Watch: Panorama of Halacha 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:

  1. On Shabbos, our next-door neighbor’s ball fell into our yard. Were we allowed to throw it over the fence to him into his backyard? [1]
  2. In our new home, there are two archways; the doorposts are straight, but the top is curved. Please guide us where to affix the mezuzos. The overall height of both doorways is 232 cm; the straight part of one doorway is 186 cm, whilst the other’s straightness finishes at 160 cm. [2]
  3. A Mezuza holder contains the mezuza in a glass tube, and the mezuza is secured by means of a rubber stopper at the bottom of this tube. Is this adequate for the affixing of a mezuzah? [3]
  4. My non-Jewish neighbor tends to place bread outdoors to feed the birds. Sometimes the birds drop some bread in my garden. What is my responsibility regarding Pesach? [4]
  5. I intend to sell my house. Next door is owned by Reuven, who rents it to Shimon. Both of them are keen to buy my house. Does one have priority over the other? [5]
  6. Revisiting the Double-Bowl Sink, to be used for meat and dairy:
  7. Is it appropriate for a Kalloh to give her Chosson a gift? [6] Mishloach Monos? [7]
  8. Erev Pesach is on Shabbos; is the Chometz sold on Friday or on Shabbos?
  9. Should women and dependent children say כָּל חַמִּירָא?
  10. Hoira’ah of the Rebbe זי”ע for this Sunday: [8]

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[1]  ראה סימן שפה בתחלתו שאין דירת הנכרי אוסרת. ואף בישראל, אם הכדור היתה בחצר בע”ש, מותר להעבירה לחצר אחר.

[2]  ראה שו”ע יו”ד סי’ רפז ס”ב.מנהג העולם בפתח גבוה, להניחים כנגד הכתף, אף שאינו בשליש העליון. לכן יגביה המזוזה כמה שאפשר בחלק הישר, עד טפח העליון בגובה 186 זה מסתדר. בגובה 160 ייאלץ לסמוך שבפתח גבוה א”צ שליש עליון.

[3]  בס’ שכל טוב (יו”ד רפז ס”ק קיח) הביא כמה שיטות בזה. התרתי בנדו”ד כי הפקק הוא מהודק עד שפעמים צריך צבת להוציאו.

[4]  שוע”ר סי’ תמו ס”ז.

[5]  שו”ע חו”מ סי’ קעה סעיף ס.

[6]  נטעי גבריאל – שידוכים, פל”ג ס”ה. וש”נ על המנהג שצד הכלה נותן לחתן שעון של זהב. מנהגים והנהגות (והבה) ע’ 448.

[7]  רמ”א או”ה סימן תרצה ס”ד.

[8]  לקוטי שיחות כרך כא ע’ 490.

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