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Section: Questions   Category: Halacha
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Halacha - Shaving when 33 Omer on Sunday
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Hi This year when Lag Bo'omer is on Sunday and it is permitted to shave on Erev Shabbos, does this extend back to Thursday night after nightfall?
Answer: One should only shave Friday morning after sunrise.
posted:2013-04-25 17:53:38  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - sefira
Submitted by Freda Wilner  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: are you allowed to wear NEW clothes on Rosh Chodesh EYar so that you can continue wearing them through sefira and further?
Answer: There is no problem wearing new clothes any time during sefira.
posted:2010-04-12 23:29:07  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Music during the Omer
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: What exactly is the issue of music during the omer? Where does it come from?
Answer: The Gemorra relates that 24,000 students of Rabbi Akiva died during the period of time between Pesach and Shavuos, so in commemoration we observe some of the Halachos of mourning.
posted:2010-04-07 13:54:37  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - gym music
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Can one go to gym classes with music in the weeks of Sfira? Thank you & yishar koach
Answer:

One may attend the gym class even if music will be playing because there is no issur to hear music incidentally.

posted:2009-04-26 07:01:36  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Sfira
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: hello, my father's minhag is to keep the first half of sfira and the minhag of my yeshiva is to keep the second half , I was wondering if it was okay for me to switch from keeping the first half to keeping the second half?
Answer:

If the Yeshiva has a defined minhag, that would be considered minhag hamakom and has precedence over your father's minhag.

posted:2009-04-02 18:36:16  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - sfiras haomer
Submitted by baruch  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: out of israel we do 2 days of yomtov but we still count like eretz yisroel how come and even if today its not a safek just a minhag then how did they count when it was a sofek? thanks a lot... baruch
Answer:

The Rishonim address the first issue of why today we don't count two days each day, and they answer that since Sefiras HaOmer is only D'Rabbanan today it would be inappropriate to be machmir on counting Sefira in a way that would lead to the disrespect of Shavuos. Since we would end up counting the 49th day in doubt on the first and primary day of Shavuos, it would lead to reduce the dignity of the day. Alternatively, there are Acharonim who answer that counting by definition requires a specific and accurate reckoning, which cannot be reconciled with counting two times each day.

Regarding what was done when there was a true safek, it is impossible to know with certainty. However, according to the second reason mentioned previously the Dvar Avraham writes that they did not count at all until the messengers from Beis Din arrived to repot which day had been proclaimed Rosh Chodesh Nissan. This seems improbable because it would mean that the Amoraim in Bavel didn't count the first days of Sefiras HaOmer, and we find no mention of such a shocking fact in the Gemara. Another possibility proposed is that they in fact counted two days out of doubt (some say with and some say without a beracha), and that when they heard the accurate date they either switched to count the single accurate date or continued to count two. Alternatively, they may have only counted presuming that Rosh Chodesh was the 30th of Adar as it was most years and in our current calendar, and if neccessary adjusted their count when the heard what the Sanhedrin decided. It should be pointed out that when the Beis HaMikdash stood Sefiras HaOmer was D'Oraisa and there more reason to have counted two days.

posted:2008-05-28 15:01:42  (2) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Sefira/Lag B'omer
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: If you keep first half of Sefirah (up to Lag Bomer) can you listen music asfter nightfall on day 32/33 or must you wait until the day or Chatzos on lag?? Also can you shave from nightfall day 32/33 or must you do the same and wait until Chatzos on Lag b'omer??
Answer:

An Ashkenazi may cut his hair from the beginning of the morning of Lag B'Omer based on the concept that keeping part of a day is like keeping the entire day. The same would seem to apply to listening to music and I found no source for the common practice of tuning on the music already on the night of Lag B'Omer.

posted:2008-05-23 08:48:16  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Lag Baomer
Submitted by chaim  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Are there any halachic differences when Lag Baomer falls out on thursday night with regards to shaving, taking haircuts and listening to music the night of Lag Baomer?
Answer: The only difference would relate to Sefardim who generally would not get haircuts at all on Lag B'Omer and would wait until the 34th, but this year they may cut their hair on Lag B'Omer l'kavod Shabbos. Otherwise everything is the same.
posted:2008-05-22 10:08:06  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Laws of Sefira
Submitted by Marc  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: May a husband and wife keep two different "halves" of the sefira?
Answer: In halacha there would be no problem.
posted:2008-05-15 01:31:13  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Sefira mistake
Submitted by amir  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Yes, you may continue to count with a beracha because the number of days is the important part of sefira.
posted:2008-05-13 15:40:23  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - sfira
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: at which age should children be trained not to listen to the music on sefira
Answer: Even young children should not listen to music during Sefiras HaOmer except under specific situations.
posted:2008-05-06 20:12:54  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Sefirah
Submitted by ruth  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: can you shave your legs in Sefirah?
Answer: Yes. A woman who is married or of marrigable age may shave her legs during sefira.
posted:2008-05-05 16:43:13  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - sefiras haomer/clothes
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: I know it is customary not to wear new clothes during sefira. My question is does this apply to only shechanyu things or all items. Also what if the clothes were purchased before sefira but not worn, can they be worn during sefira for the first time?
Answer: First of all, the Mishna Berura permits wearing new clothing and saying shehechiyanu even during Sefiras HaOmer. However, as you mentioned, many have the minhag not to. This minhag is specifically to avoid saying "v'higiyanu lazman hazah" since sefira is a time of troubles, and not an issue with the wearing of new clothes per se. Therefore, one who has this minhag could buy and wear new clothing during sefira if it is the type of clothing that does not require a shehechiyanu, but could not wear new clothing that was purchased before sefira.
posted:2008-05-05 09:55:04  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - changing sefira minhag
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: If someone watched a movie with music during the first part of sfira... is he supposed to switch over and keep the second part instead?
Answer:

First of all, I wouldn't recommend watching movies the whole year and certainly not during Sefiras HaOmer.

However, from your question I presume that in the past you kept the second part of Sefira, and just because one happened to listen to music during Sefira is not grounds to change ones minhag. Changing minhagim is not a simple matter and should not be done lightly. I know there is a common misconception that R' Moshe Feinstein zatzal permited one to change which part of Sefira he observes at whim, but a careful reading of the teshuva makes it clear that he never allowed any such thing.

posted:2008-05-01 10:01:29  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - sefiras haomer
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: what if one realizes that they mey have counted wrong but they are uncertain if they messed up on one day or not and its a few days later .. meaning theyre saying it correctly for the past few nights but there may have been a mess up a few days ago .. should they continue saying it with a brocha or hear it from someone else
Answer: If there is only a doubt whether a mistake was made then one would continue counting with a beracha, because some opinions hold that one may continue counting with a beracha even if he missed a day conpletely. However, if he certainly made a mistake one day, then he does not continue counting with a beracha even if on subsequent days he counted correctly.
posted:2008-04-30 17:22:16  (0) comments   email to a friend


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