Mishmeres Hashalom

Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: I have a friend who is extremely particular about time. For instance, he would arrive at a wedding at the exact time written on the invitation, even though everyone…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: There are many bothersome and upsetting challenges that come up in my relationship with my mother-in-law. I discuss these difficulties with the other sister-in-law in my husband’s family, who…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: I have a neighbor whose lack of tact triggers many unpleasant situations. I know that it is a mitzvah to give the benefit of the doubt and to think…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: Parents of a boy asked me about my mechutanim. They told me that the father promised them full support, but they heard that he doesn’t follow through on his…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: As a lawyer and notary, my job entails contacting customers and various other individuals, via email, for work-related and other issues. Is it permissible for me to show my…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: I have a classmate who is gluten sensitive. This does not keep her back from being a successful girl in all areas, and from participating in all social events…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: While speaking to me in private, my teacher asked about my social status in class. This brought up a specific topic, which led to my opinion that there are…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: My sister shares her distress with me regarding a complicated situation that she is dealing with regarding the chinuch of one of her children. May I may tell her…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: My employer received complaints about a problem that cropped up in our office and asked me to tell him which secretary was at fault. I had no choice but…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: As a rebbi in a cheder, I want to ask if it is permissible for teachers to discuss among themselves students’ progress, which sometimes includes negativity. The goal is…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: I was in the park schmoozing with some neighbors. Among other things, I mentioned that my son, who had just finished kindergarten and started pre-1A, had recently begun saying…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: In desperate need of a particular medicine, I contacted a neighborhood gemach. When the owner told me that they were out of that medicine, I said, “Perhaps someone borrowed…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: A number of years ago, when I graduated from high school, I got inquiries regarding some of my friends for shidduch purposes. At that point I wasn’t aware yet…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: As a volunteer for the Lev L’Achim kiruv program, I often encounter women who consult with me regarding domestic issues, familial feuds, etc. They are not talking to me…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: We live in a rented apartment. Recently, the owner decided to put the apartment up for sale. The apartment has an ongoing problem of a leaky pipe, which causes…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: Someone called me to inquire, for purposes of a shidduch, about a bachur who went to yeshivah ketanah with me. The main point that bothered the people inquiring was…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: I work for a certain organization and recently, due to pressure from the growing workload, the director asked me to find a suitable worker to join the staff as…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: One of my neighbors opened a small business in her house and hired a salesgirl. It has happened more than once that I noticed that the employee erred in…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: One of my colleagues hung up an invitation to her wedding in the coffee room in our office with a note: “Please accept this as a personal invitation.” Two…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: I had some arrangements to take care of in a government office, and ran into a grouchy clerk whose attitude was less than gracious. I have no idea who…

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