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What happens if after making Kiddush Friday night a person needs to take an emergency flight and with the time zone change arrives at his destination before Shabbos started there. Does he need to make Kiddush a second time?

The Debriciner Rav (Be'er Moshe 7 - Kuntras Electric 93) says that it depends. If he arrives before Plag HaMincha which is a time that one cannot even be Mikabel Shabbos as it is too early then he must make Kiddush again after Plag. If he arrives after Plag he need not make Kiddush again.

However says the Debriciner Rov, even if he arrives before Plag and it is clearly not possible to be considered Shabbos, this person is assur to do Milacha, as the Kedushas Shabbos carries forth from his original location.

Important Note: We bring this tshuvah as a starting point for discussion and not to convey any halacha. We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation. Please understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.

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Wed, 11 May 2011 03:00:00 -0700
Chelkas Yaakov - Putting An Ad In The Saturday Newspaper http://revach.net/article.php?id=4833 http://revach.net/article.php?id=4833

Is it permissible to place an ad in the non-Jewish Saturday newspaper? The newspaper is printed Friday night so practically speaking the ad will be printed on Shabbos and it could be a problem of Amira L'Akum or asking a non-Jew to do a Milacha for you.

A Rov wanted to answer that it is permissible. The halacha is that under certain circumstances you may ask a non-Jew to do a Milacha for you provided that performing it does not force him to do it on Shabbos. If he chooses to do it on Shabbos then that is his choice, and it is not called Amira L'Akum. Similarly said this Rov, since the Saturday Newspaper can be printed before Shabbos it is permissible.

However the Chelkas Yaakov (OC 66) dismissed that claim. He says that since the unchangeable fact is that the newspaper get printed on Friday night, and the job you paid for cannot be done after Shabbos since you paid for a Saturday ad, it is considered as if you told him to do it on Shabbos. The fact that from your point of view he can do the Milacha before Shabbos is irrelevant in this instant because the facts are not like that.

Important Note: We bring this tshuvah as a starting point for discussion and not to convey any halacha. We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation. Please understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.

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Mon, 22 Nov 2010 03:00:00 -0800
Aruch HaShulchan - Whistling On Shabbos? http://revach.net/article.php?id=4625 http://revach.net/article.php?id=4625
Chazal (OC 338:1) forbade playing musical instruments on Shabbos since the instrument may break and you may inadvertently fix it forgetting that it is Shabbos.  The Mishna Brura says that this includes even banging with your hand or clapping for musical purposes.  The Shulchan Aruch paskens that you may knock on a door since it is not Derech Shir, for the purpose of making music. 

The Rema says that it is even permitted to whistle to call your friend, since whistling does not entail doing any actions.  The Mishna Brura adds that this even applies to whistling a tune, because Chazal did not assur making noise with your mouth.

The Aruch HaShulchan asks, what is the Rema adding?  Of course you can whistle just like you can sing.  Why would whistling be worse that singing if the only time making noise is assur is if your hands are involved?  He answers that the Rema is telling us that it is even permissible to whistle by putting your fingers in your mouth, since this is not considered taking action with you hands, and the noise is being made with you mouth.

The Piskei Tshuvos says that the Mishna Halachos argues with the Aruch HaShulchan regarding whistling with your hands.

Important Note: We bring this tshuvah as a starting point for discussion and not to convey any halacha.  We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation.  Please understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.

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Fri, 25 Jun 2010 03:00:00 -0700
Rav Moshe Shternbuch: Entering A Bid For Shabbos Auction http://revach.net/article.php?id=4468 http://revach.net/article.php?id=4468 Rav Moshe Shternbuch was asked (1:232) if a Jew may tell a non-Jew who is auctioning something on Shabbos that he is prepared to buy it for a certain price after Shabbos is over.  Rav Shternbuch paskened that this is permissible since he is not buying anything on Shabbos just notifying the non-Jew that it may be worth his while, if he doesn't get a higher bid, to hold it until Motza'ei Shabbos and sell it to the Jew.  However, says Rav Shternbuch, you may not ask or even hint to a non-Jew to buy the item for you on Shabbos, since on Shabbos it is assur to make purchases.

Important Note: We bring this tshuvah as a starting point for discussion and not to convey any halacha.  We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation.  Please understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.

