Mishmeres Hashalom

Mishmeres HaSholom – Ask the Rav

Q: I’m very sorry to say that I slipped and told some friends about the low mark that my classmate got on the test. I want to atone for my…

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Mishmeres haSholom – Ask the Rav

Q: As a relative of a clinically depressed woman who suffers from slight emotional disorders, I’ve often listened to her barrage of complaints and slander regarding all sorts of people,…

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Mishmeres HaSholom – Ask the Rav

Q: Sometimes when one of my children is acting up, I threaten to tell his father. If I want to create a serious atmosphere, I prepare a note for Tatty…

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Mishmeres HaSholom – Ask the Rav

Q: I graduated from high school 28 years ago and usually only meet my former friends at simchos. Since we’ve begun marrying off our children we meet more often, and…

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Mishmeres Hasholom – Ask the Rav

Q: We were looking forward to the Shabbos aufruf of our future son-in-law. Close to Shabbos, we arrived at the apartment that our mechutanim had arranged for us, and were…

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Mishmeres HaSholom – Ask the Rav

Q: I told Reuven specific information regarding Shimon’s family. (The information was culled from the popular Interior Ministry Program.) Eventually I heard that though it wasn’t a secret and his…

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Mishmeres HaSholom – Ask the Rav

Q: I went to see my neighborhood Rav because of a problem with a neighbor. I walked in and was surprised to see a different neighbor sitting there. I understood…

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

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Mishmeres HaSholom – Ask the Rav

Q: My work-mates 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: My friend confided in me regarding her son and daughter-in-law, whose behavior is not giving her much nachas. She was very pained and I felt it was important for…

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Mishmeres HaSholom – Ask the Rav

Q: A friend told me he was interested in registering his son in a particular yeshivah for the upcoming year. He mentioned the name of the mashgiach under whose guidance…

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Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: My seven-year-old comes home from cheder lately complaining bitterly about his English teacher. We’ve never met the teacher and obviously have no clue as to how he would react…

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Mishmeres HaSholom – Ask the Rav

Q: At the beginning of the school year, I met a friend whose daughter is a classmate of my nine-year-old daughter. In the course of our casual conversation, the mother…

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Mishmeres HaSholom – Ask the Rav

Q: My daughter would love to sign up for a new arts and crafts course. I’m against the idea because of the instructress, who doesn’t meet our standards of education…

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Mishmeres HaSholom – Ask the Rav

Q: My daughter-in-law is a successful and fine woman. My son is happy, the children are adorable and well-trained, and we are baruch Hashem seeing a lot of nachas from…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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