If someone throws out furniture but it’s in good usable condition, is it ok to take it?
Kavod Harav can a אשת כהן מעוברת enter a cemetery if we can take away the safek by doing a sonogram knowing that for sure it’s a boy and then there is only one safek נפל
Hi Rav, is there an issue cutting your nails on your hands and feet in one shot? I’m told it’s best to cut each part on different days. Is this true?
Kavod harav can a person WORK In a wine store and sell as a cashier NOT OWN THE WINE? (Not kosher, and the owner of the wine is a goy.)
Kevod harav, does plastic Tupperware require tevilla?
Kavod HaRav, if one gets into their parent’s car and hears them listening to secular music, can one ask them to turn it off or is it not Kibud Av Ve’Em?
Shalom Rabbi Tahan, is a three year old boy allowed to wear tzitzit if he hasn’t been potty trained yet?
Kvod Harav, can we buy things from a store that doesn’t charge sales tax, is it considered lifnei iver?
Hi Rabbi, do metal sink holders (strainers that stop pieces from going down the drain) need to be dipped in a Mikvah, since I’ll be washing it with my sponge?
Kevod Harav, is it bedievad to have tefillin made from בהמות דקות? Also is it bedievad to have tefillin made form parts not one whole part?
Shalom Rabbi Tahan, is a three year old boy allowed to wear tzitzit if he hasn’t been potty trained yet?
Hi Rabbi I have a bottle with a metal ball inside used for mixing drinks, does the ball need to be Tovel’d?
Is one allowed to have his tefilin straps dangling on the floor?
Kavod harav is it Halacha to say the yehi ratzon before learning?
If some who previously rented a bed in my Dira left a lot of things, and went back to America, and it’s been sitting around for the past 2 years. Everyone are scared to touch the items because it’s not theirs, but they are rotting and taking up lots of space. Is the Baal hadira authorized to throw out the items? (Not all the items are rotting some of them are still in good condition)
Kavod harav is shenaim mikra considerd learning?
Kvod harav, for the first year of marriage is it permitted to have guests?
Are we strict these days to wash our hands before eating a fruit or vegetable that is wet? If we don’t dry it?
Kevod harav, according to the opinion that you can not read targum of torah at night. Can one read it before praying arvit and doing havdalah , even though it is passed shekia?
Kavod harav is it considered a head covering if just 1 not 2 like the velvet kamikas?
Kavod harav do I have check a suit for shatnez even though it says 100% cotton or polyester, and no wool? Wouldn’t we say suffick deorita lechumira?
Is there a Passuk that you are supposed to say when you pass a shul?
Hi Rabbi, is there an ענין not to cut a babies nails until they’re 40 days old?
Can a man do netilat yadaim wearing a ring? Does it matter if they sometimes briefly (few seconds) take it off or move it around out of habit
Kvod harav can one listen to Jewish music in the morning before saying brachot?
Hi rabbi do I need to dip glass candle holders in a mikvah if eventually I’ll be washing them in dishwasher with other dishes?
Is there a teshuva from Reb Moshe that if married women have their hair uncovered it’s not considered erva because it’s common nowadays?
Is there a way to make a Brocha in front of an erva i.e. eyes closed head turned?
Kavod harav is mix seating mutar if there might be a chance that 1 woman might come dressed not tzniut, there’s a doubt, can a person attend such things?
/Does a garage door need a mezuza
Shavua tov, Does the issur of brothers and sisters kissing each other apply today? Why is it מעשה טפשים? Do we treat it like real Halacha?
Is it OK to get a haircut on sunday, because when Lag Baomer falls on Sunday you can get a haircut on Friday because it’s not nice to Shabbat?
Kevood HaRav Whatvis the latest one can say Shahrit NY time?
Do you need to eat with a kipa on, or can you make the bracha with a kipa on and then take it off?
Does one need to tovel a keurig
In terms of privacy, if someone sent a message to the wrong person, are you permitted to read it?
Are dogs hallachickly muter if it’s a service dog E.g. A therapy dog (Sephardi)
Is it kosher to be a professional food critic? Seems like lashon harah even if the owner agrees to having it reviewed no?