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Fri, 19 Mar 2010 03:00:00 -0700
Shearim Mitzuyanim BaHalacha: Birth Control Pills On Shabbos http://revach.net/article.php?id=4318 http://revach.net/article.php?id=4318 It is assur to take any sort of medication on Shabbos.  Vitamins according to poskim are also assur to take on Shabbos since it is for Refuah.  The Mogen Avrohom (328:43) says that anything that is for Refuah is assur even if the person is healthy.  What about birth control pills in a case where a woman has a heter to use them because it is dangerous for her to become pregnant?  Is this considered refuah and therefore assur, or not?

Rav Shloime Braun in Shearim Mitzuyanim BaHalacha (91:2), although he does not pasken definitively, says that this may not be considered a pill for Refuah.  It merely is a mechanism to prevent pregnancy.  He compares this to the Din of the Taz (328:27) who says that it is permitted to treat a drunken hangover since intoxication is not a medical condition.  It is also like a Chazzan swallowing a raw egg which the Shulchan Aruch permits (328:38). 

Based on this he says in a case of Mitzvas Onah, "Efshar... D'Mutar"

Important Note: We bring this tshuvah as a starting point for discussion and not to convey any halacha.  We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation.  Please understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.

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Fri, 22 Jan 2010 03:00:00 -0800
Soaked With Rain Or Carrying Snow http://revach.net/article.php?id=4302 http://revach.net/article.php?id=4302 The Shulchan Aruch (OC 301:49) paskens that you may go into the river on Shabbos but you must make sure not to walk four amos when you go out of the river.  Since you have water on you, you will be carrying.  The Taz asks, what about if you are walking in the street drenched with rain or covered in snow, is that not also carrying in Reshus HaRabim?

The Piskei Tshuvos brings from a number of acharonim including Rav Tzvi Pesach Frank, that when the rain is on your clothing it is batel to your clothing and therefore not called carrying. 

Regarding water in a beard, the Debriciner Rov and the Divrei Malkiel compare it to clothing and say it is mutar.  However Rav Moshe Halberstam says that in a beard the water is not Batel.  He proves this, since squeezing water out of a garment is Sechita and is assur Min HaTorah whereas from a beard it is not assur Min HaTorah.  However the vast majority of poskim Matir going into the street with a wet beard, and those who don't agree that it is only a Minhag Chassidus and not assur.

Important Note: We bring this tshuvah as a starting point for discussion and not to convey any halacha.  We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation.  Please understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.

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Fri, 15 Jan 2010 03:00:00 -0800
Knocking On Doors On Shabbos http://revach.net/article.php?id=4269 http://revach.net/article.php?id=4269 The gemara Eiruvin (104a) says that it is Assur to be Molid Kol or create sounds on Shabbos.  There is a Machlokes in the gemara if this applies to any kind of noise or only a melodious kind of noise.  Most of the Rishonim and the Shulchan Aruch (338:1) pasken that only melodious noise is assur.  However the Vilna Gaon is machmir to assur all noise.

The Orchos Shabbos (2:21:21) says based on this, that knocking on doors is permitted since it is not for music but just to get someone's attention.  Even the Vilna Gaon who assurs, holds it is permissible if you do it with a Shinui and knock in a non-conventional manner.  However when knocking it would be assur to knock in a beat or rhythm. 

Using a special knocker attached to the door may be more problematic.  Even though it is not done in a melodious way, still it is an instrument made specially to make noise.  In a Shaas HaDchak where your knock may not be heard otherwise, there are poskim that are matir.

Important Note: We bring this tshuvah as a starting point for discussion and not to convey any halacha.  We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation.  Please understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.

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Fri, 01 Jan 2010 03:00:00 -0800
Aruch HaShulchan: Working Late On Friday http://revach.net/article.php?id=4196 http://revach.net/article.php?id=4196 The gemara (Pesachim 50b) says that in a place where they are noheg not to do Milacha (see Aruch HaShulchan what kind of Milacha is assur in this instance)  on Erev Shabbos after mincha, one does Milacha will not see any Bracha from it.  Nevertheless we only warn these people but we do not punish them.  Although there are various opinions the Aruch HaShulchan (OC 251) says that Mincha here means Mincha Ketana which is two and a half hours (Sha'os Zmanios) before Shkia.

