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Candle Lighting - Part 3
Where should one light the Shabbat candles? What affect does this beautiful mitzvah have on the holiness of Shabbat? Rabbi Chaimowitz elaborates further on the laws and customs of candle lighting.
Candle Lighting - Part 4
Who is obligated to light the Shabbat candles? Rabbi Chaimowitz elaborates further on the laws and customs of candle lighting.
Candle Lighting - Part 5
Where should one light the Shabbat candles, where one eats or sleeps? Does the candle lighting in the home also cover the obligation of the guests? Rabbi Lauffer elaborates further on the laws and customs regarding lighting the Shabbat candles.
Candle Lighting - Part 1
What is the purpose of lighting candles upon the entrance of Shabbat? Rabbi Chaimowitz elaborates on the laws and customs of lighting candles for Shabbat.
IVF to have a boy
Rabbi, hello! We are parents to four beautiful daughters and we would also like to have sons. We want to know whether it is permissible according to Jewish law to have fertility treatments to make sure that the next time we will have a son. Thanks.
Morning Blessings till What Time?
Until what time is it permitted to say Birkat Hashachar according to practical Jewish law?
Can I Move to Israel if my Parents are Against it?
Q. Is it permissible for a son to move to Israel if his parents are opposed?
Why is it so important to keep the laws of Kosher in totality? Rabbi Shay Tahan discusses the affect of eating Kosher on the body and soul.
The Ramchal’s Essay on Fundamentals - Part 21
What is the origin of the Rabbinic decrees? What is the source of practical Jewish Law? Why did the Sages add additional restrictions to the Written Law? Rabbi Ullman elaborates further on the structure and complexity of the Oral Torah.
Presentation / lecture before a mixed audience
Hello Rabbi, I know that Jewish law instructs us to keep men and women separated at events, so I have several questions for the Rabbi: A. How do the great rabbis in Hidabroot give Torah lectures to an audience that is mixed? B. If someone wrote a play about a righteous woman and her life story that brought many to virtuous life, and wants to partner with one of the theaters in the country and perform it there — is it allowed? If it is forbidden, is it because the audience’s mixed seating, or is it because the place usually doesn’t have the most modest performances? I would appreciate your reply.
Until what age should I stay at home with the baby in the house?
I would like to know the "Torah’s opinion" on the subject of staying with a baby in the house. Until he reaches what age? If there are several opinions, I would like to know them.
a hard question from paris
i am a divorced man in a dilemma i live with a divorced woman i want to save my olam haba because my life with her is not accourdintg to jewish law but once when i tried to leave her she wanted to die and overdosed and only going to the hospital and going through a massive cleanse did she survive. my question is do i leave her if i know she might die? what will i answer gd? it also says that anybody who saves a kife its like saving a world am i egotistic for leaving? i will stress here that we both really like each other.
A Torah Scroll in a pre-school playgroup
Is it permitted to allow children in a play group to kiss a Torah scroll without netilath yadayim (washing their hands with a large cup)? – Does the chazzan (the child that is appointed to lead the morning prayer) need to wash his hands with a cup before the tefillah (praying), since he touches the siddur (prayer book)? – Do all the children need to wash their hands with a cup before praying, since they are saying holy verses? Thank you very much!
Outreach & Jewish Law
Are there leniencies in Jewish Law regarding beginners? Rabbi Zev Leff addresses this fundamental topic at length
Laws of Tisha B’Av
What actions are forbidden to do on Tisha B'Av? What Torah subjects may one study on Tisha B'Av? What is the purpose of fasting on Tisha B'Av? Rabbi Lauffer elaborates on the laws and customs of Tisha B'Av
How Do I Prove I'm Jewish?
I am allegedly of Jewish descent although my Matriarchal family Anglicised itself in the very late 1800s. Am I able to accurately confirm or deny this through Jewish geneology? Thank you, QH.
Fear G-d and the Rabbi
Who is considered a Torah scholar? Why is there a specific commandment to respect Torah scholars? Rabbi Mizrachi elaborates on the obligation to respect Torah scholars
The Twins Dilemma
The 'Twins Dilemma' is a central topic in Jewish Medical Ethics that sheds light onto many other medical ethics issues. Rabbi Tatz teaches fundamental ethical principles based on this fascinating issue
Who to Save First
If one has the opportunity to save one person amongst many, who should he save? Rabbi Tatz presents Judaism's approach to the triage dilemma
Purchasing a New Home
I have a question regarding a member of our community: I am in the process of purchasing a house. Up until recently, the house was rented out to a couple. The husband, 43, died of a heart attack in his sleep. My question is if there is any problem in Jewish law about buying this house. The question is bothering me and my wife quite a bit.