Search Results "Jewish Law"
Tefillin - Part 5
How should a person wearing a cast put on tefillin? Why do we kiss the tefillin during the prayer service? May one use another person's tefillin without asking permission? Rabbi Lauffer elaborates on the laws and customs regarding the mitzvah of tefillin
Speaking Negatively for a Benefit
May one speak gossip in order to end a dispute? Is it permissible to speak negatively in order to save a victim of a crime? May one listen to gossip when verifying the reliability of a business partner?
Mishpatim - Jewish Law
What is the uniqueness and brilliance of Jewish Law? Rabbi Botton shares a deeper understanding of the Jewish Law system
The Joy of Simchat Torah
Simchat Torah is the last day of the Festival of Sukkot. Why do we read from a Torah scroll on the night of Simchat Torah? What is the true joy of Simchat Torah? Rabbi Lauffer elaborates on the laws and customs of the Festival
Mishpatim - Legal laws
What are one's legal obligations according to Judaism, when renting another's property? What are the responsibilities of a borrower according to Jewish Law? Rabbi Lazerus elaborates on the legal laws mentioned in the scriptures
Confessions of a Ritual Circumciser
Circumcision is a unique Mitzvah that links us all the way back to Abraham. Why is circumcision performed on the eighth day? What are the medical benefits for circumcision? Rabbi Greer elaborates on the laws and customs regarding Circumcision
What is considered indirect gossip? Learn about common forms of indirect gossip that come up daily
Should one take precautions when hearing gossip, in case the information is true? Is it permissible to accept gossip if it is well-known amongst the public?
Talking Positively about the Land of Israel
Laws regarding speaking negatively about those who have passed away, about the Land of Israel and other peoples possessions
Hatred for a person
If G-d forbid there is someone who is hurting you a lot, and you feel every second you are next to him, G-d forbid, that you hate him, is there anything you can do to undo the feeling of hate? I imagine that learning about the quality of pride and anger etc. will help, but is there anything you can remind yourself of that will help a lot?
Speaking Gossip to Close Relatives
Is it permissible to speak negatively about others to one's spouse, in order to get the issue off one's chest?
May one sell newspapers that contain gossip? Is it permissible to talk gossip in a joking manner?
How Serious is Gossiping?
Is it permissible to speak gossip in order to save one's job?
Can one work in a deli that serves milk after meat?
Can someone work at the deli that serves meat and cheese (in separate sections) but also serves customers cheese and meat together? If a customer comes in and wants to taste the pastrami and then taste the cheese, can the waiter serve him both cheese and the pastrami?
Learn about the laws and customs regarding reciting kiddush, lighting candles, hearing the shofar, eating the simanim and preparing food on Rosh Hashana
Erev Rosh Hashana
Learn about the laws and customs performed on Erev Rosh Hashana
Hanukkah - Where to Light the Menorah? - Part 1
Where should one place the Menorah? What is so unique about Hanukkah that we recite the entire Hallel for eight days? Rabbi Chaimowitz shares inspiring ideas based on the laws of lighting the Hanukkah lights
Hanukkah - When Do We Light the Menorah and Why?
When is the ideal time to light the Hanukkah candles? Why do we light the Menorah around the time that the sun sets? How did the Maccabees stand up to the Greek superpower? Rabbi Chaimowitz shares with us a deeper understanding of the time-zone for lighting the candles
Hanukkah - How to Light the Menorah
What's the correct way to light the Hanukkah lights according to Jewish law? Why do we light the Menorah? Rabbi Chaimowitz explains how to fulfill this beautiful mitzvah, and the spiritual effect it has on our soul
Why do we celebrate eight days of Hanukkah if the miracle of lights lasted only seven days? Why do we eat donuts and potato latkes on Hanukkah? In an inspiring lecture, Rabbi Chaimowitz enhances our Hanukkah experience