Life-Threatening Situation

Uncertainty About a Life-Threatening Situation Question: If one desecrates Shabbat on behalf of an ill person and it turns out that the action one performed that desecrated the Shabbat was actually unnecessary, does one require atonement for this transgression? Answer: If one desecrated Shabbat for no good reason, such as driving on Shabbat under non-life-threatening circumstances, certainly when one repents for one’s sin, one will need to … Continue reading Life-Threatening Situation

ADV Parsha Vayishlach

וישלח בס”ד In וישלח which is the eighth Parsha, the end of the Parsha speaks of the eight kings of אדום. After the reign of these eight kings, כלל ישראל had their eight kings כשזה קם זה נופל from the prophesy to Rivka ולאם מלאם יאמץ. Yaakov is working on a diplomatic solution to abate Esav’s hatred, and so he sent 550 or 580 animals … Continue reading ADV Parsha Vayishlach

Muktzeh Due to Monetary Loss

“Muktzeh Due to Monetary Loss” In the previous Halachot, we have discussed several laws regarding Muktzeh which are certain objects that our Sages prohibited moving on Shabbat. As of yet, we have discussed three types of Muktzeh: “Utensils used for work permitted on Shabbat”, such as forks, knives, and the like, which may be moved on Shabbat for any purpose, but may not be moved for … Continue reading Muktzeh Due to Monetary Loss

The Aliya in Torah

The Aliya in Torah  by the Chazon Ish zt’l The Chazon Ish, Rabbi Avraham Yeshaya Karelitz (1878-1953), one of the greatest Torah luminaries of recent times, lived in Israel from 1933 until his passing. His views, actions, halachic rulings and writings continue to have a major influence on the fabric of Torah life everywhere.from “Maase Ish part 4”:see the end for the original hebrew  “The sweetness of … Continue reading The Aliya in Torah

Method of Learning Torah

Method of Learning Torahby Rabbi Simcha Wasserman zt”lGuidance from one of the greatest sages of our time on how to learn Torah properly. (He was also the son of Rav Elchanan Wasserman, Hy”d a most profound talmud scholar and one of the main disciples of the Chafetz Chaim)Transcripted, with permission from the audio tape: Maimonide’s Book of Knowledge from Every Word Must Be Accounted … Continue reading Method of Learning Torah

Text of Elohai Netzor

This meditation recited at the close of the Amidah comes from the Talmud. BY MJL Elohai Netzor is a meditation added after the conclusion of the formal Amidah. The Talmud records several meditations that the ancient rabbis would recite after the conclusion of the communal prayer. This one is attributed to the fourth-century sage Mar bar Ravina. Learn more about the Elohai Netzor prayer here. The full … Continue reading Text of Elohai Netzor

1 Kislev 17th November 2020

The Torah reading of RoshChodesh: A. Weekday RoshChodesh: When: On RoshChodesh the Torah is read during the Shacharis prayer immediately after Hallel, Kaddish Tiskabel [and Shir Shel Yom].. Amount of Aliyos: There are a total of four Aliyos read from the Torah on RoshChodesh. One may not add or subtract to these Aliyos. Haftorah: There is no Haftorah read on RoshChodesh. Blessing Upon Sighting the Rosh Chodesh In ancient times, the rosh chodesh … Continue reading 1 Kislev 17th November 2020

ADV Parsha Vayetze

     ויצא         בס” ד  There is no פתוחות or סתומות in Parshas ויצא which is a רמז that Yaakov is going into Galus. At the end of the Parsha, Yaakov is coming back, and in the middle of the Parsha, Yaakov is dealing with Lavan. This is the place in the Torah that לשון ארמית entered the Torah, of course with רצון ה”. Lavan calls the place of … Continue reading ADV Parsha Vayetze