One wonders, says the Aruch HaShulchan how it is that many Baalei Batim work until very close to Shabbos?  He is Milamed Zchus in a number of ways.  a)  we are meikil because of the struggle to earn a living (Docheik HaParnassa).  b)  The minhag only applies to business owners and not employees.  c)  Only starting new work is assur.  d)  The issur is because one must prepare for Shabbos, but in many instances the Eishes Chayil makes all the preparations.

Still, he says, a Yarei Shamayim should do like the Takanas Chachomim and it will be good for him.

Important Note: We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation.  Please also understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.

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Fri, 27 Nov 2009 03:00:00 -0800
Rav Moshe Feinstein, Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, & ybcl"c Rav Elyashiv - When A Non-Jew Turns On The Lights On Shabbos http://revach.net/article.php?id=4178 http://revach.net/article.php?id=4178 It is assur for a Jew to ask a non-Jew to do a Milacha for him on Shabbos.  These halachos of Amira L'Akum are complex and not the topic of the tshuva.  In any event if it is done B'Issur then it is assur to have any benefit from the Milacha.  What happens if a non-Jew turns on a light for you on Shabbos, may you use the light to benefit from the room in a way that you could not have benefited in the dark?

Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach in Mihcnas Shlomo says that at night when it is dark outside and no light shines in, you may not benefit from the light in the room.  However in the morning once the day light makes the room usable even without the light, then you may use the room.

Rav Moshe Feinstein (Igros Moshe OC 2:71) says that you may find things in the room and use them even if you could have not done so without the light.  He says that only the light itself is assur, but the item that you are looking for and want to use is not assur, so you may do so since the light is only a Grama, and indirect cause, allowing you to use the item you seek.  Nevertheless Rav Moshe says a Ba'al Nefesh should be Machmir.

It is brought down in the name of Rav Elyashiv that when it comes to a non-Jew turning off the lights so that a person can sleep there, it is permissible to sleep there.  The non-Jew only was "Mavriach Ari", which essentially means that he removed an obstacle and did not do anything positive that you are benefiting from.

Important Note: We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation.  Please also understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.

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Fri, 20 Nov 2009 03:00:00 -0800
The Big Difference Between Mashed Potato & Mashed Banana http://revach.net/article.php?id=4163 http://revach.net/article.php?id=4163 One of the Av Milachos is Tochein, grinding, or making food into very little pieces.  The Orchos Shabbos (1:5:9-13) says that mashing something, even if it remains in one clump and not separate pieces, is considered Tochein. 

He brings from the Rambam that if something, like a potato, became very soft (it must be very soft according to Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach) from cooking it is already considered ground and therefore you may mash it.  However you must mash it with a fork or spoon and not a special mashing utensil because it would be Uvda D'Chol.

This, he says, only applies to cooked foods but if a banana or avocado become soft without cooking, the issur of grinding still applies. He brings in the footnotes that Rav Moshe Feinstein in the Igros Moshe (4:74) matirs mashing a banana because it remains a single mass and not separate pieces.  The Tosefta explicitly says that figs may not be mashed, but Rav Moshe says that his research shows that a fig comes apart while the banana doesn't.

Important Note: We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation.  Please also understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.

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Fri, 13 Nov 2009 03:00:00 -0800
Rav Moshe Feinstein & Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach: Kiddush With A Plastic Cup http://revach.net/article.php?id=4147 http://revach.net/article.php?id=4147 Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach once attended a kiddush where no kiddush cup or even glass cup was available.  Rav Shlomo Zalman did not hesitate to make kiddush using a plastic cup.  When someone mentioned that Rav Moshe Feinstein said it was assur to use a throw away cup.  Rav Shlomo Zalman did not flinch and said it is mutar beyond a shadow of a doubt.  Rav Shlomo Zalman gave a Mashal to shirts that are made for one time use and sold in America.  "If I had a shirt like that" said Rav Shlomo Zalman, "Do you think I would throw it away after one use?"

Rav Shlomo Zalman's son-in-law, Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg proved from the Rambam that any vessel meant for one time use, is not considered a Keili.  However he says that it depends on the users intention.  If does not plan on throwing it out, then it is a Keili, even if he is the only one in the whole world that reuses it. (Aleihu Lo Yibol OC 197)

Important Note: We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation.  Please also understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.

