Igud Halacha Challenge, Iyar 5779

Milk for Four Cups at the Seder

If you cannot afford wine for the Seder, can you use milk for the Four Cups?

Igud Halacha Challenge Iyar 5779

This month’s she’eilah for you to consider and answer:

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אם רב שכח לספור ספירת העומר, האם יש איזה היתר בשבילו לספור בברכה בציבור כדי לא להתבייש? [...Click headline above for more...] 

Psak from Rabbi Yaakov Spivak: A Women May Not Serve As Sandek

Can A Woman Serve as a Sandek?

I was asked by the Halachic (Jewish Law) Committee of the Igud HaRabbonim/Rabbinical Alliance of America to confront the question of the appropriateness of action by a certain so-called Orthodox synagogue that has women serve as the sandek (holder of the baby) as the Mohel removes the foreskin. The answer is given directly by the Remah (Rabbi Moshe Isserles) in the Shulchan Aruch (Code of Jewish Law) 265:11:  [...Click headline above for more...] 

Igud Halacha Challenge, Adar 1 5779

Approbations: Who Goes First?

Should a kohen’s approbation to a sefer go first?

Enclosed are this month’s she’eilah about honoring an entering rabbi during another rabbi’s speech and answers to she’eilos of the last two months regarding the precedence of kohanim and weddings in and out of Jerusalem. Please send answers to this month’s question to Igud.Halacha@gmail.com. [...Click headline above for more...]