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The Operating System of the Universe - Rabbi Michel Twerski
How each and every individual has an impact on the entire universe. Brought to you by 'Drops Of Light Project'
Sukkot - Practicing Judaism with Energy
Avodat Hashem: The Engine that Runs Our Torah Lives. Without it, our learning and mitzvah performance are like a body without a soul
Ki Tavo - Happiness and Peace
When a person lacks joy in spiritual pursuits, he is more interested in transient pleasures such as honor, power, money and lust, and he is far more prone to feeling negative emotions towards people who threaten his attainment of any of those ‘values’
Going to vacation for a few weeks ,Mezuzah?
Question: I am renting a place up to the country for vacation for a few weeks. Do we need to put a Mezuzah up?
A Goy who leaves money on shabbat
Question: I do Kiruv on a college campus and I invite many students to our Shabbat table every week. Sometimes the Jewish students invite their no Jewish friends along with them to the meals. We don’t say anything because we want them to feel comfortable. One week one of the friends enjoyed himself so much that he left us money for the food. What should we do with the money?
Terumah got mixed up
Question: I wrote the other day about the potatoes I did Terumah and Ma’aser from but forgot which potatoes I separated. I went to look for Chacham but The Rav of my Moshav told me he doesn’t know enough and I would have to travel to a big city. Is there any other way? Oh I put the potatoes in a bowl.
Forgot which fruit were Ma’aser
Question : I have grapes in my garden here in Moshav in Eretz Yisrael. I picked all the grapes brought them into the house and did Terumah and Ma’aser. I left them on the table and went out to Arvit. When I came back I realized that I want to sure which grapes were Terumah and which were not. I guess I wasn’t so careful in making it clear. They are sitting on my table and I won’t mix them together, but what should ti do?
When to do a Pidyon Haben
Question: Our first boy was born B’Mazel tov on Monday (Yom Sheini) the seventh of Sivan just before Shkiah (sunset) at 6:50pm. When we do the Pidyon and we wait thirty days is thirty complete days and therefore we have to wait until after the time he was born or can we do in the morning?
Parochet with bells
Question: I went to a small community for shabbat the other week to visit my cousin. They gave me the Kavod of Ptichat Ha’Aron. When I started to open the Parochet I heard a ringing by the floor and I realized the Parochet had little bells at the bottom, I guess like the clothing of the Kohen Gadol. When I moved it made a ringing sound. I wasn’t’ sure what to do but since I did not want to make a scene, I opened it as carefully as possible making minimal sound. Was I correct?
Melaveh Malka for women
Question: My wife and I always try to be careful to eat Melaveh Malka on Motzei Shabbat. After Havdalah we sit down and wash on the leftover Challah and sing Zemirot. In the winter it is fine because we can push it off and have pizza. In the summer though it has become hard for my wife since she is full from Seudat Shlishit. Do women really have to eat Melaveh Malka?
A cracked Netillat Yadayim cup
Question: Rabbi I am writing again I made a mistake. The cup I asked about last question didn’t have a hole but was cracked and glued together. Was I allowed to use it?
Bar Mitzvah do meu filho, sob fogo
Tefillin on Chol HaMoed
Question: I am a Ba’al Teshuva and I see there are those people who wear Tefillin on Chol HaMoed and there are those who don’t. What custom should I follow?
Putting on Tefillin on top of a ponytail
Question: I was in the airport and I saw Shlichei Chabad put Tefillin on someone with a big ponytail. When he put the Tefillin on him, the Kesher of the Tefillin was on top of the ponytail. Did he even fulfil the mitzvah of Tefillin at all, isn’t that a chatzitza? out of curiosity is there a problem of Lo Yilbash, that he looks like a woman with growing a ponytail?
Question: I have heard there is an inyan to only drink wine for Arba Kosot and not grape juice. I get ill hen I drink wine and it goes to my head right away. So, do I need to drink wine?
Sheva Brachot by Leil HaSeder
Question: I am getting married this week Bez”H. By Leil HaSeder I will be by my future in-laws who always have e a large Seder with many guests. Do we say Sheva Brachot by the Seder?
The amount of a Kazayit.
Question: Every year I am not sure how much matzah to give out. Can you tell me what the amount of a Kazayit is?