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Fri, 06 Nov 2009 03:00:00 -0800
Shevet HaLevi & Rav Moshe Shternbuch: Can A Frum Jew Be Your "Motza'ei Shabbos Goy"? http://revach.net/article.php?id=4073 http://revach.net/article.php?id=4073 If someone keeps Rabbeinu Tam's Zman for Motza'ei Shabbos may he ask his friend who already finished Shabbos to do Milacha for him?  The Shevet HaLevi (1:53) says you may not ask him to do this.  He says that this may apply even if you only keep Rabbeinu Tam on Motza'ei Shabbos for a chumra but all other times you go by the earlier Zman.

Rav Moshe Shternbuch holds (1:234) that he may do so if he only holds Rabbeinu Tam for things that are Min HaTorah and not D'Rabbanans.

Important Note: We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation.  Please also understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.

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Fri, 11 Sep 2009 03:00:00 -0700
Chazon Ish, Rav Moshe Feinstein, & ybc"l Rav Elyashiv - Pictures Hanging On The Wall http://revach.net/article.php?id=4040 http://revach.net/article.php?id=4040 There are two questions surrounding pictures hanging on a wall.  The first is Binyan and Stira.  Is hanging a picture considered adding on to the wall and is taking it off considering taking apart the wall?  The Mogen Avrohom (315:2) says that rugs and drapes that hang for beauty are not considered binyan and stira.  The Chazon Ish explains that this is because they are not firmly attached and they are often taken down and put back up.  The Orchos Shabbos (1:8:14:19) says that Rav Elyashiv says it is not Boneh, even if you never take it down, since it is affixed in a manner that makes it easy to take off.

With regard to the picture being Muktza the Orchos Shabbos (2:19:103) says that if you are very careful with it when you take it down making sure that it doesn't get damaged, then it is surely Muktza Machmas Chesaron Kis.  In the event that it is not so precious and you are not so worried about it, then some including Rav Moshe Feinstein (Igros Moshe OC 5:21:13) that it is not Muktza.  However the Chazon Ish says that since it is placed on the wall and not moved from that spot, it has a Din of Muktza Gamur and can't even be moved L'Tzorech Gufa U'Mikoma.

Are you allowed to straighten the picture if it is not hanging straight?  The Orchos Shabbos offers a svara to allow this.  he says that since you are moving it in its place, and since this is where it should be, it didn't become muktza for this purpose Erev Shabbos.  However he cautions that this is only a conjecture and you cannot do it without asking a Rov who can provide a clear proof on this matter.

Important Note: We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation.  Please also understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2009 03:00:00 -0700
Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach & The Minchas Yitzchok - Are You Carrying Food Between Your Teeth? http://revach.net/article.php?id=3922 http://revach.net/article.php?id=3922 All the poskim agree that going out to a Reshus HaRabim on Shabbos with food in your mouth is considered carrying.  What is the halacha if you have food stuck between your teeth, is that also considered carrying?  Must you clean your mouth well before going out?

The Shmiras Shabbos KiHilchoso (18:2:8) brings from the Minchas Yitzchok that whenever possible you should take out food stuck between your teeth before going out, since this is  completely normal and not any sort of Shinui.  He compares it to phlegm in your mouth which is assur to walk with in Reshus HaRabim once it has become detached and entered the mouth cavity.  He also brings from the Minchas Shabbos holds that this is not a normal way to carry however it is best to be careful not to do it anyway.

Lastly he brings from Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach who holds that you need not be machmir even in a real Reshus HaRabim, unless the food is sticking out from between your teeth and it looks disgusting or it really irritates you.  Only then would it be halachicly similar to phlegm which will be spit out eventually and is therefore considered carrying.

Important Note: We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation.  Please also understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.

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Fri, 10 Jul 2009 03:00:00 -0700
Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach: Discussing Your Overseas Trip On Shabbos http://revach.net/article.php?id=3902 http://revach.net/article.php?id=3902

Any action that you cannot perform on Shabbos, you may not discuss on Shabbos taking this action after Shabbos. So for example on may not say that he is traveling by car tomorrow since he may not drive a car on Shabbos. However if he only says that he will travel to a certain place but does not mention how he plans to get there, even if he would clearly need a car or some other form of transportation to get there, it is permissible to discuss since he did not explicitly mention the actual Milacha and only hinted it.

