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Halacha - manicure during 3 weeks
Submitted by T  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

One may even cut finger and toe nails during the 9 days when done l'kavod Shabbos. However, it seems to me that doing something extravagant would be inappropriate, and to many people this would include a manicure.

posted:2009-07-17 08:43:10  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - gym in 3 weeks, maaser
Submitted by bluma adler  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

1) One may attend gym classes in the 3 weeks even if there will be background music, because one is listening to the music for rhythm not for enjoyment.

2) If you will certainly remember to take off terumos and ma'aseros you may buy vegetables regardless of their hechsher or lack. However fruits present an additional problem of orlah, and unless you know which species have a negligible percent of young trees planted commercially you should avoid buying fruit without a reliable hechsher.

posted:2009-07-09 11:20:44  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - SHABBOS CHAZON
Submitted by DAVID  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

The Magen Avraham 552:14 writes that one may not make a seudas mereiim, a social meal, on Shabbos that is erev Tisha b'Av. The Achronim bring the Bechor Shor who disagrees because cancelling a weekly get-together would be public mourning which is forbidden on Shabbos. The implication is that these Achronim agree with the Bechor Shor's lenient opinion, and it is not clear that the Magen Avraham would forbid this arrangement on Shabbos Chazon that is not erev Tisha b'Av.

So while your "kiddush club" seems to be permitted in Halacha, it certainly should be conducted in a non-frivolous manner befitting the time of year.

posted:2009-05-22 08:51:20  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Crocs for Tisha B'Av
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

The accepted Halacha is to permit any shoes containing no leather, as written in Shulchan Aruch and confirmed by Mishna Berura. The Mishna Berura does conclude that for one who is capable it is praiseworthy to be machmir on Yom Kippur when there is an chiyuv inui Min HaTorah, but we do not find this chumra mentioned in Hilchos Tisha B'Av which is MiDerabbanan. Even on Yom Kippur, if one feels that uncomfortable footwear will impede his ability to daven with proper kavana he is not considered "one who is capable of being machmir, and he should wear comfortable shoes as long as they do not contain any leather.

posted:2008-08-18 23:42:22  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Havdalah
Submitted by Rivkah Bergman  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Borei Pri HaGafen on grape juice and HaMavdil, no candle or besamim.
posted:2008-08-10 21:32:21  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Chaptick on Tisha B'av
Submitted by Hannah  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

Yes. Even though it would be similar to anointing, which is one of the 5 acts forbidden on Tisha B'Av, but when done for medicinal purposes, such as to treat dry uncomfortable skin, it is permitted.

posted:2008-08-09 23:23:09  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - tisha b'av
Submitted by yael  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

Work may not be done until afternoon on Tisha B'Av, but there is a machlokes whether washing dishes in considered "work". Therefore, if the dishes smell or may attract bugs they may be washed even Motzai Shabbos, but otherwise it is preferable to wait until the afternoon.

posted:2008-08-08 01:43:35  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Havdalah on Tisha B'Av
Submitted by chaim  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Your wife should say the Havdala herself when she needs to eat, and she should be the one to drink the grape juice.
posted:2008-08-07 14:18:03  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - cutting nails during the nine days
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Nails may always be cut during the nine days l'kavod Shabbos, evne if you don't always cut them on Erev Shabbos during the year. Maybe you are confusing the nine days with Chol HaMoed?
posted:2008-08-07 10:24:41  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - laundry on monday
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: No, he must wait until after Halachic noon, which is about 1PM.
posted:2008-08-06 18:05:10  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Baseball
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Certainly if laundry is forbidden as a distraction from mourning the destruction of the Beis HaMikdash, it would stand to reason that it is inappropriate to attend a sporting event.
posted:2008-08-06 12:20:15  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - washing dishes on Tisha B'Av
Submitted by Asher  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Work may not be done until afternoon on Tisha B'Av, but there is a machlokes whether washing dishes in considered "work". Therefore, if the dishes smell or may attract bugs they may be washed even Motzai Shabbos, but otherwise it is preferable to wait until the afternoon.
posted:2008-08-06 10:16:37  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - tisha b'av
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: The tablets may not be swallowed on Shabbos, however the liquid form may be mixed into a food or drink and consumed on Shabbos. Preferably, it should be mixed before Shabbos. Additionally, it is better if one begins taking it before Shabbos begins, because then there is more reason to be lenient to continue further doses on Shabbos.
posted:2008-08-06 03:43:29  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - 9 days
Submitted by oleg  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: From Halachic noon,approximately 1PM, on Monday the day following Tisha B'Av.
posted:2008-08-05 11:27:40  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - shower during nine days
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

Sefardim may shower up until the calendar week of Tisha B'Av, which does not exist this year when Tisha B'Av falls on a Sunday. Ashkenazim do not shower the entire 9 days and even the morning of the tenth, except under significant discomfort. Today most people are sensitive to their personal hygiene and become uncomfortable easily, and most Poskim are lenient. When the need arises to shower one should do the minimal necessary to get clean, but not to enjoy and relax. Therefore, one should take as cold of a shower as can be tolerated, but soap and shampoo may be used.

posted:2008-08-04 22:29:03  (0) comments   email to a friend


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