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Voting in Israel?

Statement: I despise the corruption and wickedness of the Knesset and the government of Israel. I don’t see the point of voting for such an impure institution.   Answer: One must separate one’s emotions from rational thinking regarding the issue of voting. If good, pro-Torah, pro-Eretz Yisrael Jews do not vote then we are abandoning …

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ספרים על ההגייה הנכונה

שאלה לרב   הרב דוד, שלום וברכה.   האם יש מספרי קדמונינו ואחרונינו, המביאים את הגייתן התקינה, הנכונה ביותר עפ”י המסורת, של י’ התנועות וכ”ב האותיות, במיוחד אלו הקרובות במבטאן (א-ה-ע, בית-ואו, ח-כף, ט-ת, סמך-שין שמאלית, קוף-כף ועוד)?   תשובה מהרב   שלום רב, הספר הטוב והמקיף ביותר הוא ‘שפת אמת’ אשר חיבר מורי הרב …

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MELAVEH MALKAH

Question:   Is Melaveh Malkah obligatory?       Answer:   Melaveh Malkah is obligatory. One must say haMotzi. BeDiavad, one can eat mezonot.       9th of Nisan, 5769 Friday, 03 April 2009

Davening Shacharit Late

Question: In Hil. Tefillah 3:1 the Rambam says that we can daven shacharit until hatzot. Do you posken like him, or is the Kessef Mishnah correct in saying that the Rambam meant that you can make up that davening by mincha? I’m not looking for a “heter for sleeping in”, just trying to understand the …

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Bracha on When or After Covering One’s Head

Question: Which birkat hashachar do I say as I don my kippah (yarmulke) in the morning?   Answer: The bracha which ends in “Oter Yisrael beTifarah/עוֹטֵר יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּתִפְאָרָה”   21st of Kislev, 5769 18 December 2008

When should one marry?

Question: Does the Rav hold that one ought to marry by the time one turns 20?   Answer: This is a complicated issue for several reasons. Each individual case must be considered with all relevant information. Having said that, the earlier one is able to get married the better. This is a weighty decision not …

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The samekh and the sin

Question       Should there not be a distinction between the pronunciation of the letter “sin” and “samech”?       Answer       Shalom Rav,       I have heard of this theory.   The samekh and the sin are pronounced identically by all ‘edhoth of ‘Am Yisrael.   It is …

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The pronunciation of vav

Question       Hi. I was trying to learn the pronunciation that you are promoting but I saw https://www.tiberianhebrew.com/letters and it seems waw is not always w but most often v. And there are nuances for other letters. Can you comment or make a video regarding that academic research       Answer   …

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Soap on Shabbat

Question:   Does one have to use liquid soap on Shabbat?       Answer:   No, one may use hard soap.       9th of Nisan, 5769 Friday, 03 April 2009

Car accident – HaGomel

Question:   Shalom Mori.   Yesterday I was involved in a car accident. Another driver ran the light and smashed into my driver’s-side door. Flames started coming out of the back of the car. I thought I was dead. I jumped out the passenger-side.   Do I need to say HaGomel? What about saying something …

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Seudah Shlishith

Question:   Is Seudah Shlishith on Shabbat obligatory?       Answer:   Seudah Shlishith is indeed just as obligatory as the other two seudot. One should have lechem mishne (two loaves of bread).       9th of Nisan, 5769 Friday, 03 April 2009

S’lihoth

Question What is the Halachic source for Selikhot? Is saying Selikhoth obligatory like other mitzvoth?   Answer 1. Saying S’lihoth is a minhagh (custom). The Geonim, Rambam (T’shuva 3:9) and Tur (OH 581) mention rising early (at night) between Rosh HaShanna (RH) and Yom Kippur (YK) to pray and beseech HASHEM as a universal Jewish practice.   …

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Shabath to 9 Av

Question:   Could the Rav please describe the correct procedure for the transition from Shabbat to Tisha b’Av? For example, when does one take one’s shoes off? Must one say arvith before doing so, and before performing melacha? May one say only “baruch hamavdil” in these circumstances?   Answer:   1. The general principle is …

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Hamavdil bein kodesh lechol

Question:   After Shabbat is over, can one say “hamavdil bein kodesh lechol” to enable himself to do melacha?       Answer:   One should only do melacha after one has either said Shmone Esre of motza’ei Shabbat (i.e., with “ata honantanu”) or havdalah. Simply saying “hamavdil bein kodesh lechol” is inappropriate under ordinary …

