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Q&A with Harav Gedalya Oberlander, rov of Heichal Menachem in Monsey. Send questions to inbox@anash.org
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Halacha 89
Halacha 89
Harav Gedalya Oberlander will answer practical halachic questions including vitamins on Pesach, flying during chol hamoed, kneeling while cleaning, preparing for the seder and what if you forgot, petting zoos, and preparing gebrokts on Shvi’i shel Pesach.
22:38
April 20, 2022
Halacha 64
Halacha 64
 
24:29
September 19, 2021
Halacha 58
Halacha 58
Watch at 7 PM: Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including washing, ironing, and urgently needed tailoring on Rosh Chodesh, eating a special meal on Rosh Chodesh, sleeping alone at home, moving inedible pits on Shabbos, and exchanging an old coin in a pushka with a current coin.
21:36
August 08, 2021
Halacha 57
Halacha 57
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including borrowing from a home pushka, watching and performing magic shows, brushing a sheitel on Shabbos, eggs added to a cholent after Shabbos started, and at what age to start saying brachos with children.
24:38
August 01, 2021
Halacha 56
Halacha 56
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including putting earings on babies, what to do with extra money from a campaign, paying for treif lunch of non-Jewish workers, buying a gadget you saw by a friend, using pushka money for a different cause, and is a leather tefillin bag considered hiddur mitzvah.
21:45
July 25, 2021
Halacha 50
Halacha 50
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including saying Shehecheyanu when buying a home, taking off tefillin while sitting, listening to krias haTorah of a second minyan, and food touched by a child before neggel vasser.
21:47
June 10, 2021
Halacha 49
Halacha 49
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including entering a stranger’s driveway to make a U-turn, eating before a child’s bris, eating challa with milchigs, and having a motion-detecting thermostat on Shabbos.
21:48
May 30, 2021
Halacha 48
Halacha 48
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including ripping packages open on Shabbos, a woman accepting Shabbos after her husband, saying Shema next to negel vasser, and when can you stop saying Tehillim for someone who is getting better.
21:01
May 23, 2021
Halacha 47
Halacha 47
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including when can one take a haircut before Shavuos this year, eating meat on Shavuos, saying less tikun to understand it, bracha on snacks Shavuos night, moving flowers, and kashering oven to make milchigs.
20:47
May 11, 2021
Halacha 46
Halacha 46
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including using baby wipes and spray deodorant on Shabbos, 6-hour cheese, toasting pas akum, and playing music for children during sefira.
20:20
May 05, 2021
halacha 45
halacha 45
practical halachic questions including playing music Lag Baomer eve, permissible music during sefira, the bracha on kneidlach, breaded schnitzel, and Shehecheyanu on a fruit available year-round.
22:24
April 26, 2021
Halacha 44
Halacha 44
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including Minhag Chabad on trimming the mustache, using regular handsoap on Shabbos, when to do areinfirenish, and the bracha on breaded shnitzel.
20:57
April 19, 2021
Halacha 43
Halacha 43
Harav Gedalya Oberlander will answer practical halachic questions including “split chicken,” buying chometz from a Jewish store that was open during Pesach, waxing eyebrows during sefira, female mezuman, and birkas ha’ilanos after Nissan.
22:03
April 19, 2021
Halacha 42
Halacha 42
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including selling part of a freezer, recycled cardboard on Pesach, kashrus of disposable pans, bentching after the end-time for chometz, non-mevushal wine with sulfites, and Maos Chittim when living off of savings.
22:44
April 19, 2021
halacha 41
halacha 41
practical halachic questions including what are the Lubavitch Pesach chumros, eating egg matza on erev Pesach, kashering the glass door of an oven, vitamins on Pesach, women pouring wine by the Seder, and using a backpack that was sold for Pesach.
23:42
March 18, 2021
halacha 40
halacha 40
practical halachic questions including a milchig Shabbos seudah, throwing out junk food, bedikas chometz when going away, fish fillets from non-kosher stores, and priorities in Pesach cleaning.
24:59
March 17, 2021
halacha 39
halacha 39
IS A JEW ALLOWED TO OWN A CAT practical halachic questions including owning a cat, Hagomel a month late, mixed mevushal wine, chosson entering during davening, mopping a dirty floor on Shabbos, mezonos roll for lechem mishneh, and how many people to invite to a seudas mitzvah.
