What if You’re Invited to a Wedding During Sefirah?

-If one is invited to a wedding at a time when they are observing Sefira, while the one making the wedding observes the "other...

Weddings With Music During Sefirah

-According to the psak of R' Moshe Feinstein and others, one may make a wedding before Rosh Chodesh Iyar, or after Lag Ba'omer, and...

Music and Haircutting During Sefirah

-There are two minhagim of Aveilus during Sefirah. One minhag keeps Aveilus from after Pesach until Lag Ba'omer, and one minhag keeps Aveilus from...

Which Sefirah Should One Follow for Aveilus?

-During The days of Sefira, it is customary to exhibit some signs of mourning, as in this time period the 24,000 disciples of Rabbi...

Responsa from Rav Belsky On Shatnez

A] CHECKING FOR SHAATNEZ - Which types of apparel must be checked for shaatnez? When buying clothing from a Jewish store or manufacturer, can...

Women and Sefiras Ha’omer

-There are varying opinions amongst the Poskim regarding if women should/may count the sefirah with a Bracha. Women are not obligated in Sefiras HaOmer, as...

If You Forgot to Count Sefirah

-If one forgot to count Sefirah one night, he/she should count during that day (without a Bracha) and then can resume counting the following...

More Halachos of Sefirah

-During the first week of sefirah, if it's after Sunset, and before you counted Sefirah, and someone asks you "What night of Sefirah is...

Halachos of Sefiras Ha’omer

1) Sefiras HaOmer, the counting of the Omer, began on the second night of Pesach, and will continue for 49 days until the Yom...

Fruit Picking and Car Repairs On Chol Hamoed

Apple (or other fruit) Picking is permitted on Chol HaMoed if the apples are going to be eaten on Chol HaMoed. There is no need...