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Section: Questions   Category: Halacha
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Halacha - Siyum of Firstborn
Submitted by Jeff Corbett  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: I missed attending a siyum this morning. Is there such a thing to download and listen to shiurm of a mecechta (perhaps whichever is the shortest one) and then on completion, THAT is my siyum and I can go and grab something to eat/drink?
Answer:

 

I see no difference in learning a Mesechta whether you learned it yourself aside a Sefer or listened to Shiurim. In fact, most participants in the Daf Yomi Sium HaShas listened to a Daf Yomi Shiur. There is also no reason to distinguish between a Shiur delivered in person and one recorded online.

However, the shortest Mesechta is Horiyos at 12 Blatt. Since the average Daf Yomi Shiur covers a Daf in around 3/4 of an hour, finishing it in one day would take 9 hours. I don't know if this is a practical solution for your dilemma.

posted:2013-03-25 09:29:59  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Pesach - non Pesach margarine
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: We just realized that the margarine block that we used in some of the food was just kosher, but bot kosher for Pesach. What is the status of the food, the oven, the utensils, etc.? Is this mararine chometz or kitniyos? What should we do?
Answer:

If it had no Pesach supervision at all, I have no way of knowing what might be in there and what the machinery may have been used for previously. If so, the food must be disposed of and the utensils Kashered. There are grounds to be lenient on the oven.

However, it is likely that even non-Pesach margarine is only Kitnoyos, which is significantly more lenient.  I have no way of saying with certainty. I just called a friend with extensive Kashrus experience, and he too could not say with 100% certainty that no Chametz could be present.

posted:2012-04-05 21:40:04  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - chometz hair spray before pesach
Submitted by Etah  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Can I use a chometz (it contains denatured alcohol) hair spray on a shaitel before pesach that I will wear on pesach?
Answer:

Yes. It is not edible and is not coming into contact with food.

posted:2012-04-03 10:08:37  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Hefsek at the Seder
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Hi Someone at my seder said that he doesn't speak or make a hefsek between rabban gamliel and korech because some rishonim hold that "lo yatza yedei chovaso" means that you do not fulfill eating matza. I have never heard of this chumra. Do you know a source for this?
Answer: Never heard of it either.
posted:2011-04-28 20:19:17  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - chometz
Submitted by shmuel  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: I was wondering when we burn the chometz one has to wait untill the chometz is completly burnt.However,once one throws the chometz into the fire which is usally in a reshus Hayachid and in brooklyn by the sewer grate shouldn't the chametz be out of your reshus.Once one does yiush by throwing into a fire then why does one have to wait to say kol chamira. Thank you
Answer: The Rema 434:2 writes that Kal Chamira should be recited after the burning in order to fulfil the Mitzva of burning chometz he owns. So apparently we assume that one does NOT intend to make his chometz ownerless when throwing it into the fire.
posted:2011-04-12 23:42:28  (1) comment   email to a friend


Halacha - dishes not to be used for Pesach
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: If one does not do "mechiras chametz", what is the proper procedure for dishes that won't be used on Pesach: can they be just cleaned and put away or should they be kashered as well?
Answer: No nee to kasher them. As long as they are reasonably clean, they may be put away in a sealed location.
posted:2011-04-10 03:18:12  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - using perfume during Pesach
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Is it permitted to use Dior perfume throughout Pesach?
Answer: The Johannesburg Beis Din last year listed Dior fragrances as acceptable as did London Beis Din in 2007. I do not have any current information.
posted:2011-04-10 03:14:13  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Chametz vs. Seor
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: I would be grateful if you could resolve a dispute as to the difference between Chametz and Seor, preferably in modern terms.
Answer:

Chometz is any product containing fermented grain from the 5 species (wheat, oat, barley, rye, spelt).

Seor is not prevalent today, but is often translated as sourdough. Before the days of commercial, packaged yeast people would leave a quantity of dough to super-ferment and use a small piece of this dough as the starter culture for each new batch of baked goods. This barely edible medium for the yeast is called seor.

posted:2010-06-08 12:16:13  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Pesach
Submitted by Daniel  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Hey Rav!! I just wanted to ask you,im at a college/university in South Africa and they have a canteen whereby students buy chips and drinks during lunch breaks.The people who run it are Jewish and are traditional but not really religious and im pritty sure the chomets in the canteen they did not sell....Now its after Pesach and I want to buy refreshments there would there be a Din of Chometz shealava Pesach(chometz which a Jew owned on pesach and therefore I wouldnt be able to buy until new stock comes in? or is it not a problem? Thank you in advance!!
Answer: If the Jews who run the canteen own the inventory then you may not by any true chometz product from them until it can be assumed that the majority of that specific item in the canteen was not owned by Jews during Pesach. Other items in the store such as drinks and potato chips may be purchased even if they are not Kosher for Pesach. If the inventory is owned by a non-Jew and the Jewish managers are hired workers, all the food is permitted in ant event.
posted:2010-04-07 07:13:58  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - chametz
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: is nyquil chametz? and if it is do i need to sell it?
Answer:

According to Rabbi Bess of LA's list Nyquil Children's Cold/Cough and Nyquil Liquid Multi-Symptom Cold & Flu Relief (Original, Cherry) are acceptable for use on Pesach.

posted:2010-03-28 14:05:17  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Water filters
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Is it ok to use water filters on pessach?
Answer: Yes. Even if there is a possibility the carbon originated from burnt chometz it is currently inedible to a dog and loses its chometz status.
posted:2010-03-25 18:23:57  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Bedikat Hametz
Submitted by Adi Salama  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: What should a person do if he will be on the road at the time of bedikat hametz - stop and do a bedika wherever he is at that moment or wait till he arrives at his destination later on?
Answer: He should do bedika on the car at the appropriate time, wherever he is located. On the house he has no choice but to wait until he arrives, but if he will not arrive until after the proper time one should do the bedika without a beracha before departing.
posted:2010-03-16 16:08:09  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Pesach Tapioca
Submitted by meir  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: What is the status of Tapioca for use on Pesach by Ashkenasim? Thank You meir
Answer:

According to the dictionary Tapioca is a starch extracted from the root of the cassava plant. Therefore it should be permitted even for Ashkenazim and not be considered kitniyos. However it would certainly require a reliable Pesach hashgacha.

posted:2010-03-11 01:07:22  (2) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Pesach
Submitted by Tzvi Schneider  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Lichvod ha'Rav: Some friends are going away for Pesach, and selling their apartment. Can somebody else stay in that apartment during Pesach?
Answer: Yes, because they are really selling the chometz in the apartment and not the apartment itself.
posted:2010-03-04 20:37:15  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Pets & Pesach
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: No. One may NOT rely on bittul chametz when there is known chametz present. The cage should be cleaned and the chametz must be disposed of. We only rely on bittul for unknown chametz.
posted:2010-02-07 01:47:21  (0) comments   email to a friend


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