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Birkot haShachar – pants

Question:   Which bracha of the Birkot haShachar do I say as I put on my pants in the morning?       Answer:   The Bracha that end withs Ozer Yisrael Bigevurah/אוֹזֵר יִשְׂרָאֵל בִּגְבוּרָה       21st of Kislev, 5769 18 December 2008

Qidush L’vana

Question:   When should one recite Qidush L’vana this month? Is there an Inyan of saying it with a Minyan?       Answer:   One should always recite Qidush L’vana at the very first opportunity. This is the case all year round. Thus states the Talmud Bavli Sanhedhrin 41b-42a, and thus writes Riph and …

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Is it obligatory to say the entire tahanun as printed in the siddur?

Question Is it obligatory to say the entire tachanun as printed in the siddur? Answer Nefillat Apayim is on the one hand a hovah (obligation), yet the individual may choose what the content will be. Essential elements of nefillat apayim are pesukim (verses) which relate to techinnah (supplication), selichah (request for forgiveness), and vidui (confession). …

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The Bracha “Elohai Neshema”

Question: When should I say the bracha “Elohai Neshema”?   Answer: One should say “Elohai Neshama” (ending with the bracha “haMahazir neshamot lifgarim meytim’) – or the Nusach Eretz Yisrael version of this bracha, which begins with “Baruch… and ends with “Baruch Mehaye haMeytim” – immediately upon awakening.   29th of Kislev, 5771 Sunday, 05 …

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Deodorant on Yom haKippurim

Question: May one use body deodorant on Yom haKippurim?   Answer: One may dab only a very small amount. Otherwise, this may be considered to be in violation of the prohibition against sicha (annointing).   9th of Nisan, 5769 Friday, 03 April 2009

Are all non-observant Jews tinokot shenishbu?

Question: What is the Rav’s opinion on מחללי שבת בפרהסיא as תינוקות שנשבו? Should one refer to non observant Jews who don’t observe Shabbath and are מחלל שבת בפרהסיא today as תינוקות שנשבו or as רשעים? I understand that there are different opinions on this matter and would like to know Machon Shilo’s stance on …

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Should I say the bracha shehecheyanu upon new clothing?

Question Should I say the bracha “shehecheyanu” upon purchasing a new article of clothing?   Answer During the Talmud buying new articles of clothing in general was a source of great happiness. Nowadays, it would only be correct to make the bracha “shehecheyanu” upon purchasing a particularly high-quality article article of clothing.   Tuesday, 16 …

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Blessings on Dessert

Question: What types of b’rachoth are appropriate on desserts eaten during a meal with bread? Does it matter what type of dessert is eaten?   Answer: All foods, including cakes, which are served after the main course as a dessert, require the appropriate b’rakha both before and after the dessert, before Birkath HaMazon. If one …

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Should the person who gets an aliyah to the Torah also layn (read from the Torah)?

Question Should the person who gets an aliyah to the Torah also layn (read from the Torah)? Answer 1. Hazal intended that the person called to the Tora recites the b’rakha and reads from the Tora. All Rishonim acknowledge this fact (see Rambam, for example) which is beyond any doubt or discussion. Most Jewish communities, …

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Promoting New Minhagim\Customs?

Question: Isn’t Machon Shilo treading potentially dangerous territory by promoting new minhagim\customs?   Answer All of my teachings, and those of Beth HaWaadh, are firmly rooted in the authentic teachings of Hazal. With certain systematic exceptions, we generally follow the halachic rulings and methodology of Rambam and Gra to mention, but two giants of Torah. …

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Heter Mechira During Shemittah

Question: During the Shemittah year should I buy Arab produce or rely on heter mechira?   Answer: Neither – Otzar Beth Din is the correct alternative which does not involve strengthening the hold of our enemies on Eretz Yisrael in any manner.   Friday, 03 April 2009

Haircuts for Kohanim

Question: Must a Kohen nowadays make sure to take a haircut at least once every 30 days?   Answer: Such a requirement does not exist so long as the Beit HaMikdash is not standing. See Rambam, Hilchot Biat HaMikdash, Chapter 1, Halacha 11. http://www.mechon-mamre.org/i/8301.ht   10th of Nisan, 5769 Friday, 03 April 2009     …

