• In Which We Meet the Kohanim

    by R. Gidon Rothstein In Shemot 28;1, Hashem lays out the process for inducting Aharon and his sons to the priesthood. Ramban points out that the sons had to be in this ceremony, that Aharon’s investiture did not turn all his living descendants into priests. A baby born to a kohen father is a kohen ...

  • Audio Roundup Special: Agudah Yarchei Kallah

    by Joel Rich I previously reviewed the preparatory shiurim for the actual Agudah Yarchei Kallah on Pikuach Nefesh/Shabbat.  Here are the English shiurim which have been posted on the internet.               http://www.aiayk.org/audio-2018/ http://www.aiayk.org/wp-content/uploads/2018audio/1.15.18awe...

  • Breakfast on Purim

    by R. Gil Student I. Premature Breakfast On Purim morning, are we allowed to eat breakfast? The answer is not so much a matter of food but of priorities. On Purim, we observe a number of commandments. Among them are reading the megillah, giving charity to the poor, sending gifts of food to a friend ...

  • Wearing Hatzalah Walkie Talkies on Shabbat

    by R. Gidon Rothstein 2nd Day RH Adar: R. Moshe Feinstein on Wearing Hatzalah Walkie Talkies on Shabbat [Click for the audio version] Hatzalah is a deservedly well-known organization, with volunteers available day or night for medical emergencies. A central dispatcher fields distress calls and alert...

  • Some New Books

    by R. Gil Student Here are some new books I recently received with a few comments. This isn’t something I do often but due to travel, I have not had time to write. 1. Chinuch: Contemporary & Timeless Essays from the TorahWeb website and adaptations from its lecture series.  2. Megillat Esth...

  • Tefillin on a Semi-Permanent Toupee

    by R. Daniel Mann Question: My balding at a young age is having a major effect on my dating and my self-image. I am considering getting a toupee that is glued down to the scalp, which lasts for 3-6 months. Would I have a problem of a chatzitza (separation from the body) for my tefillin? ... ...

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