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A Worker Who Is Impatient With Customers

Q: In our neighborhood, there’s a discounted sale of grocery items and vegetables every week. The sale is a branch of a national network. But every week, when we come…

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Music From Foreign Cultures

Q: I was sitting with some relatives and we were speaking about Jewish music in our generation — about some singers who are considered chareidi, yet the words, melody, and…

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Mishmeres Hasholom – Ask the Rav

Q: In elementary school, we spoke lashon harah about various teachers, as students tend to do. There was one particular teacher whom we spoke about and laughed at a lot.…

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Mishmeres Hasholom – Ask the Rav

Q: My sister is an eighth-grader, soon to be entering high school. When I came to my parents for Shabbos and we sat down to talk, I inquired about some…

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Mishmeres Hasholom – Ask the Rav

Q: I want to ask my teacher to change my seat because the girl sitting next to me gets on my nerves. Am I allowed to tell the teacher the…

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Mishmeres Hasholom – Ask the Rav

Q: I am a high school student, and in my class there are social problems, competition among the girls, and so on. I am accustomed to speaking to my mother…

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Mishmeres HaSholom – Ask the Rav

Q: Recently, my friends and I were discussing the issue of giving information for shidduchim — how touchy and complex it is and how much caution it requires. I was…

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Mishmeres Hasholom – Ask the Rav

Q: I was sitting in the courtyard of my building, keeping an eye on my children as they played, when I inadvertently overheard a conversation in the apartment one flight…

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Mishmeres Hasholom – Ask the Rav

Q: For the purpose of fundraising for our yeshivah, we put out a pamphlet emphasizing the uniqueness of our mossad, as it literally saves bachurim. In the pamphlet, we included…

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Mishmeres Hasholom – Ask the Rav

Q: I was in eighth grade last year in a school that was chareidi, but unfortunately had some girls who were familiar with films and songs from outside chareidi circles…

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Mishmeres Hasholom: Ask the Rav

Q: I am a ganenet in a preschool connected to a certain network. Recently, a new “roving assistant” joined the staff, working each day at a different one of our…

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Q: One of my classmates was looking for her pencil case. I knew that a certain girl had the pencil case, because I’d seen her take it (as a game).…

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Mishmeres HaSholom – Ask the Rav

Q: I heard from a co-worker that our preschool supervisor is considering giving a steady position in one of the Ganim to a certain assistant who had done a substituting…

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Mishmeres Hasholom: Ask the Rav

Q: A while ago, I was treated by a new dental hygienist who started working at the clinic I use, and I wasn’t satisfied. In my opinion, her work was…

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Mishmeres Hasholom – Ask the Rav

Q: At my workplace, I have email (totally filtered, of course, allowing only email access). From time to time, I receive a message about a memory card that was found…

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Mishmeres Hasholom – Ask the Rav

Q: I’m in eighth grade and have two good friends who don’t get along with each other. They sort of fight over me — I mean, over who will be…

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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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