If one had an accident on the same English day as a previous accident can he make a seudat hoda for both or should he make two seudot on the different hebrew dates?
does birhat hamazon cover liquids that a person drinks during the meal?
Hi rabbi when boiling water to cook does one have to used filtered water or can it be regular water from the sink ?
Rabbi, i just ordered lunch from a restaurant. They sent me bread on the side. I am not interested in eating this bread. What is the proper way to dispose of this according to the halaca and kaballah? I read the mishna berura today in siman 179. Hilchot perurei hapat. Still unclear what i should do, i can leave it in the pantry maybe a goy will take it or throw out , or wrap it in a bag and put in garbage
Do I need to check a garment for Shaatnez if I know that someone else checked the exact same item and it was Shaatnez-free?
What’s the mekor for wearing a kippah and r sephardim exempt from wearing one
Would putting finger in ear or nose render it impure and need netila before davening or making brachot?
If someone looks through someone else is phone with out permission is that considered stealing?
When washing for bread does a person need to use a vessel that has handles?
Can one say hashems name if they’re practicing songs or prayers?
Are we allowed to shave under our face meaning by the neck area with a razor?
Hi Rabbi do sefaradim need to wait 6 hours after eating Parmesan cheese?
Shalom rabbi, for women that work as a hospital nurse or doctor, if they are required to wear pants scrubs while working is it allowed? If not, what is the halacha if she cannot find a solution
Kvod harav if one is not able to immerse, how can one use 9 kabin, does he just pour it over his head? And does the water have to cover his entire body?
I bought kosher iced tea in a glass bottle with a metel cap. Once I finish it, do I need to toivel before refilling with new tea or water?
Shalom kvod harav. If someone doesn’t want a certain action of theirs to become a neder, is it enough to just have in mind “bli neder” or the like, or does it have to be verbally stated? TIA
Kevod harav if one does a humra 3 times without saying bli neder it already becomes a neder correct?
If someone buys me a meal, do i have to say the extra blessing for him in birkat hamazon?
Kvod harav, 1.If ones parents gives their child money but they specify when giving “I am giving this to you for food only” does the child have to listen if he wants to give tzedakah 2.if ones parent tells him to shorten his pe’ot and facial hair does he have to listen?
What is the correct position for someone to sleep at night; on his back, side, stomach?
Is it better to walk a far length to a sink not in bathroom or to a close by bathroom?
Kavod haRav, lechathilla should one keep water by the bed for netilat yadayim as soon as get up?
Kvod harav, if one time one took out books from the bet midrash when it said don’t remove (the rational was, that the books were being taken out with the intention on returning them and taking full responsibility if anything happened, and the seforim weren’t ever seen being used as well) did an averah take place so that one must do teshuva?
If one walks into a minyan that is saying עלינו what should the person do?
Kevod harav after someone washed 3 timed (or 4) on each hand in the morning then gets dressed and ready to wash again and say al netilat yadayim dose he need to wash again 3 times on each hand or is one time on each hand enough?
If one didn’t have time by shachrit to recite korbanot until when can/should he recite it?
if Hot Pizza falls on this burner is a person allowed to eat it? The burner was cold
Can one cut his nails at night?
What is the best way to get rid of old kipot?
If someone did not eat a kabetza of bread within 4 minutes, do they still need to bench? The person ate small pieces of bread every minute or so.
If I am not thirsty but I am drinking water cause it’s good to have water do I make shehakol?
Kvod harav, Shavua tov. Does one need to be finished the amida by zman tefila or start before? and the same for zman kriat shema?
Is this geniza?
Can an individual use a razor on his face but above the points where he isn’t allowed?
Netilat Yadayim for Little Children
Kavod haRav, my daughter will be turning 3 (by Jewish years) very soon. Will she be required to do netilat yadayim with a kli in the morings or can we be lenient?
shalom if someone wakes up in the middle of the night to use the restroom he has to wash first without beracha ?
If one buys a Sefer from a store and finishes reading it can he return it ?
Does a person have a chiyuv to wear a helmet when riding a bike?
