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Reading before Going to Sleep

Is it permissible to read a book after the bedtime Shema/Hamapil? I like to read in bed before falling asleep, but I sometimes fall asleep and, if I have not said them beforehand, it is possible that I will sleep through the night without reciting them.

Short Mincha on Shabbat

In my community (I am the rabbi), we daven Mincha during the week without a separate chazarat hashatz (=heiche Kedusha) because of peoples busy schedules. In the winter, we have the practice of davening Mincha of Shabbat after the shul Kiddush following Musaf. Some congregants have requested that we do short Mincha, as their wives wait to go home with them. Is there any basis to allow this?

Shaming those who do Not Vaccinate

Is it permitted to publicly shame those that do not vaccinate their children for measles and put people in the community at risk in order to get them to vaccinate?

Interruptions during Hallel

Is it and/or under what conditions is it permitted to interrupt Hallel for matters of some importance?

Shaming one who does not vaccinate

Shalom Eretz Chemda, Is it permitted to publicly shame those that do not vaccinate their children and put other people in the community at risk in order to get them to vaccinate? Thank you very much Please dont print my name.

Muktzeh during Bein Hashemashot

May one violate muktzeh during bein hashemashot (=bhs; the time between sunset and nightfall treated as a doubt of day or night) based on the rule of sefika drabbanan lkula (we are lenient in cases of doubt of a Rabbinic prohibition) even without a mitzva need. If not, why?

Greeting before Davening

The Mishna Berura rules that one may not go over to his friends place in shul before davening. As the shuls rabbi, is there a heter for me to go over to a new congregant to make him feel welcome and comfortable with our tefilla?

Do the Chatan and Kalla Need to Eat at Sheva Berachot?

Must the chatan and kalla eat (bread) at Sheva Berachot (upper case for the week and the meal; lower case for the berachot recited) in order to recite the berachot? (Sometimes one does not feel well and eats little or nothing.)

Announcements before Shemoneh Esrei of Maariv

I thought that at Maariv of Rosh Chodesh (or other times there is something new to say), the gabbai calls out Yaaleh VYavo (=YVY) before Shemoneh Esrei. But in many shuls, someone just bangs. Which way is correct?

Bar Metzra

I want to soon sell my semi-detached house, which, as is common, is officially owned by the Jewish Agency and rented by me. Do the halachot of giving precedence to buy to adjacent property owners (bar metzra) apply in my case? If yes: does the owner of the other half of my building take precedence over the neighbor from an adjacent building? Do I have to allow my neighbors bargain with me? If they decline at my asking price and someone else bargains me down, do I have to return to the neighbors with that price?
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