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. Is there leeway for a Chabad House to have a Minyan for Selichos before Chatzos on Motzei Shabbos? [1]
  2. When receiving a loan, may the borrower thank the lender? [2]
  3. We commissioned a Jewish professional to produce a video for our fundraiser. It now transpires that he worked on it during Shabbos. May we use the video? [3]
  4. For medical reasons, the Bris will be delayed for a year or more. What should the parents do to name the child?[4]
  5. I am learning in a side-room of the Shul. Through the wall, I hear a Minyan saying Kedusha. Am I obliged to join in with them? [5]
  6. May I give non-Mevushal wine to one who publicly violates Shabbos R”L?[6]
  7. Use of a buzzer on Shabbos for someone who is hospitalized: [7]
  8. Feedback from last week: We discussed the request of a young, divorced man to stop wearing a Tallis for Davening. How does that compare to a divorced woman, who continues covering her hair? [8]
  9. Which is the correct way in the recital – at Maariv on the eve of Yom Kipur – of the phrases beginning דרכך and למענך?
  10. For שהחיינו on the 2nd night of Rosh HaShono, we endeavor to obtain a new fruit. What if I only have a pomegranate: should I use it on the 1st night as a סימן טוב, or should I keep it for the 2nd night?


[1] ספר המנהגים ע’ 54. שערי תשובה ר”ס תקפא – איסור מיוחד במוצאי שבת. פסקי תשובות סי’ תקפא סק”ב.   

[2] שוע”ר יו”ד הלכות ריבית ס”ט. שו”ת מנחת שלמה ח”ב סימן סח.

[3]  שוע”ר ר”ס שיח. שם סי’ תקג סי”ב ובקו”א שם.

[4] זיו השמות פ”ב ס”ה.

[5] ס’ אשי ישראל פרק טו סכ”ד.

[6] שו”ת ציץ אליעזר ח”ח סי’ יז:ג; סי’ יח:ט-י. בשו”ת חלקת יעקב ח”א סי’ עז שמתיר במיוחד לתת יין לחו”כ תחת החופה. וראה נתיבים בשדה השליחות ח”ג פ”ז ס”י ובהע’ 19 שם.

[7] שוע”ר סי’ שכח סי”ט.

[8] שו”ע אבן העזר סי’ כא ס”ב. בשו”ת אגרות משה (אה”ע ח”א סי’ נז; ח”ד לב:ד) מקיל לצורך גדול לאלמנה וגרושה.

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