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Tashlich on Rosh HaShana

Question: Should one do Tashlich on Rosh HaShana?   Answer: No, one should not. As the Vilna Gaon (haGra) points out, this is an unseemly custom.   9th of Nisan, 5769 Friday, 03 April 2009

Uman for Rosh HaShana

Question: Should I leave Israel to go to Uman on Rosh HaShana?   Answer: One should not leave Israel to go to Uman. Rav Kook pointed out that there are enough gravesites of tzadikim in Eretz Yisrael, and therefore leaving Eretz Yisrael for such a purpose is inappropriate.   Friday, 03 April 2009

Bracha in the Sukkah

Question: When do I say the bracha: leisheiv baSukkah?   Answer: On the first night of Sukkot one should say kiddush standing up in the sukkah, say the bracha, “leisheiv baSukkah”, sit down, and then say the bracha, “shehecheyanu”. In accordance with the Talmud Yerushalmi one should not say the bracha again during the rest …

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Discomfort in a Sukkah

Question: If it is uncomfortably hot in the sukkah am I exempt from the mitzvah?   Answer: One who experiences significant discomfort because of prevailing conditions in the sukkah is exempt from the misswa. See Rambam, Hilchoth Sukkah 6:2   Friday, 11 March 2011

Megillat Antiochus

Question: Is Megillat Antiochus historically accurate?   Answer: Megillat Antiochus is not historically reliable. It contains many fanciful inaccuracies.   Monday, 15 December 2008

Wearing Tzitzit at Night

Question: Should I wear tzitzit at night as well as during the day?   Answer: Yes, the mitzvah of tzitzit applies at night as well.   9th of Nisan, 5769 Friday, 3 April 2009    

Moving the Hanukkiah

Question: May I light the hanukkiah indoors and then move it in front of the entrance to my home?   Answer: No, one may not do so. One should light the hanukkiah in the same location as one will leave it. As the gemara says in Masecheth Shabbath, Amud 23A: “Hadlakah Oseh Mitzvah” See Rambam, …

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Women and Prayer

Question: What are the minimum obligations of a woman regarding davening in the morning?   Answer: A woman must say birkoth hashachar and shmoneh esre, including nefillat apayim. It should be noted that nefillat apayim is an extension of shmoneh esre which is why a woman must also say it.     Question: Must a …

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Birth Control

Question: I have family members with 2 or 3 young children below the age of 4 each. They have been told that they must get a heter from a Rav to use birth control to pace the frequency of births. Also that they must get a heter if they at some point want to have …

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Bracha Upon Building One’s Sukkah

Question: Should I say a bracha upon building my sukkah?   Answer: Yes. In accordance with the Talmud Yerushalmi the appropriate bracha to say upon building one’s sukkah is “asher kideshanu bemitzvotav vetzivanu la’asoth sukkah”.   26th of Elul, 5769 Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Candy with Halav Akum

Question: Can I eat chocolate bars which contain “halav akum”?   Answer: The correct term is “halev goyim” or “halev nokhrim”. ‘Akum is indeed ‘aqum (crooked); the term was invented by the Christian censors who were once authorized to “sanitize” Jewish texts before printing and was unknown to Hazal. The terms utilized by Hazal to …

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Halacha Concerning Joining and Participating in Non-Jewish Courts?

Question: What is the halacha concerning joining and participating with non-Jewish courts?   Answer: It is permissible in Chutz laAretz – dina demalkhutha dina. (See TB Nedharim 28a, Gittin 10b etc). Keep in mind too that gentiles are required to establish a court system: see MT, Hilkhoth Melakhim, Chapter 9. The exception would be when …

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The Ideal Etrog

Question: What type of etrog should I buy?   Answer: One should buy a Yemenite etrog.   9th of Nisan, 5769 Friday, 03 April 2009

Neutering Animals

Question: Can I neuter my dog?   Answer: I am afraid I know of no heter to neuter your dog. This issur is explicit in the Tora (Vayikra 22:24), and includes all animals as well as humans, see Rambam MT, Issure Bi’a 16:7 (or 16:10 in Vilna edition). The punishment for so doing, in normal …

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Sleeping in the Sukkah

Question: Should I sleep in the sukkah during Sukkot?   Answer: Men must indeed sleep in the sukkah under ordinary circumstances.   26th of Elul, 5769 Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Purchasing Arab Produce

Question: What sin am i committing by choosing to purchase Arab produce during the Shemittah year?   Answer: Lo Tichanem. By purchasing such produce one is helping to sustain our enemies and thereby strengthening their hold on Eretz Yisrael.   Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Rain During Sukkot

