Q:What does the gemara mean when it says that כל מי שאין בו דעה אסור לרחם עליו – it’s forbidden to have pity on a man if he has no sense?
Q: What should we think and do when we hear about the outbreak of a terrible virus in another part of the world – a virus that destroys most people who come in contact with it? (This question was asked of the Rav zatzal in early 1995 as the Ebola virus was spreading in Africa)
Q: The Rav mentioned tonight that we are admonished to not put our fingers in our mouths or in our noses unless we wash our hands first with soap and water. And you even quoted the Gemara that says יד לחוטם תקצץ יד לפה תקצץ – “The hand that goes into the nose or into the…
Q:There are some who want to say that if someone smokes so he’ll be protected from danger based on the possuk of שומר פתאים השם – that Hashem guards the foolish ones (Tehillim 116:6). What do you say about that?
Q:The Rav has said that vacations aren’t always necessary. But aren’t diversions, such as eating out or going on vacation, useful as recreation to break up the humdrum of routine. Can’t we say that vacations are necessary for a person to get a renewed and refreshed outlook when returning to his responsibilities?