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Expand Article # 935 Time For A New Name
Q.A prior already married couple (to each other) that is now converting and going to the chupa on the same day as the tevila, can they use the newly adopted Hebrew names in the kesuba?
 
A. Remo (E.H. 120: 3) rules in regards to a get, t ....


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Expand Article # 934 Unsupervised Drinking?
Q. I have attended simchas and parlor meetings in houses where the host claims it is all done under COR supervision and found that they serve Baileys or Kahlua liquor. Are those liquors under COR hechser?


A. We forwarded yo ....


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Expand Article # 933 Unveiling a Minhag
Q. Is there a source for the minhag that some people have to give a seuda or a tikun after the unveiling of the matzeiva?

A. Although some, mainly followers of Chasidic traditions do occasionally offer tikun on the day of Hakomas Ham ....


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Expand Article # 932 Matzeva Enlightenment?
Q. Do you light candles next to the Matzeva when you do the unveiling?

A. Torah Lishma, (520) Nitey Gavriel (Avelus 2: 67; 3) et. al. mention that it is correct to light candles on or close to the matzeva and one should say before li ....


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Expand Article # 931 No Stone Unturned…or Taken
Q. What is the reason for placing small stones on the matzeiva after the unveiling ceremony? If you can't find any stones, is it permitted to take some from another kever or is that stealing?

A. The S'hloh, (Rosh Hashana) El ....


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Expand Article # 930 Old is Gold
Q. Hello Rabbi Bartfeld,
Since most wheat in America is Winter wheat (which is always Yoshon), when one wants to eat any product that has flour, one can rely on the majority. Furthermore, since it is very difficult to find out exactly wher ....


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Expand Article # 929 Good Night, Sleep Well
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Q. Shalom Rav Bartfeld, Shlita:

We (edited) are thinking of replacing the skylight in our sun-room with one that will open so that we may be able to use it on Sukkos ....


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Expand Article # 928 Bargain Personal Protection
Q. If for whatever reason I'm not wearing tzitzis, should I wear a tallis at shachris?

(In order to answer and advise you correctly, kindly tell; a) why don't you wear a talit katan, and b) are you or were you married? Thanks)
Q ....


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Expand Article # 927 Kosher Watch
Q. When my father was hospitalized, his care giver stayed at his home for weeks. There is a security camera installed inside the kitchen. Do we have to be choshed for the kashrus of the utensils and food left?

A. Horav Shlomo Miller ....


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Expand Article # 926 When in Doubt Don't Speak Out
Q. What are the parameters of sofek berochos lehakel according to the Mishna Berura. would this apply even if we have the majority of opinions say to make a beracha and only a few poskim say not to?
Thank you

A. Shulchan Aruch ( ....


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Expand Article # 925 Clear And Present Love
Q. In Tanach, why is not Hashem’s love for Klal Yisroel expressed in present tense form. In Tehillim 146, the verb used to describe Hashem’s love for the righteous is present.
Serveral kiruv rechokim professionals and psychologists ask me: ....


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Expand Article # 924 Nothing To Wear?
Q. Is there any truth to this statement:
That when Adam and Eve sinned their clothing was made from animal skins?

A. The verse (Bereshis 3: 21) reads: And Hashem G-d made for Adam and his wife garments of skin, and He clothed ....


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Expand Article # 923 Thought For Food
Q. Is this (the seuda on the third day after the bris) a seudas mitzva?

A. See on the prior two questions that Poskim disagree on this. In general many Chassidic traditions give great importance to this seuda (see Shem Mishmuel – Vaye ....


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Expand Article # 922 When Are We Eating?
Q. (when celebrating the seuda on the third day after the bris) Is the day of the bris counted as day one?

A. From most Poskim it would seem that the day of the bris is day one. However, Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit'a mentioned that since s ....


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Expand Article # 921 Angel Food Bake?
Q. What is the source for the seuda on the third day after the bris milah that some people do?

A. The minhag of making a seuda on the third day after the bris mila is mentioned by many Poskim. Some comment that it is not a widely kept ....


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Expand Article # 920 Travel Alert
Q. 1. When I drive out of Toronto, to the north, west or east, at what points specifically do I need to say tefillas haderech?
2. Would those locations be the same boundaries for techum shabbos?


A. Shulcha Aruch (O.H. ....


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Expand Article # 919 Speaking in Two Tongues Okay?
Q. The Rema says that Aramaic and Hebrew are one language. Can I fulfill my obligation to recite Kreias Shema using the Aramaic of Onkelos, even though it is not a spoken language?

A. In question 792 on this forum in regards to count ....


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Expand Article # 918 Tefilin Suit You?
Q. Should a Bar Mitzva bochur say shecheyanu on his new tefilin, if not for the mitzvah at least for the great pleasure of having new tefilin? Why should tefilin be less than a new suit?

A. Lehoros Nossan (2: 9: 9) quotes Ridbaz th ....


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Expand Article # 917 Brocho Only For Refuoh Shleimoh
Q. A patient who “lo alenu” due to a tumor in his esophagus can't swallow food and is being fed only by introducing food directly to his stomach via a catheter or by using a large syringe filled with food that he may previously chew. Does he mak ....


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Expand Article # 916 Think Before You Jump
Q. A Bar Mitzva bochur who said kidush levana before he became Bar Mitzva, does he have to repeat after if it still is before the end of the zman of kidush levana?

A. Tshuvos R”A Eiger (O.H. 186), Turei Even (Rosh Hashono 27) and Mesh ....


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