Ask the Rabbi

Over the years, many people have asked me questions in all areas of Torah. I have selected a number of the those questions (with names removed or altered to protect the identities of all parties involved). I invite you to send me your personal questions in practical halachah, Jewish outlook (hashkafah) or in Torah learning. You may also browse through the archives to gain insight from previous questions and leave your comments.

Ask a Question

14 + 1 =

Is computer work problematic after Mincha on Erev Shabbos

Question My wife is in charge of the Israeli branch of a US company, and the US company recently put out guidelines in terms of working Erev Yom Tov. One of her workers claims that it is prohibited to work after mid-day on Erev Shabbos and Erev Yom Tov. I don't know...

read more

Tel Aviv Area Questions

Questions Rabbi,  Thank you for taking your time to answer my questions Kosher – There are very limited options for mehadrin eating in Ramat Aviv / Tel Aviv, both in restaurants and in supermarkets. Can I rely on the hashgacha of Rabbanut Tel Aviv? I spoke to several...

read more

Bridal Wardrobe

Question I have a kalla who should asked me what's the ideal colour for bridal underwear.  She is due to go to the mikveh the day before the wedding. With thanks, I Answer Since she will have been to the mikvah therefore she should wear colored underwear of her...

read more

Was Moshe a Bad Person by Nature?

Question Hi there, How are you?  There's a gemara (I think) about Paro's chartumim looking at Moshe Rabenu and deciding that he was an angry/bad person - something like that.  Are you familiar with it/know where it is? Thanks!  Hope all's well... -A Answer It is...

read more

Hiding Knives During Bentching

Question I have heard that one must hide knives during bentching. Have you ever heard of such a minhag? any makor? Answer The Shulchan Aruch[ref]Orach Chaim § 180:5 quoting the Rokeach, the Avudraham, and the Shibbolei Leket says נוהגים לכסות הסכין בשעת ברכת...

read more

Tevillas Keilim in the Snow

Question Dear Rebbe, My wife and I are travelling to Canada this month to see family. Due to the abundance of snow there and the difficulty of finding a kosher mikvah close by, it would be convenient to tovel dishes and such in the snow. Is this acceptable? If so are...

read more

References   [ + ]

1. Yalkut...

read more

Ask the Rabbi

Send the Rabbi a question in any area of Torah and he'll respond personally. You can also browse the responses to others' questions.


Please leave this field empty.


%d bloggers like this: