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Chasing after a Child during Kedusha

: I often shadow a young boy with special needs at my local shul on Shabbat. This boy does not stay still and moves quickly and goes in and out of shul, where his father is davening. Although I daven earlier, I have the problem of not always being able to stand still during Kedusha, as I have to run after him so he does not get hurt, etc. Recently, I was scolded by an older man for this. Despite my explanation of the situation, he said that one must stay still during Kedusha even in the face of mortal danger. What does Halacha have to say about this situation?

Ushering in an Avel after Sunset of Shabbat

You wrote in Bemareh Habazak (IX:94) that an avel may enter shul once shekia (sunset) has passed, even before the end of Kabbalat Shabbat. Should we say that, similarly after shekia, the shul should not welcome an avel by saying Hamakom yenachem ?

Selling Food Supplements Online

I sell a wide variety of food supplements and health products in an online business. I buy products from manufacturers and store them in a warehouse, from which we ship an order. Our clientele are a broad population in the US, which will certainly include a minority of Jews. People will not know that a frum Jew owns the business and rely on us that the food is kosher. Must the products be kosher? (I can send pictures of each products label for your approval.)

Leaving a Client with Half the Bill

A real estate agent (=Shimon) tried to interest my friend (=Reuven) in a project and suggested that they meet over a meal to discuss it. After each ordered a meal and the discussion proceeded, Shimon realized the deal would not materialize. When the waiter brought the bill, Shimon paid only for his own meal. Reuven was annoyed, as he believes it is customary for an agent who invites a potential client to pay. Shimon argued that he never said he was treating and the halacha is that even if one invites someone to his home and does not explicitly tell the guest their meal is free can charge for it (Rama, Choshen Mishpat 246:17). Who is right?

Answering Amen to a Beracha You Do Not Believe in

If someone from Israel (who does not recite Baruch Hashem lolam [=bHlo]) is abroad (where they do recite it), I understand that he does not recite it but does answer amen in deference to the tzibburs minhag. Considering that he views the beracha as not called for, isnt it a hefsek between birchot Kriat Shema and Shemoneh Esrei. Similarly, should one who does not put on tefillin on Chol Hamoed say amen to the beracha of one who is doing so?

Receiving Fish from Shabbat Fishing

A Jewish friend sometimes fishes on Shabbat and brings me some of his (kosher) catch after Shabbat. Is it permitted for him to give me some and for me to accept them?

Giving Teruma to a Kohen

Would it be better, when I take off terumot and maasrot, to give the teruma to a kohen instead of wrapping and throwing it out?

Getting a Kite Down from a Tree on Shabbat

If one flies a kite on Shabbat and it gets stuck in a tree, may he extricate it from the tree?

Dancing at a Wedding during your Sefira Period

I was invited to a wedding, during my sefirat haomer observance period. May I go? If so, may I dance?

Birkat Kohanim for a Kohen who is in Shemoneh Esrei

A kohen often comes to my minyan and even if he is early, he says Shemoneh Esrei together with the chazan and does not perform the mitzva of Birkat Kohanim (=BK). I understand that he is allowed to break his prayers to do BK and then to return to his place. He claims that what he does is fine according to a different opinion. Who is correct?
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