After being unemployed for 5 months, I recently started a new job where I work until 3 in the morning. When I get home, I go to sleep around 4 AM. I don’t feel like getting up until at least noon, which is obviously too late to daven Shacharis. I very frequently wake up briefly around 7-8. At this time, I don’t have the energy to get out of bed and stand or sit up very long, but I feel capable of reading in bed and reciting morning prayers while lying in bed. Since I started this routine, I’ve been davening Shacharis without tefillin while lying in bed and then going back to sleep. I’ve even been reciting Amidah while lying down. I then put on tefillin later after I am fully awake and able to function out of bed. I don’t know what else to do.
As a rabbi, would you say that for someone in this predicament, is it preferable to daven Shacharis while lying in bed or not to daven at all? Am I doing the right thing or should I stop? Changing my routine at this time is simply not an option at this time.
If we say hamotzi blessing to bread made of oat and sehakol to my morning hot chocolate, which blessing should I say to my hot chocolate when I put oat in it as well? I guess it depends on the amount of oat in the hot chocolate, am I right?
Or would it be motzi only if I bake the oat, but not when I cook it, even in my hot chocolate?
Maybe I should say mezonot as a halfway between motzi and sehakol? I don't eat gluten, so I don't really have many opportunities to say motzi, because even if bread or challa has oat in it, it can't be made only of oat, or at least I don't do it.
So this is the origin of my question: if I can add the amount of oat to my hot chocolate so it would be motzi, or it would never be, as motzi blessing is only to baked goods and not cooked? From what amount of oat in my hot chocolate would I need to change my sehakol blessing and to what, if it matters at all?
Since I'm not an expert in botany nor am I a Kilayim expert, I'm trying to find out if cucumbers are okay to splice together, or are they two different minim and therefore not permitted for a Jew to create a new type through grafting. Thank you
I have some confusion reading the book of Samuel.
Using the premise that God knows the past and future. (Isaiah 46:10)
Here is confusion: God chose Saul to be king, later God says he is grieved that he made Saul king. How can God grieve a decision to make Saul king when He knew already Saul would be a bad choice for king?
Human example: Let's say a person wanted to buy a home on a particular river and did not want it to be ever flooded. So he finds a lot available for sale on the river. Now this person knows that in the future the river will flood that lot every year for the next 10 years because he knows the future that it will flood.
How could that person grieve his choice to buy the lot knowing it will flood???
It just makes no sense to me.