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. The word שבט means twig.[1]
  2. May one measure quantities of Matzo and Moror on Shabbos or Yomtov?[2]
  3. We live in an apartment building. When opening the door at שפוך חמתך, do we need to open the front door of the building? Can we open the balcony door?[3]
  4. The Alter Rebbe allows one to have his Barmitzva boy serve as guarantor (ערב קבלן) for the purchase of the Chometz. Conversely, in the context of Eruv we look for someone who is financially independent. Why the difference?[4]
  5. I’m traveling abroad for Pesach and I have limited luggage space. May I wash some clothes during Chol haMoed?[5]
  6. May one talk between ורחץ and כרפס?[6]
  7. May a paper-mache model be kept on Pesach?[7]
  8. Eruv solution for a multi-unit lodge: [8]
  9. I live two doors away from the Shul. In between is a non-Jewish home. Is it possible to make an Eruv for me to carry to and from Shul? [9]
  10. Are machine-matzos OK for an Eruv for those who won’t eat them on Pesach? [10]
  11. Feedback on Tzitzis-vest:[11]

To listen to Panorama of Halacha on a podcast, click here.


 [1] לקו”ש חל”ג ע’ 195 ואילך.

[2] שוע”ר סי’ שו סי”ח.

[3] שוע”ר סי’ תפ ס”ד1 הגדת הרבי; אוצר מנהגי חב”ד ע’ קצה.

[4] שו”ע אדה”ז ח”ג ע’ תנז; שם ח”ב סי’ שסו סי”ג. אולי יש לחלק בין קניינו – שהוא של אביו, לבין התחייבות – שהוא של עצמו.

[5] שו”ע או”ח סי’ תקלד.

[6] שוע”ר סי’ קסו; הסדר הערוך ח”א פנ”ד ס”ז.

[7] שוע”ר סי’ תמב סכ”ה.

[8] שוע”ר סי’ שע ס”ב. וראה נתיבות שבת פכ”ז הע’ סב; שלחן מנחם ח”ב ע’ קפא ואילך.

[9]  דין דירת נכרי אם מעכב בעירוב – בשו”ע סי’ שפב.

[10] קצות השלחן סי’ קה הע’ כ.

[11] שוע”ר סי’ ט ס”ד.

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