Can I Apply Bug Spray on Shabbos?

Watch at 7 pm: Harav Gedalya Oberlander will answer practical halachic questions including applying bug spray on Shabbos, using a sectional challah for lechem mishneh, morning brachos when rising before dawn, and whether women should recite kiddush levana.

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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

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  1. Thank you for the discussion of Kiddush Levanna at 16:59 mark.
    This needs to be publicised because many women have been making the mistake of saying it, based on a misunderstanding of the Rebbe’s directive for women to “participate”, which was also clearly explained.

  2. I have a question for the rav about the section Challah. If we are using it as one challah we almost always cut it with a knife, like any other challah. We did not bake it in sections so that we can pull it apart and have it for six people. We bake it ESPECIALLY IN SECTIONS SO THAT THEY CAN BE PULLED APART AND USED AS LECHEM MISHNA FOR EXTRA OR LATE GUESTS. Often when individual bilkelach are made on one pan, they stick exactly the same amount. (I was also a professional baker and know that for a fact.)

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