Shut SMS #15

Q: I do not like wine and it gives me a headache. Can I drink grape juice for the Four Cups on Pesach?
A: Yes. This is preferable in your case.
Q: I have diabetes. How do I fulfill the mitzvah for drinking the Four Cups?
A: Buy dry wine, dilute up to half with water and drink a majority of the cup. If your doctor permits it.
Q: Are women obligated to recline during the seder?
A: Yes.
Q: Can a soldier/cohain who killed an enemy recite the Birkat Cohanim?
A: Certainly. It is part of the mitzvah of waging war. Shut Yechaveh Da'at of Ha-Rav Ovadiah Yosef.
Q: Should one spit when he sees a priest?
A: No.
Q: What is the source for an "Amen Meal" and what is its purpose?
A: It is a new creation. It has a communal value.
Q: Do bad energies that negatively affect a family exist in a house?
A: Nonsense.
Q: It is permissible to pray for the soul of a friend who committed suicide?
A: Yes. He needs more mercy than others.