Short & Sweet - Tect Message Q&A #265


Questions from Yeshiva Students

Ta'anit Dibur [literally, “a fast from speech” for a particular amount of time]

Q: Is it permissible for a Yeshiva student to take upon himself a day-long Ta'anit Dibur in order to learn better, or is it forbidden on account of arrogance?

A: Important question.  You should therefore ask your Rabbi in Yeshiva.

 

Stringencies

Q: As a Yeshiva student, do I have to adhere to every stringency in the Shulchan Aruch?

A: Ask your Rosh Yeshiva.

 

Prayer and Torah Learning

Q: I wake up late at my Yeshiva.  Which is preferable - Davening without a Minyan, or with a Minyan and missing some of the Torah learning in the morning Seder?

A: Ask your Rosh Yeshiva.

 

Davening Vatikin in Yeshiva

Q: I am a Yeshiva student.  Which is preferable - Davening Vatikin in a Shul outside the Yeshiva or later with a Minyan in the Yeshiva?

A: Ask your Rabbi in Yeshiva.

 

Chevruta

Q: I give much to my Chevruta in Yeshiva and yet he insults me.  Should I get a new one?

A: It difficult to solve a problem such as this from a distance.  Ask your Rabbi in Yeshiva.

 

Blessing of a Guest in Yeshiva

Q: I learn in Yeshiva.  Should I recite the blessing of a guest in Birkat Ha-Mazon?

A: Ask your Rabbi in Yeshiva.

 

Selichot or Torah Learning

Q: I learn in Yeshiva and getting up early to recite Selichot makes me extremely tired and really affects my learning.  Should I skip Selichot?

A: Ask your Rabbi in Yeshiva.

 

Maaser from Kollel Stipend

Q: Should I give Maaser from the stipend I receive in Kollel?

A: Ask your Rosh Kollel directly.

 

Gemach in Yeshiva

Q: I am a Yeshiva student and want to open a Gemach in the Yeshiva to lend money to those who need it.  Should I?

A: Ask your Rabbi in Yeshiva.

 

Breakfast in Yeshiva

Q: I learn in Yeshiva and didn't wake up on time.  It is forbidden to remove food from the cafeteria.  If I Daven, I won't eat until lunch.  Is it permissible for me to eat now and then Daven?

A: Ask your Rabbi in Yeshiva.

 

Question from Yeshiva Students

Q: Ha-Rav frequently responds to questions from Yeshiva students with the answer that they have to ask their Rabbi in Yeshiva.  But I follow Ha-Rav's rulings?

A: You are required to ask your Rabbi in Yeshiva about things which relate to the Yeshiva.