Mishmeres Hashalom

Mishmeres HaSholom – Ask the Rav

Q: While growing up, we had a steady babysitter in our home. As normal children do, we sometimes misbehaved. I recall that we once shouted at her, “Go home. We…

Read more »

Mishmeres HaSholom – Ask the Rav

Q: My wife often confides in me regarding difficulties she encounters at work. These discussions include resentments, anger, negativity and lashon hara about those who offended, belittled or embarrassed her.…

Read more »

Mishmeres HaSholom – Ask the Rav

Q: It is common for the program at women’s gatherings and evenings to include humorous sketches. Sometimes a specific sect is mimicked, an accent is imitated or specific characteristics are…

Read more »

Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: An acquaintance approached us for help with their son, who was rejected from a prestigious yeshivah. The man was offended and, since his son had a good reputation, he…

Read more »

Mishmeres HaSholom – Ask the Rav

Q: Someone offended me badly, causing me tremendous aggravation. I feel a need to discuss the incident with my sister, who I am confident will not pass on any of…

Read more »

Mishmeres HaSholom – Ask the Rav

At a family simchah, I listened in shock to the gossip of one of the guests. What she said was true, but clearly without purpose, and therefore forbidden to relate…

Read more »

Mishmeres HaSholom – Ask the Rav

Q: In the school where I teach, as a part-time teacher for secular subjects, it is acceptable to hold meetings for all the teachers, in order to review the girls’…

Read more »

Mishmeres HaSholom – Ask the Rav

Q: As a teacher in the younger division of our school, am I permitted to ask friends who teach older grades how my former students are doing? I’m interested in…

Read more »

Mishmeres Hasholom – Ask the Rav

Q: As a principal of a school, I call regular meetings with my staff during summer vacation. How should I react when I hear a teacher inquiring from her friend…

Read more »

Mishmeres Hasholom – Ask the Rav

Q: I’d like some advice on how to teach my children the halachah that one is allowed to distort the truth for the sake of peace, and that in some…

Read more »

Mishmeres Hasholom – Ask the Rav

Q: At the end of the year, I discussed the idea of buying gifts for babysitters with an acquaintance. My friend told me she was hoping to get her babysitter…

Read more »

Mishmeres HaSholom

Q: Half a year ago, we bought an apartment which needed major renovations. We hired a window man, who came recommended, to change the trissim and windows in the whole…

Read more »

Mishmeres Hasholom – Ask the Rav

Q: I enjoy reviewing books with my friends. Since there are varied opinions about every book, such analysis will inevitably result in criticism. I therefore want to know if it…

Read more »

Mishmeres Hasholom: Ask the Rav

Q: I traveled to the beach aboard a bus that was dilapidated and uncomfortable, with air conditioning that was in poor working order. The travelers were grumbling, protesting that such…

Read more »

Mishmeres Hasholom: Ask the Rav

Q: I went to a gemach where, unfortunately, I was denied a loan. The owner of the gemach offered the excuse of my brother’s bad credit, as he had signed…

Read more »

Mishmeres Hasholom – Ask the Rav

Q: I bought an item in a store that is popular in our family because of its reputation for insect-free products, only to discover that it was infested. I passed…

Read more »

Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Halachic queries answered by Harav Menachem Mendel Fuchs, shlita, Menahel Ruchani of Mishmeres HaSholom, posek in the Eidah HaChareidis and Rav of Kiryas Shomrei HaChomos Q: A doctor sent me…

Read more »

Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: On my friend’s recommendation, I went to a doctor who treated my ailment. The friend had praised his expertise and said he was an excellent diagnostician. Unfortunately, in my…

Read more »

Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Halachic queries answered by Harav Menachem Mendel Fuchs, shlita, Menahel Ruchani of Mishmeres HaSholom, posek in the Eidah HaChareidis and Rav of Kiryas Shomrei HaChomos Q: One of the key…

Read more »

Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: As a mother of a large family, bli ayin hara, I was blessed with some unusually lively children who occasionally cross acceptable boundaries with their antics. Often, I share…

Read more »