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[email protected] is excited and proud to host an inspiring Shabbaton for boys who are ready to learn interesting topics in halacha nightly at 9PM for 20 minutes and on Erev Shabbos!


We will IYH be enjoying the beautiful grounds of Camp Romimu in Monticello, NY for Shabbos Parshas Behar, May 20-21.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

No, you can start your commitment today and join. You will need to record your learning. Click here for instructions on how to add your learning: romimu.com/points/

  • Who is it for?

 Boys in sixth grade and up who commit to joining [email protected] for forty days between now and the summer. Fifteen of those days must be completed before May 20th.

  • Is this only open to Romimu campers?

No, anyone can join. You do not need to be registered in Camp Romimu in order to join.

  • When does the Shabbaton begin and end?

We will be leaving midday on Friday and will be returning from camp on Motzei Shabbos. All boys must commit to being in Yeshiva on Friday and Sunday.

  • What will we be doing in camp?

On Friday, IYH, we will enjoy the lake, aqua park, banana boats, swimming pool and all the sports facilities. We will have our Likras Shabbos program live, followed by davening, seudos, hartzige kumzitz, Oneg Shabbos. On Shabbos day, we will have an incredible Shabbos Hasmodah program with prizes.

  • Who do I bunk with?

We will place you with your friends.

  • Will there be counselors?

Of course.

  • From where and when are the buses leaving?

Buses will be leaving from Brooklyn, Queens, Five Towns, Monsey, Passaic, Lakewood and Baltimore (subject to the number of reservations). Times and locations of departure will be announced.

  • By when do I need to sign up?

Your reservation needs to be in by May 4th.

  • What do I need to bring?

- Lunch for Friday will be eaten on the bus, please bring your own lunch.

- Bedding (pillow, blanket, sheet)

- Shabbos clothing and shoes

- Tefillin (just in case)

- Bathing suit, towel

- Toiletries

- Pajamas

- Baseball mitt (optional)

- Do not bring: cell phones (phones will be available in the office for use), scooters, rollerblades, barbeque grills


[email protected] With Rabbi Pfeiffer
Nightly at 9:00 PM EST.
20 Minutes Of Interesting Halacha
Bring A Kitzur Shulchan Aruch


    • We just moved and when the movers left, we remembered that we needed to put up mezuzahs in the entire house. We put up the mezuzahs with scotch tape. Did we do the right thing?

    • We just moved into a home which has never had mezuzahs. When the movers brought in the furniture, we told them to block an unnecessary door with a heavy piece of furniture. Does that door need a mezuzah?

  • Lo Sosefu (you should not add) to the mitzvos:

    • The Torah tells us not to eat bosor b’cholov, but the chachmim added a issur to eat even chicken together with milk.

    • The chachamim added many mitzvos. For example, Chanukah.

    • A boy who knows how to wave the lulav is obligated in the mitzvah of lulav, and if he can “wrap himself,” he is obligated in tzitzis. Why don’t boys put on tefillin at the age of 9 or 10?

    • Why don’t we say a shechiyanu the first time we put tefilin?

    • I see people placing their tefillin bags, watches, and eyeglasses on top of seforim. Is that correct?

    • Can I stack a bunch of seforim on top of each other in order that my Chumash will be easier to read?

    • If someone with whom I share a bench in shul puts his siddur down on the bench on which I am sitting do I need stand up each time he does this?

    • Is it enough to put the siddur on edge?

    • Lo sisgodidu: How are people who wear tefillin and those who don’t permitted to daven in the same minyan?

    • I have a yad (pointer) for a sefer Torah which is a family heirloom. When I lain, I like to use it, so I stick it in my pocket and bring it with me. While it is in my pocket, can I enter a bathroom?

    • A child decided that he was no longer going to finish the meal. After the mother forced him to continue eating – is a new bracha necessary?

    • If a Kohen donates a kidney, is he considered a Bal Mum for purposes of doing Avodah in the Bais HaMikdash??

    • What is the ’mum’ of being a lefty? If a lefty trains himself to become a right-handed, does he go out of mum status?

    • I got distracted and did not have kavana during the first bracha of Shemoneh Esrei. If I continue davening will the other brachos be considered to be l’vatala, since I have not fulfilled my obligation of saying at least the first bracha of Shmoneh Esrei with kavana? Should I continue davening? What should I do?

    • If someone has a cast on his left arm below the elbow which arm should he put his tefillin on?

    • If someone’s entire left arm is amputated, what does he do?

    • Should a Bar Mitzvah boy make a shechyanu when putting on tefillin for the first time?

    • Someone who is not yet a ger is being counted as part of the ten people in a minyon. You are the only one who knows about it and the soon-to-be ger will be very embarrassed if you stop the minyan from starting. What should you do?

    • Is long hair considered a chatzitzah between the head and the tefillin shel rosh?

    • What should a person do if he wears a toupee and is embarrassed to remove the toupee to put on his tefillin?

    • Someone who is not yet a ger is being counted as part of the ten people in a minyon. You are the only one who knows about it and the soon-to-be ger will be very embarrassed if you stop the minyan from starting. What should you do?

    • If someone finds out he is wearing a non-kosher tallis in shul on Shabbos and there are no other tallasim available, does he need to take it off if he feels embarrassed?

    • If someone is unknowingly wearing Shatnez on the street, should you tell him about it even though he will be embarrassed to take off the clothing?

    • Can I fold my tallis on Shabbos?

    • Can I fold my clothing on Shabbos?

  • Borrowing When Owner is Not Present:

    • May one borrow a Tallis or Tefillin during a time that the owner will need to use it?

    • May one borrow a Tallis if it may tear or get damaged due to a crowd of people?

  • Borrowing When Owner is Not Present:

    • May one borrow a Tallis if he will sweat and get it wet?

    • May one borrow a Tallis or Tefillin to wear - not for the sake of the Mitzvah?

    • Do you make a bracha on a tallis borrowed from a friend?

    • What about if I use the shuls tallis?

    • Does it make a difference if the shul is a shtiebel?

    • The great techeiles debate. Watch a fascinating video.

