Watch: Panorama of Halacha

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:

  1. Why do we have a procedure to ‘greet’ Shabbos, but we don’t have a procedure to greet Yomtov? [1]
  2. Feedback on Kaddish after fifty years: [2]
  3. Feedback on Mezuzos in offices and schools: A storage room warrants a Mezuza, and offices and schools include storage areas? [3]
  4. What is the story behind the name Alexander becoming a Jewish name? [4]
  5. When leaving a hospital parking lot, I accidentally touched another car, leaving a bit of my car’s paint on the other car. Am I obliged to trace the owner to offer compensation for the damage? [5]
  6. A woman asked me to say Kaddish for her non-Jewish father: [6]
  7. If food gets stuck between the teeth or in a cavity and was not cleaned out before bentching, if one takes it out later with a toothpick etc., may one swallow it, or must he spit it out since it would need a brocho? [7]
  8. I have a non-Chabad Tallis Koton. Can I change it to Chabad style? [8]
  9. What is the reason for the Chabad style of “chulyos“?[9]
  10. When listening to Havdolo I responded ברוך הוא וברוך שמו during the brocho. Do I have to say Havdolo again? [10]

[1] שבת מיקדשא וקיימא, לכן עלינו לקבל אותה. יו”ט ישראל אינהו דקדשינהו לזמנים, לכן כבר ‘קבלנו’ אותם ע”י קביעות החודש.

[2] בשם הגאון הרגצ’ובר, שאחרי נ’ שנה אין צריך. הרה”ח ר’ יהושע קארף ע”ה אמר עד מאה שנה (ר”מ גלזמן, ריגה). אולי ידוע על הצמח צדק איך נהג אחרי אמו הצדקנית.

 [3] שכל טוב סימן רפו סק”ל.

[4] ספר הקבלה להראב”ד (הראשון).

[5] פתחי חושן – נזיקין פ”א הערה א; שוע”ר סי’ תמ ס”י בהגה”ה.

[6] שו”ת יחווה דעת ח”ו סימן ס מתיר.

[7] פסקי תשובות סימן קעט הערה 28.

[8] שוע”ר סי’ יא סל”ה.   בסדור כתב אדה”ז: “באלכסון קצת”.

[9] ברייתא מנחות לט א; שוע”ר שם סעיף כז.

[10] ראה שוע”ר סי’ קכד סוף ס”ב.

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