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White Wine for the Seder

Is it permissible to use white wine for the arba kosot (four cups at the Seder)?

Erev Pesach that Falls on Shabbat

What do you suggest we do on Erev Pesach this year, which is on Shabbat, regarding when and what to eat?

Adding a Shabbat Candle after Forgetting

I am a man living alone. Last week, I forgot to light Shabbat candles. Must I light an extra one from now on?

Attaching a Mezuza to a Door Leading to Nowhere

We are adding a floor to our house. At first, we will access it from the house, but we may eventually make it a separate unit with access via stairs from the street. Therefore, we made a door on the side of the street during construction it is accessed by a temporary ramp, but then it will be sealed until if and when we build stairs. Does that door require a mezuza now? If we put one up, will it be able to stay if we open it, or will it be taaseh vlo min heasuy (=tvlmh; pasul because it came into a proper mitzva state without a direct action)?

Purim Meshulash

Could you please review some of the rules and rationale of the practices of Purim Meshulash (Triple Purim) in Yerushalayim? [This is a re-edited repeat from 15 years ago.]

Hearing the Megilla for Those Who Cannot Go to Shul

If one who is not a baal koreh cannot make it to shul to hear Megillat Esther (e.g., if the pandemic will preclude one from coming), how else can he fulfill the mitzva of hearing it?

Workplace Requirement for Vaccination

[This question was sent by a European rabbi.] A business owner demands that his employees be vaccinated against Corona due to the type of work done and makes them sign a waiver of claims for damages stemming from the vaccine. Can an employer make such a demand and transfer risk to a reluctant employee?

Challot on the Table for Kiddush

We like to keep our challot in a warm place until bringing them to the table after netilat yadayim so they taste their best. Must they be on the table during Kiddush?

Borer on Plates

We set our Shabbat table with a larger "charger" plate under the main plate. At the end of the meal, we clear off the dirty dishes and leave the charger plates. Is there a problem with borer (selecting)?

Behavior during Kedusha of Street Minyanim

My neighborhood is filled with outdoor Covid 19 minyanim. I was walking down the street on Shabbat and a minyan across the street was in the middle of Kedusha. In such cases, do I need to stop, keep my feet together, and respond to Kedusha until they are done, or may I continue walking?
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