Author Archives: Moishe Dovid Lebovits

Rabbi Moshe Dovid Lebovits is a Rabbinical Administrator for Kof-K Kosher Supervision and the author of Halachically Speaking volume 1 and volume 2.

Eating and Drinking Before Hearing The Shofar

We spend most of the day davening in shul on Rosh Hashanah. The davening usually concludes long after a normal Shabbos or Yom Tov davening. Even though it is the day of judgment, it is very difficult to avoid eating until after mussaf. Over the years, the practice has developed to eat and drink at a small break before the ...

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Conducting Business with Non-Kosher Food

Many times one is faced with the question if he is allowed to buy a non-kosher item in order to give it to one’s workers, or if one is allowed to sell items which are not permitted to be eaten. In addition some kashrus agencies may give hechsherim to companies which manufacture vegetables that may contain bugs, is this permitted? These issues and ...

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The Mitzvah of Bikur Cholim – Visiting the Sick Part 2

(continued from The Mitzvah of Bikur Cholim – Visiting the Sick Part 1) Visiting the Sick on Shabbos [1]Regarding Yom Tov refer to Meseches Succah 41b, Betzel Hachochma 2:44. See V’ein Lamo Michshal pages 220-224, Mitzvas Bikur Cholim page 217. In regard to visiting a hospital on Shabbos and walking … Continue reading Halachically Speaking Volume 10 Issue 9 Authored by ...

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Staying Healthy in Halacha

The topic of health is discussed at great length today in medical journals and other publications. This issue does not discuss medical advice, but the obligation to preserve our health in general and in certain instances based on the writings found in the Gemorah, Rishonim and Achronim. The Rambam in particular wrote a tremendous amount of material concerning health. We ...

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Avoiding Danger in our Daily Lives

In previous articles we dealt with the halachos of dangerous activities, such as eating fish together with meat, talking with food in your mouth, learning the halachos of avielus, and going for blood tests on Erev Yom Tov. In addition, we have dealt with placing food under the bed, leaving eggs peeled overnight, and the will of Rav Yehuda Hachasid ...

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Drinking on Purim

by R. Moishe Dovid Lebovits For some reason, people think that drinking is acceptable at certain times, [1]For a video put together by the Yehuda Mond Foundation on the dangers of drinking see http://yehudamondfoundation.org/programs/lechaim.asp.  such as on Simchas Torah, at a Shalom Zochor, at a wedding, and on Purim. Halachically Speaking Volume 10 Issue 3 Authored by Moishe Dovid Lebovits ...

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Burial In Israel

People are frequently sent to Eretz Yisroel for burial, especially with the advent of modern air travel. Is there a reason for one to choose to be buried in Eretz Yisroel? What if one instructs his family that he does not wish to be buried there? Is there a preference for burial in Yerushalayim over other cities in Eretz Yisroel? ...

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