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Can I make Kiddush on Beer?
Dear Rabbi, What’s the deal with using beer for Kiddush? I hear all types of things about this, from “You’re never allowed to”, to “Some people use beer all the time - like for Havdalah”. Please clarify, thanks.
A Colorful Glimpse into the Magical World of Underwater Creatures - Gallery
Appreciating the natural world helps us deepen our relationship with G-d through emunah (faith). Wonders of Creation
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?
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) ?
Flying Sukkot in Israel - Watch
Our Sages told a parable concerning rain on Sukkot: To what is this matter comparable? It is comparable to a servant who comes to pour wine for his master, and he pours a jug of water in his face". The Holy Torah Sage Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky said the strong winds are not a curse
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?
Live Accapella: Baruch Levine, Rivie Schwebel & Shir V'shevach Boys Choir - Aneini/Tatte"
"Aneini" Composed By: Baruch Levine. "Tatte" Composed By: Rabbi Menachem Davidowitz. English Lyrics: Ruchie Torgow. Recorded at: Studio W, Waterbury CT. Enjoy
Yichud in an elevator
Question My parents in a high riser. Every time I go to visit there is long elevator ride up to their floor. Sometimes when go up in the elevator a woman gets on with me. Is there a problem of Yichud? Do I need to get off?
Grafting a tangerine branch on an orange tree
Question: I have an orange tree in my backyard. My gardener brought a tangerine branch and said he cold graft it onto orange tree and it would make very good fruit. Can I let him do that?
Hanging up towels to dry on a tree.
Question: We are spending Shabbat in the mountains and we want to be able to hang up a line to hang up wet towels from washing our hands from tree to tree. How can we do it so there is no problem on shabbat?
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?
Forgot to eat Kazayit of bread
Question: I was planning to eat a little of bread to make a seudah , less than a Beitzah I washed without a bracha, said Hamotzi and took a bite of the bread. I put the bread on the side of my bowl of pasta and forgot about it. I washed Mayim Acharonim and realized I forgot to eat a Kazayit of bread. Was I able to continue eating more bread to make myself obligated in Birkat Hamazon, or since I did Mayim Acharonim I can’t? What should I have done?
Question: I work in the kitchen of the Yeshiva and when we serve the chicken and rice we are not careful that none of the grease from the chicken falls on the rice. There are some Bachurim who don’t want to be Besari and ask if they can just have the rice. I try to take out the rice where the grease falls on but I can’t always tell. Can I tell them it is Pareve.?
Question: I was at a family wedding the other day and I saw some people do something very strange during Netillat Yadayim. Frist they washed their right hand and, before they took the cup in the right hand they wiped off the handle of the cup. Then they took t and washed their left hand. Is there a reason for that?
Netillat Yadayim with a bandage
Question: I have a bandage on my hand, how should I do Netillat Yadayim?
See the Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Iceland - Wonders of Creation
Iceland is home to hundreds of stunning waterfalls. See video footage of nature's beauty
Does Our Water Come From Another Planet?
Pirkei d’Rabbi Eliezer was composed over 2,000 years ago, yet it comments on phenomena still indiscernible to modern scientists, but which provides a fascinating direction for future research
Using a Q-tip on Shabbat
Question: For years, since I’ve been a kid, I have been using Q-tips in my ears on Shabbat. When I feel wax there, I makes me crazy. I just realized though maybe it is not permitted to use it on Shabbat? What is the Halacha?