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Phone Invasion - Is Invasion of Privacy with no Monetary Loss Illegal According to Jewish Law?
Is it permissible to touch or use another persons cellphone without permission?
Why Do We Need To Make Leap Years, and Why Adar?
This year, 5779, is a leap year, meaning that there are two months of Adar, Adar Aleph (A) and Adar Bet (B). We need to understand: a) Why is it necessary to make a leap year? b) Which Adar is the main one? c) What are the ramifications from this?
Q & A: Is it Permissible to Celebrate Thanksgiving?
Is celebrating Thanksgiving considered to be avoda zara (idol worship), or chukat hagoyim?
Have any Questions about Judaism? Ask the Rabbi Now
Have any questions about Judaism? Are you looking for marriage counseling? Do you want advice in parenting? Want to know what’s the meaning of life? Have questions about Jewish Law? Send a question to a Rabbi or coach on any topic
Tisha B’Av - Laws of the 9 Days and Week of Tisha B’Av
Laws of The Nine Days and the week of Tisha B'Av according to Sephardi and Ashkenazi Jews
Why Did the Gentile who Bought Chametz from Rav Elyashiv Convert?
In honor of the sixth anniversary of the passing of Rabbi Yosef Sholom Elyashiv Zt "l. A fascinating story and a glimpse of the greatness of the legendary Torah giant
7 Facts About Rabbi Yaakov Ben Asher on The Anniversary of His Passing
He wrote his commentary on the Torah in one night: Today, the 12th of Tammuz is the anniversary of the passing of the Baal HaTurim - Rabbi Yaakov ben Asher. He is the author of a gigantic work, which even to this day-more than six hundred years later-is still studied by the students and authorities of Jewish law
10 Facts About Shatnez - Mixture of Wool and Linen
What is the reason for the prohibition of Shatnez? What is the source of the name? What is the obstacle to keeping it? What reward awaits those who are careful with keeping Shatnez?
A ‘Phone Call’ to G-d
“I was praying in a phone booth when someone came; what do I do?”
Maimonides - The Rambam: 10 Facts in Honor of His Yohrtzeit
Is this what he really looked like? Which books didn’t he complete? Today the 20th of Tevet is his Yohrtzeit. Here are 10 facts about Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, the giant of Jewish Law.
Rabbinate to “Jews for J” Couple: When You Leave J We’ll Marry You Off
The “Law of Moses and Israel” doesn’t include Jesus
Jewish Law in Israel
A few more court cases like this and the messiah will come!
You Don’t Lose from Keeping the Halacha
Rabbi Feinstein's advice saved the lives of all Luban's Jews when they listened to the young Rabbi's ruling instead of to their hearts
Can I use Marijuana or Alcohol to get Happy According to Jewish Law?
Find out what's the difference between alcohol and drugs according to Jewish law
The Matzoh Miracle of 2014
If not for a Bnei Braq matzoh bakery that wanted to do things according to Jewish law the Hamas could have succeeded carrying out a deadly terror attack 3 years ago. Watch this You Tube video by Don Gordon to see how the Hamas was caught at the time.
Laws of Purim - Reading the Scroll of Esther
Must one read the megillah from a kosher scroll? What should one do if he dozes off during the reading of the Scroll of Esther? Basic laws concerning the reading of the Scroll of Esther
Laws of The Holiday of Purim
When is Purim celebrated around the world? If one is travelling to Jerusalem for Purim, when should he hear the reading of the scroll of Esther? Some basic laws of Purim from Rabbi Zamir Cohen
Barkat: Court Ruling Against Amona Also Applies to Arab Squatters in Jerusalem
The Jerusalem mayor says that if the ruling against Amona is upheld, he will also have to vacate Arabs squatting on Jewish land. “One law for Jews and Arabs”
Interesting Questions on Sukkot
Is it permitted to eat on Sukkot outside of a sukkah? Can one transfer from one fire to another during the holiday? To what degree should one avoid work on chol hamoed?
The Guidebook to the Laws of Sukkot
How does one build a sukkah? What is and what isn’t considered acceptable schach? Who is and who isn’t obligated to fulfill the commandment of sukkah? What should one do if one sits down to eat in a sukkah and rain begins to fall? Is it permitted to wash dishes in a sukkah? Can one smoke in it? Here is the concise Guidebook to the Laws of Sukkot, based on the Yalkut Yosef.