Mishmeres Hashalom

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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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…

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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…

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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’…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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