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Halacha - tznius
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Rav Moshe Feinstein in Igros Moshe Even HaEzer 4:60 writes that even merely talking to a girl-friend is an Issur d'Oraisa of a closeness to the opposite sex which can lead to improper behavior.
posted:2013-09-14 09:02:00  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - doctors, dentist
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: It is permitted, but depending upon the circumstances may not be advisable
posted:2013-08-02 18:03:52  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - negiah
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Technically, innocent contact is generally permitted. However, in today's reality it should be minimized, especially among teenagers.
posted:2013-05-02 16:05:08  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - nail polish
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: There is no specific Halacha regarding nail polish and its colors. However, the basic premise of Tznius is to avoid anything which draws undue attention. Therefore, a color of nailpolish which draws attention to the wearer would not be allowed.
posted:2013-04-14 20:51:39  (2) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Women Running
Submitted by rachel  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: No, the act of running in public draws excessive attention, which is intrinsically not Tznius.
posted:2013-04-09 11:54:32  (2) comments   email to a friend


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

The Gemara praises a righteous woman named Kimchis because the "walls of her home never saw her hair". The Gemara ascribes to this merit that seven of her sons served as Kohein Gadol. Based on this, many Gedolim have advocated extra caution regarding uncovering ones hair, even in private, as a Segula for the children's success.

It is clear in the Gemara, and Reb Moshe also writes so in his Teshuvos, that this is merely a commendable Chumra and not a Halachic obligation. In this context, while it remains praiseworthy to cover her hair even in complete privacy, if it is uncomfortable to do so one is permitted to be lenient.

posted:2012-08-06 13:28:52  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Tznius at Beach
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: If it is a separate women's beach, she may remove her stockings. However, if there are men present, she should not swim even fully dressed.
posted:2011-07-11 16:03:06  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - women singing in front of men
Submitted by Sylvia Cohen  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: No. Since it is forbidden for men to listen to a woman singing, it is also forbidden for the woman to put them in such a situation.
posted:2011-04-06 16:03:42  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: It is absolutely forbidden. The prohibition of physical contact with the opposite sex is absolute and not conditional on "something happening"
posted:2011-02-27 19:09:14  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Men-Women Interactions
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

I don't see any difference between claiming illness or claiming a girlfriend minds. However neither is fully honest and additionally can cause a Chillul Hashem if/when it slips out that you were not being honest.

Generally I find the best solution is to be honest and to say that my religion does not permit me to have physical contact with an unrelated female. Most non-Jews will understand and respect you for standing up for your principles and beliefs, although not-yet-religious Jews may be likely to object.

Saying "I wouldn't mind doing an aveira" is not somewhere you would want to go.

posted:2010-12-08 22:39:16  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Broadway Shows
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: The obvious issues would be hearing a woman sing and seeing inappropriately dressed women, and even gazing intently at a fully clad woman is forbidden. Even if you would find an Broadway show with an all-male cast, there is a more subtle issue of exposure to lifestyles incompatible with a Torah outlook on life.
posted:2010-03-22 19:27:07  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - learning in college
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: That is largely a personal question. The actual knowledge itself is permitted, but you have to be honest with yourself regarding what thoughts learning this material may cause you.
posted:2010-02-23 14:16:23  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Torah in the bathroom
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: One should refrain from even thinking about the Torah when in the bathroom.
posted:2009-07-09 15:12:12  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Tznius
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: According to the minimal requirements of Halacha it is not necessary to cover ones self other than when removing the underwear. However Shulchan Aruch writes that it is an worthy midas chassidus to always be covered as one would in presence of a king. Mishna Berura explains that one should not even remove the socks and be barefoot if this is not the common manner of dress in his location.
posted:2009-07-04 18:34:30  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - shaking hands
Submitted by Sarah  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

Reb Moshe Feinstein zatzal writes in 4 different places that a man should not shake hands even under professional circumstances because he may feel some personal affection which would be an issur d'oraisa. However there are those who say that in private conversations Reb Moshe did permit a limp handshake when necessary. In my experience most non-Jews will accept and respect one who stands up for his religious principles, as long as it is done in a polite manner.

posted:2008-12-18 22:41:23  (0) comments   email to a friend


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