    • Tzisis have five sets of knots. Why?

    • Tzisis have 7, 8, 11 and then 13 revolutions. Why?

    • You are not allowed to fast the day before Yom Tov.

    • Esther and Mordechai fasted in Nissan not in Adar.

    • Why are we fasting on Taanis Esther?

    • Can a person work or exercise before davening?

    • If a person is very hungry and it will negatively affect his davening, can he eat before davening?

    • This past Shabbos I wished somebody a Shabbat Shalom in the morning prior to davening and he told me that before Davening we say, “good Shabbos” and not “Shabbat shalom.” Is this true and what is the reason?

    • We have several older neighbors in our building who ask me to make Havdalah for them. I try to have them come to us in time for Havdalah, but that doesn’t always work. If I’ve said Havdalah already, can I repeat it for them?

    • For one person to be Motzi another in a bracha, what five conditions must be fulfilled?

    • I am not sure if I said Birkas HaTorah, can my wife be Motzi me?

    • Brisk: Why in the Brisker Yeshivas in Yerushalayim do they NOT answer Baruch Hu u’varuch Shemo during Chazoras Ha’Shatz?

    • May wedding invitations contain pesukim?

    • What is the halacha concerning books containing words of Torah written by people who reject Torah? Must they go in Shaimos?

    • May I throw out handouts with Torah that my son brings home from yeshiva?

    • What about a newspaper that contains Torah articles?

    • Does it make a difference if the item was produced knowing it would soon be disposed of?

    • A Friend in Vain: A close friend of mine makes comments like ‘for G-d’s sake,’ which I know we should not say. I want him to be one of the eidim at my wedding, but was told that he may not be a kosher witness, because he uses G-d’s Name in vain. Is this really true?

    • Nasty Neighbor: I have a neighbor who seems a bit disturbed and often curses me. I am concerned that her cursing may bring evil things upon me. What should I do?

    • Often I have lunch with colleagues, most of whom are not religious (and sometimes some of them are not Jewish). When I say the bracha before eating, is it better to say it loudly or quietly?

    • I would prefer to daven in English, since I do not fully understand the Hebrew. 

    • I was told to daven in Hebrew even though I cannot fully understand it.

    • Yet other people tell me I should daven in English. Which is correct?

    • The shulchan aruch (siman 2, saif 6) says: It is forbidden to walk in an erect posture. Does this mean that good posture is forbidden?

    • Is there a halachic difference between going bareheaded indoors versus outdoors?

    • Why don’t we clip a waterproof yarmulke to our heads while we swim?

    • Why do some people wear big yarmulkes that cover their entire head?

    • How large must my yarmulke be?

    • If a person’s Tefillin arm was amputated, does he put on tefillin?

    • If a person writes with his left hand but does all other actions with his right hand, which arm does he put his tefillin on?

    • Is it permitted for boys to dress up like girls and vice versa in celebration of Purim?

    • If someone enters a restroom, he must wash his hands upon exiting, even if he did not use the facilities. What if a person sticks one hand into the bathroom to take a tissue? Does he have to wash his hands?

    • At what age should I have my baby wash negel vasser?

    • Must a caterer insist that his non-Jewish employees wash negel vasser before beginning work?

    • I know that after clipping my nails, I must wash my hands. What happens if I hear someone say a bracha before I have a chance to wash my hands? Do I answer Amen to the bracha?

    • I went to a very fancy wedding where they have trained monkeys that fill up cups and wash your hands for netilas yodayim. Am I yotzei?

    • The halacha is that you are not supposed to say Torah Shebichsav orally. You are supposed to look inside when you are saying pesukim. How is it that when we say kiddush Friday night baal peh, it includes Vayichulu?

    • What do a leopard, eagle, deer and lion have to do with my avodas Hashem?

    • Is it permissible to read a book after the bedtime Shema/Hamapil? I like to read in bed before falling asleep, but I sometimes fall asleep and, if I have not said them beforehand, it is possible that I will sleep through the night without reciting them.

    • Was Yaakov’s Tefilah (Maariv) second rate (Chas V’Sholom)?
      If each of the three tefilos was established by one of our Avos, why are two of them obligatory, whereas the Gemara concludes that maariv is optional?

    •  Does the Yissachar/Zevulun contract really work? Hear what Rav Dovid Feinstein, ztl says.

    • How can I get a mitzvah of lending money to someone who is wealthy?

    • Is there a significance about Chanukah falling out during the specific time of the year that it falls out after Succos?

    • Can a garment contain wool and linen and not be shatnez?

    • May I sell clothes without first checking to see if they are shatnez?

    • When is it a mitzvah to cut down a fruit tree?

    • Can I walk two dogs of different species on one leash?

    • Do I Need to Be Concerned about Orlah When Apple Picking?

    • Do I Need to Be Concerned about Chodosh When Drinking Beer?

    •  No one eats crab apples. Do I have to worry about cutting down a crab apple tree?

    • We moved a tree, does orloh (three years) restart?

    • Tattoos are against halacha. What about micro-pigmentation (permanent makeup)?

    • What is wrong with Norelco Lift-and-Cut shavers?

    •  Is there a halachic issue with paintball?

    • Can I cut my hair very, very short (#1 trimmer shield)?

    •  My chess piece has a cross on it, is that okay?

    • Can I use an Egyptian figurine from museum shop that resemble Egyptian gods at the seder?

    • Is replicating a seven-branched menorah permitted?

    • Can a man wear women’s clothing for as a Purim costume?

    • What is Chodosh grain?

    • Thoughts on the life of Rav Dovid Feinstein ztl

    • Special History of Halacha - Maharam M’Rottenberg, Rosh, Tur, Shulchan Aruch, Rama, Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, Mishna Berura

    • Does my couch need to be checked for Shatnez?

    • What about my carpet?

    • What about if I rent a tux?

    • Special guest, Reb Tzemach Glenn, who will demonstrate how shatnez testing is done and give some shatnez insights.

    •  May I ride a horse without checking first whether it is firstborn?

    • When is it a mitzvah to sell your animal to a goy?

