does the Gemore refer to Shavuos as Atzeres, isnít that the name in the Torah for the last day of Sukos?

A. The Pesikta (Pinchas) mentions that our sages used as nam ....


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Expand Article # 1720 Quiz Kid
My son (8 yrs.) came back from school today and asked me;
Q. 1) if we eat milchigs on Shavuos because they didnít have the opportunity to prepare kosher meat on that same day, why wasnít the milk or cheese prohibited as cholov akum, since wh ....


Posted 5/18/2018 4:52 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article #1719 Meal Plan
Q. We usually eat a milchig meal during the first day (lunch) of Shavuot and meat in the night meals. This year since it is after Shabbat and we already ate meat, is it possible to change and eat milchig on Motze Shabbat and meat in the day (Sunday) ....


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Expand Article # 1718 Brocho Achrono
Q. There are those whose family Minhag restricts their female members from reciting a Bracha on Sefiras HaOmer lest they miss at least one day.
Suppose one of them does count every night of the first 48 nights. Can she count the last nigh ....


Posted 5/17/2018 3:31 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 1717 Troubled Waters?
Q. I know that according to some, there is an issue with drinking liquids that were left uncovered for a period of time. I'm wondering if the same issue applies to water that will be used for washing netilat Yadayim in the morning (not for drinki ....


Posted 5/16/2018 12:02 AM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 1716 Can't See the Flowers of the Trees?
Q. Can the blessing for the new fruits on the trees be said at night, if there is light?

A. Although Horav T. P, Frank ztĒl (quoted in Yain Hatov 1: 48) rules that birchas hailonos should not be recited at night, many Poskim permi ....


Posted 5/14/2018 3:46 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 1715 Changing Times
Q. The Mishna Berura writes that one is obligated to say kaddish yasom after aleinu in shacharis, he mentions a reason because there are pesukim in alenu. However, he doesn't similarly mention kaddish after mincha or mariv as one of the seven obli ....


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