Can I Prepare Oatmeal on Shabbos in a Kli Shlishi? feature: Dayan Levi Yitzchok Raskin, Rov of Anash in London, explores interesting Torah questions and halachic dilemmas including a hole in a pitomless esrog, oatmeal in a kli shlishi, recited Yaaleh V’yavo by mistake, and listening to lechem mishneh without eating.

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

  1. May we have the Yomtov meals early on the 1st night of Succos and of Shmini Atzeres?[1]
  2. Esroigim that grow without a pitam sometimes have a cavity at their peak. Does this impact the kashrus of the Esrog?[2]
  3. When reciting Pesukei deZimra and one hears Kaddish, does one answer every Omein or only some of them?[3]
  4. May one prepare Porridge-oats on Shabbos using hot water in a Kli Shlishi?[4]
  5. On Monday, the day after Rosh Chodesh, I said Yaaleh veYovoi. Do I have to repeat the Shmoineh Esrei?[5]
  6. For one who cannot eat grain at all, is there value in them being present when someone else makes the brocho over Lechem Mishneh?[6]
  7. A builder ruined my air-conditioner, which I will now have to replace. The machine was over ten years old, but I will have to install a totally new unit. Is the builder liable to pay for a new unit, or just the value of a ten-year-old machine?[7]
  8. Following on from the discussion re. very wide gates: What if my perimeter wall is made up of Tzuros haPesach (pole & wire) each 9 amos apart. Is that adequate?[8]

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[1] ראה נתיבים בשדה השליחות ח”א ספ”י [מהדורת תשפ”א: ע’ 79 ואילך].

[1] ראה ס’ כשרות ארבעת המינים (שטרן).

[1] ראה אגרות קודש ח”ג ע’ קמח; שלחן מנחם ח”א ע’ ריב ואילך; בן איש חי פ’ ויגש.

[1] ראה שבת כהלכה פ”א סנ”א.

[1] ראה שוע”ר סי’ קח סי”ח.  

[1] ראה הררי קדם ח”ב סי’ סו; אנציקלופדי’ תלמודית כרך לו ערך לחם משנה ע’ תר. באגרות קודש חי”ד ע’ כט דן במה שנוהגים לברך כל אחד ברכת המוציא, דשפיר דמי. וכאן אנו נוקטים דנפיק ידי חובתו גם בלא אכלו מלחם הבציעה כלל.

[1] ראה פתחי חושן הלכות נזיקין פ”י ס”ו.

[1] ראה שוע”ר סי’ שסב סי”ט.

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