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Halacha - grape juice
Submitted by Adam  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Since it could potentially ferment into wine, it has the Halachos of stam yeinam. The issue is raised in Poskim if additives to the wine would make fermentation impossible if theses Halachos still apply, but the consensus is that they do.
posted:2010-11-28 13:56:19  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Chanukah Sufganiyot
Submitted by Yehoshua  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

The same issue applies to any fried donut and is not exclusive to the jelly filled ones. The primary issue is the proper beracha on fried or boiled dough products.

Actually Rav Bentzion Abba Shaul proposed that jelly donuts should be less problematic because they are filled and might qualify as pas haba'ah b'kisnin, which is mezonos up until a certain quantity. Even though the donuts are only filled after the frying process, but they are intended to be filled from the beginning. He does not pasken this way l'maaseh, but proposes it as in interesting idea.

posted:2010-11-27 22:13:40  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Chrismas
Submitted by Ben  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: I don't see any problem in Halacha, today it is more of a commercial holiday then a religious one.
posted:2010-11-24 13:25:18  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Tallis
Submitted by Garet Benson  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: While the shiur is the same, the Shulchan Aruch in OC 10:11 writes that a scarf is exempt from tzitzis. Therefore if one said a beracha on such a talis it would be a beracha l'vatala. Additionally the Rema 10:12 writes that one must have 2 tzitzis in the front and 2 in the back, and the scarf taleisim have all 4 in front.
posted:2010-11-22 10:07:20  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Women and Chatzot
Submitted by Sherli  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: The times for a woman to daven Shacharis are identical to those for a man, and according to the Chazon Ish and Riv'vos Efraim she must say Birchos Kriyas Shema and Shmona Esrei before the fourth hour of the day and under extenuating circumstances until chatzos.
posted:2010-11-14 12:21:41  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - hot water tap on Shabbat
Submitted by Chagai  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: I do not hear the logic of this heter and would not rely on it. Presumably they are considering the new water entering the hot water heater to be a psik reisha d'lo ichpat lei, but it sounds weak to me.
posted:2010-11-12 12:03:37  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Zoreh
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

No, zoreh only applies when the wind assists and not when your action is fully responsible for the outcome.

posted:2010-10-31 14:34:34  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - YAYEN NESECH
Submitted by YOSSI LIBERMAN  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: There is no problem today for a non-Jew to touch any closed bottle of wine.
posted:2010-10-28 11:20:25  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Shaimos
Submitted by freida  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Any papers of pesukim or divrei Torah, whether written or printed, must be placed in geniza. This includes children's parsha sheets, homework, etc. The exception would be a page primarily dedicated to non-Torah subjects, such as a frum newspaper, but containing divrei Torah w/o Hashem's name. These do not require geniza and may be discarded, but should be wrapped or bagged first to avoid disgrace.
posted:2010-10-21 13:23:13  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Abriged Amidah
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: The source of the Chaye Adam is the gemara Berachos 28 and it is brought in Shulchan Aruch OC 110:1 and commonly referred to as "Tefilas Havineinu". However the Mishna Berura there in Biur Halacha and the Aruch HaShulcha write that it is not done just because one cannot concentrate on a full Shmona Esrei, because today people have difficulty concentrating even for an abridged version. Additionally, the Shulchan haTahor writes that it should not be said because Abaye in the Gemera there curses anyone who says an abridged tefilla. Furthermore, the Kaf HaChaim writes that since there are various nusachaos mentioned in the Poskim and we are uncertain which is correct, the minhag is to always only say the full version.
posted:2010-10-14 23:22:00  (4) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - aron not facing east
Submitted by e. Maybruch  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Ideally everyone should face Yerushalaim and not th misplaced Aron HaKodesh. However if everyone is already accustomed to facing the front of the shuls, you as an individual should not face a different direction then the rest of the shul. Rather you should stand facing the same direction as everyone else, but turn your face the correct direction.
posted:2010-10-13 19:44:48  (2) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - meat on dairy cutting board
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: If the meat was cold and the cutting board was clean, the meat and knife are both permitted.
posted:2010-10-04 21:05:30  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Cutting nails
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: There is no problem in Halacha, though it may show a certain degree of lack of respect for that one could not be bothered to prepare for Shabbos properly. If there were valid reasons why the nails could not or did not need to be cut Erev Shabbos, this would not be a concern.
posted:2010-10-02 17:27:37  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - sewing Chol HaMoed
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Yes, however it should be done in a makeshift manner. A seam should be mended with wide, uneven stitches, and for a button only through 2 of the 4 holes.
posted:2010-09-26 02:55:59  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - hotel rooms on shabbos
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Technically speaking it would be permitted since you do not derive direct benefit from his action, he has simply removed an obstacle from your path and it is termed mavriach ari. However, this situation could easily lead to serious problems that potentially you could have a Jew doing melacha specifically for your benefit on Shabbos and you would bear responsibility for his action. So it would be very advisable to avoid such a situation.
posted:2010-09-20 06:22:48  (0) comments   email to a friend


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