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Section: Questions   Category: Halacha
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Halacha - Shabbat
Submitted by Sholom Cohn  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: On Shabbat, Is it permissible to place book page markers which are small plastic pieces with mild adhesive tape on the back which are used to place by important information when reading, so as not to forget about minor detail that I read about. Self-stick notes adhere securely and remove cleanly. They are like post it notes but they are made out of plastic and are Not made to write on If yes, can they remain permanently or do I have to take them off after shabbat. Please explain as much you can. Thank you. For clarification, this is what I am talking about: http://www.amazon.com/Post--Assorted-Colors-Arrows-683-VAD1/dp/B000MK4RAM/ref=sr_1_1?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1384473954&sr=1-1 http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/452409/Post-it-Flags-1-x-1/
Answer:

Using these adhesive book marks on Shabbos would be questionable. On the one hand, since the adhesive is relatively weak and not designed to remain permanently and their normal usage is to frequently detach and reattach them, they might appear to be permitted similar to the tabs on disposable diapers. However, since it would be common to sometimes leave them in place for an extended period of time, there is reason to draw a distinction, and they should not be used.

posted:2013-11-14 19:24:37  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - kosher not mevushal wine
Submitted by renee reinharz  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Why did a rav that I know say it was problematic to use non-mevushal kosher wine, even with family at home? I received several bottles with fine hechshers and I'd like to know the problem before parting with them. Also, does that mean I shouldn't give this wine as a gift to a fellow Jew? Thank you for your time
Answer:

I'm afraid that it is difficult for me explain, you should ask the Rav who said it. If the wines truly have a fine Hechsher and will be consumed in a controlled environment, I see no problem with their non-Mevushal status.

posted:2013-11-14 16:38:09  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Tefillin
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: If one was an oneis and could not daven tefilas shacharis, and thus will daven an additional shmoneh esrei at mincha as a tashlumin: should he wait to put on tefillin at that make-up shacharis shmoneh esrei, or should he put on tefillin as early in the day as possible? Thank you
Answer: It is better to put on the Tefilling immediately, as soon as possible. There is also an Inyan to wear them for Shmoneh Esrei, and he can put them on a second time if he wishes.
posted:2013-11-05 09:32:22  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Mezuzah Folding
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: I had my mezuzos checked by a sofer, and when he was done he gave them over to a bochur to roll them unsupervised. I noticed that as the bochur was rolling them he was initially folding the klaf - i guess to make it easier to roll. I wanted to know if there is anything wrong with that. Thank you.
Answer: If they are folding it at a point which has writing, there is risk it could crack the letters rendering them invalid. If it was folded on the empty margin, this is a common practice and perfectly acceptable.
posted:2013-10-31 11:56:51  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - bris on shabbos
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Should you make a bris on shabbos if non frum relatives will drive
Answer: It may be advisable not to invite these relatives to the bris, depending upon the specific circumstances. Nevertheless, when the correct time to make the Bris accoding to Halacha occurs on Shabbos, this is not grounds to delay it.
posted:2013-10-19 20:31:38  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Kashrus
Submitted by Jeremy Lynn  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: If non-kosher wine got in a plastic bowl, does that bowl become not kosher? It's cold, but I know there's something different about wine
Answer: If the wine was cold and remained in the bowl les than 24 hours, the bowl is still Kosher and merely needs to be rinsed out.
posted:2013-10-18 08:27:01  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Toiveling jars
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: would like to know if one must toivel bottles or jars that once contained wine and food. I like to use these bottles and jars again for food storage - do I need to toivel them?
Answer: While there is a debate among the Poskim, it is generally accepted that since they are designed to be disposable, no Tevila is necessary.
posted:2013-10-13 15:40:25  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - kashrus
Submitted by JJ  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Thank you for this wonderful service. I mistakenly stirred some plain pasta that was cooking (boiling) in a fleishig pot with a milchig wooden spoon. The pot had not been used for a few days, but the spoon was used on cheese just a few hours earlier. Are they both treif? And if so, can I kasher them? Thanks!
Answer: The spoon is permitted, as it only received old Fleishig flavor from the pot. However, the pot must be Kashered, as it is Fleishig and now contains fresh Milchig flavor. You must thoroughly clean the pot, wait 24 hours, and immerse it in a vat of boiling water.
posted:2013-10-01 07:30:59  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Succot
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: The walls of my sukkah don't go all the way up to the schach (the schach rests on a separate pergola frame), but they do go up 95% of the way. Is that kosher? Also, I have a non-Jewish co-woker that uses my kosher kettle. He pours the water in his non-kosher mug to measure how much water he wants to boil and then pours it into the kettle. Does that make the kettle treif? What about the steam from the kettle when he pours it BACK INTO the treif mug? Thank you!!
Answer:

Regarding your Sukka, the walls do not necessarily have to reach the Schach. However, in this case, the wall should be directly underneath the Schach with no horizontal gap between them at all.

Assuming he only pours the water into his mug only when it is cold and clean, the kettle is not Treif. The steam rising off of his mug to the kettle will not forbid it. However, this arrangement is less than ideal.

posted:2013-09-17 17:48:03  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - tznius
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: What are the exact halachoc problems with having a girlfriend Pls cite all sources.
Answer: Rav Moshe Feinstein in Igros Moshe Even HaEzer 4:60 writes that even merely talking to a girl-friend is an Issur d'Oraisa of a closeness to the opposite sex which can lead to improper behavior.
posted:2013-09-14 09:02:00  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - tzius and a beracha
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Is it OK to say a bracha where there's a woman that's not dressed tznius?
Answer: No, and simply looking the other way is inadequate. However, you can turn your entire body away from her as well as averting your gaze.
posted:2013-09-11 09:53:58  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - doctors, dentist
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Is a man allowed to go to a female doctor? What about a dentist?
Answer: It is permitted, but depending upon the circumstances may not be advisable
posted:2013-08-02 18:03:52  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - kashrus of cut lime in drink
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Recently I was on a domestic flight and I asked for a glass of water. The flight attendant brought it to me and said, "The water looked dead, so I put in a lime to freshen it up." I was wondering what would be the halacha? Would it be ok to drink the water? There's nothing really treif that they would use the knife to cut up on a domestic flight. Thank you very much
Answer: I would advise not drinking it. Assuming a lime is considered "charif", the knife very likely was washed in hot water together with non-Kosher items, and possibly used to cut non-Kosher food, in the past. Even though more than 24 hours may have passed, cutting a sharp food is still forbidden.
posted:2013-08-01 11:00:39  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Kashrus
Submitted by Daniel  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Hi, I inadvertently used fleishig plastic tongs (that were used for hot fleishigs the nite before) to lower eggs (in shell) into boiling water into a milchig pot (that was not used for milchigs within 24 hours). Did I treif up the eggs, tongs, or pot (or any combination thereof)? Tks in advance!
Answer: The tongs and eggs are permitted, because the Milchig pot does not have the ability to forbid anything without a sharp tatste due to the age of the absorbed flavor. The pot is also permitted; even though it receives fresh Milchig flavor, by the time it reaches the pot is is already nat bar nat (2 steps removed) and doe snot become forbidden. Rama YD 95:3
posted:2013-07-25 10:08:57  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - 9 days
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: We are IY"H making a chasunah on 24th of Av and I wanted to know if there is a heter to buy things for the Kallah during the nine days. There are sales going on now that wont be after the 9 days ( I am not sure that has any bearing on the halacha, I just wanted to give all the facts). Also I wanted to know if there is any heter to go to the dry cleaners during the 9 days for the sister of the kallah. Thank you
Answer: First of all, Mazal Tov on the upcoming Simcha.
If there will not be enough time to buy them afterwards, they may even be purchased during the week of Tisha b'Av, as per the Rema. The same would apply to the dry cleaners, though I would suspect that there is enough time during the two weeks after Tisha b'Av, in which case there is no Heter.
Even if the issue is only saving money, the Mishna Berura writes that this too is sufficient grounds to permit purchasing items.
posted:2013-07-10 01:14:30  (0) comments   email to a friend


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