    • Peter Chamor: Why is the donkey the only non-kosher animal to have kedusha?

    • Bankruptcy in halacha – does it work?

    • Dina D’Malchusah Dina: Can I travel 5 mph over the speed limit?

    • If bishul is ossur, why is the halacha ein bishul achar bishul?

    • If I put something on the flame by accident on Shabbos should I take it off?

    • Is it ribbis if I lend money to a Jewish owned corporation?

    • Exactly how does a heter iska work?

    • Shmitah is next year – 5782. Why don’t we have Yovel?

    • Shmitas Kesafim: If I lend money, the loan is erased at the end of shmitah. What if a I lend my neighbor a bottle of milk, is the loan erased?

    • Why do we start saying V’sen Tal Umotor on December 5th? There doesn’t seem to be any other halacha that is based on the secular calendar?

    • If I know that I really owe someone a certain amount of money. Can I dispute the loan amount in order to make a compromise in Bais Din and therefore I can pay him less than I owe him?

    •  Wayne Gretsky and Chanukah

    • We say in Al Ha’Nisim that the Yevonim tried to get us to FORGET the Torah (L’Hashkichom Torahsecho). Yet we know that the Yevonim actually translated the Torah!

    • If you are in Bais Din and the person you are litigating against is about to swear falsely to win his case in Bais Din. What should you do?

    • Does Bais Din allow any shevous (swearing) nowadays

    • Am I allowed to buy something that “fell off the truck?”

    • If someone is a known thief, can a yeshiva accept a donation from him?

    • Surveillance cameras in halacha.

    • Can I use my friend’s shtender in shul without asking him?

    • My backyard is being flooded. Can I divert the water if the diverted water will damage someone else’s backyard?

    • A yid is stuck on the side of a highway, am I halachically required to stop and try to help?

    • What if the car is an old jalopy that should not have gone on the highway, am I halachically required to stop and help?

    • What if I helped and then the jalopy broke down a second, third and fourth time, am I still halachically required to keep on helping?

    • Is there a Jewish way to kill pests?

    • If farm work is performed more efficiently by a castrated animal is it mutar to castrate the animal?

    • Is there a problem eating veal because of the way the animal is treated?

    • Is there l’fnei ever for a goy?

    • Is it permitted to buy stock shares in a public company whose board members are non-Jews who operate the company on Shabbos and Yom Tov?

    • Can a contractor work on your house on Shabbos if he is paid by the job?

    •  If a Yated arrives via US mail to your house on Shabbos are you allowed to read it?

    • If you go to a building that has a guard and you know that he will buzz you in, is that permitted on Shabbos?

    • We are not allowed to get paid for work on Shabbos (sichiris). So how is it that the chazan and the rabbi can be paid for their Shabbat duties?

    • Are we allowed to earn interest for money that is in the bank on Shabbos, isn’t that sichiras??

    • On Shabbos, my brother offered to pay me $30 if I won him in a game. I played him and won. Now, my brother says he does not have to pay because we weren’t supposed to make bets on Shabbos. Does my brother have to honor the bet?

    • Am I allowed to live on a houseboat over Shabbos? If the boat is on automatic pilot, is there a Techum Shabbos issue?

    • Can I go on a free electric train on Shabbos that makes automatic stops?

    • Nekomo (revenge) – Evil or G-dly?

    • Why is it the woman's role to light the Shabbos candles?

    • When a man lights Shabbos candles, when is the brocho made? Does he need to cover his eyes like a woman? If a man lights Shabbos candles, can he then drive to shul or do others melochos, and accept Shabbos later?

    • If I eat by someone else but sleep at my house, where do I light neiros shabbos?

    • Does a yeshiva bochur light Shabbos candles?

    • I forgot to tovel a new glass before Shabbos. Can I tovel it on Shabbos?

    • Can I inject gas into water on Shabbos to make seltzer?

    • Can I put a pendent on a necklace on Shabbos?

    • I cut my finger. Am I permitted to put my finger in my mouth or is there a problem of eating blood?

    • Can a blind lady light Shabbos candles?

    • If she forgets to light one week, does she need to add candles on subsequent weeks?

    • What if she forgot to light candles on Yom Tov, does she need to add candles?

    • There were so many miracles related to Yetzias Mitzrayim. Why is Pesach referred to in the Torah as Chag HaMatzos? Why is it the Matzoh so important?

    • Why do we sing Chad Gadya and Echod Mi Y’odei’a at the end of the Hagadah? Why would we think that we should start talking about Ytizas Mitzarayim from Rosh Chodesh?

    • Rav Shimon Schwab’s dream

    • Why do we have the second days of Pesach? Why couldn’t the first days commemorate both Yitziyas Mitzrayim and Krias Yam Suf?

    • In Shabbos Shmonei Esrei we say VOH on Friday night, VO at Shachris and BOM by mincha. Why?

    • When invited out for a Shabbos meal or hosting guests, is it preferable for the head of each family to recite their own Kiddush or should one person recite Kiddush on behalf of everyone present?

    • Where does the Torah tell us to daven later on Shabbos than during the rest of the week?

    • Is there a Jewish way to kill pests?

    • If farm work is performed more efficiently by a castrated animal is it mutar to castrate the animal?

    • We are finishing Hilchos Netilas Yodayim – special video!

    • Do we make a bracha on ices for dessert?

    • What about cake, do we make a bracha on cake for dessert?

    • Why do we cover our eyes with our hand when we say Krias Shema? Wouldn’t it be enough to just close our eyes?

    • If it is Shabbos afternoon and you have not davened Musaf yet, is it better to daven Mincha first because T’odeeer v’sheeno t’odeer t’odeer kodem.

    • Why “Hamotzi Lechem” instead of “Hamotzi Chitah”?

    • On Shabbos we do not mourn. If so, why do we say tzidkascho v’tzedek (accepting the din) which is said in a cemetery?

    • During Shabbos Shemoneh Esreh, if you started saying the weekday brocho of Atah chonein la’adam daas, do you stop in middle of the brocho or do you complete the brocho?

