Mishmeres Hashalom

Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: Recently, a steady client (who’s familiar with my prices) asked me to translate a document and forward it directly to his lawyer. I notified him when I finished my…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: As office manager, I am responsible for the smooth running of our office. Included in my job is the responsibility to update my boss regarding delays or problems in…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: I attended a convention sponsored by my workplace. Towards the end of the program, all participants received a questionnaire to fill out anonymously. We were instructed to rate the…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: A few years ago I was tactlessly fired from my job. At that point, I was distraught and spoke a lot of lashon hara about my former boss and…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: After an extensive search for a suitable workplace, I’m presently working as a secretary in a large office. The problem is that I have an issue with a co-worker…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: My workmates and I received bonus pay for Yom Tov. One staff member was absent that day. A worker who lives in his neighborhood was trusted to bring him…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: At my place of work, it is acceptable to use a graphologist before hiring new workers. Applicants come for an interview and fill in an application in their own…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: My friend related the following incident: “This morning, the chazzan in our shul skipped La’menatzei’ach because he thought that it was not supposed to be said today. Then, after…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: Is it permissible to lodge a complaint against a chareidi public bus driver who displays impatience and disdain towards the passengers? For example, he hastily closes the doors and…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: In the apartment across the hall from me, there is a private playgroup taught by a woman with yiras Shamayim. But on many occasions, I see and hear conduct…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: I am a seventh-grader, and after next year, b’ezras Hashem, I will be starting high school. My big sisters told me that when the time for high school registration…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: I returned from a wedding with a friend and commented, “The kallah’s sister looked gorgeous.” It hadn’t dawned upon me that my friend would turn her nose up and…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: I suggested a specific girl as a shidduch for a boy I know, and I understood that the boy’s family is very particular about a girl’s looks, specifically that…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: Before I went out on maternity leave from my job as a math teacher, I told my principal that it would be preferable that my substitute follow a specific…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: At a get-together for friends, I asked someone a yes-or-no question. The woman, however, had much to say about the matter and after replying with an irate “No!” she…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: Over the past few years a lovely girl worked as my assistant pre-school teacher, and I was satisfied with her in every way. Over time, I became aware that…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: Years ago, as a high school student, I spoke in a demeaning manner of hashkafah lessons taught by a prominent Rav as part of our school curriculum. I said…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: As a shadchan, before making a suggestion I try to collect as much information as I can about candidates, regarding spiritual matters, personalities, mentalities, etc., in order to ensure…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: I am a student in a cheder and wanted to ask: My rebbi summarizes the Gemara on the board, but it is difficult for us to understand because his…

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