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Halacha - lightening without thunder
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

Yes, you should say a beracha on the lightning by itself if you are certain that they come from rainclouds. Generally two separate berachos are said on thunder and lightning, but many wait to say the beracha on lightning out of concern it may by "heat lightning" and not true lightning.

posted:2009-03-19 07:28:38  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - self-clean oven
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

While it is preferable to cover the door with foil since it does not get quite as hot as the rest of the oven, it is not required according to Halacha. The door certainly gets hotter during the self-clean cycle then it ever would during baking chometz, and this is sufficient according to many Poskim. Additionally the oven door should be cleaned with some form of cleanser. However, if you don't cover the oven door, it is advised to be careful not to touch Pesach food directly to the hot oven door, but if it made contact by mistake it may still be eaten.

posted:2009-03-19 05:48:08  (2) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - ona beinunis on the Seasonale
Submitted by Devora  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

According to the information on their website, Seasonale does not reliably prevent a period for the first year of use. Therefore until a pattern of not bleeding for 90 days has been established conclusively, there is no question that all vestos must be observed. However once the efficiency of Seasonale has been determined, there are grounds to be lenient on the day of the month and haflaga (if relevant). Most Poskim are not lenient regarding the ona benonis itself, but one could certainly limit oneself to the 30th day without the 31st or the Ohr Zarua, since they are both chumros.

posted:2009-03-18 13:44:27  (0) comments   email to a friend


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

He should wear the same type of hat he wears when davening.

posted:2009-03-17 15:25:58  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - women kissing in shule
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: One may not kiss ones own children in shul because ones love for their children could rival their love for Hashem. However with kissing others this is not an issue.
posted:2009-03-16 10:13:23  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Delaying a Get
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

Every situation has its own details, and you should really ask the Dayanim familiar with your specific case. Generally speaking, since the mizbeach cries over each divorce we delay and try to resolve the issues as long as there is a sliver of a chance of reconciliation. Once the situation is beyond any hope, it is ona'a and lacking in v'ahavta l'rayacha k'mocha to hold someone hostage over financial and custody issues. These mitzvos apply even to ones ex and even if there are legitimate grievances.

posted:2009-03-15 12:41:33  (1) comment   email to a friend


Halacha - shemittah
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: According to the Beis Yosef and minhag Yerushalaim there is no Kedushas Shvi'is on peiros nochri and therefore there is no obligation of biur at all. The only issue would be for one who is machmir like the Chazon Ish.
posted:2009-03-15 01:39:49  (2) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - sheva brochos
Submitted by aryeh  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: No. Of both were married previously there are no Sheva Berachos, even if she was only married before her conversion. However, if a convert is a virgin there are Sheva Berachos.
posted:2009-03-10 04:06:29  (0) comments   email to a friend


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

Tiskabel is added to Kaddish after Shmona Esrei, as it means "may our prayers be accepted". On the night of Purim we say tiskabel immediately after Shmona Esrei before reading the Megilla, because waiting until after the Megilla would be too long of an interruption. So we do say tiskabel, just not where you expected it.

posted:2009-03-10 03:55:50  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Internet Purchasing motzei Shabbat
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

It is permitted because one may assume that the person one is buying from is from the majority of the population, which in the US is not Jewish.

posted:2009-03-05 09:15:05  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - One day yom tov in Chul
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

On the second day of Yom Tov you may not do any melacha in public or in private, however you do need to say havdala after the first day in private. You must attend the second seder and participate in all parts of it, but without saying any of the berachos on the mitzvos of the seder. Of course you must say berachos on the foods you eat such as karpas and hamotzi.

posted:2009-03-05 09:13:40  (0) comments   email to a friend


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

If it would not say that one is a "besula" in the kesuba it would be immediately noticed by many of the guests. The common solution to avoid embarrassment is to have 2 kesubos. A standard one which is read at the chuppa but is not legally valid, and a second accurate one which is given in private. Speak to the Rabbi officiating and he will make the necessary arrangements.

posted:2009-03-04 01:19:28  (0) comments   email to a friend


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

It is not necessary to toivel a corkscrew or can opener, since they are not intended to come in direct contact with the food. Since it is unlikely that either was used on hot food or soaked in liquid for 24 hours, it is not necessary to do more then clean them well. The blade may not be used even cold unless it is kashered properly.

posted:2009-03-03 10:38:02  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - meat and dairy
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Since the mug is presumably a kli sheini the spoon and mug need no kashering.
posted:2009-03-02 13:54:35  (0) comments   email to a friend


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

There is a huge machlokes in the Poskim regarding exactly this issue if grape juice only maintains its special status as a liquid or even when hardened. Therefore, it would be ideal to make borei pri hagafen on liquid grape juice and shehakol on something else before eating the ices. In the likelihood that this is not practical, one should say shehakol.

posted:2009-03-01 11:18:28  (0) comments   email to a friend


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