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This matter is debated in Poskim and contains various restrictions. Practically, there are two options to avoid controversy, and restrictions of the allowance. 1) The lender should take from his Maaser funds the amount of money that he is owed and give it to the pauper who will then use it to pay him back. When paid back he may then keep the money for himself. 2) One should ask the pauper to give him the money, and he will then return the money to the pauper as part of his Maaser contributions.

See Rama Y.D. 257:5; Shach 257:12-13; Noda Beyehuda Tinyana Y.D. 199, brought in Pischeiy Teshuvah 257:5; Igros Moshe Y.D. 1:153; Pesakim Uteshuvos 257:17

I am overly joyful and grateful over the miracle that God made with the sudden death of the Haman of the generation and his helper? May I omit Tachanun due to my joy?[1]

If your abundance of joy and gratefulness to God prevents you from saying Tachanun, in my opinion you have upon whom to rely for omitting it. To note, that this Monday is part of the days of Bahab of which many are accustomed to fast and recite Selichos [although this is not the Chabad custom], and Beis Din Rabbanei Chabad of Eretz Yisrael established this day as a day of extra prayer. Practically, while certainly a great miracle was done and we must be grateful to Hashem and openly show gratitude for the miracle, nonetheless, the implications are unclear, and hence it is not a clear Hatzalah for us to establish it as a Yom Neis in which we should all omit Tachanun.

[1] See Lev Chaim 3:150; Kaf Hachaim 218:9 [see there that in Baghdad they do not say Tachanun on the 11th of Av because they were saved from the king of Persia]; Tzitz Eliezer 10:10; Koveitz Hearos Ubiurim 1299 p. 184

Is a Badekening to be done by a Zivug Sheiyni?[1]

Yes, but it is to be done by another woman, and not the Chasan. Likewise, it may be done under the Chuppah and not necessarily prior to walking to the Chuppah. [In this regard, it is defined as a Zivug Sheiyni even if the Kallah has not been previously married, but is not a Besula.[2]]


[1] See Michaber E.H. 65:2; Rama E.H. 31:2; Chelkas Mechokeik 55:8; Aruch Hashulchan 55:24; Shulchan Haezer 2:25; Mahariatz 8; Seder Kiddushin Venissuin [Farkash] p. 80; Nitei Gavriel 51:3

[2] See Taz E.H. 61:1; Hamakneh E.H. 65; Encyclopedia Talmudit Vol. 16 Erech Chupah p. 425 So rule regarding Sheva Brachos that it has a status of Zivug Sheiyni: Noda Beyehuda Tinyana 61; Shemesh Tzedaka 5:40 in name of Ginas Veradim 1:17, brought in Pischeiy Teshuvah 62:9; Poskim brought in Nitei Gavriel 110:8 footnote 17


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