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Recent Questions & Answers

Receiving funds from a questionable source Is it permissible to receive a monetary donation from a Jew who earned the money by gambling? Answer: It is permissible to receive such

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Receiving funds from a Gentile May a Chabad House receive donations from a Gentile and use them for various purposes? Answer: 1) It is forbidden to receive charity from a

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Entering a church Is it permissible to enter an ancient church on a tour in order to observe ancient works of art, etc.? Answer: It is forbidden to enter a

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Setting up a synagogue in a structure that was used as a church Is it permissible to purchase a structure that was used as a church in the past in

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Converting a minor in an orthodox family If a minor was converted by a Beis Din (court of law run by qualified Jewish judges of Jewish law, and according to

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Kashering a granite surface If a person is beginning to keep Kashrut and wishes to make his kitchen kosher, can he kasher the granite kitchen counters? If so, in what

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Eating Etrog from the Mitzvah campaign During the course of the Mitzvah campaign for making a blessing on an Etrog, (Citron), the fruit was touched by many people, some of

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Carrying an aquarium on Rosh Hashana Before Rosh Hashana the gabbai purchased a small plastic aquarium for the synagogue, with a few fish for the Mitzvah of Tashlich, and put

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Blowing Shofar in an unclean place Is it permissible to blow the Shofar in a prison where there is excrement and urine? Also, is it permissible to blow Shofar in

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Amount of Shofar blasts to be blown on Mitzva campaign There are Shlichim who blow the Shofar on Rosh Hashana in hospitals, old age homes, and other such places. If

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27. Using a hot Mikveh on Shabbat It is a Chassidic custom to dip in a Mikveh (ritual bath) on Shabbat in the morning before prayer. Is it permissible to

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Task performed by a Gentile in a hotel on Shabbat If a Shaliach is living in a hotel owned by a Gentile, and the hotel owner hired workers to paint

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Electronic gate on Shabbat Is it permissible to go in and out of a Chabad House on Shabbat through an electronic gate/door in a place where the Chabad House has

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Lotteries at children’s Shabbat gatherings Is it permissible to have lotteries at children’s Shabbat gatherings? Answer: It is permissible only by means of a book, for example: Each person chooses

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Sending electronic text messages on Shabbat (SMS). If a Shaliach has a network of automatic telephone messages to various international designations with options for hearing lessons by clicking a button,

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A Gentile carrying a small child on Shabbat in a public area In a place where there is no Eiruv, is it permissible to ask a Gentile on Shabbat to

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Taking waste out of a Carmelit on Shabbat Is it permissible for a Gentile to remove garbage from a Chabad House on Shabbat to a Carmelit (an open area which

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Hiring a Gentile to perform tasks that are allowed on Shabbat. Is it permissible to hire a Gentile to perform tasks that are permissible on Shabbat to be carried out

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Using a digital screen in synagogue on Shabbat Is it permissible to leave a digital screen in shul (synagogue) running on Shabbat and Holidays, or does it have the law

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Using an internet site on Shabbat. Answer: Access to to the website must be blocked on Shabbat and Holidays, not only according to local Shabbat and Holiday times, but also

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. A gentile fixing a lock on Shabbat. If a door or lock is broken or stuck on Shabbat, is it permissible to call a Gentile to break the lock?

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A gentile warming up food on Shabbat. If a Shaliach forgot to connect the hotplate to the electricity before Shabbat and all the food for the hitva’adut is on it,

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Kiddush at a communal meal. When men and women are having a communal Shabbat meal in two adjoining rooms, should Kiddush be made separately for the women? Answer: If the

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Placement of Shabbat candles for a public meal. When men and women are having a communal Shabbat meal in a hall or a shul (synagogue), and there is a mechitza

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. Additional Shabbat candle for a woman who returned to performance of Mitzvot Is it necessary for a woman who began to keep Torah and Mitzvot to light an additional

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