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. Was Mordechai the uncle of Esther or was he her cousin?[1]
  2. On Parshas Shekolim we forgot to prepare the 2nd Sefer Torah. To roll the 2nd ST to Parshas Ki Sisa will take longer than rolling from Vayakhel to Ki Sisa. Should we still take out the 2nd ST?[2]
  3. Is it important to hear the reading of Parshas Zochor in one’s familiar dialect: Ashkenazy, Sefardy etc.?[3]
  4. During the reading of the Megila I was daydreaming. Do I have to listen again?[4]
  5. How much is a Prutah in today’s currency?[5]
  6. What is the minimum amount for Matonos loEvyonim?[6]
  7. On Shabbos, may one fold serviettes (napkins) into a specific shape?[7]
  8. May one use a Cafetiere / French Press on Shabbos?[8]
  9. When dressing a Chosson with the Kitel, Gartel etc. – is it done by both Mechutonim together or should be done in turns?[9]
  10. Is there an objection to pouring Negel Vasser into the kitchen sink full of dishes?[10]

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[1] תרגום שני אסתר ב. שבת נג ב. סדר הדורות ג”א תד.

[2]  ביאור הלכה סי’ תרסט.

[3] נטעי גבריאל – פורים פרק כא ס”ד.

[4] חו”מ סי’ ער ס”ג.

[5] שיעורי ציון (לרא”ח נאה) ע’ עו: 40\1 של גרם. מחיר גרם של כסף: 63p = פרוטה בערך 1.5 פעני. נפק”מ לחילול מע”ש ולמכירת חמץ.

[6] משנה ברורה סי’ תרצ סק”ב משער בפרוטה. אבל יש פוסקים שצ”ל שיעור סעודה.

[7] פסקי תשובות סימן שב ס”ק יב; משנ”ב מהדורת ‘דרשו’ שם הע’ 23. וש”נ לשמירת שבת כהלכתה פי”א ס”מ.

[8]   שוע”ר סי’ שיט סעיפים יב, יג, יח.

[9] שלחן העזר ח”ב כז א; נטעי גבריאל – נישואין ריש פט”ו; ימי מלך ח”א ע’ 272.  

[10]  ראה פסקי תשובות סימן קפא סק”ו. וראה גם אשל אברהם (בוטשאטש) סי’ ד רס”ח דמועיל הדחת הכלי.

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