25:05
March 17, 2021
halacha 38
halacha 38
practical halachic questions including maaser from stimulus check and tax refund, checking pockets before Shabbos, working on Purim eve, tuition from maaser, common borer questions, and eating bread baked in a fleishig oven with cheese.
22:48
February 22, 2021
halacha 37
halacha 37
practical halachic questions including women and older girls dressing up on Purim, parshas Zachor in quarantine, Mishloach Manos during aveilus, and Friday Purim seuda in a Chabad House.
26:18
February 22, 2021
halacha 36
halacha 36
practical halachic questions including pas Yisroel cereals, cutting nails on Friday Rosh Chodesh, evicting a shul, sherry cask whiskey, and earmuffs on Shabbos. Plus follow up on visiting the Ohel at night.
22:40
February 15, 2021
halacha 35
halacha 35
practical halachic questions including eating a snack before visiting the Ohel, Bishul Yisroel for tuna, tasting before Kiddush, Tehillim at night for a shidduch, eating marshmallows with milk, and glow-in-the-dark toys on Shabbos.
22:21
February 02, 2021
halacha 34
halacha 34
practical halachic questions including which fruits to eat on Tu Bishvat, reciting Shehecheyanu on fruits available year-round, how to check fruits for bugs, a man wearing women’s sunglasses, and making a bracha on cake for dessert.
23:29
January 26, 2021
halacha 33
halacha 33
practical halachic questions including saying three brachos for rice, saying Tehillim in middle of davening, a lost kesuba, 60 breaths of sleep, and davening that someone in pain should pass away. Also follow up on naming a boy after a woman, reciting korbanos before the time for mincha, and adding a candle after missing one.
21:49
January 26, 2021
halacha 32
halacha 32
practical halachic questions including brachos when going back to sleep, child toiveling keilim, naming a boy after a woman or vice versa, missed part of kiddush and reciting kiddush over mashke.
21:34
January 26, 2021
halacha 31
halacha 31
practical halachic questions including Pas Yisroel for granola bars, lighting Shabbos candles after mistakenly making the bracha, adding a candle when forgetting to light, thanking Hashem for a new baby, and mayim acharonim for women.
20:39
January 21, 2021
Halacha 30
Halacha 30
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including what really needs to go in shaimos, making snowmen and snowballs on Shabbos, shoveling and putting salt on snow, and owning lifelike dolls.
21:52
December 28, 2020
Halacha 29
Halacha 29
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including Asara B’Teves on Friday, what can you learn on Nittel, the reward for writing a Torah, chuppa witnesses who were second cousins, and when front lace sheitels will become acceptable.
21:26
December 21, 2020
Halacha 28
Halacha 28
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including using oil left under a bed, propane for a public menorah, extinguishing the shul menorah when leaving, relying on a child against yichud, and upshernish before age 3.
21:32
December 14, 2020
Halacha 27
Halacha 27
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including making a bracha on a public Zoom lighting, frying latkes while menorah is burning, Chanukah gelt vs. gifts, and menorah for girls.
23:40
December 07, 2020
Halacha 26
Halacha 26
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including until what age may boys watch girls’ productions and hear kol isha, skipping tachanun for a siyum Sefer Torah, relocating while eating, and eating food left under a bed.
23:21
November 30, 2020
Halacha 25
Halacha 25
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including manicure on Rosh Chodesh, lace front sheitels, collecting a loan, playing with a sequins pillow on Shabbos, yichud between step-siblings, and Chanukah gatherings for mourners.
22:11
November 23, 2020
Halacha 24
Halacha 24
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including waiting between meat and milk for children, letters with sprinkles, putting away dishes on Shabbos, leaving the room while eating, and neggel vasser after nap at night.
21:51
November 16, 2020
Halacha 23
Halacha 23
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including white wine between 6 and 7, how to calculate 6-7, repeating kiddush for family, saying “oif simchos,” and Havdala wine that spilled before drinking.
22:01
November 09, 2020
Halacha 22
Halacha 22
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including kiddush between 6 and 7 when hosting guests, kiddush before mairiv, nightgowns for young girls, and what is a woman’s davening obligation.
22:06
November 02, 2020
Halacha 21
Halacha 21
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including girls entering the men’s section, eating after lighting Shabbos candles, flower-shaped ice cubes, cookies with lettering, decorating cookies, and setting up a Shabbos belt on Shabbos.
