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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 - Shipping package on Shabbat
Submitted by Linda Haniford  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

You should tell them that you do not want it shipped on Shabbos. If they ship it on Friday and you did not demand next day delivery it is permitted, because they are considered to be transporting the package on Shabbos for their own interests and not at your behest.

posted:2009-02-08 11:11:48  (0) comments   email to a friend


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

I'm not certain I fully understand your question, but if the bag is being used under or in place of a lid it is not a problem.

posted:2009-02-05 06:22:46  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - havdolo
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: The original source seems to be the Shela, and this minhag is brought in the Magen Avraham, Elya Rabba and Tosfos Shabbos. However the Terumas HaDeshen gave his wife wine from havdala and the Aruch HaShulchan doesn't mention the minhag not to.

The Shela explains the reason for the minhag is according the opinion that the Eitz HaDaas was a grape vine and there is a parallel between the separation of havdala and the cheit. Alternatively, R' Isser Zalman Meltzer says that there is a machlokes if women are obligated in havdala, and according to the opinion that they are exempt their amein would be an interruption between the borei pri hagafen and drinking. Additionally, R' Yosef Chaim Zonnenfeld writes that the minhag was for women not to work on motzei Shabbos, so they did not partake of havdala since the aura of Shabbos still continued for them. Finally, the Bigdei Yesha explains that havdala provides respite from the curses given to the snake in wake of enticing Chava to eat from the Eitz HaDaas, and it is not appropriate for women to partake of this wine. A practical difference between these opinions would be if one made havdala on beer. According to the Shela it would be acceptable for a woman to drink, while the other reasons would still apply.

posted:2009-02-01 05:49:05  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - A couple of Shabbos questions
Submitted by Julia  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

1) While not all Poskim require it at all, there are reasons to do both. Lining the inside of the base of the Crockpot serves as a blech, a covering for the heating element. Furthermore, some are concerned that the walls of the base serve as hatmana, covering in insulating material, for the pot. To resolve this' they recommend balls of foil that would lift the floor of the pot off of the base, and hatmana is not an issue without direct contact between the pot and the insulation. Other Poskim rule that since there is no insulation over the top of the pot, there is no problem of hatmana in any event.

2) While there are different opinions, a thermos is a kli sheini despite its insulating properties, because the container was not heated directly on the fire and the walls of the thermos will not make the water any warmer than it was originally. So you may make instant coffee directly from a thermos, however coffee grinds are more problematic because they may be kalei habishul, which are cooked even in a kli sheini.

3) As a general rule there is no problem of tzoveya, dyeing, with food on Shabbos, because we assume your primary interest is the flavor not the color. So while there are grounds to be machmir, it is permitted even to add the squash to the water. Diluting a child's juice, where it may be more important to make it look like juice than the flavor, is more problematic.

4) When the second layer is for purposes other than preserving heat, it is permitted even without any extenuating circumstances.

 

2) While there are different opinions, a thermos is a kli sheini despite its insulative properties, because the container was not heated directly on the fire and the walls of the thermos will not make the water any warmer than it was originally. So you may make instant coffe directly from a thermos, however coffe grinds are more problematic because they may be kalei habishul, which are cooked even in a kli sheini.

3) As a general rule there is no problem od tzoveya, dyeing, with food on Shabbos, because we assume your primary interest is the flavor not the color. So while there are grounds to be machmir, it is permitted even to add the squash to the water. Diluting a child's juice, where it may be more important to make it look lije jusice than the flavoe, is more problamatic.

4) Whent the second layer is for purposes other than preserving heat' it is permitted even without any extenuating curcumstances.

posted:2009-01-31 17:14:19  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - tehilim on shabbos
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: One may certainly recite Tehillim for general purposes on Shabbos, but they should not be said for a choleh unless the person is in immediate, serious danger.
posted:2009-01-30 11:53:56  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Bubbles in a cup of wine
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: I am not aware of any problem with this.
posted:2009-01-27 23:34:57  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - brushing teeth on shabbos
Submitted by shlomo  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: If your teeth are not so sensitive as to inevitably bleed, you may certainly brush with a toothbrush without water and toothpaste. If you want to use water and toothpaste, the website http://www.kosherimage.com has a special toothbrush and liquid tooth soap that may be used on Shabbos without hesitation.
posted:2009-01-23 01:17:12  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - wind up toys
Submitted by chaim  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

It is permitted. Even thought the Chaye Adam forbids winding a watch on Shabbos because of make b'patish, but there you would ideally like the watch to run forever, where as the toy only serves its purpose by unwinding and stopping. The transient nature of the winding makes it intrinsically not make b'patish.

posted:2009-01-10 23:36:26  (0) comments   email to a friend


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

There is a machlokes if extra buttons on a shirt are considered part of the garment and permitted or a separate burden and forbidden. The majority of Poskim permit them, and Riv'vos Efrayim quotes Reb Moshe zatzal as concurring with those who permit it.

posted:2009-01-03 12:05:48  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - bananagrams
Submitted by rephael  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

Yes, if you are Ashkenazi. Since the letters to not interlock, merely placing the tiles next to each other is not considered writing on Shabbos. Since there are no points to keep track of, we are not concerned that one will write to keep score. However, the Mechaber rules that one may not play any games on Shabbos at all.

posted:2008-12-28 11:57:30  (0) comments   email to a friend


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

There is a machlokes among the Poskim if this is considered "creating" a new vessel on Shabbos, which is forbidden, as opening the cap and breaking the ring creates a new lid that can be repeatedly opened and closed. While Reb Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zatzal did permit this, he also recommends opening all bottles before Shabbos when possible. If a bottle needs to be opened on Shabbos the ideal way to do it is to first poke a hole in the cap so it is unusable, and then unscrew it. This way one never creates a usable vessel.

posted:2008-12-27 15:04:25  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - havdala
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: One should listen quietly to all 4 berachos of Havdala and should not say any of them along with the mavdil.
posted:2008-12-21 15:07:48  (1) comment   email to a friend


Halacha - Hilchos Shabbos
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: No, it should not be done. Even if all the ingredients are set up before Shabbos and there is no issue of bishul, there still is a problem of shehiya, leaving food in an uncovered fire which applies even if the food was put up before Shabbos.
posted:2008-12-19 13:08:06  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - havdala
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Yes you are.
posted:2008-12-03 03:01:32  (2) comments   email to a friend


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