Wednesday, January 08, 2014

A short postcard from the Rivevos Ephraim and a long letter from the Mishneh Halachos

Rabbi Greenblatt wrote the above postcard b'kitzur nimratz.

The first question concerned a person who is sitting between the aron kodesh and the bimah in a shul:
Which way should he face for Keri'as HaTorah?

The second question concerned the status on Shabbos of two leben containers that are connected: 
May they be separated?

I received extensive responses to these questions from Rabbi Menashe Klein zt"l, the author of Shu"t Mishneh Halachos. His responses appear below:

IY"H, over the next few days I will post several more letters from my correspondence with the Rivevos Ephraim zt"l.


  1. I think it would make more sense if the latter had presented his questions to you not the reverse.

  2. I realized later that I should have checked the date. At that age, it would indeed have been appropriate. I retract my expression of perplexity.

  3. I very much appreciate your posts, would it be possible to translate the teshuvos so we can all learn l'iluy nishmaso.

    Thank you,

  4. I'm sorry, it would be too much work for me to translate the teshuvos.