Coronation of King Charles III: What Is Our Take? feature: Dayan Levi Yitzchok Raskin, Rov of Anash in London, explores interesting Torah questions and halachic dilemmas including leaving onions overnight, bracha on chocolate-covered matza, mei’ein sheva in a hotel, what to do with religious art, and the coronation of King Charles III.

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

  1. We don’t eat onions that were peeled and left overnight. One exception is when the “hair of the head” is left intact. Is that the root side or the leaf side?[1]
  2. Is there an issue with leaving soup in a metal pot in the fridge overnight? [2]
  3. I made a batch of dough, including rolled oats. Do the oats contribute to make up the required volume to be able to say the brocho when separating Challah?[3]
  4. A dough made without water at all, is a brocho said for separating Challoh thereof? [4]
  5. Chocolate-coated matzo (that has more chocolate than Matzo) – is the brocho Shehakol or Hamotzi?[5]
  6. I’m visiting someone who may not have sold his chomeitz and he invites me to join him in a Lechayim. May I take him up on it?[6]
  7. Naming a baby: We would like to name the baby Eizik – after my great-grandfather whose name was Yitzchok Eizik. My father-in-law – whose name is Yosef Yitzchok, but known as Yossel – says that he’s quite OK with our choice of name, since he’s not known as Yitzchok. Do we accept his waiver or should we still not use that name? [7]
  8. The Chazan’s brocho after Maariv on Friday, is that said in a hotel setting? [8]
  9. A non-Jewish supporter presented us with a picture made in relief of a scene related to his religion. This is obviously a very valuable piece of art. Must I destroy it? [9]
  10. Why does the Hebrew Alef-Beis have alternative shapes for the final letter only for the five letters of מנצפ”ך? [10]
  11. Feedback on Seuda Shlishis at farbrengen.
  12. An insight in connection with the coronation of HM King Charles III.[11]

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  1. [1] נדה יז א; שוע”ר הל’ שמירת גוף ונפש ס”ז.
  2. [2] ראה  שוע”ר שם; שלחן מנחם ח”ג סי’ יב (נתבאר אשתקד פ’ שופטים).
  3. [3] בשו”ע יו”ד סי’ שכד ס”ג איתא דמורסן שהופרש והוחזר – אינו מצטרף. אבל כאן הרי זה כל הגרעין של השיבולת-שועל. וילע”ע. 
  4. [4] ראה שו”ע יו”ד סי’ שכט ס”ט ובש”ך סק”ט שם.
  5. [5] בתערובת קי”ל דדגן עיקר (סדר ברכת הנהנין פ”ג ה”ב), ומ”מ באוכל מלוח עם פת, הפת נטפלת למלוח ולברכתו (שם ה”ח). ואולי י”ל שדוקא בתערובת קי”ל דדגן עיקר. ונדו”ד אינו תערובת, וא”כ ניזיל בתר עיקר. ולהעיר מהשקו”ט אודות שניצעל, דרבים נקטו שברכתו ‘שהכל’ (ראה ‘דרשו’ סי’ רח הע’ 7). שי”ל משום שאין הדגן מעורב בו. אבל להעיר מדין עיסה הממולאת בשר (שם ה”ז).
  6. [6] ראה שוע”ר סי’ תמח ס”ל.
  7. [7] ע’ ס’ זיו השמות פ”י הע’ 1.
  8. [8] ראה שוע”ר סי’ רסו סט”ו.
  9. [9] ראה שו”ע יו”ד סי’ קמא ס”ד, וברמ”א שם ס”א.
  10. [10] אוצר ישראל ערך מנצפ”ך.
  11. [11] ליקוטי שיחות חי”ז שיחה על אבות פ”ג. 

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