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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 - 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 - 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


Halacha - shabbos
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: A monitor should not be used on Shabbos.
posted:2010-04-08 10:06:19  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Shabes
Submitted by Tzvi Schneider  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Yes, since they are distinctly separate there is no issue of borer. However some Poskim are machmir since they are touching.
posted:2010-02-08 14:03:36  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Shabbat - Borer
Submitted by Adi Salama  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Borer does not necessarily need to be visible, however borer does need to be between two distinct items and would not apply to separating say large apples from small ones. The microscopic contents of the water would be considered water as well, and based on this should not be borer. However if someone is makpid, careful not to consume the water without filtration, his strong personal preference creates a situation where the impurities are considered a separate entity and borer will apply.
posted:2010-01-23 18:03:09  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - havdalah
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: I would recommend davening Maariv earlier and making Havdala immediately at the zman you keep, just remember to repeat Kriyas Shema. It would also be acceptable to delay Havdala until your wife's return, but she would have to remember to say baruch hamavdil bein kodesh l'chol, and neither of you could eat until after Havdala.
posted:2009-12-13 19:26:29  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Lifnai Iver / Shabes
Submitted by Tzvi Schneider  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: He should be offered the option to sleep over within walking distance. Even if you know he will not accept, it is no longer your issur deoraisa of lifnei iver and is permitted for kiruv purposes.
posted:2009-12-07 13:38:31  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Electricity/Shabes
Submitted by Tzvi Schneider  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: If the heating element is currently on, it would be a problem of gram kibuyi, indirectly causing a fire to be extinguished.
posted:2009-11-30 14:06:53  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Kiddish on Friday Night at Shul
Submitted by Ken  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

The minhag to recite Kiddush in shul Friday night originated at a time when guests frequently ate and slept in shul, then it would have been necessary for an adult to make Kiddush to fulfil their obligation. However for many centuries this has not been the case, and in fact the Shulchan Aruch OC 269 recommends not saying Kiddush in shul at all since Kiddush may only be recited where a meal is being eaten. While the Mishna Berura there 4 writes that the long-standing minhag to recite Kiddush should not be abandoned, I see no problem allowing a minor to recite it.

posted:2009-11-14 20:46:54  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Lighting Shabbat candles when invited out and not coming back till after shabbat
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

There are some who are machmir not to light 2 sets of candles in the same place, however according to this opinion one must also turn off the electric light in the dining room before lighting the candles because otherwise it is already light.

The general custom is to make a beracha on the increase in light added by the additional candles, and more than one woman may light with a beracha in the same dining room.

posted:2009-11-02 23:05:45  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Making kiddush before kriat hatorah
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Once Shacharis has been davened there is no problem eating a seudas arai. There are 2 different issues at hand, first it is inappropriate to eat before thanking Hashem for giving us life. This is satisfied through Shacharis. Second, one may indulge in a large meal to the point of forgetting to daven, but this does not apply to a seudas arai. If one is ill or appoints a shomer to remind him to daven Mussaf, even a seudas keva may be consumed according to Shmiras Shabbos K'Hilchaso 52:14.
posted:2009-11-02 11:25:14  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Propecia on Shabbos
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: It is most likely a problem of refua on Shabbos, because it treats the medical condition of hair loss and is significantly different then taking vitamins which merely supplements the diet. It should be noted that taking vitamin C to stave off a cold would also be a problem of refua on Shabbos.
posted:2009-10-25 02:15:07  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - shabbos elevator
Submitted by Brian  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: The subject is a long-running debate among the Poskim, and most of those who permitted Shabbos elevators in the past continue to allow their use. You should continue to consult the Rav who allowed you to use them in the past.
posted:2009-10-12 17:50:41  (0) comments   email to a friend


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