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Expand Article # 1037 Fly Away Another Day
Q. Should one avoid traveling on Friday on this particular flight?

A. Taarich Yisroel (21: 15) quotes HoRav Eliashiv z"tl who maintains that on the onset one should avoid traveling on Friday if it may come to travel on Shabbos. Ho ....


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Expand Article # 1036 It's Up In The Air
Q. What should one do when encountering such situation ? (see above question 1035)

A. Horav Shlomo Miller's Shlit"a opinion is similar to other Poskims advice to follow the psak of the majority (Horav Moshe Heineman Shlit"a as quo ....


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Expand Article #1034 Sheitl Shaila
Q. May a married woman that totally lost her hair due to radiation treatment, wear a wig which is attached with glue and remains affixed to her scalp for 30 days, at which time the glue is reapplied and she continues to wear it month after month ....


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Expand Article # 1033 Right from the Beginning
Q. Following our minhag my son should put on tefilin first time thirty days before his bar mitzvah and that would be on Sunday, the Isru Chag of Pesach. Due to the fact that the family will be together during Yom Tov, can he put on tefilin first ti ....


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Expand Article # 1032 Soliciting an Answer
Q On Purim we try to fulfill "kol haposhet yad nosnim lo." If I receive an email solicitation on Purim, would that be called "poshet yad?"
If it is, do I have send the money on Purim itself?
How about if I get a solicitation letter ....


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Expand Article # 1031 Siman Tov To Mazal Tov?
Q. This past Shabbos, Parashas Tzav, we read in the Haftarah the sentence (Yirmiya 7:34) "And I will cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of gladness, and the voice of joy, the voice of the bridegro ....


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Expand Article # 1030 Whine on the Wine?
Q. One of the reasons mentioned for the untimely death of Nadav and Avihu was that they entered the Mishkan while intoxicated. Where did they find wine in the Midbar? It is unlikely it was taken out of Mitzraim, since even enough water they did not ....


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Expand Article # 1029 Egg-xcellent Shayla
I would like to ask a shayla. I was making an omelette in a milchik pan that is not a ben yomo. When It was ready I accidentally took a fleshik fork (which might be a ben yomo but im not sure) and used it to put the omelette on a plate. By the time I ....


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Expand Article # 1028 What's the News?
Q. Every Erev Shabbos our Shuls are flooded with various Parsha sheets and periodicals. While these distract from the davening, it is likely that most are better than shmoozing with one's neighbor.
However, recently there is a local newsp ....


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Expand Article # 1027 Missing Mishkan Mitzvos?
Q. According to the opinion of Rashi and the Sforno that the Mishkan was given only to redeem for the sin of the egel. Does that mean that without the egel we would be missing the largest single subject of the Torah; the Bet Hamikdash, all mitzvos ....


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Expand Article # 1026 Presents to the Not Present
Q. If I send shalach monos to someone and they were only delivered to his home when he was already in a situation of totally “ad delo yoda” and most likely was potur from mitzvos, do I comply with the mitzva?

A. Mishne Halochos (4 ....


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Expand Article # 1025 Future Presents
Q. I a friend that I want to send shalach monos to is going to be out of town during Purim, can I send to him the shaalch monos before Purim, before he travels and tell him to have in mind to acquire them only on Purim?

A. Beir Hei ....


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Expand Article # 1024 Dollar – Rema
Q. What is Rav Miller’s opinion in regards to the amount one should give for Matonos Laevyonim?
Is it better to be machmir and give a bigger shiur to the few or just give a peruta and give to many?
How much is a peruta these days?


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Expand Article # 1023 Ad DeLo Yoda – Forgot Purim
Q. Can you fix yourself things (paint and other repairs) in the house (on Purim) if it is for the need of Shabbos? Can you text and send emails on Purim?

A. Shulchan Aruch and Remo (O.H. 696:1) permit work on Purim when done for a mi ....


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Expand Article # 1022 Spread Around the Blessings
Q. Does the one getting the aliya (on Parshas Zachor) have to have in mind to be moitze (discharge the obligation of) the people with the bracha of the Torah, and tell them also to have in mind to be yotze?

A. Orchos Chaim (O.H. 140) ....


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Expand Article # 1021 What Did He Say?
Q. In shul do the rabbi or the gabay have to explain the meaning and translation of Parshas Zachor before the reading, so the attendants who don’t know the Hebrew will understand?

A. Although it is best to know the translation of t ....


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Expand Article # 1020 Remember to Get Well
Q. If someone is hospitalized, can one bring a Sefer Torah to his room so he can at least read Parshas Zachor from the Sefer. If not should he read it from a Chumash?

A. Poskim permit to bring a Sefer Torah to a hospital or jail for ....


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Expand Article # 1019 Physical or Spiritual Workout?
Q. Can one use the gym and a trainer before shacharis ?

A. Aley Siach (p. 64) writes that Rav Chaim Kanievsky shlita answered to a similar question, that it is not correct to do so. Yosef Daas (p.157) mentions different opinions.< ....


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Expand Article # 1018 Purim Hair Dressing
Q. Can you take a haircut or go to the hairdresser on Purim?

A. Divrei Malkiel (5: 237) and Pischei Sheorim (Megilla 5b) mention that although working in Purim is permitted when it is needed for the day (O.H. 696: 1), one should ....


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Expand Article # 1017 Singled Out?
Q. I've been told that single people's mitzvos don't count. Any validity?

A. They definitely count. There are very few mitzvos and traditions that a single individual after bar mitzvah does not have to observe and fulfil. Some of them a ....


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