    • Lifnei Iver Questions:
      ⦁ Online store running on Shabbos
      ⦁ Vending machine on Shabbos
      ⦁ Laundry machine on Shabbos
      ⦁ Is there lifnei iver by a non Jew (ever minhachai)
      ⦁ Selling a plow during shmitah

    • Lifnei Iver Questions:
      ⦁ Walking across a street on Shabbos and causing a non frum yid to stop his car
      ⦁ Calling a non frum yid in Eretz Yisroel on Shabbos

    • Lifnei Iver Questions:
      ⦁ Installing a motion sensor light in front of your house
      ⦁ Non frum taxi driver dropping you off right before Shabbos

    • Getting ready for Kabbolas HaTorah: If you had to pick the first posuk that you would you teach your child, which would it be? Torah tzivoh lonu Moshe or Shma Yisroel? Why?

    •  Kol Shofar 

    • If a kotton misses havdolo on a late Motzei Shabbos, do we say havdolo for him on Sunday morning?

       

    • You can listen to a host make a brocho of Hamotzei at the Shabbos table and he is Motzei you because of the halacha of Shomei’a Ke’Oneh. But what happens if the host talks between the brocho and eating the challah?

    • If you are in middle of shemonei esrei and the chazen is saying kedush should you stop and listen. Or will Shomei’a Ke’Oneh create a hefsek in your shemona esrei?

    • According to Rav Moshe Feinstein, On Friday night if someone is listening to kiddush and says Baruch Hu U’Varuch Shemo he has not fulfilled his obligation. Why?

    • Does flash pasteurization make wine mevushal?

    • May one remove food from the freezer on the first day of Yom Tov on for the second day of Yom Tov?

    • What is the connection between the Shofer and Matan Torah?

    • If I am in Eretz Yisroel on Yom Tov do I keep two days of Yom Tov or one day?

    • Is there a reason to drink most of the kiddush cup (Rov Kos) not on Pesach?

    • A peron can drink a m'lo lugmav (a cheek full) for kiddush. What if he is very small and his m'lo lugmav is less than half a reviis, is he yotzei kiddush?

    • The Bobver Rebbi was born on 1 Kislev yet he was Bar Mitzvah-ed on 30 Cheshvon. How is that possible?

    • Eating a burger sandwich with margarine: Why isn’t it maaris ayin?

    • Why do sefardim make a mezonos on matzoh? And if so, why do they make hamotzei on matzoh during Pesach?

    • What brocho do you make on breadsticks?

    • What brochado you make on doughnuts?

    • If you need to eat on Yom Kippur, do you make a brocho?

    • Do you make a brocho on non kosher food?

    • If you steal food, can you make a brocho?

    • What should I daven for on Rosh Hashanah?

    • Do you want to live or be alive?

    • The webcam in halacha.

    • Meet and Greet Rabbi Armo Kuessous

    • Do I make a bracha on food that is bitter?

    • Do I make a bracha on food that is burnt?

    • I am at a BBQ. Can I make a shehakol on a good piece of steak first and then hamotzi on a burger/bun?

    • What brocho do I make on the following and why:

      ⦁ Unroasted chestnuts or peanuts?
      ⦁ Raw onion or raw string beans?
      ⦁ Mashed potatoes?
      ⦁ Pringles
      ⦁ Hearts of Palm

    • I sample tasted hot chili and ate a little piece of bread to sooth the hot taste of the chili. Do I make a bracha on the bread?

    • Ice cones: Do I make a mezonos?

    • Applesauce on latkes: Do I make a separate bracha?

    • Do I make a bracha for rain in North America or only in Israel?

    • Do I need to see the rain or can I hear about it?

    • Do I make a shechiyanu if I have a new grandson?

    • If I make a mezonos with the intention to eat one cookie, and then want another cookie from the table, do I make another brocho? (Same food, originally available.)

    • If I make a mezonos with the intention to eat a cookie, and then want a piece of cake from the table, do I make another brocho? (Different food, same bracha, originally available.)

    • If I make a mezonos with the intention to eat cookies on the table, and then someone brings out some more, do I make another brocho? (Same food, originally unavailable.)

    • If I make a mezonos with the intention to eat cookies on the table, and then someone brings out cake, do I make another brocho? (Different food, same bracha, originally unavailable.)

    • If I wash and say hamotzi, eat the meal, and then I discover that there's desert, do I make another brocho? (Ikar/tafel, originally unavailable.)

    • We make a bracha on the wonderful smell of fruit (esrog). If we walk in and have a wonderful smell of cake or bread, why don’t we make a bracha?

    • Do we make a bracha on the smell of fresh roasted coffee or seasoning?

    • Is it halachically permitted to cheat the government?

    • Am I halachically permitted to drive 60 mph in a 55 mph zone?

    • Do you make a shehechiyanu if you haven't seen your parents in many months?

    • Do you make a shehechiyanu if you saw your parents via Zoom?

    • What if you became friends with someone over the phone or via emails only and never actually met him. Would you say shehechiyanu when you met him for the first time?

    •  Kings, Presidents, and the bracha upon seeing them.

    • Do you make a bracha when seeing the gadol hador?

    • If you ever experienced a miracle and were saved from imminent danger, then upon returning to that spot, do you recite the bracha She'asa Lee Nase.

    • How is it possible?
      ⦁ I am born in Kislev but my Bar Mitzvah is in Cheshvan.
      ⦁ I am born two weeks before my friend, yet his Bar Mitzvah is one week before mine.

    • Hasogas Gevul Questions:
      ⦁ I have been selling nosh in my classroom this whole year. Now another boy started selling as well. Is that right??

    • Hasogas Gevul Questions:
      ⦁ Can a Rov open a shul in a neighborhood if he knows that he will attract mispallelim from another shul?

    • Hasogas Gevul Questions:
      ⦁ There is a seforim store in a small neighborhood that can only support one store. Now a second store opens with cheaper prices. Is that okay?


    • Hasogas Gevul Questions:
      ⦁ There is a line on Black Friday at Best Buy. Can I go to the line and sell computers for cheaper than they do?

