Shut SMS #45

Ha-Rav 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 permissible to knit words on a kippah?
A: As long as it does not draw attention and not verses from the Tanach.
Q: A bride found out a few days before the wedding that the groom had emotional difficulties and canceled the wedding. Is she obligated to pay the financial damages?
A: No, it is obvious that she would not have agreed if she had known. On the contrary, the groom's family should pacify her and compensate her for her pain and suffering.
Q: What should I do if my aunt wants to kiss me?
A: Avoid it, using wisdom.
Q: Is it permissible to repent on Shabbat? Perhaps it impinges on the joy of Shabbat?
A: It is certainly permissible.
Q: Is it permissible to visit the Temple Mount.
A: No. The Chief Rabbinate forbids it.
Q: Is it permissible to have a male coach for girls' basketball?
A: Certainly not, and we see that Religious girls' school have female gym teachers.
Q: Does a husband have to be taller than his wife?
A: No.
Q: If a Brit Milah is on Shabbat and many of the guests will drive, should it be postponed until Sunday?
A: Yes. Yalkut Yosef.
Q: Does Halachah require one to wear a seatbelt?
A: One is obligated according to the Halachah and the law.
Q: But Hashem protects…
A: This is a nonsensical claim, dangerous nonsense.
Q: Is it permissible to write on one's hand in order to remember something or is it like a tattoo?
A: It is permissible, since it is not deep in the skin and it is temporary.
Q: Is it forbidden to smoke light drugs?
A: There is no such thing as light drugs. All of them are heavy. It is forbidden according to Halachah: Rambam, Hilchot Deot chap. 4 and the law: one can be put in prison.