Shut SMS #44

Rabbi Aviner answers hundreds of text message questions a week. Some appear in the parashah sheets "Ma'ayanei Ha-Yeshu'ah," "Olam Ha-Katan" and "Be-Ahavah U-Be-Emunah." Here's a sample:
Q: Is it good idea to get life insurance?
A: Yes, it is protection for one's family.
Q: What is the source for generously paying a matchmaker?
A: It is a tradition. Shulchan Aruch, Choshen Mishpat 264:7 in Pitchei Tehuvah.
Q: What did they learn in the yeshiva of Shem and Ever?
A: The Mitzvot of Bnei Noach. General ethics.
Q: Is a Mohel required to check the baby after 24 hours?
A: In the majority of cases, he checks within 24 hours.
Q: Does a child have to wear Tzitzit which are kosher?
A: Kosher without stringencies.
Q: Should the small amount of dough separated for "challah" be burnt?
A: Yes, but not in the oven or it will make the oven treif. You can also place it in two plastic bags and put it in the garbage.
Q: Is it permissible to babysit on Shabbat?
A: Yes.
Q: Is it permissible to use baby wipes on Shabbat?
A: Yes, it is not considered squeezing.
Q: Is it permissible to teach a non-Jew Torah?
A: No, only the seven mitzvot incumbent upon non-Jews.
Q: Is it true that the Messiah has already arrived?
A: No, since the Messiah is the King of Israel who is involved with Torah, leads the Nation according to the Torah, and leads us in war (Rambam, Hilchot Melachim 11:4), and we have yet to reach this point.
Q: When will the Messiah arrive?
A: It is forbidden to make calculations (Rambam, Hilchot Melachim 12:2). We wait every day.
Q: I know that it is forbidden to copies disks, but is it permissible to borrow one from a friend?
A: Yes.
Q: Is it permissible to draw the sun?
A: Some authorities permit it. Rambam in his commentary on the Mishnah and Maran Ha-Rav Kook in Shut Da'at Cohain.
Q: Is a separate men's and women's SAT class preferable or a mixed one at a higher level?
A: A separate one since fear of G-d is above everything.