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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?
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?
Rabbi Yigal Cohen - Love Your Wife
Rabbi Yigal Cohen explains what it means to truly love your spouse. Love that keeps a couple together for a lifetime is not a feeling but an attitude
The Incredible Story Of The Boat That Found Rabbi Reuven Bauman ZT”L
This young, vibrant and loving husband, father, rebbi and friend made the ultimate sacrifice. At the tender age of 35, Rabbi Bauman gave his life in order to save the lives of his students. A special fund has been set up to help secure the financial future of Rabbi Bauman’s wife and children and provide them tranquility as they work to rebuild their lives without their dear father. Click on the link below to donate
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?
Double ring ceremony
Question: I am B’ezrat Hashem going to get married in few weeks to a wonderful girl. We are both Baalei Teshuva and we will B’ezrat Hashem build a beautiful home. There is one issue, our parents insist that we do a double-ring ceremony. They told us is important for the bride to give the groom a ring as well since it shows he is also bound to her. They will be terribly upset if we don’t. I don’t want to cause problems and bad feelings, is there any problem if she gives me a ring afterward just to make them happy?
Going to a Chatunah for a forbidden marriage
Question: My second cousin is getting married but I am not sure I should go. Many people int family say that she is really a Mamzeret according to halacha and should not be getting married to a regular person. They say it is a forbidden marriage and some aren’t going to go. (She is daughter of someone who was married and while they were separated before she got a divorce eh lived a with another woman dd they had a child. The ex-wife says that this woman war married at the time and this girl is Mamzeret) What should I do?
Question: I sold my whiskey to my Non-Jewish neighbor before Pesach. He told me he would do it as long as I had a drank some of the whiskey with him after Pesach. I said fine. I realized if I drank with him it would be Chametz which wasn’t sold over Pesach, but it should be permitted after I drink with him. I still haven’t drank with him, is it permitted.
Podcast Ep. 40 - Wedding Plans
In honor of the wedding season, Rabbi Orlofsky critiques wedding invitations, bands and photographers!
The Personality Clash in Relationships
Each and every predestined relationship carries within it the seeds of its own fruition. The potential is there, but the flowering of a marriage can come about only through a great deal of careful tending
1. Nivul Peh 2. Olam HaBa 3. Gay issues
Dear Rabbi, I greatly appreciate the provision of this service. I learned of the organization recently and had the z'chuis of making a donation to the Lag B'Omer appeal. If I may, I wish to pose 3 queries: 1. What constitutes nivul p'eh? What words are forbidden? Are the "F" word or the "s" word permissible? Does it depend on context?. May one read literature or listen to songs that contain nivul peh, such as rap music, which I am mad for? 2. Do any of the texts (Zohar, Midrash, Gemara) discuss that which happens to deceased non-Jews? When one says Kaddish, lights a yahrzeit candle=, learns Torah, fasts or donates tzedaka in the merit of decased Gentiles, does it have any impact on the neshama ( does it derive pleasure, is it elevated to a higher plane, can it be rescued from Gehenna? Will non Jews be resurrected? 3. I informed the rabbi who superintended my geirus that I am gay. I was informed that orientation is not problematic. One must refrain from prohibited actions. Are any of the following permissible to a gay Jewish man: shaking a woman's hand listening to a woman sing being secluded with a woman I would appreciate any insights or referral to sources. I thank the rav. The rav and all Hidabroot staff, and subscribers and program participants should experience always health peace and prosperity and growth in Torah and mitzvos always. Lommer deleben Moshiach. Respectfully, Bill
Besamim by Havdalah
Question: I had a cold last week and was very stuffy or a few days. When it came Motzei Shabbat time to make Havdalah I wasn’t sure I could say a bracha on the Besamim. At that point my nose somewhat clear but I still could not smell half the time. I told my wife to make the bracha, but could I have made the bracha hoping that I would be able to smell it?
Question: My wife was taking Challah last Erev Shabbat. After she pulled out a piece of dough and said the bracha, the dough fell out of her hands and fell back into the bowl with the other dough. She took the piece of Challah out of the other dough but there was still some bits stuck to the dough. She then said “Harei Zu Challah…”. Is the dough permitted to use?