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The caterer who served Bishul Akum
Question: I recently made a Simcha in a hall. I sat down with the caterer and we agreed on the menu and how much etc. After the Simcha, we went into the kitchen to pay the caterer and we saw a non-Jew cooking all the food. We asked the mashgiach how he could cook the food and he said that he lit the fire. I know for Ashkenazim that is fine but it is Bishul Akum for Sephardim. The caterer served my whole family and event Bishul Akum. Do I need to pay him?
Ate a yogurt with a meaty spoon
Question: The other day my son woke up and couldn’t find a milk spoon so he a ate yoghurt with a meat spoon and washed it off. Was that Ok?
is kahloua liqueur kosher
Is Kahloua Liqueur Kosher?
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
Water Bars for Pesach
Question: Is it possible to make a water bar we use during the year Kosher for Pesach?
Leftover Hummus over Pesach
Question: We are cleaning our fridge for Pesach and we are removing all the stuff no Kosher for Pesach. We are also removing all the leftover salads and dips we have. We have recently bought a large container of Hummus (we don’t eat Kitniyot) and I don’t want to throw it out. Can I keep in the Fridge over Pesach?
Chalat Chutz Laaretz
Question: Hello Rabbi, I was in a Piza shop the other day in New York. After we finsihded the Pizza and said aBracha Acharona. The Mashgaich walked in a tld everyone to wait Cahlah wasna’t take from the dough and he is taking it now. I was afraid that I ate Issur. Did we eat Isur. If ht eonwer made a mistake and dint take Chalah can we ask for our money back?
‘Get’ from husband with no father
Question: I am getting remarried after many years of being an Agunah. My Husband ran away from me and from Judaism. It took years to locate him in Los Angeles. The Schlaich who contacted him was able to convince him to write a Get but he refused to tell him his father’s name. They wrote the Get on the paper from the Beit Din their they did write his father’s name. I want to get married but there are some people who are telling me that the Get was not good and I can’t get married. What is true?
Question: Rabbi, During Bein Hazmanim a few of us took a Tiyul down to the Negev. We went on this great hike and we didn’t realize how long of a hike it was. A few of us didn’t bring a lot of food and were getting hungry suddenly we smelled a few pitas and we saw a few Bedouins baking pita. We weren’t sure if we were allowed to eat the bread because it is Pat Akum. Some of us were Moreh Heter and said anyway the problem of Pat Akum is so that we don’t become too friendly and marry our children of. Here we will never see them again. Who is right?
Tovel dishes in rainwater
today it rained a lot. I have a washing basket full of rain water on my mirpeset. can i toval my new wine glasses in it?
I am wondering if one can use energy or vitamin patches on fast days, or such patches on Pesach if they contain kitniyot.
Tevillat Keilim in snow
Shalom to the Rav! There has been a lot of snow this season and me and a bunch of friends went on a trip to the snow. On the way we bought a new Barbecue and tongs and other utensils we need to make a barbecue there. When we sent to make the barbecue, we realized that we forgot to Tovel the utensils and we are not near nay Mikvah or body of water. Are we allowed to Tovel the utensils in the high snow? Are there any other solutions?
Two types of Meat
Hello! I have a question regarding Kashrut. Can I eat chicken meat together with beef meat??
Is it kosher to build and dedicate an altar now, for the future temple? Thanks!
Jewess who left her Religion
Regarding a Jewess who left her religion and afterwards gave birth to children; what is her status and the status of her children in the event that she comes back to her Jewishness?
If a Chanukah menorah is shaped in the image of something that can be construed as offensive, like a woman's body part, is the menorah still valid?
Laws for Peyos
Good morning. I'm preparing for Orthodox Jewish conversion and would like to get an understanding of the laws and specific steps to follow maintaining my payos correctly. Thank you in advance.
Kosher Energy Work
Hi. I am interested in energy work and I was wondering if there is a “kosher” Way of doing energy work and if so, which books or courses would you recommend?
Rosh Chodesh Shailos
Dear Rabbi, I desire so much to honor Rosh Chodesh and to add in eating and also a special festive meal and I ask if I could d fulfill the Mitzvah properly by eating my Seuda at a kosher restaurant or will it be better to eat at my apartment and make the seudah there? Also I had made an appointment to fix my car on Wednesday with mechanic before realizing that Wednesday is Rosh Chodesh. Should I cancel and reschedule the appointment for another day to properly honor Rosh Chodesh? I thank you so much Chodesh Tov Devorah
Hotel stay on Rosh Hashana
I am a 62-year old woman who suffers from heart disease and diabetes. I always used to host my family but from holiday to holiday it has been getting harder and I feel exhausted while hosting them and afterwards. Someone suggested that I travel with a synagogue group to a kosher hotel. Is this permitted on Rosh Hashana?