Responsa

Aliya and IDF

Q&A from Rabbi David Bar-Hayim: Q: Dear Machon Shilo,Is it the Rav’s opinion that Jews from outside Israel should make aliyah and…

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Rabbi David Bar-Hayim on Glass Vessels during Pesach

Machon Shilo’s Rabbi David Bar-Hayim has published the following short Answer which relates to Pesach. It has been translated by another member…

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Rabbi David Bar-Hayim: Vote Yamina

03-12-73 אור לג’ באדר תש”ף QUESTION Shalom Kevod HaRav, Would the Rav have a few words on the Israeli elections that I…

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How To Do Zimmun

Question Shalom HaRav, I hope you and your family are well and enjoyed the haggim. I have a Question about conducting a…

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Rabbi David Bar-Hayim on Foolishness Parading as Tora

The following is an example of foolishness parading as Torah followed by an updated letter by Rabbi David Bar-Hayim which relates specifically…

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Q & A about Hol HaMoed

Recently Rabbi David Bar-Hayim was asked whether writing in regular fashion or typing on a computer keyboard is permissible on Hol HaMoed….

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Clapping on Shabbath and Yom Tov; Davening Shaharith Late; Stockings for Women

Yom 4, 28-07-67 — 28 Tishre 5775 Question Shalom Rabbeinu: Do you hold that dancing, clapping, etc. are forbidden on Shabbath and…

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Nusah S’pharad and the Importance of Studying T’hilim in Depth

Yom 3, 30-05-67 —30 Av 5774 Question Rav Bar-Hayim Have you seen the most recent edition of the Nusach Sepharad Siddur by…

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Reader’s Response: From Time Immemorial

Shalom rav, I saw the posted correspondence regarding the veracity of Joan Peters’ work and felt obliged to point out a few…

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A Brief Letter Regarding Breslev Hasiduth

Response Shalom … You wrote: I am a halakhic Rambamist. However, I have realized upon studying Liquttei Moharan and other teachings of…

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