Anash.org feature: Dayan Levi Yitzchok Raskin, Rov of Anash in London, explores interesting Torah questions and halachic dilemmas including how to measure techum Shabbos, riding a ferry to shul, potatoes from Eretz Yisroel, dislodged freezer door, and when do Tisha B’Av learning restrictions begin this year.
The following issues are discussed by Rabbi Raskin in this week’s episode:
- After making our cholent we realized that the potatoes are from Eretz Yisroel:
- When measuring for Tchum Shabbos, may one utilize the diagonal of a 2,000 amah square?
- One who makes Havdoloh on Tisha b’Av, should he say a brocho on Besomim?
- At an Ovel’s home (ר”ל), Tehilim #49 is recited after Davening. What about a day when Tachanun isn’t said?
- A Jewish lad is off to Amsterdam with some friends. From their lodgings to the nearest Shul is a ferry ride, free of charge. May he ride the ferry to Shul?
- A non-Jewish man was married to a Jewish woman. He has been megayer, and they are now preparing to have a Jewish wedding. Sheva Brochos: 1 day or 7 days?
- At a Chupah, is it necessary to identify kosher witnesses?
- The door of my freezer came away from it’s body. The door gusset contains a magnetic strip. May I offer the door back into it’s place on Shabbos?
- When Tisha b’Av occurs on Shabbos, and deferred to Sunday, when do the restrictions on learning Torah begin: on Friday PM; Shabbos PM; at nightfall?
- Feedback on women saying the brocho בורא מאורי האש:
- Feedback on use of Goral to make decisions:
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