How Much Drinking Prohibits a Person from Davening? feature: Dayan Levi Yitzchok Raskin, Rov of Anash in London, explores interesting Torah questions and halachic dilemmas including davening under the influence, spitting in hodu, trying on a shatnez garment, and non-Jews davening.

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

  1. אומות העולם have the power of Tefiloh?[1]
  2. In some communities, the posuk Hashiveinu is said during Hagboho. But even in the Ashkenaz Sidur, it is said when replacing the Sefer Torah in the Oron Kodesh.
  3. I lifted the lid off the Cholent on Shabbos and then put it back on – while it was on the blech. May we eat it on Shabbos? If not, must we wait בכדי שיעשו after Shabbos?[2]
  4. ר”ל need to cover her hair?[3]
  5. A Jewish couple were married civilly, and now wish to marry Jewish. What do I write in the Kesuba?[4]
  6. One traveling to Yerusholayim for Shushan Purim, but will be outside Yerusholayim on the 14th of Adar – do they have to hear Megila on the 14th?[5]
  7. In Oleinu, after mention of Avodah Zoro, we spit. Why not in Hodu?[6]
  8. May one place a bowl under a leaking pipe on Shabbos?[7]
  9. Having consumed a generous quantity of alcohol, may I now Daven?[8]
  10. At a meal, I answered a mezuman with three men. Later on someone wishes to make a mezuman with ten men. May I make up the quorum?[9]
  11. When buying a garment which will be given for Shatnez testing, is there leeway for me to try it on to see if it fits me?[10]
  12. An Ashkenazy Kohain at a Sefardi Shivah for Shacharis. Should he do Birkas Kohanim?[11]

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  1. [1] ראה שו”ת אגרות משה או”ח ח”ב סי’ כד; משנה הלכות חי”ג סי’ ח; תורת מנחם-התוועדויות תשמ”ה ח”ג ע’ 1718.
  2. [2] המניעה לכסות קדירה – במבושל כל צרכו – היא חומרא של השביתת שבת, הביאו קצות השלחן סי’ קכד הע’ י, וכתב שהעולם לא נהגו להחמיר בזה. ובס’ שבת כהלכה ח”א פ”ה סט”ז מתיר הדבר – במבושל כל צרכו!
  3. [3] ראה דעות הפוסקים בזה באוצר הפוסקים אבן העזר סי’ כא אות כו (כרך ט דף לא).
  4. [4] ראה ס’ משפט הכתובה ח”ג ע’ קיד.
  5. [5] ראה ערוך השלחן סי’ תרפח סעיף טז.
  6. [6]  ראה לוח ‘היום יום’ ט’ טבת.
  7. [7] ראה שוע”ר סי’ שלח ס”ט.
  8. [8]  ראה שוע”ר סי’ צט ס”א.
  9. [9] פסקי תשובות סי’ קצד אות ב.
  10. [10] ראה שו”ע יו”ד סי’ שא ס”ז בהגה; ס’ מלבושי ישע פ”ד אות ז.
  11. [11] ראה פסקי תשובות סי’ קכח הע’ 435; ס’ זורע צדקות מצמיח ישועות ע’ 16.

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