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. In the Piyut for Tal, in the phrase איומה אשר הסעת כצאן, what does איומה mean?[1]
  2. When naming a child whose father isn’t Jewish, nor is there a Jewish maternal grandfather, should בן\בת אברהם be used?[2]
  3. Someone poured boiling water from a Pesach’dike kettle into a Chometz sink; may they continue to use the kettle during Pesach?[3]
  4. May one ride in a rickshaw on Shabbos or Yomtov?[4]
  5. Is a chipped mug disqualified for Netilas Yodayim?[5]
  6. Chabad minhag is that the first Aliya of a Bar Mitzva boy is not on a Shabbos morning. What about a Yomtov morning?[6]
  7. We’re totally redoing our house. Is there any issue with demolishing the chimney stacks?[7]
  8. The רמז in the words שיר למעלות – the Rebbe’s Tehilim for this year:[8]

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[1] ראה שיר השירים ו, ד; שם, י.

[2] או”ח סי’ קלט ס”ג בהגהה.

[3] שוע”ר סי’ תנא סנ”ט.

[4] שוע”ר סי’ תקכב ס”ב; שו”ת רב פעלים ח”ב סי’ כה.

[5] שוע”ר סי’ קנט ס”ד.

[6]  אגרות קודש כרך יז ע’ פז.

[7] צוואת רבי יהודה החסיד אות מט. שו”ת תורת שלום סי’ לו.

[8] חיד”א בפירוש יוסף תהלות ר”פ קיט.

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