Wedding Celebration on Gimmel Tammuz? feature: Dayan Levi Yitzchok Raskin, Rov of Anash in London, explores interesting Torah questions and halachic dilemmas including shachris near the North Pole, white gold for a wedding ring, selling shul furniture, and a wedding on Gimmel Tammuz.

The following issues are discussed by Rabbi Raskin in this week’s episode:

  1. During Covid, we purchased a closet to use as an Oron Kodesh. Thankfully, it is no longer needed for that purpose. May I use it for clothing? [1]
  2. The pews in our ladies’ Shul are infected with woodworm and we plan to replace them. May the disused furniture be used as firewood? [2]
  3. On Shabbos or Yomtov, may one tear open plastic bags that contain magazines or clothing? [3]
  4. Does Yellow Cheese warrant waiting six hours before eating meat?[4]
  5. I lent money to a fellow Jew, interest-free. May I now sell this debt to a non-Jew, who will then charge interest?[5]
  6. As an alternative to charging interest for delayed payment, may both parties agree that should payment be delayed, the borrower incurs a penalty?[6]
  7. Does one who can only daven half the Shmoine Esrei make up six for חזרת הש”ץ?[7]
  8. I’m travelling to Svalbard (78˚ N), where the sun doesn’t set at this time of the year. What are the times for Shema and for Davening?[8]
  9. Should a Bar mitzva boy give maaser for book-tokens?[9]
  10. A Jew who works with special-needs children (non-Jewish) is required to accompany his charges to non-kosher food establishments to eat. Is that permitted?[10]
  11. For a wedding ring, is white gold also okay?[11]
  12. When there’s no Chiyuv in Shul, should one volunteer to say Mishnayos & Kaddish?[12]
  13. Wedding on Gimmel Tammuz:[13]

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  1. [1] ראה שו”ע או”ח סי’ קנג ס”ז; משנ”ב שם ס”ק לז; ביאור הלכה סי’ קנד; פסקי תשובות שם ס”ח – דבהתנה מהני.
  2. [2] ראה שו”ע או”ח סי’ קנג ס”ט.
  3. [3] ראה שבת כהלכה ח”ד ע’ תקיב (פל”א סצ”ד) היתר שבירת המוסתקי – רק לצורך. ובהע’ קעד, מקצות השלחן סי’ קיט הע’ לד, שלכך אסור לפתוח אגרת, דלא מיחשב ‘לצורך’.
  4. [4] ראה ‘הקהל’ ניסן תשפ”ב. וש”נ לשו”ת שבט הלוי ח”ב סי’ לה.
  5. [5] זה פותח חזון נפרץ, שכ”א ימכור חובותיו לנכרי [בריוח], והנכרי יתבע ריבית. אכן בס’ ברית יהודה – עקרי דינים ספכ”ג מתיר, כל שהיהודי המלוה אינו לוקח אחריות.
  6. [6] ראה שו”ע אדה”ז הלכות ריבית סעיף מז.
  7. [7] ראה שוע”ר ר”ס קכד: “לאחר שסיימו הצבור תפלתם”. שי”ל שאם גמר [חצי] תפלתו, די בזה. והשאר יצא י”ח בשמיעה.
  8. [8] ראה שלחן מנחם ח”ב סי’ קנד.
  9. [9] ראה ס’ צדקה ומשפט פ”ה הע’ כז.
  10. [10] ראה שו”ע יו”ד סי’ קיז ובנו”כ שם.
  11. [11] ראה נתיבים בשדה השליחות ח”ג ע’ 92.
  12. [12] ראה מכתב כ”ק אדמו”ר זי”ע בסוף ס’ תהלים ‘אהל יוסף יצחק’.
  13. [13]  ‘התקשרות’ גליון תצה.

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