25:05
October 25, 2020
Halacha 20
Halacha 20
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including listening to a recording of the Rebbe’s hakafos, are pets muktza, adding and removing leaves from a table, using a baby monitor, asking a goy to do work in a different time zone, and sweeping on Shabbos.
23:19
October 18, 2020
Halacha 19
Halacha 19
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including coming late to shofar, mask on shofar, checking temperature on Shabbos, fasting Tzom Gedalya if you won’t be able to fast Yom Kippur and bracha on a granola bar.
23:15
September 13, 2020
Halacha 18
Halacha 18
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including making havdala on orange juice, assembling an Ikea highchair on Shabbos, buying shares of prohibited products, Bishul Yisroel on fish, and Veyiten Lecha with a spouse.
20:04
September 06, 2020
Halacha 17
Halacha 17
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including charging your phone in shul, buying a second-hand blender, pidyon haben for a premie, the start of shivah when attending a Zoom levaya, finishing all the food on your plate, and walking past a motion sensor on Shabbos.
21:17
August 30, 2020
Halacha 16
Halacha 16
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including wearing a mask on Shabbos, bishul and pas yisroel on partially cooked foods, sitting when others are davening shmoneh esrei, and what to do if you forgot to take challah.
23:13
August 23, 2020
Halacha 15
Halacha 15
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including paying for an item broken by a child, removing tattoos, emptying a sink strainer on Shabbos, playdough on Shabbos, and asking a non-Jew to open a fridge with a light.
21:24
August 16, 2020
Halacha 14
Halacha 14
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including applying bug spray on Shabbos, using a sectional challah for lechem mishneh, morning brachos when rising before dawn, and whether women should recite kiddush levana.
22:29
August 09, 2020
Halacha 13
Halacha 13
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including women and havdalah, eavesdropping on a phone call, halachos relevant to a challah bake, and returning a forgotten umbrella.
20:20
August 02, 2020
Halacha 12
Halacha 12
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including fasting during Corona, eating meat at a Siyum, and when the Nine Days’ restrictions end this year.
22:27
July 26, 2020
Halacha 11
Halacha 11
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including water activities during Nine Days, changing linen for guests, and using perfume or aerosol on Shabbos.
21:19
July 19, 2020
Halacha 10
Halacha 10
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including entering a non-kosher restaurant, putting challa in an oven on Shabbos mode, and lying to avoid uncomfortable situations.
21:23
July 12, 2020
Halacha 9
Halacha 9
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including moving during the three weeks, putting on Rabbeinu Tam’s tefillin by mistake, and using a knife sharpener for milchig and fleishig. Plus followup on coffee from a non-Jewish restaurant.
22:14
July 05, 2020
Halacha 8
Halacha 8
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including reading emails of a deceased parent, girls singing on a camp bus, and coffee from a non-Jewish establishment.
22:31
June 28, 2020
Halacha 7
Halacha 7
Harav Gedalya Oberlander will answer practical halachic questions including toiveling a digital coffee maker, donating tzedaka before earlier pledges, and microchip implants. Plus follow up on salmon from Costco.
19:45
June 21, 2020
Halacha 6
Halacha 6
Harav Gedalya Oberlander answers practical halachic questions including toiveling a digital coffee maker, donating tzedaka before earlier pledges, and microchip implants. Plus follow up on salmon from Costco.
21:11
June 14, 2020
Halacha 5
Halacha 5
Harav Gedalya Oberlander discusses practical halachic questions including buying salmon from Costco, donating plasma, and the guidelines for taking in Shabbos early.
21:43
June 07, 2020
Halacha 4
Halacha 4
Harav Gedalya Oberlander discussed practical halachic questions including when is it necessary to wait 6 hours after ‘hard cheese’.
21:43
May 31, 2020
Halacha 3 - Shavuos
Halacha 3 - Shavuos
Harav Gedalya Oberlander discusses practical halachic questions related to Shavuos.
19:46
May 24, 2020
Halacha 2 Corona Shailos 2
Halacha 2 Corona Shailos 2
Harav Gedalya Oberlander discusses practical halachic questions related to the Coronavirus submitted by Anash.org readers.
23:48
May 17, 2020
Halacha 1 - Corona Shailos 1
Halacha 1 - Corona Shailos 1
Harav Gedalya Oberlander discusses practical halachic questions related to the Coronavirus submitted by Anash.org readers.
25:10
May 10, 2020