The AishDas Society is happy to announce
the start of a cycle of
Arukh haShulchan Yomi!
Covering Orach Chaim and the parts of Yoreh Deah relevant at home…. The halakhos of daily life from waking up in the morning to going to bed, from kashrus in the kitchen to honoring one’s parents to taharas hamishpachah to aveilus.
With the Arukh haShulchan’s analysis of how the halakhah came to be what it is.
The Arukh haShulchan Yomi is also included on our Luach page. (That Luach also offers halachic times for any location in a novel month-calendar format, as well Daf (Bavli) and Daf Yerushalmi Yomi. The Arukh haShulchan Yomi is provided as a link to a copy of the day’s text.
Install in your calendar program or web service (ICS): Download the calendar file here.
Micha Berger: simple eruv question: [...] Assuming the bridge has some kind of support running along the side to invoke gud achis, I would think both are in play. But you don't need that support to qualify as a mechitzah, since pi tiqra would would on its own. Tir'u baTov! -Micha
Prof. L. Levine: Halakha Approaches the COVID-19 Vaccine: Please see the article from Tradition at https://traditiononline.org/halakha-approaches-the-covid-19-vaccine/#easy-footnote-24-13392 [...] Halakha Approaches the COVID-19 Vaccine – Tradition Online<https://traditiononline.org/halakha-approaches-the-covid-19-vaccine/#easy-footnote-24-13392> […]
Prof. L. Levine: Sugar can be processed with animal bones: [...] Q. I have heard that sugar can be processed with animal bones. Is this true? Is this a Kashrus concern? A. Incinerated animal bones (known as bone char) are used as a filtering aid for sugar to remove unwanted color. Since the bones are […]
Joseph Kaplan: Shemini Atzeres as a time for Hislamdus: “ You cannot just edit the Yad. Once you edit primary texts, they aren't primary anymore. You are no longer an evolution of the tradition, but a revolution.” I agree, of course. But nowhere did I suggest or imply that any text should be edited. Indeed, […]
Micha Berger: The Tahom: [...] In Sumaerian and early Babylonian religion, Tiamet, sometimes Tihamat, is the goddess of the primeval ocean. The name is generally considered a cognate of the Hebrew "tehom". /THM/ is also the Ugaritic word for the Great Deep. And in Akkadian, "tamtu" -- which is where "Tiamet", […]
Rich, Joel: chochma on hold:: From a book review: You will not find here comparative analyses of the various approaches: "Torah Only" versus "Torah im Derech Eretz" versus "Torah Umadda." This enhances the book because those arcane discussions have always been more the province of scholars in their ivory towers than that of actual wage […]
Brent Kaufman: The Tahom: Micha, (It’s a good thing I proofread what I write, otherwise spell check would have addressed this to Mocha) Thank you for that fascinating information. I never saw that connection to Bavel; and I’ve looked. (The 12th Planet?) [...] Do you have a source to translate it like that? […]
Brent Kaufman: Names of Months: Now that the ancient pantheons of gods have been brought up, can anyone give an explanation for why the we name our months after Babylonian gods? Why does Megilas Esther change the Hebrew names of the 2 heroes of the story to those of Babylonian gods? […]
Danny Schoemann: Toho VaVohu: R' Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer asked: [...] That's how we learnt it in Kita Alef (or in the Adas Yeshurun Cheder - or both) in Johannesburg 50 years ago. The closest I could find in my bookshelf is in the Silberman Chumash that has it as Desolate and Void. […]