Moving Into a New Apartment During Sefirah

-It is permitted to move into a newly rented apartment during Sefira. Although not halachically prohibited, there are those that refrain from moving into a...

New Clothing During Sefirah

-Some people have the custom not to wear new clothing during Sefira. This custom, too, has no real source in Halacha, and most likely...

Saying Shehechayanu During Sefirah

There is a discussion amongst the Poskim regarding if one may recite the Bracha of "SheHechiyanu V'Kiyimanu LaZman Hazeh" during Sefira, or is it...

Singing and Music During Sefirah

-It is forbidden to dance during Sefira, as it will lead to too much Simcha in this period of mourning. (See Mogen Avraham 493:1...

If One Forgot to Count Sefirah

-If one forgot to count the Omer at night, one should count anytime during the following day without the beracha. One may then continue...

Haircut and Shaving Permitted Tomorrow

When Rosh Chodesh Iyar falls on a Shabbos, as it does this year, this coming Shabbos, one is permitted to take a haircut and...

Need We Tovel Our Utensils That We Buy (Back) From The Goy After Pesach?

New utensils purchased from a non-Jew must be toveled in a mikvah before being used (Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah 120). If so, since we...

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...