Shut SMS #3

Q: Is it permissible for a person who is not traveling on a bus to put a package in the luggage compartment to send to a certain destination?
A: It is certainly forbidden, and it is theft since the luggage compartment is designated for the passengers and the bus driver will be required to unload the package.
Q: Is it permissible to climb Mt. Everest despite the danger?
A: It is forbidden. One may not place himself in a potentially dangerous situation, even a slight one, for entertainment. It is only permissible for making a living or for a mitzvah.
Q: Someone publically insulted me. Do I have to forgive him or is it only if he asks for my forgiveness?
A: If he does not ask for forgiveness, you are not obligated to forgive.
Q: Is it permissible to use a child's high chair table for meat and milk?
A: It is certainly permissible when it is cleaned well in between, since it is not used with burning hot food (which would impart its taste into the table).
Q: There are different opinions in our community as to whether we need a rabbi, insofar we have many Torah scholars?
A: It is certainly required, even a house filled with Sifrei Torah requires a mezuzah.
Q: Is it permissible to play a joke on a friend when he knows that it is a joke and he will not be insulted?
A: If he will definitely be receptive.