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. Unique to Chabad Sidur is the mention of שני שעירים in Musaf on Shavuos. [1]
  2. As a Yomtov activity for children, may we make ice cream (by shaking the ingredients in a bag containing ice and salt)? [2]
  3. May one produce whipped cream from an aerosol – on Shabbos or on Yomtov? [3]
  4. We don’t normally cut our nails on Thursday. What could be done if there is a pressing need to look presentable? [4]
  5. A UK bochur in EY keeping two days Yom Tov. Is he able to do Mivtza Tefilin on the 2nd day? [5] 
  6. On the 1st day of Yomtov, we didn’t have a Minyan. Which reading should we do on the 2nd day? [6]
  7. Should a brocho be said when affixing Mezuzos in a school building? [7]
  8. For the benefit of those anxious about having a prominent Mezuzah, a Shliach has produced a discreet Mezuza-holder: The Camozuzah! [8]
  9. A non-Jewish neighbor gave me a bunch of home-grown garlic. Need I worry that he cut them with a non-kosher knife? [9]
  10. We search for suitable commercial properties. Instead of paying us a fee, a non-kosher franchise has offered us a share in their concern. Is this allowed? [10]
  11. May one enter a WC whilst he has a Sidur in his pocket (wrapped in a bag)? [11]
  12. In northern regions the night is now very short, and the AR defines midnight as dawn. May the brocho המפיל be said after midnight? [12] May one continue learning Torah without saying Birkas haTorah? [13]

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[1] ספר בית אברהם (סדילקוב) ח”ב מב ע”ד.

[2] פסקי תשובות סימן תצה ס”י. לענין שבת – שם סי’ שכא ס”ל.

[3]  שמירת שבת כהלכתה פי”א סי”ד; פסקי תשובות שם.

[4]  שוע”ר סי’ רס ס”ב; מטה משה סימן תיא.

[5]  יו”ט שני כהלכתו פ”ז ה”ח בשם הגרש”ז אוירבך, דהוי כמטלטל כלי שמלאכתו לאיסור לצורך גופו ומקומו.

[6]  דין חסרו שבת אחת – רמ”א או”ח סי’ קלה ס”ב. שערי אפרים (שער ח ס”י) הורה שאם נאנסו ולא קראו בתורה ביום א’ של פסח, ביום ב’ יקראו ‘משכו’ (של יום ב’). כף החיים סי’ תצד ס”ק כה. קריאה של שבועות – מגילה לא א.

[7] שו”ע יו”ד סי’ רפו ס”י. שכל טוב יו”ד שם סעיף קסג

[8]  קצור שלחן ערוך סי’ יא ס”ט.

[9] שו”ע יו”ד סי’ צו.

[10]  בין ישראל לנכרי, יו”ד סימן טו.

[11] שוע”ר סי’ מ ס”י; סי’ מג ס”ו.

[12] ראה נתיבים בשדה השליחות ח”ג ע’ 2 בהע’ 5.

[13] שו”ת מהרש”ג ח”א סי’ סב. פסקי תשובות סי’ מז הע’ 141.

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