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Must Vayechulu be said in a Minyan or by Two Jews together?
Dear Rabbi, I became very confused lately when someone said that “ Vayechulu ” at the Friday night davening needs to be said like aidut , which means that two people should say it at the exact same time; then someone said that it should not be said with two people but really you need to say it with ten like kedusha ; then someone said you can even say it with one – just don’t be mechaven for aidut . Then someone said that that’s why Chassidim stand by “ Vayechulu ” when saying Kiddush. What’s really supposed to be done?
Rabbi YY Jacobson Blesses President Donald Trump - Must See
It says in Jewish Law that upon seeing a Jewish king one should recite 'Baruch Shenatan Michvodo Lebasar Vadam'. Rabbi YY Jacobson recited the traditional blessing before introducing the President. 'A President who cares for every person and every Jew'
Olive Oil for Shabbat Candles - How Serious of a Custom is it?
Rabbi, My wife lights candles every week with the regular white paraffin ones they sell in the store. She lights one for each of us and one for each of the children. I now heard from someone that in order to have children who love the Torah, you must light another two just from olive oil - but this was never our custom. Is it something that we should accept upon ourselves from now on?
Searching for Your Soulmate? 5 Tips from Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky
A yeshiva student who asked for a blessing on behalf of his sister, received a long detailed response from the Holy Sage Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky. Important tips for those looking for a shidduch (soulmate)
Shkiyah and Bein Hashemashot in halacha
Rabbi, I heard from some people that the Mishna Brura was machmir to paskin like shitat HaGr”a to say that the beginning of Shabbat is from the shkiyah , but that in Europe some people still did work after the shkiyah . So is it possible nowadays that someone shouldn’t hold like the Mishna Brura on this? Also, if the Mishna Brura is right and the truth is like the Gr”a, then how’s it possible that some people can still hold like Rabbenu Tam and daven Mincha so late after the shkiyah ?
Shir Hashirim - Song of Songs
Song of Songs is the first of the five Megillot - Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes and Esther. The Song of Songs, by Solomon. Oh give me of the kisses of your mouth, For your love is more delightful than wine. The entire scroll in Hebrew and English
Mikva Erev Shabbat
Dear Rabbi, Why is it that there are many men who go to the mikva every Friday? I learned that mikva is something that a man goes to on Erev Yom Kippur. Is every Erev Shabbat considered like Erev Yom Kippur or something?
Honoring Abusive Parent
Dear Rabbi, Is it ever allowed to distance yourself (as an adult child) from a parent that is very mentally and verbally abusive? If the parent is very destructive and deceitful and no resolution can be found is it permissible to avoid contact? Thank you.
Going to Cemetery - Rosh Chodesh
Is it ok to go to cemetery on Rosh Chodesh ?
Rogers Park's New Release - Blessings
"Give blessings to one another... Give strength to one another". Official Music Video by Rogers Park Band
Touching the Kotel
Is it permissible to touch the kosel and/or the wall opposite the kodesh kedashim?
Birkat Kohanim: The Priestly Blessing Live at the Western Wall - Sukkot 2019
See thousands of Jews gathering at the Kotel, Western Wall for the annual Priestly Blessing Live in Jerusalem. Sukkot 2019 | 5780
Yom Tov Sheni
Is it mutar to shower with hot water on second day of yom tov in chutz laaretz? Is it mutar to carry without on eruv on yom tov (rishon or sheni) ?
I'm wondering if you can explain the following: We know that 1-teshuva can erase all sins as if they never existed-and that 2- yom kippur can be mechaper as well. We also know that 3-after 120 years we are shown a 'slideshow' of our lives and it is a source of great shame for us. 4- There is also the concept of gehinom. How do you explain how #s 3 and 4 go with 1 and 2? Is it, or isn't it possible to do teshuva? Thank you.
Birth Mother or Raising Mother
Kavod haRav When saying yizkor do I say for mother, birth mother even though she passed away when i was less than one year old, so not my MORATI, and raised by my paternal grandmother from age 10 months old and educated by her, thinking she was my mother.... so whom should i saay yizkor for first? i have been saying for both of them as "EM" thank you for your time in replying. shana tova u metuka
Yom Kippur - Taking a Pill
For someone who must take medicine - with doctor's orders - each night the same time before bed, how can he to take care of this on Yom Kippur?
Hi! can you explain concept of zivug sheini? Specifically, if someone marries twice, which is is their true other half? Also, if someone lo alenu dies at a young age (child, young adult) before they can marry , what happens to their original zivug? Did they even have one, since Hashem knew they were not destined to marrry?
Laws of family purity
I learnt that the reason for hilchos niddah is to 'renew' the excitement between husband and wife and keep the relationship fresh. In that case, why is relations permitted for the whole 9 months of pregnancy? Isn't that a long time to go without breaking it up?
The Influence of The Spiritual Force
Positive speech, prayer, words of Torah and blessings have a positive impact on the world. Current research supports this and demonstrate the enormous power that speech has on everything in the universe