Anash.org feature: Dayan Levi Yitzchok Raskin, Rov of Anash in London, explores interesting Torah questions and halachic dilemmas including women drinking before havdala, man being served a drink by a stewardess, soaking a polyester garment on Shabbos, and how we may eat our Shabbos day meal after chatzos.
The following issues are discussed by Rabbi Raskin in this week’s episode:
Does the Shabbos ‘morning’ meal need to be eaten before midday?
Is a woman permitted to drink water before Havdolo (because her husband takes a long time to get home on Motzei Shabbos)?
On my commute, I’ll take a coffee with me. What happens to the brochah when I stop to get petrol? I might stand just beside my car for a few minutes; sometimes I need to go inside to pay.
Halocho states that a man should not be served a drink by a woman. Does that mean that a man may not be served a drink by the waitresses on an airplane?
A baby boy was born on Shabbos at 5 pm. Can the Pidyon haBen be performed on Sunday evening 4 weeks later?
Is there leeway on Shabbos to soak an undergarment that is made of Polyester that is very soiled? 
I visited Eretz Yisroel and then returned to Chutz lo’Oretz after 7 Cheshvan but before 5 December – should I be saying ותן טל ומטר לברכה in my silent Shmoine Esrei?
Regarding the doorpost for a Mezuza: is there a minimum width? 
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