Can I Enter McDonald’s for a Restroom?

Watch at 7:00 pm: Harav Gedalya Oberlander will answer practical halachic questions including entering a non-kosher restaurant, putting challa in an oven on Shabbos mode, and lying to avoid uncomfortable situations.

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The series of Halacha Q&A with Harav Gedalya Oberlander on has garnered much interest from community members and rabbonim alike. The common and contemporary questions are addressed with direct and practical answers.

Harav Gedalya Oberlander is the rov of Heichal Menachem in Monsey, NY, and a member of Vaad Rabbonei Lubavitch, and he is known for his breadth of knowledge and clear psak. He will be answering contemporary shailos in a weekly column on

Shailos can be emailed to [email protected].

The shiur will take place on Sundays at 7:00 pm EDT and will be streamed exclusively on

For all previous videos, click here.

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  1. Can you please provide links for all the previous nine lectures given by Rabbi Oberlander that we missed. Thank you.

  2. can one go into a non kosher restaurant to put on tefilin with the manager, while holding the tefilin openly.
    also is one permitted to go to a non kosher restaurant if working on a vending machine thatn is there?

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