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Halachos of Daily Living

  • November 21, 2019

There is a wet snow falling on Shabbos, and I am concerned that my front steps and walkway will freeze over and become very slippery, am I permitted to put down salt on Shabbos? In general, it is forbidden to…

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Halachos of Daily Living

  • November 14, 2019

vayeira I have a snow removal service that cleans out my office parking lot. I don’t tell them when to come. They come when they want. Are they permitted to come on Shabbos? We have seen in a previous Halacha…

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Halachos of Daily Living

  • September 25, 2019

Is a knish considered pas (bread)? There are two ways to make knishes. Most home-made recipes for knishes involve folding meat or vegetables into a pocket of dough and then baking the knish. Because the dough is baked, this type of pastry…

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Halachos of Daily Living

  • September 5, 2019

I have a vitamin pill that contains kosher liver. If I take this vitamin, will I become fleishig? Rav Moshe Feinstein, zt”l (Igros Moshe YD 2:26) writes that if one swallows a fleishig vitamin, one would not become fleishig. The two reasons given for waiting six hours (i.e.…

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Daf Yomi in Halacha Topics Parshas Re’ay

  • August 28, 2019

Meseches Krisus Daf 9- 15 Converting Your Dishes- Daf 9 Tzeddakah: How Little is Too Little? - Daf 10 An Unusual Sacrifice: Asham Shifcha Charufa - Daf 11 Enjoyed Your Coffee? - Daf 12 Paskening Under the Influence - Daf…

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Halachos of Daily Livivg

  • August 28, 2019

Is there a bracha that should be recited on a hurricane? Yes. Shulchan Aruch (OC 227:1) writes one may recite either Oseh Maasay Bereishis or Shekocho Ugvuroso Molay Olom for thunder, lightning or “great winds that blow with rage”. Common practice is to recite Oseh Maasay…

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Halachos of Daily living

  • August 15, 2019

Halachos of Tefillas Haderech I had just started out on a business trip and recited Tefilas Haderech, and then my boss called to cancel the trip. Am I obligated to travel a parsah out of the city so that the bracha should not be a bracha…

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Halachos of Daily living

  • August 8, 2019

Eating Food Cooked with Meat or Wine Vinegar During the Nine Days Beginning Rosh Chodesh Av until after Tisha B’Av (the Nine Days) the custom of Ashkenazim is not to eat meat or drink wine, in remembrance of the destruction…

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Halachos of Daily Living

  • August 1, 2019

May I Purchase a New Tallis or Pair of Tefillin During the Three Weeks? The bracha of Shehecheyanu is made when one purchases a talis gadol, if the tzitzis are attached (Shulchan Aruch OC 22:1 and Mishna Berura 22:1), just as Shehecheyanu is recited when purchasing new garments. Since Shehecheyanu is not recited during the Three Weeks,…

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Halachos of Daily Living

  • July 24, 2019

May One Get engaged During the Three Weeks? Yes, one may get engaged throughout the entire Three Weeks including Tisha B’Av. Prior to Rosh Chodesh Av (excluding the fast of 17 Tammuz), a formal meal may be served as well. From Rosh Chodesh Av until Erev Tisha B’Av,…

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