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Q & A: Attending Weddings During Sefirah (Part I)

19 Nisan 5777 – April 14, 2017
Question: My friends are getting married on Rosh Chodesh Sivan. I tried to convince them to do otherwise, as many people have a minhag not to attend weddings until three days before Shavuot. They told me they spoke to rabbis who allowed it. Is this right? May I attend? Name Withheld By Request

Q & A: Selling One’s Chametz

11 Nisan 5777 – April 6, 2017
Question: Why do we sell our chametz. Wouldn’t it be simpler to just dispose of it? Why go through this charade every year? Malka Berg

Q & A: Preparing The Home And Kashering Utensils For Passover

4 Nisan 5777 – March 30, 2017
Question: Must one spend great sums of money and invest much effort in making one’s home kosher for Passover? Not all of us have unlimited funds. Anonymous

Q & A: The Four Parshiyot (Conclusion)

26 Adar 5777 – March 23, 2017
Question: Why there are four special Torah readings between Purim and Pesach? Also, why do we call each of those four Shabbatot by a special name, e.g., Shabbat Shekalim, Shabbat Zachor etc.? Additionally how did the division of weekly parshiyot we read every Shabbat come about? Celia Gluck

Q & A: The Four Parshiyot

19 Adar 5777 – March 16, 2017
Question: Why there are four special Torah readings between Purim and Pesach? Also, why do we call each of those four Shabbatot by a special name, e.g., Shabbat Shekalim, Shabbat Zachor etc.? Additionally how did the division of weekly parshiyot we read every Shabbat come about? Celia Gluck

Q & A: Reading The Megillah (Part II)

12 Adar 5777 – March 9, 2017
Question: If someone heard Megillat Esther in shul and later reads it at home for his wife and family, must he recite the blessings? Menachem

Q & A: Reading The Megillah (Part I)

5 Adar 5777 – March 2, 2017
Question: If someone heard Megillat Esther in shul and later reads it at home for his wife and family, must he recite the blessings? Menachem

Q & A: A Missed Torah Reading (Part XIII)

28 Shevat 5777 – February 23, 2017
Question: If a person was ill on Shabbos and unable to go to shul to hear Keri’at haTorah, must he have someone read it to him in shul upon his recovery? Sincerely, Isaac Greenberg

Q & A: A Missed Torah Reading (Part XII)

21 Shevat 5777 – February 16, 2017
Question: If a person was ill on Shabbos and unable to go to shul to hear Keri’at haTorah, must he have someone read it to him in shul upon his recovery? Sincerely, Isaac Greenberg

Q & A: Tu B’Shevat This Coming Shabbos

14 Shevat 5777 – February 10, 2017
Question: This year Tu B’Shevat falls on Shabbat. I recall that you discussed this holiday a while back, but since it falls on Shabbat this year, could you please discuss it again? Do we observe it any differently because it falls on Shabbat? M. Goldman Miami, FL

Q & A: A Missed Torah Reading (Part XI)

7 Shevat 5777 – February 2, 2017
Question: If a person was ill on Shabbos and unable to go to shul to hear Keri’at haTorah, must he have someone read it to him in shul upon his recovery? Sincerely, Isaac Greenberg

Q & A: A Missed Torah Reading (Part X)

29 Tevet 5777 – January 26, 2017
Question: If a person was ill on Shabbos and unable to go to shul to hear Keri’at haTorah, must he have someone read it to him in shul upon his recovery? Sincerely, Isaac Greenberg

Q & A: A Missed Torah Reading (Part IX)

22 Tevet 5777 – January 19, 2017
Question: If a person was ill on Shabbos and unable to go to shul to hear Keri’at haTorah, must he have someone read it to him in shul upon his recovery? Sincerely, Isaac Greenberg

Q & A: A Missed Torah Reading (Part VIII)

15 Tevet 5777 – January 12, 2017
Question: If a person was ill on Shabbos and unable to go to shul to hear Keri’at haTorah, must he have someone read it to him in shul upon his recovery? Sincerely, Isaac Greenberg

Q & A: A Missed Torah Reading (Part VII)

8 Tevet 5777 – January 5, 2017
Question: If a person was ill on Shabbos and unable to go to shul to hear Keri’at haTorah, must he have someone read it to him in shul upon his recovery? Sincerely, Isaac Greenberg

Q & A: A Missed Torah Reading (Part VI)

1 Tevet 5777 – December 29, 2016
Question: If a person was ill on Shabbos and unable to go to shul to hear Keri’at haTorah, must he have someone read it to him in shul upon his recovery? Sincerely, Isaac Greenberg

Q & A: Forgetting Al Hanissim On Chanukah

24 Kislev 5777 – December 23, 2016
Question: If someone forgot to recite Al Hanissim in Shemoneh Esreh or Birkat Hamazon on Chanukah, does he have to go back and repeat them? Moshe Jakobowitz Brooklyn, NY

Q & A: A Missed Torah Reading (Part V)

16 Kislev 5777 – December 15, 2016
Question: If a person was ill on Shabbos and unable to go to shul to hear Keri’at haTorah, must he have someone read it to him in shul upon his recovery? Sincerely, Isaac Greenberg

Q & A: A Missed Torah Reading (Part IV)

9 Kislev 5777 – December 8, 2016
Question: If a person was ill on Shabbos and unable to go to shul to hear Keri’at haTorah, must he have someone read it to him in shul upon his recovery? Sincerely, Isaac Greenberg

Q & A: A Missed Torah Reading (Part III)

2 Kislev 5777 – December 1, 2016
Question: If a person was ill on Shabbos and unable to go to shul to hear Keri’at haTorah, must he have someone read it to him in shul upon his recovery? Sincerely, Isaac Greenberg

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