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Expand Article # 1596 A Certified Kosher Pot?
Q. Does the now available tincture require a hechsher? (It is a liquid concentration of the marijuana plant. You just put a few drops on the tongue; see question above).

A. In regards to a hechsher on drug products the OU (in thei ....


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Expand Article # 1595 High or Spirited?
Q. Now that the use of recreational marijuana became legal here in California (or is about to, as in other states), is there a Halacha issue for not using it, even when not in a smoke? Why should it be different than liquor?

A. ....


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Expand Article # 1594 Stay Tuned
Q. The cantor in my synagogue tends to sing rather slowly, emphasizing every musical note. When it comes to parts of the prayers for which he has no melody, he whispers them to himself, and quickly. Our synagogue finishes later than most others whil ....


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Expand Article # 1593 Find One’s Voice
Q. In regards to the blind reading shnaim mikra using Braille, could the mute (by the removal of the voice cords) read shnaim mikra by using a voice vibrator that creates words. For that matter, can the mute make any bracha with it and have others a ....


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Expand Article # 1592 Milk and Baloney?
Q. If one is attending a bris milah that is going to be milchigs, may/ should one bring his own meat in order to fulfill his obligation according to all opinions (including Magen Avraham), or is this haughtiness? I feel very strongly that a bris m ....


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Expand Article # 1591 Enjoy Your Meal
Q. Does one comply with the mitzvah of seudas bris milah when serving a dairy seuda, without wine, as is the custom? Or should one serve meat and wine, as is appropriate for a seudas mitzvah?

A. Many Poskim maintain that the seuda ....


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Expand Article # 1590 Sing a Different Song?
Q. We were having a Chanukah party and we were singing this song, "Leshana HaBaa Birusholayim". Unlike the passage in the Haggadah shel Pesach, where this phrase ends there, the song has an added word: "HaBenuyah". A member of the group commented th ....


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Expand Article # 1589 A Touching Question
Q. What is Horav Miller’s opinion on a blind person reading the parsha (shnaim mikra) in Braille, is that considered reading? Is it better than listening to someone else reading?

A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that the blind ....


Posted 1/12/2018 12:39 PM | Tell a Friend | Ask The Rabbi | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 1588 Translation To Follow....
Q. Is someone does not understand the Hebrew or the Targum, does he comply if he listens to a tape? or even if he  just reads it from the chumash, without knowing what he is saying?

A. Poskim disagree Yalkut Yosef ( 4: 285: 3) ....


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Expand Article # 1587 Read, The Answer
Q. What should the blind or the mute do in regards to the shnaim mikra mitzva? Are they obligated at all? Should they listen to someone else reading or even to a tape?

A. P’ri Megodim (M’Z 285: 2). quotes Ridbaz who asserts that a mu ....


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Expand Article # 1586 Reason To Listen
Q. Can someone comply with shnaim mikra if he listens to a tape while he is driving?

A. Poskim disagree; Mogen Avrohom (285: 8), Chayei Adam (7: 9), Shulchan HaShabbos (60), Shesilei Zaysim (285:10), rule that after the fact one ful ....


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Expand Article # 1585 Then Again
Q. Does an avel sitting shiva read the parsha shnaim mikra, since he is prohibited in Torah learning?

A. Kaf Hachaim (285: 27), Yalkut Yosef (7: p. 136) permit as it is an obligation akin to reading Shema that is allowed.
Mahar ....


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Expand Article # 1584 Let’s Do It Again
Q. There is a well known remez on the beginning letters of the word Shemos for reading the parsha every week twice mikra (text) and once targum, (Aramaic translation). Why is the allusion here at the beginning of the second book of the Torah and ....


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Expand Article # 1583 Burial in De-Nile?
Q. How come Yosef was placed in a coffin and then sunken into the bottom of the Nile, is that not a bitul of the mitzva of kebura, since you cannot bury in water?

A. Poskim mostly agree that one does not comply with the mitzva of ....


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Expand Article # 1582 The Brake-Bread Fix
Q. On Shabbos, if an individual (invited) at the meal has a dietary restriction and can only eat certain special types of bread (e.g., gluten free, spelt), should the special loaf (even if it is not whole) be placed together with the main Lechem Mis ....


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Expand Article # 1581 A Rain Check
Q. The Eida Chareidis in Yerusholayim posted an announcement that the population should begin saying the addition of "Va'aneinu Borei Olam" in the Bracha of Shomei'a Tefilah, since the dearth of rain in Eretz Yisroel is alarming.

An im ....


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Expand Article # 1580 All Year Round
Q. I heard from a chasidisher fellow that even if you answer daily to a “gut morgen” greeting in Yidish, a “gut yohr,” as many do, on New Year’s day you should avoid saying it, because of the connotation of the goyishe year. What is Horav Miller’s ....


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Expand Article # 1579 A Promise Is a Promise
Q. If I made a shevuah and use Hashem’s name A’’D, but I pronounce it as adinoy. i.e. (The daleth was pronounced with a chiriq). I am obligated to keep the shevuah – is this a shevuah according to the Torah?

A. Any ....


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Expand Article # 1578 A Cover Story
Q. Can one get undressed or have marital relations in a room were seforim or English Torah magazine articles are kept in a closed night-table drawer?

A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that the seforim or magazines that contain ....


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Expand Article # 1577 Lost in the Translation?
Q. (See question above) Can one get undressed in front of closed printed seforim dealing with Torah topics written in English or other languages?

A. Sefer Chasidim (915) writes that one should be extremely careful in honoring seforim ....


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