Should I Make Shehecheyanu When Buying a New Home?

Watch at 7 PM: Harav Gedalya Oberlander will answer practical halachic questions including saying Shehecheyanu when buying a home, taking off tefillin while sitting, listening to krias haTorah of a second minyan, and food touched by a child before neggel vasser.

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The series of Halacha Q&A with Harav Gedalya Oberlander on has garnered much interest from community members and rabbonim alike. The common and contemporary questions are addressed with direct and practical answers.

Harav Gedalya Oberlander is the rov of Heichal Menachem in Monsey, NY, and a member of Vaad Rabbonei Lubavitch, and he is known for his breadth of knowledge and clear psak. He will be answering contemporary shailos in a weekly column on

Shailos can be emailed to [email protected].

The shiur will take place on Sundays at 7:00 pm EDT and will be streamed exclusively on

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  1. Thank you very much for answering my follow-up question about a child napping in shoes!

    This shiur is very interesting and I’ve learned a lot! Thank you!

  2. I do not mean to be disrespectful or cause machines or embarrassment, G-d forbid, but Rav Braun on said that lace top sheitels are not a problem of mar’is ayin.
    “It’s not a concern of mar’is ayin, since it’s well known that religious women wear shaitlach. Certainly if this type of sheitel becomes common there’s no need to be concerned.

    However one must ensure that the lace-front (or lace-top) is not see-through at all, and that one’s scalp and hair are completely covered (by having a fabric sewn in on the inside or the like).”

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