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)     Which Halochos did R’ Akiva draw from the spikes of the letters of the Torah?[1]

2)   At the Seder, prior to eating Koreich, we recite כן עשה הלל. The verse quoted – about eating the Korban Pesach together with Matzo & Moror – is from the passage regarding Pesach Sheni. Why don’t we cite the verse addressing פסח ראשון?[2]

3)    BH, our Chabad minyan has grown, and we do have 10+ Anash for Tehilim on Shabbos Mevorchim, but for the moment everyone is saying Tehilim at their own pace. May the Kadeishim be recited even when not recited in unison?[3]

4)     We have a double-oven. May we use one compartment for dairy and the other for meat?[4]

5)     Our Beis Chabad neighbors with a Methodist church – which has now ceased to function. We would like to buy the premises, but in the interim would it be possible for us to hire the hall for our use?[5]

6)     May one invest in funds (securities etc.) of companies that produce weapons?[6]

7)     Our baby was given a stuffed toy that looks like the sun. Is it kosher?[7]

8)     A child has a blister filled with pus and is in pain as a result. On Shabbos, may one pierce the blister in order to release the pus?[8]

9)     We have just about a Minyan, and seven of the men are saying Kaddish. Is that OK?[9]

10)  Feedback re. teaching Torah to Jews who haven’t recited Birkas haTorah?[10]

11)  Feedback re. saying Tehillim for the age of who has passed away:

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[1]  מנחות כט ב.

[2]  הגדה עם לקוטי טעמים ומנהגים – במקומו.

 [3] פסקי תשובות סי’ נה סק”ג.

[4]  קובץ מבית לוי ענייני יו”ד ע’ לט. פסקים ותשובות סי’ צב סכ”ג – שם מחמיר בלחימה. מאמר ב’הקהל’ פסח תשפ”ב.

ויש לחלק בין נדו”ד לכיור-כפול, שכתב בפסקים ותשובות (סי’ צה הע’ 162, בשם שו”ת ויען יוסף יו”ד סי’ מ) שאין לחשוש לבליעה ממים חמים הנשפכים, כי אין בליעתם אלא כדי קליפה, ובודאי שאין הטעם מתפשט לכיור השני. משא”כ בתנור.

[5] שו”ת חלקת יעקב או”ח סי’ לג; פסקי תשובות סימן קנד ס”ל.

[6]  ראה שו”ע יו”ד סי’ קנא ס”ה-ו, ובש”ך שם ס”ק יג.

[7] שם סי’ קמא ס”ה.

[8] שוע”ר סי’ שכח סל”ב.

[9] בן איש חי שנה א’ פ’ ויחי בסופו; כף החיים סי’ נה סוס”ק לא; ‘דרשו’ סי’ נה הע’ 41.

[10]  מנחת אשר על פרשת האזינו.

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