    • You ordered a babysitter, taxi driver or any other person to work for you, may you cancel the arrangement before the job begins, and what are the financial consequences if you do so?

    • Soroh and Yehuda decided which mohel they intended to use and asked someone for his number. However, when the mohel came to check the baby, Yehuda realized that this was not the mohel he had intended to use. Could he now use a different mohel?

    • We start saying V’Sein Tal U’Moter on December 5th. What is the significance of December 5th (it seems random)?

    • In Eretz Yisroel they start saying V’Sein Tal U’Moter on 7 Cheshvan. If I am visiting Eretz Yisrael between 7 Cheshvan and December 5th: Do I say it or not?

    • May a Jew:
      ⦁ Own a Non-Kosher Establishment?
      ⦁ Be a Waiter for a Non-Kosher Restaurant?
      ⦁ Be a Sales Representative for a Non-Kosher Company?
      ⦁ Own Stock in Non-Kosher Companies?

    • Is lab-grown pork kosher?

    • May one pay a caterer the full price in advance and ask for a discount in return?

    • May a borrower buy an aliyah to the Torah for the lender?


    • If one borrows a car with an almost empty gas tank, may one return it with a full tank? Depends, not if the refill is expected.

    • If one borrows a garment from a friend, may one have it dry-cleaned before returning it? Yes.

    • If one borrows a child's suit for a wedding, may one add a small toy when returning the outfit? 

    • May one make a purchase on a friend's credit card and pay the credit card company directly? 

    • May an author who borrowed money to publish his work print an acknowledgment to the lender? 

    • May one borrow money in one currency and repay it in another? 

    • I recently learned that even though the Torah prohibits paying or receiving interest, there is something called a heter iska that legalizes it. How can we legitimize something that the Torah expressly prohibits?

    • May a lawyer file a lawsuit in civil court on behalf of a Jewish client?

    • But I thought that Dina Di’malchusa Dina means that the civil law determines Halacha in business matters?