Even if the destination is outside of Tchum Shabbos he may say that he is going there, since it is possible that there are small huts along the entire way that extend the Tchum Shabbos. However Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach says that if your destination is overseas, this logic would not work and it is assur to discuss, even if you don't explicitly mention that you are going by plane, since this is more than obvious and is considered like you said you are flying even if you didn't.

However, says the Orchos Shabbos (2:22:13), it is possible to be Matir based on the Aruch HaShulchan who says that you may talk about a sea voyage on Shabbos since under certain circumstances it is permissible to embark on a sea voyage on Shabbos and you can get to your overseas destination by boat as well.

Important Note: We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation. Please also understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.  

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Fri, 03 Jul 2009 03:00:00 -0700
Rav Elyashiv - Permits Lice Spray For Children On Shabbos http://revach.net/article.php?id=3884 http://revach.net/article.php?id=3884

The gemara says that it is permissible to kill lice on Shabbos since the issur of killing creatures on Shabbos only extends to those creatures who can produce offspring, which the gemara says that lice cannot. However, today most poskim forbid killing lice because the lice we see today produce offspring, and it is possible that today's lice are not the same as in the times of the gemara.

When a child is terribly itchy from lice on Shabbos, the Orchos Shabbos (14:30:46) writes that Rav Elyashiv permits spraying the child's hair with lice killing spray. Since the child is in pain we can rely on the Din of the gemara without question. The Orchos Shabbos says there is an additional reason to be lenient. When a child really needs something, he has a din of a Choleh She'ein Bo Sakana, a sick person who is not in danger. For this person we permit Melacha D'Rabanan according to some opinions. Even if killing lice is assur, it is only M'D'Rabanan since it is Melacha She'ein Tzricha L'Gufa as we don't care about the specific outcome. Therefore it would be permissible to do this for the child.

Important Note: We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation. Please also understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.  

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Fri, 26 Jun 2009 03:00:00 -0700
Klausenberger Rebbe: Shabbos Candles In Every Room? http://revach.net/article.php?id=3869 http://revach.net/article.php?id=3869 The Mishna Brura writes (263:2) that you must light a candle in every room in the house that you will use on Shabbos in order that people do not fall over an object when they walk in there.  However the Bracha should be made on the candles that are lit in the place where you will eat.

Why don't we light candles in all our rooms nowadays?  The Piskei Tshuvos (3) brings in the name of the Klausenberger Rebbe that if there is light already lit in the other rooms you do not need to actually do a Hadlaka Mei'Ikar HaDin, even if those lights were on already for a long time and not originally turned on L'Kavod Shabbos.  Therefore he says it is sufficient to do a Hadlaka in one place (the place where you eat) as long as the rest of the rooms have sufficient light to avoid problems.  He also mentions that his grandfather (the Admor of Biala) had a minhag to actually light in every single room.

Based on this he brings from the Ben Ish Chai and the Kaf HaChaim that you must make sure that there is light in the house the entire night to ensure that if someone wakes up in middle of the night and gets out of bed they won't hurt themselves.

Important Note: We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation.  Please also understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.

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Fri, 19 Jun 2009 03:00:00 -0700
Shevet HaKehosi - Challah In A Plastic Bag For Lechem Mishna http://revach.net/article.php?id=3830 http://revach.net/article.php?id=3830 If you have two Challos, each one in its own plastic bag, or if one Challah is in a plastic bag, must you take it out for Lechem Mishna or may you leave it in the bag?  The Shevet HaKehosi (2:114) says that it should be taken out of the bag and L'Chatchila the two Challos should touch.

On Pesach by Leil HaSeder there is a machlokes Acharonim if the three matzos should be separated from each other with a cloth, or they should all be together.  The reason to separate the matzos is because they are three separate mitzvos and each has their own kavanos.  However, Lechem Mishna is one mitzva and the unit of two has special significance Al Pi Sod.  Therefore it is best if the two Challos are actually touching each other.

Important Note: We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation.  Please also understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.

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Fri, 05 Jun 2009 03:00:00 -0700