Kvod harav. The opinion that holds that its not ok to eat before davening: Is that because its after Alos hashachar or because its between the time someone woke up and davened? For example if someone woke up at 3am and plans on staying up until netz should he refrain from eating or can he eat hamotsei if he wants?
do Jewish people believe in Jinxing it. like for example your driving and your wife says looks like there is no traffic and then all of a sudden traffic happens..Or you say I made a lot of money and then you lose it by Jinxing it..
What if one says Kriat shemah al hamitah when putting a young child to sleep? Do they say it again later?
Why do Chassidim pray minha up until a later time than us ? And why can’t we follow these times?
Kavod haRav, I thought if one sleeps in one’s bed for even a short time after tzet hakochavim then he must say birchot haTorah before reciting any pasukim upon awakening. Is this not correct?
Is it allowed to put on my tziztit in the bathroom? (Without saying the bracha of course)
Rav if I bought clothing online but the distributor canceled the order bec of some malfunction and i still somehow received what I ordered but the money was refunded to my account already, can I keep the clothing?
Can one be maphrish challah twice in one day?
If I follow rabbenu tam for Shabbat am I aloud to follow the latest time for minha by rebbenu tam like the Chassidim do?
Is mayim achronim only done on Shabbat?
Rav can a store owner put holiday lights outside his store to attract business?
If one says shema and goes to sleep for the night without davening maariv but plans on waking up in the middle of the night should he say birkat hashachar before davening maariv?
What is the lowest number I can halachically get when cutting hair?
If one has a vegetable salad with mezonos croutons (which are there for the taste) what brocho does it get?
Hi rabbi when sleeping on a plane do we say Al netilat yadayim when washing?
Are you allowed to drink water the second you wake up? Or should you wash hands first?
Hi. How can i dispose old tzitzit that are still kosher?
Hi. How can i dispose food that is still edible?
Rabbi. Is it better to pray in a minyan that you know for sure there isn’t 10 answering because they are all on their phone, or to pray beyahid?
Do Sephardic typically say יהוה in Baruch Hamapil?
if one prayed Arvit before nightfall, does he have to say the shema twice after sunset (meaning one for the correct time and the other for bedtime shema) or can the shema he says at bedtime shema cover the kriat shema?
Do noodles have to be Pat Yisrael?
Is it proper to say shema Yisrael again before chatzot if someone didn’t pray arvit after nightfall? Or can one fulfill his obligation with the shema he says during kriat shema al hamita even if he does it after chatzot?
Is one allowed to say Kedusha if he started his amidah a few minutes before the hazan started his repetition ( saying the first two berachoth very slow)?
If someone prays slower than the minyan, would it be lechathila for him to begin amida a couple of minutes earlier than everyone else in order for him to catch kedusha? Or should he just start with everyone else even though he will miss out on kedusha? Thank you Rav for all your help
Hello Rabbi, if I’m eating or drinking something and then feel the need to use a bathroom, can I continue eating or drinking if there are no available bathroom around me?
HaRav one should say blessing over small talit when shortly after will put on big talit (with blessing) and Tefilin? Or betternot to say blessing over small talit and only over big talit and have in mind the small one as well? Thank You
Do you make a shechiyanu when you lease a car?
I hav a coffe glass jar may i use it now to store salt/sugar or do i hav to toivel first?
Hi rabbi if one wakes in the middle of the night and wants to read the parasha just to study how to read , or if one wants to learn does he have to say birkot hatorah?
Do Sephardim say boreh nefashot on ice coffe?
Does it count as learning Torah if you don’t say the text out loud?
Hi. Do new grills on a bbq need to be dipped?
What do you do if you by mistake eat meat and milk together?
Hi Rabbi, Do you make a beracha on tsitsit if you took it off more then 30 minutes?
Does one have to put a mezuzah on the door post of the boiler room?
How can one discard jewish magazine that have some divre torah?
Are you allowed to call your step parents by their first name if they allow you too?
are you over on any issur or asey by going to a theater/game /Broadway show?
Could I light one ner Neshama for more then one tzadik?
Is one allowed to have sculptures of people or animals in ones home?
