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Q&A from the Bais HaVaad Halacha Hotline

Case Law May 11, 2022 Q During Shacharis, after removing my tefillin from their plastic cases, may I prop up my siddur on the cases to daven? A Tefillin, mezuzos, and sifrei Torah have kedushah, and their bags and cases…

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Flight Plan May 5, 2022 Q I am going to accompany the body of my father a.h. on a plane to Eretz Yisrael for burial. Will I be considered an onein while in flight?   A Between death and burial, immediate…

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Taking a Count April 28, 2022   Q I forgot to count the omer last night and only counted this evening, not long after sundown. May I count on the remaining days with a bracha? A The Shulchan Aruch (O.C.…

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At the Leaventh Hour March 31, 2022 Q I live in Lakewood, where I plan to be for Yom Tov, and I own an apartment in Eretz Yisrael that contains chametz. May I sell that chametz before the Lakewood zman,…

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Blanket Rule March 24, 2022   Q My toddler’s blanket and pacifier were left in the car before Shabbos. He won’t sleep without them and refuses to use any but his own. What may I do? A The Rama (O.C.…

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Point of Sale March 18, 2022   Q  May I keep vending machines operating and selling on Shabbos? A  This question arose more than a century ago, when coin-operated vending machines became popular. There is an issur deRabanan of mekach…

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Coin of the Realm Rav Aryeh Finkel March 10, 2022   Q I plan to be in Eretz Yisrael for Purim while my family remains in America. When fulfilling the minhag of zeicher lemachatzis hashekel, I follow the Mishnah Brurah…

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Q&A from the Bais HaVaad Halacha Hotline

Coin of the Realm Rav Aryeh Finkel March 10, 2022   Q  I plan to be in Eretz Yisrael for Purim while my family remains in America. When fulfilling the minhag of zeicher lemachatzis hashekel, I follow the Mishnah Brurah…

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The Great Leap Forward Dayan Yosef Greenwald March 3, 2022   Q  My son was born in Adar thirteen years ago, in a non-leap year. In which Adar this year does he become a bar mitzvah? A Discussing the same…

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