Short & Sweet - Text Message Q&A #396


Wedding Hall which also Hosts Non-Kosher Affairs

Q: If a wedding hall hosts Kosher and non-Kosher affairs, is it permissible for me to work there when there is a Kosher affair?

A: Yes.


Mikveh in Desert

Q: When Bnai Yisrael wandered in the desert for 40 years, where did they immerse?

A: There are many Desert Puddles, big and small, and underground springs.

Q: That is hard to believe…

A: www.shutterstock.com/search/desert+puddle.


Jews in Exile and Anti-Semitism

Q: Is it proper to wish that Jews in Exile suffer from Anti-Semitism so they make Aliyah?

A: G-d forbid!  That is evil!


Son Beating Father in Game

Q: Is it permissible for me to beat my father in a game, or is it forbidden because of Kibud Av?

A: It is permissible.


Living in Parents' Attached Apartment

Q: We are a newly-married couple and live for free in an apartment attached to my parents' house, but my wife does not feel comfortable there.  What should we do?

A: It is most important to live in a place where one feels comfortable.


Amen between Netilat Yadayim and Ha-Motzi

Q: If I washed Netilat Yadayim and have not yet made Ha-Motzi, is it permissible to say Amen on someone's blessing over Netilat Yadayim?

A: Yes, since it is the same matter.  Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 41:2.


Reserve Army Duty and Marriage

Q: I perform a short reserve duty in the Army each year but it is very difficult for my wife.  What should I do?

A: Perform the military service and pacify your wife in some way.


Tree which Makes a Mess

Q: My tree makes a mess on my neighbor's lawn.  Am I obligated to build a fence, move it, or clean his yard?

A: It is proper to do so.  Shulchan Aruch, Choshen Mishpat 155:32.


Payments for Child

Q: In the case of a divorce, should the father or mother pay for a child's therapy with a Psychologist and driving lessons?

A: The one who loves him should pay.  You can call me to talk.


Milchig Feeding Tube

Q: If I am receiving a Milchig feeding tube, is it permissible for me to eat meat?

A: Yes.  A feeding tube is not eating.