When does one have to say the prayer for tefilat hadereh (the travelers prayer) …. someone is driving to Detroit from New York. At what point is the prayer recited?
Can you wear a coat if you didnt test it for shatnez but might be?
Are you allowed to eat something with your tefilin on?
What’s the Halacha if one makes an interruption in middle of birchat hamazon?
If one eats mezonot in the car and doesn’t do Al Hamichya but he remembered at home, can he say Al Hamichya at home?
if I miss pesukeh dezimrah due to coming late to shul to make sure I start amidah with Chazzan. Can I make up pesukeh dezimrah after prayers?
If the Shacharis Minyan I am in does not say Tefilah leDavid after Ashrei / UvaLeTsion do I stick to the order of Tefillah and carry on in order or can I say Tefilah leDavid at the conclusion of the Tefillot?
I’m curious to know how come we are so careful with bugs on fruits and vegetables nowadays is it because we have the tools to see them i.e. microscope, or were Jews always this careful?
Rabbi- you answered about the sculptures of people that a limb needs to be broken. Does this ruling also apply to dolls for children?
How frequently must one have their mezzuzot checked if they are strictly indoors only?
Do women have to follow a zman tfillah?
If a woman baked bread when she is Nidda, is the husband allowed to eat it?
Rabbi if someone walks into mincha minyan bit late and they are up to the amidah should they wait for chazara and do nakdishach with them or should they start amidah right away to catch amidah with 10 people?
If the purpose of keriyat shema al hamita is that one should sleep right before reading these peskim because it’s holy. Can one learn gemara or something right before they go to sleep instead? (Assuming they prayed arbit when it was dark outside)
Is it ok to own a dog in a jewish home?
Do you make a bracha on crystal cups when dipping in the mikvah
Is it correct to only make a bracha on dipping the vessels when you know it was made by a non Jewish company or even if the vessel was made by a Jewish company one makes a bracha? I heard there is an issue of a doubt in marking a blessing and therefore some don’t make a blessing when it is owned by a Jew.
My wife babysits her friends baby once a week for about 3 hours and gets $40 each week. Today her friend asked if she could come 10 minutes early, My wife said yes as a friendly favor. Her friend left $3 extra in the envelope but my wife didn’t ask for any extra money. She wants to give it back. Is there a problem of ribit here?
There is a shoe company that makes a design on the bottom that looks like a star of David (not sure if on purpose or not), can you wear those shoes?
Kavod ha Rav. Is it an issue to have seffarim on a shelf in my bed room? Does it make a difference for single or married?
If I used a plastic container to hold dairy cereal (cold) in the pantry, does that mean the plastic container is dairy?
whats the minhag of skipping tahanun… for bar mitzva?
Would one make a shehakol on drinks in a bread meal if no wine?
Kvod harav, if a father saw his newborn baby girl in person already and didn’t say a bracha, is there anyway to rectify that when seeing the baby again?
I read you cannot cross your legs at synagogue whatsoever . It’s written in the shulchan aruch. Does this apply to women as well?
If you eat cake and and apple for example, does saying Al ha michya cover you for both? (instead of saying boreh nefashot in addition to Al ha michya)
Do I need to tovel ceramic?
Hi Rabbi, Can a Sephardic shul allow an Ashkenaz person to be Hazzan since he’s in his year of avelut? He will be praying the ashkenaz nusach
Can a shul have no nusech and anyone who wants to can pray?
If one is a sandak for an afternoon bris , can he work beforehand
Kvod haRav if there’s a cd of Jewish kids songs sung by a female do we need to make sure a katan or boy at age of chinuch doesn’t hear. If a man walks in and it’s playing but he doesn’t want to benefit does it need to be turned off?
Does one have to wash on ha’motze when eating a big meal so that they say the full benching or they can just make the regular before and after brachot and not need to wash for bread?
When one takes mezuzot to be checked should they make sure to get loaner mezuzot to place on their doorways or is it allowed to not have mezuzot up while they’re being checked?
When praying amira does one pause when the kohanim are blessing the minyan?
If one takes off his teffilin during Shacharit because he needs to use the bathroom or some other reason, does he have to say the bracha again when he puts it back on?