Q & A: Bal Tashchit During The Nine Days (Part I)

Question: May a person eat leftover Shabbos meat in the Nine Days so as not to violate the prohibition of bal tashchit (wastefulness)?Rabbi Yaakov Spivak Rosh Kollel, Kollel Ayshel Avraham Monsey, NY

Q & A: Manoach’s Wife (Part II)

Question: In the haftara for Parashat Naso, we read about Manoach’s wife (mother of Shimshon), seeing things that her husband did not. We are never told, however, what her name is. Why?Yossy Guttman

Q & A: Manoach’s Wife (Part I)

Question: In the haftara for Parashat Naso, we read about Manoach’s wife (mother of Shimshon), seeing things that her husband did not. We are never told, however, what her name was. Why?Yossy Guttman

Q & A: The Proper Response To The Greatest Gift (Part II)

Question: How does a person thank Hashem for giving him a child?Yossy Guttman

Q & A: May One Take Pills On Shabbat?

Question: Can I take pills on Shabbos that my doctor prescribed for me? I am diabetic, so skipping a day’s dosage might prove harmful.No Name Please

Q & A: Do We Bury Someone On Yom Tov? (Conclusion)

Question: If a person passes away on Yom Tov, do we bury him on Yom Tov or wait until after Yom Tov?No Name, Please

Q & A: Do We Bury Someone On Yom Tov? (Part II)

Question: If a person passes away on Yom Tov, do we bury him on Yom Tov or wait until after Yom Tov?No Name Please

Q & A: Do We Bury Someone On Yom Tov? (Part I)

Question: If a person passes away on Yom Tov, do we bury him on Yom Tov or wait until after Yom Tov?No Name Please

Q & A: What Doubt?

Question: Why do we celebrate two days of Yom Tov if we have a fixed calendar today and know when Yom Tov truly is?Aryeh Roth

Q & A: Simchas During Sefirah (Part III)

I’ve been invited to numerous simchas during Sefirah in the past few years that did not seem to conform to the halachic restrictions of this period. I’ve been told that you addressed this topic in the past. Can you address it again as I don’t want to offend anyone by staying at home?Name Withheld By Request

Q & A: Simchas During Sefirah (Part II)

Question: I’ve been invited to numerous simchas during Sefirah in the past few years that did not seem to conform to the halachic restrictions of this period. I’ve been told that you addressed this topic in the past. Can you address it again as I don’t want to offend anyone by staying at home?Name Withheld By Request

Q & A: Simchahs During Sefirah (Part I)

Question: I’ve been invited to numerous simchas during Sefirah in the past few years that did not seem to conform to the halachic restrictions of this period. I’ve been told that you addressed this topic in the past. Can you address it again as I don't want to offend anyone?Name Withheld By Request

Q & A: Must Everyone Drink The Four Cups?

Question: I have two questions: 1) Why does each person recite Kiddush at the Seder when only the head of the household does so the rest of the year? 2) Why do we eat an egg at the Seder?S. Schwartz

Q & A: Preparing For Passover

Question: How can one make one's home kosher for Passover with minimal expense and effort.Name withheld

Q & A: An Enigmatic Prayer

Question: We often pray to Hashem for yiras shamayim (e.g., in Birkas Rosh Chodesh). But how can we ask Hashem to give us fear of Him?Martin Freundlich

Q & A: A Full Goblet Of Wine (Part II)

Question: I’ve noticed that some people fill their kiddush and havdallah cups to the point that they overflow. Is there a halachic source for this practice? Doesn’t it amount to bal tashchit?Bernard Gold

Q & A: A Full Goblet Of Wine (Part I)

Question: I’ve noticed that some people fill their Kiddush and Havdallah cups to the point that they overflow. Is there a halachic source for this pratice? Doesn’t it amount to bal tashchit?Bernard Gold

Q & A: Can You Eat The Purim Se’udah At Night?

Question: Can a person eat the Purim se’udah at night if he will be traveling on Purim day?Anonymous

Q & A: Is Mishlo’ach Manot A Form Of Charity?

Question: Is mishlo’ach manot a form of tzedakah like matanot la’evyonim?Moshe Jakobowitz Brooklyn, NY

Q & A: Kaddish Elevates (Part VIII)

Question: When a son says Kaddish for his parents, can they hear it? Also, are their souls elevated to a higher place as a result?Ben Glassman

Q & A: Kaddish Elevates (Part VII)

Question: When a son says Kaddish for his parents, can they hear it? Also, are their souls elevated to a higher place as a result?Ben Glassman

Q & A: Kaddish Elevates (Part VI)

Question: When a son says Kaddish for his parents, can they hear it? Also when he says it, are their souls elevated to a higher place?Ben Glassman

Q & A: Kaddish Elevates (Part V)

Question: When a son recites Kaddish for his parents, can they hear it? Also, are their souls elevated to a higher place as a result?Ben Glassman

Q & A: Kaddish Elevates (Part IV)

Question: When a son recites Kaddish for his parents, can they hear it? Also when he recites Kaddish, are the souls elevated to a higher place?Ben Glassman

Q & A: Kaddish Elevates (Part II)

Question: When a son recites Kaddish for his parents, can they hear it? Also, when he recites Kaddish, are his parents’ souls elevated to a higher place?Ben Glassman

Q & A: Kaddish Elevates (Part I)

Question: When a son recites Kaddish for his parents, can they hear it? Also, when he recites Kaddish, are his parents’ souls elevated to a higher place?Ben Glassman

Q & A: What Constitutes Charity? (Part II)

Question: I have three questions. First, what exactly constitutes charity? Second, how much does a person have to give? Third, can one consider a tip to a waiter at a restaurant charity considering how little waiters make?Zelig Aronson Queens, NY

Q & A: What Constitutes Charity? (Part I)

Question: I have three questions. First, what exactly constitutes charity? Second, how much does a person have to give? Third, can one consider a tip to a waiter at a restaurant charity considering how little waiters make?Zelig Aronson Queens, NY

Q & A: Why Don’t We Proselytize?

Question: Lately, various missionary groups have been very active in my neighborhood, anxious to convert our brethren. Why don’t we, in turn, seek to convert them?Moshe Jakobovitz Brooklyn, NY

Q & A: Three Chanukah Divrei Torah

Rabbi Senter is the founder of KOF-K Kosher Supervision, one of the largest kosher certification agencies serving the Jewish community worldwide.

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