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Q&A From the Bais HaVaad Halacha Hotline

In Hot Water II: Deeper Dayan Yehoshua Grunwald November 26, 2020 Q: You wrote in last week’s Q&A that all foods subject to the prohibition of cooking on Shabbos—with the exception of water, oil, and certain spices—should not be placed…

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Q&A from the Bais HaVaad Halacha Hotline

Crash Course Harav Chaim Weg October 15, 2020 Q:  On Rosh Hashanah, I borrowed a sefer on hilchos tekias shofar and a shofar to blow in shul, and I left them on the bimah during Musaf. The chandelier above the…

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Q&A From the Bais HaVaad Halacha Hotline

Cloud Cover Q:  Is there something specific to have in mind when fulfilling the mitzvah of sukkah, apart from intent to fulfill the mitzvah? A: The Torah commands us (Vayikra 23), “You shall dwell in sukkos for seven days.” According…

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Q&A From the Bais HaVaad Halacha Hotline

Safety in Letters Q:  There have been a number of criminal incidents in my neighborhood in recent years. A man has been approaching people in the area saying that the neighborhood has become dangerous and that we all must contribute…

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Q&A From the Bais HaVaad Halacha Hotline

Smoke Alarm HaRav Chaim Weg August 5, 2020 Q:  My neighbor has been making weekly barbecues in his backyard for several summers. My family is greatly bothered by the smoke, which forces us to close our windows. When we finally…

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Q&A From the Bais HaVaad Halacha Hotline

Sleeping Accommodations Dayan Yehoshua Grunwald July 29, 2020 Q:  I enjoy listening to relatively loud music. My neighbor claims that he goes to bed at 9:30 pm and the music disturbs his sleep. Recently, I made a sheva berachos in…

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Q&A From the Bais HaVaad Halacha Hotline

Early Adopters Rav Avraham Yeshaya Cohen July 23, 2020   Q:  To make “early Shabbos,” when must one daven and eat? A:  There is a dispute between R' Yehuda and the Chachamim (Brachos 26a) whether shkiah (sunset) or plag hamincha…

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