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Halacha - Siyum of Firstborn
Submitted by Jeff Corbett  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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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