Mishmeres Hashalom

Mishmeres Hasholom – Ask the Rav

Q: Our son is in shidduchim and I am very involved in looking into the various girls suggested to me. Since I have quite a few married children, I avail…

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Mishmeres Hasholom – Ask the Rav

Q: A relative of ours, a fairly young widower, has only one kidney, but he functions very well, baruch Hashem. Recently, we started persuading him to consider hearing shidduchim and…

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Mishmeres Hasholom – Ask the Rav

Q: My roommate inadvertently, with a slip of the tongue, revealed to me that one of the other boys in our room has a certain chronic illness. (He told this…

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Mishmeres Hasholom – Ask the Rav

Q: When I was in elementary school, I was once horrified to hear one of the girls utter terribly unclean language in front of a large group of friends. In…

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Mishmeres HaSholom – Ask the Rav

Q: I occasionally babysit at neighbors’ homes and have to cope with children who aren’t always willing to listen to me. I try hard to manage with them pleasantly, but…

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Mishmeres Hasholom – Ask the Rav

Q: When I was in third grade I had a very devoted Rebbi. The summer before fifth grade, my neighbor, who was soon to be starting third grade, told me…

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Mishmeres Hasholom – Ask the Rav

Q: One of the people who davens in my shul wanted to register his son for the yeshivah where I am a Maggid Shiur, but he received a negative answer.…

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Mishmeres HaSholom – Ask the Rav

Q: I am a high school student, and my teacher appointed me to record the girls who are late and absent each day. This job is very hard for me;…

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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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