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What age is considered “age of Chinuch”, regarding bringing a child to Shul to hear Megillah?-   Age of Chinuch in this context is the age when they are capable of listening to the entire Megillah.…
Is it problematic to include a non-Mevushal wine in a Shalach Manos gifted to a non-frum yid? It will likely be consumed by that yid and his non-Jewish family.-   L'chatchilah it would be best to give only foods and drinks that would not create problems later. However, there…
If a woman herself gives Machatzis Hashekel, Should her husband also give for her, or its unnecessary?-   Women generally are exempt from Machatzis Hashekel. There is a common custom that the husband gives Machatzis Hashekel on…
We will be having a teen Purim party with Megilla reading. To be able to make a Bracha after Megilla, would it require 10 male Jews, or even girls are included in the 10?-   Girls may be included.   Sources: נחלקו בזה - ראה משחא דרבותא או"ח סתר"צ סי"ח (בסוה"ס). שלמת חיים סי'…
May I brush my teeth on Taanis Esther, without swallowing any water?-   Best not to brush your teeth. If this is difficult, there is room to be lenient. Care should be…
האם מותר לאסוף כסף בפורים בתור ׳מתנות לאביונים׳ עבור מעות חטים – מצות ליהודים העניים ברובם?-   אם הכסף מיועד לספק אוכל - גם אם זה מצות - לעניים בחנם. ובכל זאת, עדיף לתת לאביונים את…
Is it Muttar to clap on Shabbos – not during a Nigun, but also not as drumming etc. – rather as an applause after a speech?-   An applaud which has no rhythm is permissible, as it is not Derech Shir - musical. Regarding clapping when…
My Shul is in Boro Park (11218); what time should we Daven Maariv Leil Purim?-   The accepted Chabad Minhag is to always Daven Maariv after Tzeis Hakochavim. The ideal time for Davening Maariv is…

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