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מכתב תמיכה תשעג (2)

Rav Chaim zatzal on Lag BaOmer

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman | May 17, 2022

A question was posed to Maran Rav Chaim zatzal regarding Lag BaOmer: What exactly is the joy that on Lag BaOmer the students of Rabbi Akiva ceased dying?  They were all gone – there were no more left!  That’s why they stopped dying. Rav Chaim answered:  Most of them died, but a minority were left. …

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Broken Engagements

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman | May 12, 2022

Reb Naftali Weinberg in his Rav Chaim Kanievsky on Shidduchim had posed a queestion to Maran Sar HaTorah about whether one may ask a Shadchan to return the shadchanus if the engagement was broken. Rav Chaim zatzal ruled that one may not. Broken engagements are never a pleasant item of discussion, and there are often…

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Rav Chaim zatzal on Wedding Costs

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman | May 11, 2022

It is well-known that wedding expenses are one of the most enormous costs that parents can have. Reb Naftali Weinberger shlita (printed in his new Sefer, “Rav Chaim Kanievsky on Shidduchim” posed a number of questions on wedding expenses to Rav Chaim. Below are a number of those questions: At what point should parents start…

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Maran Rav Chaim zt”l and More on Younger Siblings and Shidduchim

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman | May 10, 2022

It was why Yaakov Avinu married Leah prior to his marrying Rochel, and it is something that comes up over and over again. Yet, notwithstanding its frequency, people have only vague ideas of when it is okay for a younger sibling to marry first and when it is not. Some people wonder about the actual…

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Rav Shaya Kanievsky shlita, son of Rav Chaim zt”l,  and the Nais Nuchal

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman | May 8, 2022

It was a week after the end of the shiva of Maran Sar HaTorah Rav Chaim Kanievsky zatzal.  According to an Orchot Yosher administrator, an Avreich knocked upon the door of Rav Shaya Kanievsky Shlita, the eldest son of Rav Chaim.   He asked to enter to speak with Rav Shaya.  My wife is about to…

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When You Don’t Have Water..

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman | May 6, 2022

It happens every so often, that one does not have water available.  The Shulchan Aruch (Orach Chaim 4:22) addresses this issue and writes that in such a situation one should use a midi d’menaki – an item that cleans.  The question is, however, how is this done?  Does one merely wipe both sides of the…

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Attending a Sefardic Minyan For a Shidduch

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman | May 5, 2022

Someone posed a question to Maran Rav Chaim zt”l about shidduchim: There are numerous young men and you women that are having difficulty finding their zivug. Does Maran have a suggestion for them? Rav Chaim t”l suggested that they should have in mind during Birchas Kohanim that their zivug come quicker. The question was further…

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Staying Up Late at Night

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman | April 29, 2022

Rav Chaim was asked by a Rosh Yeshiva the following question: I often tell my talmidim to get an early start in the mornings and not to stay up late.  They respond that there are many stories of Gedolim who stayed up late at night to learn.  What should I tell them? Rav Chaim zatzal…

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6 Brachos Rulings from Maran HaRav Chaim zt”l

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman | April 29, 2022

Brachos Psakim from Maran HaRav Chaim Kanievsky zatzal Generally speaking the ruling of the Mishna Brurah is that if one is not drinking water for pleasure or thirst then one does not recite a bracha.  What if one is drinking cold water on a hot day or hot water on a cold day? The custom…

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Bain HaZ’manim Letter to Yeshiva boys

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman | April 28, 2022

Four years ago, Maran Sar HaTorah penned a letter regarding 4 obligations that a Yeshiva Bochur has during Bain HaZmanim. The ltter is translated below: Motzai Shabbos Kodesh, Parshas Mishpatim and Shkalim 5778 I would almost have suggested to abolish Bein HaZmanim and outings and other such things altogether. Bain HaZmanim was established solely for…

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