    • When the movers left, we remembered that we needed to put up mezuzahs in the entire house. We put up the mezuzahs with scotch tape. Did we do the right thing?
    • We just moved into a home which has never had mezuzahs. We told the movers to block an unnecessary door with a heavy piece of furniture. Does that door need a mezuzah?
    • The Torah tells us not to eat bosor b’cholov, but the chachmim added a issur to eat chicken together with milk.
    • The chachamim added many mitzvos. For example, Chanukah.
    • Why don’t we say a shechiyanu the first time we put on tefilin?
    • A boy who knows how to wave the lulav is obligated in the mitzvah, and if he can “wrap himself,” he is obligated in tzitzis. Why don’t boys put on tefillin at the age of 9?
    • I see people placing their tefillin bags and watches on top of seforim. Is that correct?
    • Can I stack a bunch of seforim so that my Chumash will be easier to read?
    • If someone with whom I share a bench puts his siddur down on the bench do I need stand up each time he does this?
    • Is it enough to put the siddur on its edge?
    • Lo sisgodidu: How are people who wear tefillin and those who don’t permitted to daven in the same minyan?
    • I have a yad (pointer) for a sefer Torah which is a family heirloom. When I lain, I like to use it, so I bring it with me. While it is in my pocket, can I enter a bathroom?
    • A child decided that he was no longer going to finish the meal. After the mother forced him to continue eating – is a new bracha necessary?
    • What is the ’mum’ of being a lefty? If a lefty trains himself to become a right-handed, does he go out of mum status?
    • If a Kohen donates a kidney, is he considered a Bal Mum for purposes of doing Avodah in the Bais HaMikdash?
    • I got distracted and did not have kavana during the first bracha of Shemoneh Esrei. If I continue davening will the other brachos be considered to be brachos l’vatala?
    • If someone has a cast on his left arm below the elbow which arm should he put his tefillin on?
    • If someone’s entire left arm is amputated, what does he do?
    • Should a Bar Mitzvah boy make a shechyanu when putting on tefillin for the first time?
    • Is long hair considered a chatzitzah between the head and the tefillin shel rosh?
    • What should a person do if he wears a toupee and is embarrassed to remove the toupee to put on his tefillin?
    • Someone who is not yet a ger is being counted as part of the ten people in a minyon. The soon-to-be ger will be very embarrassed if you stop the minyan from starting. What should you do?
    • If someone finds out he is wearing a non-kosher tallis in shul on Shabbos and there are no other tallasim, does he need to take it off if he feels embarrassed?
    • If someone is unknowingly wearing Shatnez on the street, should you tell him about it even though he will be embarrassed to take off the clothing?
    • Can I fold my tallis on Shabbos?
    • Can I fold my clothing on Shabbos?
  • -Borrowing When Owner is Not Present:
    • May one borrow a Tallis or Tefillin during a time that the owner will need to use it?
  • -Borrowing When Owner is Not Present:
    • May one borrow a Tallis if it may tear or get damaged due to a crowd of people?
  • -Borrowing When Owner is Not Present:
    • May one borrow a Tallis if he will sweat and get it wet?
  • -Borrowing When Owner is Not Present:
    • May one borrow a Tallis or Tefillin to wear - not for the sake of the Mitzvah?
    • Do you make a bracha on a tallis borrowed from a friend?
    • What about if I use the shuls tallis?
    • Does it make a difference if the shul is a shtiebel?
    • The great techeiles debate. Watch a fascinating video.
    • Tzisis have five sets of knots. Why?
    • Tzisis have 7, 8, 11 and then 13 revolutions. Why?
    • You are not allowed to fast the day before Yom Tov.
    • Esther and Mordechai fasted in Nissan not in Adar.
    • Why are we fasting on Taanis Esther?
    • We have several older neighbors in our building who ask me to make Havdalah for them.  If I’ve said Havdalah already, can I repeat it for them?
    • I wished somebody a Shabbat Shalom prior to davening and he told me that before Davening we say, “good Shabbos” and not “Shabbat shalom.” Is this true and why?
    • Can a person work or exercise before davening?
    • If a person is very hungry and it will negatively affect his davening, can he eat before davening?
    • Can I use my friend’s shtender in shul without asking him?
    • My backyard is being flooded. Can I divert the water if it will damage someone else’s yard?
    • Is it ribbis if I lend money to a Jewish owned corporation?
    • Exactly how does a heter iska work?
    • Is there a significance about Chanukah falling out during the specific time of the year that it falls out after Succos?
    • Can I use an Egyptian figurine from museum shop that resemble Egyptian gods at the seder?
    • Is replicating a seven-branched menorah permitted?
    • Is there a halachic issue with paintball?
    • Can I cut my hair very, very short (#1 trimmer shield)?
    • Can a man wear women’s clothing as a Purim costume?
    • What is Chodosh grain?
    • Do I need to be concerned about Orlah when apple picking?
    • Do I need to be concerned about Chodosh when drinking beer?
    • No one eats crab apples. Do I have to worry about cutting down a crab apple tree?
    • We moved a tree, does orloh (three years) restart?
    • Can I walk two dogs of different species on one leash?
    •  Tattoos are against halacha. What about micro-pigmentation (permanent makeup)?
    • What is wrong with Norelco Lift-and-Cut shavers?
    • My chess piece has a cross on it, is that okay?
    • When is it a mitzvah to cut down a fruit tree?
    • Can a garment contain wool and linen and not be shatnez?
    • May I sell clothes without first checking to see if they are shatnez?
    • Thoughts on the life of Rav Dovid Feinstein ztl
    • Special History of Halacha - Maharam M’Rottenberg, Rosh, Tur, Shulchan Aruch, Rama, Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, and Mishna Berura
    • Special guest Reb Tzemach Glenn who will demonstrate how shatnez testing is done and give some shatnez insights.
    • Why do we start saying V’sen Tal Umotor on December 5th? There doesn’t seem to be any other halacha that is based on the secular calendar?
    • Does my couch need to be checked for Shatnez?
    • What about my carpet?
    • What about if I rent a tux?
    • May I ride a horse without checking first whether it is firstborn?
    • When is it a mitzvah to sell your animal to a goy?
    • Peter Chamor: Why is the donkey the only non-kosher animal to have kedusha?
    • Does the Yissachar/Zevulun contract really work? Hear what Rav Dovid Feinstein, ztl says.
    • Mitzvah of lending to someone wealthy
    • Bankruptcy in halacha – does it work?
    • Dina D’Malchusah Dina: Can I travel 5 mph over the speed limit?
    • If bishul is ossur, why is the halacha ein bishul achar bishul?
    • If I put something on the flame by accident on Shabbos should I take it off?
    • Shmitah is next year – 5782. Why don’t we have Yovel?
    • Shmitas Kesafim: If I lend money, the loan is erased at the end of shmitah. What if a I lend my neighbor a bottle of milk, is the loan erased?
    • Can I sue a yid in small claims court if I know they would judge the case the same as a Bais Din?
    • If I owe someone a certain amount of money, can I dispute the loan amount in order to make a compromise in Bais Din and therefore pay less than I owe him?
    • Wayne Gretsky and Chanukah
    • We say in Al Ha’Nisim that the Yevonim tried to get us to forget the Torah (L’Hashkichom Torahsecho). Yet we know that the Yevonim translated the Torah!
    • Also, you cannot force someone to forget the Torah. They actually prohibited the learning of Torah. So why say FORGET the Torah?
    • If you are in Bais Din and the person you are litigating against is about to swear falsely to win his case in Bais Din. What should you do?
    • Does Bais Din allow any shevous (swearing) nowadays?
    • Am I allowed to buy something that “fell off the truck?”
    • If someone is a known thief, can a yeshiva accept a donation from him?
    • Surveillance cameras in halacha.
    • A yid is stuck on the side of a highway, am I halachically required to stop and try to help?
    • What if the car is an old jalopy that should not have gone on the highway, am I halachically required to stop and help?
    • What if I helped and then the jalopy broke down a second, third and fourth time, am I still halachically required to keep on helping?
    • Is there a Jewish way to kill pests?
    • If farm work is done better by a castrated animal is it mutar to castrate the animal?
    • Is there a problem eating veal because of the way the animal is treated?
    • Is there l’fnei ever for a goy?
    • Is it permitted to buy stock shares in a public company whose board members are non-Jews who operate the company on Shabbos and Yom Tov?
    • Can a contractor work on your house on Shabbos if he is paid by the job?
    • If a Yated arrives via US mail to your house on Shabbos are you allowed to read it?
    • If you go to a building that has a guard and you know that he will buzz you in, is that permitted on Shabbos?
    • We are not allowed to get paid for work on Shabbos (sichiris). So how is it that the chazan and the rabbi can be paid for their Shabbos duties?
    • Are we allowed to earn interest for money that is in the bank on Shabbos, isn’t that a problem of sichiras?
    • On Shabbos, my brother offered to pay me $30 if I won him in a game. I won. Now, my brother says he does not have to pay because we weren’t supposed to make bets on Shabbos.

