Shvisas Yom Tov 2:6 If one designates both black birds and white birds for use on yom tov, then on yom tov he finds white birds where the black ones were and vice versa, he may not take them because it is possible that his designated birds flew away and these are other birds altogether. […]
Shvisas Yom Tov 2:4 (A firstborn animal is automatically sanctified unless it is blemished.) If a firstborn animal is born on yom tov with a blemish, it is considered prepared for use and may be slaughtered but the blemish still may not be examined on yom tov. However, if one violated the law and had […]
Shvisas Yom Tov 2:2 In a case where animals graze outside a city’s Shabbos boundary but they return to sleep inside the city, they may be designated for use on yom tov; such animals may then be slaughtered on yom tov. However, when animals both graze and sleep outside the city’s boundary, they may not […]
Doors, Replacing Due to the melacha of boneh (building), on Shabbat you may not replace a: Door onto its hinges, or Sliding door onto its track. Door Knocker You may not use a knocker on a door on Shabbat. You may knock on a door using your fist or knuckles. Dragging Heavy Objects You may […]
(This should not be relied upon for practical halacha. When a question arises a Rabbi should be consulted.) 1. It is forbidden for a man to hear a woman sing. This prohibition is called “Kol B’Isha Ervah.” (Brachos 24a and Shulchan Aruch Even Haezer 21) 2. The Sdei Chemed (Kuf 42) cites an argument amongst […]
שו”ת ציץ אליעזר י”ד:צ”א, י”ח:מ”ז 26 Nisan 5748 (1988) Can Jews enter places of worship of other religions? Can they walk the grounds of such places and/or use them as a place to view the surrounding countryside? Tzitz Eliezer‘s stringent view reminds us of issues that come when dealing with other religions, whether or not […]
שו”ת אג”מ יו”ד ב:קכט 25 Nisan 5721 (1961) שו”ת אג”מ יו”ד ג:עו 25 Nisan 5729 (1969) Two responsa of R. Moshe Feinstein, one about the repentance necessary for a forced conversion to Catholicism during the Holocaust, and the other about the proper way to educate children.
It is well known that between Pesach and Shavuot, a time of year which is referred to as sefirat ha’omer, one is required to limit certain activities which bring joy. The primary reason for this custom is in order to mourn the students of Rabbi Akiva who perished as a result of a plague which […]
לעילוי נשמת יוסף ניסן בן יחזקאל ע”ה, Rabbi Glatt’s father Closing a door/window/skylight on Shabbos is not boneh since the building is already built, and the closure is considered temporary. Putting up a temporary curtain over a door or window on Shabbos. Using a kli as a dead bolt for a door.