Can I Do Mivtzoim in a Jewish Cemetery? feature: Dayan Levi Yitzchok Raskin, Rov of Anash in London, explores interesting Torah questions and halachic dilemmas including mivtza tefillin at a funeral, walking before putting on shel rosh, interruption during shmoneh esrei, and ribbis when one person takes out the mortgage for someone else.

The following issues are discussed by Rabbi Raskin in this week’s episode:

  1. I’m davening Shacharis and the Chazan is repeating Musaf – may I join in with him to say Kedusha?[1]
  2. I interrupted between תש”י and תש”ר to answer יהא שמה רבא etc., so now I need to anyhow make another Brocho on the של ראש. May I now answer other Omeins?[2]
  3. Walking 4 amos between donning the Shel-Yad and the Shel-Rosh:[3]
  4. At a funeral, may I put on Tefilin with men at some distance from the graves?[4]
  5. If one man of the Minyan is on the other side of a portable מחיצה, can he be counted in the ten?[5]
  6. I was davening Shmoine Esrei and said Kedusha with the Chazan. But then I forgot and sat down. When I realize, do I go back to the beginning of Shmoine Esrei?[6]
  7. Feedback on eating ‘shiurim’ on fast days:[7]
  8. Feedback on Mezonos status of sponge cake: because of its liquid content or because it’s made with a runny dough?[8]
  9. Feedback on discussion re. Muktzah of avocadoes that ripened on Shabbos: What about home-made yogurt that became ready on Shabbos: may it be eaten on Shabbos or is it דחוי בידיים?
  10. Ribbis: Reuven buys a property, but Shimon takes out the mortgage.
  11. Levi borrows with interest; Yehuda is his guarantor. If Yehuda pays the interest, for him to demand the same from Levi, is Ribbis.

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  • [8] ראה שוע”ר סי’ קסח סי”ג.
    1. [1] שוע”ר סי’ קט ס”ה.
    2. [2] שוע”ר סי’ כה סכ”ב. בספר הפסק בתפלה מבחין בין ‘אמן’ של חובה ל’אמן’ של מנהג. לפי זה אין לענות ‘אמן’ בהמשך הקדיש.
    3. [3] ראה נימוקי או”ח סי’ כה.
    4. [4] ראה שו”ע ושוע”ר ר”ס מה. ואולי יש להבחין, דהתם מיירי בנכנס לביה”ק כשהוא לבוש תפילין. ואז חיישינן שיתקרב לקבר. משא”כ במושך איש לצד רחוק מהקברות ומניח אתו תפילין. היתר דברי תורה לכבוד המת – ביו”ד סי’ שדמ סי”ז. ואולי גם זה ייזקף לזכות הנפטר. אבל על זה לבד אין לסמוך.
    5. [5] ראה פסקי תשובות סי’ נה ס”ק כה.
    6. [6] ראה שוע”ר סי’ קד ס”ד.
    7. [7] ביאור הלכה )סי’ תקנד ד”ה ובמקום( בשם פתחי עולם )שם אות י(, בשם שו”ת דברי נחמי’ )או”ח סי’ מא(, בשם ה’צמח צדק’ (או”ח סי’ קי).
    8. [8] ראה שוע”ר סי’ קסח סי”ג.

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