Question: If it is raining heavily while I am in the sukkah, though I am exempt from having to stay in the sukkah, is it considered admirable to remain anyway?   Answer: Just as one is not expected to sit in a room while water leaks upon one’s head, one is not expected to sit …

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Lighting a Shamash

Question: Must I light a shamash as part of my hanukkiah on Hanukkah?   Answer: There is no such obligation. A shamash historically was simply that which was used as the source of fire to light the candles of the hanukkiah. Therefore, one is only obligated to light the candles of Hanukkah, without there being …

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The Bracha on Tallit Katan

Question: Which bracha should I make upon putting on my tallit katan?   Answer: One should make the bracha “lehitatef betzitzit” upon putting on one’s tallit katan. One should also make the same bracha upon putting on one’s tallit gadol.   The bracha “al mitzvat tzitzit” does not appear in the gemara, and therefore the …

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Homosexuality and the Torah

Question: I have a question based on this article I wrote a few months ago: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/11728#.UIAWpmfAHmc. My understanding is that mishkav zachur (sodomy) is also prohibited for gentiles under the Sheva Mitzvot Bnei Noach. If so, what is the scope of enforcement for gentile governments? Specifically, are they obligated to criminalize private acts of homosexuality …

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How should I conduct myself during the chazarath hashatz of the shaliach tzibbur?

Wednesday, 17 December 2008 17:42   Question How should I conduct myself during the chazarath hashatz of the shaliach tzibbur?   Answer One should obviously not be speaking or communicating in any fashion with anybody else. In addition, one’s feet should be together as they are during the tefillah belachash, and one should be focusing …

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Should a kohen avoid being chazan during a tefillah in which birkat hakohanim must be said?

Tuesday, 16 December 2008 16:52   Question I read in the kitzur shulchan aruch that a kohen should avoid being chazan during a tefillah in which birkat hakohanim must be said. Is this the halacha? Answer Yes-this halacha is based on a mishna in the fifth chapter of masechet brachot. Under ordinary circumstances a kohen …

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Must I say tachanun (nefillat apayim) during the period between Yom HaKippurim and Succot?

TUESDAY, 16 DECEMBER 2008 17:03   Question Must I say tachanun (nefillat apayim) during the period between Yom HaKippurim and Succot?   Answer   As a rule, nefillat apayim is obligatory and constitutes an extension of the shmone esre. Nefillat Apayim must be said unless specifically stated otherwise by an authoritative source. There is no …

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Must I say Alaynu Leshabeach?

Wednesday, 17 December 2008 18:05   Question Must I say Alaynu Leshabeach? Answer The saying of “Alaynu Leshabeach” at the end of davening is not obligatory, since this is a minhag (custom). If one does choose to perform this beautiful minhag then one should do so with kavannah.

If I am davening Shacharit with a minyan and I am in the middle of Ashrei…

Tuesday, 16 December 2008 14:14   Question If I am davening Shacharit with a minyan and I am in the middle of saying Ashrei before Uva Letziyon, but the minyan is davening very fast and has already begun saying Uva Letzion, should I stop saying Ashrei and begin saying Uva Letzion? Answer Under the circumstances …

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2023-04-25 תשובה בענין קריאת ההלל ביום ה’ באייר

בשם ה’ א-ל עולם ד’ באייר תשפ”ג ׀ 04-02-76     מצבו של כלל ישראל כיום ותשובה בענין קריאת ההלל ביום ה’ באייר     שלום עליך מכובדי…   א. דע לך מכובדי – בהתלבטותך באשר לקריאת ההלל ביום תקומת ישראל, אינך לבד. מחשבות הפקפוק והתהיה מקוננות בלב רבים. זה ימים ושנים נַעֲוֵינוּ שַׁחֹנוּ עַד …

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2014-10-21 Clapping on Shabath and Yom Ttov; Davening Shaharith Late; Stockings for Women

Clapping on Shabbath and Yom Tov; Davening Shaharith Late; Stockings for Women   Yom 4, 28-07-67 — 28 Tishre 5775 — 21-10-2014   Question Shalom Rabbeinu: Do you hold that dancing, clapping, etc. are forbidden on Shabbath and Yom Tov as per Beitza 30a? In Hil. Tefillah 3:1 the Rambam says that we can daven …

