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Halacha - lo silbash
Submitted by marvin  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

According to many Poskim there is an issur d'oraisa for a man to dye white hairs. Since I am not aware of any source or conclusive reason to differentiate between dye and melanin, I don't see any grounds to be lenient. If the melanin would keep black hairs from turning grey, it seems that it should be permitted.

posted:2009-02-24 08:50:52  (0) comments   email to a friend


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

If one has already said the beracha of al netilas yadayim on his own washing he may answer amein to someone else's al netilas yadayim. It is not considered an interruption between washing and hamotzi, because it is relevant to the washing. However if you washed but did not say the beracha yet many hold that you may not answer and that no delay at all is permitted between fulfilling a mitzva and saying the beracha on the mitzva.

posted:2009-02-21 20:37:00  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - tefilla
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: While ideal, it is not a requirement. However if Yishtabach was said without a minyan Kaddish may not be recited.
posted:2009-02-19 07:15:16  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Torah Shebichsav at Night
Submitted by Michoel Paley  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Mishna Berura 238 writes that it is only a preference not to learn Torah SheB'Ksav at night, but it is permitted.
posted:2009-02-19 07:06:51  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Day of Mikva
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: The issue is that she should not eat a food that is likely to become stuck between her teeth and be difficult to remove. While this is certainly a problem with meat, it is not problematic with fish.
posted:2009-02-18 15:10:26  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Reimbrusing Money Laid Out
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Yehonoson Hool
Question:
Answer: Seeing as you laid out the money on his word that he would repay you, you have every right to demand repayment.

As usual, without hearing both sides there can be no definitive ruling, but you appear to have a strong case.
posted:2009-02-17 18:20:19  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Carrying on Shabbos
Submitted by Pinchas  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

It's a problem because you have no use for the talis at home for the rest of Shabbos, so in effect you are preparing for Sunday which is forbidden on Shabbos.

posted:2009-02-17 12:45:04  (2) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - tefila
Submitted by baruch  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

An excellent question that is asked by the Tosafos Yom Tov and Pri Megadim and they give no answer. The Gra and Kaf haChaim say that it is based on Kabbala, and I'm afraid I can't help you understand their reasoning. The bottom line is that the Gemorra, Rif, Rosh, Tur, Shulchan Aruch and Arizal all quote this beracha in past tense, and this is the way we say it.

posted:2009-02-17 08:30:44  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Shiluach HaKen
Submitted by Yosef  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: This is a significant machlokes in the Poskim. However, since we do not say a beracha on shiluach haken in any event, one should do it even if he does not want the eggs.
posted:2009-02-16 15:37:31  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Sukkah Roof
Submitted by Alex Rose  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

I commend you for your foresight in searching for an apartment compatible with building a sukka. I'm still not sure if I understand the situation precisely, and it may be helpful if you could email a photo of the porch.

Let me give a little background and see if that helps clarify the issues. There are 3 qualifications for sechach to be Kosher. It must grow from the ground, as opposed to metal, glass or plastic. It must not be an object capable of becoming tamei such as food or a vessel with a receptacle. It must not be attached to the ground, as opposed to a tree branch that has not been severed. Furthermore, a roof that is used the entire year is not valid for a sukka, even if it meets all 3 criteria. If you would screw down the slats, they would become comparable to the tree branch and would be lacking in the third condition. It would not help to loosen just a few slats, because the remaining ones would be invalid as if they were made from metal. It also does not help to avoid sitting under the screws, because the problem is not the screws themselves but the slats which they would render pasul. That is why I recommended placing a couple of 2x4s on top of the slats to hold them down. Their weight should make the sukka safe but not create an issue of being attached.

posted:2009-02-16 07:26:15  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Mikveh
Submitted by Goldie Block  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: The specifics of an individual case would depend on the severity of the psoriasis, and the Rabbi conducting the conversion should be consulted. Generally speaking, loose flakes of skin should be soaked and removed, but dead skin that is full attached need not be removed.
posted:2009-02-14 23:11:27  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Sukkah Roof - Schach
Submitted by Alex Rose  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: The wooden slats that support the sechach may be screwed down. While there is a chumra to avoid using metal to support the sechach even indirectly, a chumra should not lead one to do anything potentially dangerous. However the sechach itself should not be permanently attached to the walls, and doing so would render the sukka invalid. A better alternative would be to lay a couple of heavy, wooden beams on top of the sechach to prevent it from blowing away.
posted:2009-02-14 19:44:50  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - old treif pots
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: It is permitted to eat the food cooked in the pot, provided the food is not sharp or spicy. An oven is even less problematic because the food does not come in direct contact with the walls of the oven.
posted:2009-02-13 16:10:10  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - last minute davening
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

First of all the time to daven shacharis is 2 hours before chatzos and one may not daven afterwards unless there were circumstances beyond his control. Furthermore, one must complete shmona esrei before the latest time, it is not sufficient to start. This would also apply to davening mincha close to shkiya.

posted:2009-02-13 16:08:06  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - HaMapil
Submitted by LH  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

The minimum required for kriyas Shema al hamita is the first paragraph of Shema and the beracha of HaMapil. Beyond that there are many different minhagim and texts printed in various siddurim.

posted:2009-02-12 22:37:54  (0) comments   email to a friend


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