    • Am I allowed to live on a houseboat over Shabbos? If the boat is on automatic pilot, is there a Techum Shabbos issue?
    • Can I go on a free electric train on Shabbos that makes automatic stops?
    • Nekomo (revenge) – Evil or G-dly?
    • Why is it the woman's role to light the Shabbos candles?
    • When a man lights Shabbos candles, when is the brocho made? Does he need to cover his eyes like a woman? Can he then drive to shul and accept Shabbos later?
    • If I eat by someone else but sleep at my house, where do I light neiros shabbos?
    • Does a yeshiva bachur light neiros Shabbos?
    • I forgot to tovel a new glass before Shabbos. Can I tovel it on Shabbos?
    • Can I inject gas into water on Shabbos to make seltzer?
    • Can I put a pendent on a necklace on Shabbos?
    • I cut my finger. Am I permitted to put my finger in my mouth or is there a problem of eating blood?
    • Can a blind lady light Shabbos candles?
    • If she forgets to light one week, does she need to add candles on subsequent weeks and what if this happens on yom tov?
    • There were so many miracles related to Yetzias Mitzrayim. Why is Pesach referred to as Chag HaMatzos? Why is it the Matzoh so important?
    • Why do we sing Chad Gadya and Echod Mi Y’odei’a at the end of the Hagadah?
    • Why would we think that we start talking about Ytizas Mitzrayim from Rosh Chodesh?
    • Rav Shimon Schwab’s dream
    • Why do we have the second days of Pesach? Why couldn’t the first days commemorate both Yitziyas Mitzrayim and Krias Yam Suf?
    • In Shabbos Shmonei Esrei we say VOH on Friday night, VO at Shachris and BOM by mincha. Why?
    • When invited out for a Shabbos meal, is it preferable for the head of each family to recite their own Kiddush or should one person recite Kiddush for everyone present?
    • Where does the Torah tell us to daven later on Shabbos than during the rest of the week?
    • Is there a Jewish way to kill pests?
    • If farm work is performed better by a castrated animal is it mutar to castrate the animal?
    • We are finishing Hilchos Netilas Yodayim – special video!
    • Do we make a bracha on ices for dessert?
    • What about cake, do we make a bracha on cake for dessert?
    • Why do we cover our eyes with our hand when we say Krias Shema? Wouldn’t it be enough to just close our eyes?
    • If it is Shabbos afternoon and you have not davened Musaf yet, is it better to daven Mincha first because T’odeeer v’sheeno t’odeer t’odeer kodem.
    • Why “Hamotzi Lechem” instead of “Hamotzi Chitah”?
    • On Shabbos we do not mourn. If so, why do we say tzidkascho v’tzedek (accepting the din) which is said in a cemetery?
    • During Shabbos Shemoneh Esreh, if you started saying the brocho of Atah chonein la’adam daas, do you stop in middle of the brocho or do you complete the brocho?
    • Lifnei Iver Questions:
      -Online store running on Shabbos
      -Vending machine on Shabbos
      -Laundry machine on Shabbos
    • Lifnei Iver Questions:
      -Is there lifnei iver by a non Jew (ever min hachai)
      -Selling a plow during shmitah
    • Lifnei Iver Questions:
      -Walking across a street on Shabbos and causing a non frum yid to stop his car
      -Calling a non-frum yid in Eretz Yisroel on Shabbos
    • Lifnei Iver Questions:
      -Installing a motion sensor light in front of your house
      -Non frum taxi driver dropping you off right before Shabbos
    • I would think Shema would be the first pasuk to teach your child (Kabbolas Ol Malchus Shomayim). Yet the Rambam says that Torah tzivo lonu comes first. Why?
    • Kol Shofar
    • If a kotton misses havdolo on a late Motzei Shabbos, do we say havdolo for him on Sunday morning?
    • There is the halacha of Shomei’a Ke’Oneh. But what happens if the host talks between the brocho and eating the challah? Perhaps we can’t rely on his brocho because of the hefsek?
    • If you are in middle of shemonei esrei and the chazen is saying kedush should you stop and listen. Or will Shomei’a Ke’Oneh create a hefsek in your shemona esrei?
    • According to Rav Moshe Feinstein, On Friday night if someone is listening to kiddush and says Baruch Hu U’Varuch Shemo he has not fulfilled his obligation. Why?
    • Does flash pasteurization make wine Yayin mevushal?
    • May one remove food from the freezer on the first day of Yom Tov on for the second day of Yom Tov?
    • What is the connection between the Shofer and Matan Torah?
    • If I am in Eretz Yisroel on Yom Tov do I keep two days of Yom Tov or one day?
    • Is there a reason to drink most of the kiddush cup (Rov Kos) not on Pesach?
    • A peron can drink a m'lo lugmav (a cheek full) for kiddush. What if he is very small and his m'lo lugmav is less than half a reviis, is he yotzei kiddush?
    • The Bobver Rebbi was born on 1 Kislev yet he was Bar Mitzvah-ed on 30 Cheshvon. How is that possible?
    • Eating a burger sandwich with margarine: Why isn’t it maaris ayin?
    • Meet and greet Rabbi Armo Kuessous after we finish learning.
    • Why do sefardim make a mezonos on matzoh? And if so, why do they make hamotzei on matzoh during Pesach?
    • What brocho do you make on breadsticks?
    • If you need to eat on Yom Kippur, do you make a brocho?
    • Do you make a brocho on non kosher food?
    • If you steal food, can you make a brocho?
    • What should I daven for on Rosh Hashanah?
    • Do you want to live or be alive?
    • The webcam in halacha
    • Do I make a bracha on food that is bitter?
    • Do I make a bracha on food that is burnt?
    • I am at a BBQ. Can I make a shehakol on a good piece of steak first and then hamotzi on a burger/bun?
    • What brocho do I make and why: Unroasted chestnuts or peanuts? Raw onion or raw string beans? Mashed potatoes? Pringles? Hearts of Palm?
    • I sample tasted hot chili and ate a little piece of bread to sooth the hot taste of the chili. Do I make a bracha on the bread?
    • Ice cones: Do I make a mezonos?
    • Applesauce on latkes: Do I make a separate bracha?
    • Do I make a bracha for rain in North America or only in Israel?
    • Do I need to see the rain or can I hear about it?
    • Do I make a shechiyanu if I have a new grandson?
    • Do I need to make another bocho if I make a mezonos with the intention to eat one cookie, and then want another cookie from the table. (Same food, originally available.)
    • Do I need to make another brocho if I make a mezonos to eat a cookie, and then want a piece of cake from the table. (Different food, same bracha, originally available.)
    • Do I make another brocho if I made a mezonos with the intention to eat cookies on the table, and then someone brings out more. (Same food, originally unavailable.)
    • Do I need to make another brocho if I made a mezonos to eat cookies on the table, and then someone brings cake. (Different food, same bracha, originally unavailable.)
    • Do I make a bracho if I wash and say hamotzi, eat the meal, and then I discover that there's desert. (Ikar/tafel, originally unavailable.)
    • We make a bracha on the wonderful smell of fruit (esrog). If we smell the wonderful smell of cake or bread baking, why don’t we make a bracha?
    • Do we make a bracha on the smell of fresh roasted coffee or seasoning?
    • Is it halachically permitted to cheat the government?
    • Am I halachically permitted to drive 60 mph in a 55 mph zone?
    • Do you make a shehechiyanu if you haven't seen your parents in many months?
    • Do you make a shehechiyanu if you saw your parents via Zoom?
    • What if you became friends with someone over the phone and never actually met him. Would you say shehechiyanu when you meet him for the first time?
    • Kings, Presidents, and the bracha upon seeing them.
    • Do you make a bracha when seeing the gadol hador?
    • Bracha of She'asa Lee Nase.
    • How is it possible?
      -I am born in Kislev but my Bar Mitzvah is in Cheshvan.
      -I am born two weeks before my friend, yet his Bar Mitzvah is one week before mine.
    • Hasogas Gevul Questions:
      -I have been selling nosh in my classroom this whole year. Now another boy started selling as well. Is that right??