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רחם – תכלת

שאלה שתי שאלות קצרות: האם יש ברכת ‘נחם’ המתאימה לזמננו? ואם כן איפה אפשר למצוא אותה? מה דעת הרב על התכלת של ראדזין? והאם אני יכול להטיל אותה בציצית? תודה רבה, א’ מ’   תשובה לפני כעשרים שנה פירסמתי נוסח ‘רחם’ על פי הנוסח המקורי המובא בתלמוד הירושלמי (ברכות ד, ג ותעניות ב, ב) ועל …

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Qitniyoth

Question: My family made Aliyah from the States in August 2006.  We are Ashkenazim. The following Pesach I asked the Rav of our Yishuv if we could eat Kitniyot as taking on the custom of Eretz Yisrael etc. and he said no.  Are we bound by this answer and is there a way to change …

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P’suqe d’Zimra

13 Teveth 5769     Question: Is P’suqe d’Zimrah obligatory?Answer: It is true that Hazal do not state that P’suqe d’Zimrah is obligatory. This is implied clearly by the Talmud’s choice of words (Bavli Shabbath 118b) and is confirmed by Rambam’s precise formulation: “The Sages praised highly he who recites certain selections from Psalms daily…” …

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Nida – Zava in brief

Hilkhoth Nida – Basic Concepts and Requirements in Brief   Yom 5, 21-10-65 — 21 Teveth 5773 — 03-01-2013   Questions This is a very frustrating mitzvah for me! Although we do keep it fully.  I’m so confused about many things regarding Taharat Mishpacha.  Isn’t it true that when a woman is Niddah (or a …

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Meat cooked in Milk

  Cooking and Eating Poultry with Milk Products   Question: Why can we not eat chicken with milk products? In the Tanakh we are instructed not to “boil the kid in its mother milk”, and I understand that this edict is the basis of this interpretation not to eat fowl and dairy products, but as …

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Making Shabath Early

Making Shabath Early   Question: Can I do early shabbos?     Answer: Yes, making Shabath early is entirely acceptable.  Most people who do this, however, go about it incorrectly. Namely: one should daven Minha before P’lagh HaMinha, and then, after PHM, one can daven ‘Arvith, i.e. the 7 B’rakhoth of the Amidah or “Sh’mone …

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Gelatin

Is Gelatin Kosher? Question: Rav Bar-Hayim – I remember a tshuva by Rav Abadi saying that gelatin in all its forms is completely kosher and parve, and that this is true for all Jews, Ashkenazi, Sepharadi etc. What is your view?   Answer: I concur with HaRav Abadi regarding this matter (and many others). All …

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10 Av

What is the Status of 10th Av: May One Eat Meat?     Question: My father has his birthday on 10th of Av (Friday this year) and I wanted to make a barbecue for him. Is it permissible to eat meat, drink wine and be joyful on the 10th of Av? According to my parents, …

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9 Days Laundry

Laundry during the 9 Days     Question: Regarding the 9 Days and laundry. We are blessed with two boys, one three and the other 9 months.  We use cloth diapers. It’s permitted to do their laundry as needed, correct?  We also don’t use paper towels in the house, only cloth towels. Is it permitted to …

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Shavua Shehal Bo

          Halakhoth of the ‘Shavua shehal bo’ when Tisha beAv falls on Shabbath or Sunday       Question: When 9th Av falls on Shabbath or Sunday, are we required to follow the Halakhoth of the ‘Shavua shehal bo’ during the previous week?   Answer: It states explicitly in the Talmud …

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Zohar authorship

A Discussion Regarding Truth, Authenticity, Tradition and Reason Did R. Shimon Ben Yohai or his Disciples Write the Zohar? A Response to a Letter     Letter   Honoured Rav,   I will answer your question with some of my own. I  Who wrote the Talmudh? Ravina and Rav Ashi? Baloney! The Talmudh itself makes …

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Which Targum to read

Which Targum to Read?   Yom 1, 16-11-65 —16 Sh’vatt 5773 — 27-01-2013   Question What do you suggest people in Israel do for shnayim mikra v’echad targum?  Here in America, I read an English translation instead of Onkelos since it seems obvious to me that there is no point in translating a passuk from …

