Igud Halacha Challenge Teves 5779

Enclosed are this month’s she’eilah and the answers to last month’s she’eilah. Please send answers to this month’s question to Igud.Halacha@gmail.com.

These questions and answers are courtesy of Rav Mordechai Tzion, author of Shu”t HaShoel (2 volumes), Shu”t Eretz Yisrael and other seforim available for purchase on HavaBooks.org.il[...Click headline above for more...] 

Igud Halacha Challenge, Elul 5778

Zeicher Lechurban in Jerusalem

Do people in Jerusalem need to leave an empty, unpainted space Zeicher Lechurban or not, since they see it every day?

Answers from Igud members: Rav Duvid Katz shlit”a, Rav Yosef Yitzchak Serebriansky shlit”a and Rav Tzvi Mauner shlit”a
Answers from others: Rav Avigdor Nebenzahl shlit”a, Rav Shlomo Aviner shlit”a, Rav Yosef Lieberman shlit”a and others [...Click headline above for more...] 

Igud Halacha Challenge, Av 5778

Tzedakah in Jerusalem

When giving tzedakah in Jerusalem, is there a preference to give residents of the Old City over residents of the New City?

Answers from Igud members: Rav Yosef Serebriansky shlit”a and Rav Tzvi Mauner shlit”a
Answers from others: Rav Chaim Kanievsky shlit”a, Rav Simcha Rabinowitz shlit”a, Rav Pinchas Meyers shlit”a and others [...Click headline above for more...] 

Igud Halacha Challenge, Tammuz 5778

Preference on challah from Eretz Yisrael

If a person has a small challah from Eretz Yisrael and a large challah from Chutz La’aretz, on which should he say Hamotzi?

Answers from Igud members: Rav Pesach Lerner shlit”a, Rav Dr. Aaron Glatt shlit”a and Rav Yaakov Klass shlit”a
Answers from others: Rav Chaim Kanievsky shlit”a, Rav Avigdor Nebenzahl shlit”a and Rav Shlomo Aviner shlit”a  [...Click headline above for more...]