Anash.org feature: A weekly shiur by Dayan Levi Yitzchok Raskin, Rov of Anash in London, explores interesting Torah questions and halachic dilemmas.
The following issues are discussed by Rabbi Raskin in this week’s episode:
- I get the apprehension re. Pores Mapah uMekadeish. What if I continue the meal with other foods, not with bread? 
- A seminary girl in wants to spend Shabbos with her grandfather. She wishes to bring a friend too. But as her grandmother is away, is there an issue of Yichud? 
- From what age should boys and girls (from separate families) be discouraged from playing together? 
- A recent news item reported a Kashrus service for bug-busting, using microscopes that magnify 1000X. Is that required halachically? 
- The Alter Rebbe writes that a boy over 6 should wear a Tallis Koton that measures a square Amoh. Is this followed? 
- Wrapping the Shamash around the Tzitzis: clockwise or anti-clockwise? 
- When rolling the 3rd Sefer Torah for this Shabbos, one seam came apart around halfway. May we use that Sefer Torah? 
- Further on carrying in the passage in the front of the Shul? 
- We have a girl frequenting our Chabad House. She now keeps kosher and is starting to keep Shabbos. But she sometimes will smoke out of sight. If she wishes to cook some food, must we insist on lighting the fire? 
- Further on plucking grass: Is this done on days Tachnun is omitted? 
- There is leeway to combine a minor for a minyan; why not a woman?