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When is Plagh HaMinha

When is P’lagh HaMinha?   Question: In a shiur—http://machonshilo.org/en/eng/list-ask-the-rav/55-shabbath-yom-tov/388-making-shabath-early—the Rav spoke of making Shabbath early, i.e. davening Minha before Plag HaMinha and Arvit (the Shemona Esre) after Plag HaMinha. My question is by which opinion does the Rav hold: a) Gra & Baal Tanya, or b) Magen Avraham using “Fixed 72 minutes…”, or both, i.e. …

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What B’rakha on Massa

What B’rakha on Massa?     Question   When I lived in Israel I was taught that on matzot after pesach one said mazonot before and birkath hamazon afterwards if the person ate a shiur. I think this is the sefaradi psaq. What should I say?   Response Shalom ‘Alekha. This is a relatively new …

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Vegetarianism

Vegetarianism?     Question:   I have been growing more and more inclined to keep a vegetarian diet. Recently, after speaking with an unabashed vegetarian, she sent me a link to a documentary which contains videos of the slaughtering of cows under kosher supervision. The videos show treatment to animals that seems to be beyond …

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Tying Ssissith

Tying Ssissith   Question: I have heard that you disagree with Rambam’s opinion regarding how one should tie ssissith. I understand that you claim that tying according to Rambam is not feasible. Could you please explain why? Answer: For a shitta regarding the tying of ssissith to be viable, it must comply with the following …

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Kashruth of Meat – General

  Kashruth of Meat – General       Question:   I understand that all meat slaughtered by a Shochet who is Jewish and observes the Shabbath and Mitzvoth are kosher regardless of the “Official Kashruth Organization” which places their seal on it. By extension I presume that all Kashruth Organizations which are operated by Jews …

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Kashering Meat

Kashering Meat Questions: Do you rely on regular Glatt Kosher meat (Beit Yosef, etc.) that is rinsed and salted, or do you consider it not enough like the Rambam because Halitta was not done? Would Chicken fall into this category as well or is their more room to be lenient? Is it true that a …

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Hebrew Pronunciation

Hebrew Pronunciation   Yom 2, 24-11-65 —24 Sh’vatt 5773 — 04-02-2013   Question Does the Rav feel that supporters of your Torah should try to revive Middle English or Old English? I have sometimes wondered whether this would not be the proper direction to take in the name of returning to a less corrupted form …

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Hannukah candles

13 Teveth 5769 Hannukah Candles     Question:  At what time should one light Hannukah candles?Answer:  The Talmud Bavli (Shabbath 21b)  states that one should light Hannukah candles “mishetishqa’ haHamah”, i.e. immediately after the sun has set completely. (Rav Avraham Ben HaRambam clarifies that “sh’qiyath haHama” is the moment when the entire disc of the …

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S’lihoth

S’lihoth   Question: What is the Halachic source for Selichot? Is saying Selichoth obligatory like other mitzvoth? Answer: Saying S’lihoth is a minhagh (custom). The Geonim, Rambam (T’shuva 3:9) and Tur (OH 581) mention rising early (at night) between Rosh HaShanna (RH) and Yom Kippur (YK) to pray and beseech HASHEM as a universal Jewish …

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Romaine Lettuce is No Joke

Romaine Lettuce is No Joke     Letter   You wrote: “Maror comes from the word ‘mar’ meaning bitter. As everyone knows ‘bitter’ is distinct from ‘hot’ or ‘sharp’. Horseradish and wasabi are sharp but most certainly not bitter; grapefruit and coffee are bitter but most certainly not sharp.” I am not such a meivin to be …

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Response – Zohar

Shalom Rav   There are points on which we agree. Briefly: We are in agreement regarding the period of time the Second Miqdash stood. You are perturbed by the fact that Hazal were mistaken about certain historical facts and the overall chronology of Bayith Sheni. Hazal were indeed mistaken with regards to certain historical events, …

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Reincarnation

Is Reincarnation a Jewish Belief? Question: What is your opinion regarding Reincarnation??  I personally do not see the logic in it and find it quite absurd. I haven’t found any clear reference to it in the Tanach. Do you have any teachings on it? In the last couple of years it has been mentioned in some way at …

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סעודת הודייה

יונתן פולרד והרב דוד בר חיים מציגים בסעודת הודיה של דוד ורחל שטרן, אורגן ע”י מכון שילה לחץ כאן לשמוע משפחת שטרן מדברים על הצלת נפשם (באנגלית)

Seudat hodaya

Jonathan Pollard and Rabbi David Bar-Hayim Speak at Machon Shilo’s Seudat Hodaya for David and Rachel Stern Click here to here the Sterns speak

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