    • Hasogas Gevul Questions:
      -Can a Rov open a shul in a neighborhood if he knows that he will attract mispallelim from another shul?

    • Hasogas Gevul Questions:
      -There is a seforim store in an area that can only support one store. A second store opens with cheaper prices. Is that okay?

    • Hasogas Gevul Questions:
      -There is a line on Black Friday at Best Buy. Can I go to the line and sell computers for cheaper than they do?
    • You ordered a babysitter, taxi driver or any other person to work for you, may you cancel before the job begins, and what are the financial consequences if you do
    • Soroh and Yehuda decided on a mohel and asked someone for his number. When the mohel came to check the baby before the bris, Yehuda realized that this was not the mohel he had intended to use. Could he now use a different mohel?
    • We start saying V’Sein Tal U’Moter on December 5th. What is the significance of December 5th (it seems random)?
    • In Eretz Yisroel they start saying V’Sein Tal U’Moter on 7 Cheshvan. If I am visiting Eretz Yisrael between 7 Cheshvan and December 5th: Do I say it or not?
    • May a Jew:
      -Own a Non-Kosher Establishment?
      -Be a Waiter for a Non-Kosher Restaurant?
    • May a Jew:
      -Be a Sales Representative for a Non-Kosher Company?
      -Own Stock in Non-Kosher Companies?
    • Is lab-grown pork kosher?
    • May one pay a caterer the full price in advance and ask for a discount in return?
    • May a borrower buy an aliyah to the Torah for the lender?
    • If one borrows a car with an empty gas tank, may one return it with a full tank?
    • If one borrows a garment, may one have it dry-cleaned before returning it?
    • If one borrows a child's suit for a wedding, may one add a small toy when returning the outfit?
    • May one make a purchase on a friend's credit card and pay the credit card company directly?
    • May an author who borrowed money to publish his work print an acknowledgment to the lender?
    • May one borrow money in one currency and repay it in another?
    • I learned that even though the Torah prohibits interest, there is something called a heter iska that legalizes it. How can we legitimize something the Torah prohibits?
    • May a lawyer file in civil court on behalf of a Jewish client?
    • But I thought dina di’malchusa dina means that civil law determines halacha in business matters?
    • Was Yaakov’s Tefilah (Maariv) second rate? If each of the 3 tefilos was established by one of the Avos, why are two obligatory, whereas the Gemara says that maariv is optional?
    • Is it permissible to read a book after saying Shema and Hamapil? If I read in bed without saying Shema and Hamapil, I may fall asleep for the night without saying them.
    • What do a leopard, eagle, deer and lion have to do with my avodas Hashem?
    • The halacha is not to say Torah Shebichsav orally. You are supposed to look inside when you are saying pesukim. How can we say kiddush Friday night baal peh?
    • I went to a very fancy wedding where they had trained monkeys that fill up cups and wash your hands for netilas yodayim. Am I yotzei?
    • I know that after clipping my nails, I must wash my hands. What happens if I hear someone say a bracha before I have a chance to wash my hands? Do I answer Amen?
    • At what age should I have my baby wash negel vasser?
    • Must a caterer insist that his non-Jewish employees wash negel vasser before beginning work?
    • If someone enters a restroom, he must wash his hands even if he didn't use the facilities. What if he just sticks a hand into the bathroom to take a tissue?
    • If a person’s Tefillin arm was amputated, does he put on tefillin?
    • If a person writes with his left hand but does all other actions with his right, which arm does he put tefillin on?
    • Why do some people wear big yarmulkes that cover their entire head?
    • How large must my yarmulke be?
    • Is there a halachic difference between going bareheaded indoors versus out?
    • Why don’t we clip a waterproof yarmulke to our heads while we swim?
    • The shulchan aruch (siman 2, saif 6) says: It is forbidden to walk in an erect posture. Does this mean that good posture is forbidden?
    • I would prefer to daven in English, since I do not understand the Hebrew. I was told to daven in Hebrew, yet other people told me to daven in English.Which approach is correct?
    • Often I have lunch with colleagues, most of whom are not religious (and some of them are not Jewish). When I say the bracha before eating, is it better to say it loudly or quietly?
    • Nasty Neighbor: I have a neighbor who seems a bit disturbed and often curses me. I am concerned that her cursing may bring evil things upon me. What should I do?
    • Shaimos:
      -May I throw out handouts with Torah that my son brings home from yeshiva?
      -What about a newspaper that contains Torah articles?
    • Shaimos:
      -Does it make a difference if the item was produced knowing it would be disposed of?
      -May wedding invitations contain pesukim?
    • Shaimos:
      -What is the halacha concerning books containing words of Torah written by people who reject Torah?
    • Brisk: Why in the Brisker Yeshivas in Yerushalayim do they NOT answer Baruch Hu u’varuch Shemo during Chazoras Ha’Shatz?
    • Am I able to fulfill hearing Havdala over the phone?
    • Can I answer Amen to Chazaras Hashatz if I hear it over the phone or on Zoom?
    • Am I permitted to answer Amen after my own bracha?
    • For one person to be Motzi another in a bracha, what five conditions must be fulfilled?
    • I am not sure if I said Birkas HaTorah, can my wife be Motzi me?

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