Covering Orakh 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.
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Baruch Kelman: Fwd: Haftorah of VaYeshev: ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Mitchell Morgenstern <mitchellamorgenstern at gmail.com> Boruch - do you have a group that you can ask my question to and come up with an answer. I have an answer, but I want to see what others say. Shabbos Morning: […]
Micha Berger: aveil daven on rosh chodesh: [...] Qaddish Tisqabeil being postponed until after Hallel implies that Shemoneh Esrei and Hallel are one unit of tefillah. That, like 18 & Tachanun, they are the two halves of "tzelos-hon uva's-hon" Tir'u baTov! -Micha
Zev Sero: aveil daven on rosh chodesh: [...] I had the opposite question arise. My minhag is that an avel does not go to the amud on any day where there is musaf. One rosh chodesh during my aveilus I davened mincha at a certain shul and the gabbai, knowing that I was an avel, […]
Akiva Miller: Story details: I understand that the Torah is not a history book. The stories have profound meanings, and our job is to figure out those meanings. And yet, the stories and events, in general, *did* happen in the physical, observable world. The pesukim must make sense on a practical level too. […]
Rich, Joel: ger katan: I was looking at ger katan and thinking that he must be patur from 7 mitzvot for, if not, conversion to Judaism would be a case of going to kedusha kala (if chayav as a ben noach but not as a jew). Thoughts? KT Joel Rich THIS MESSAGE IS INTENDED ONLY […]
Rich, Joel: titanu (you let us wander): I always wondered what titanu (you let us wander) was doing at the end of the al cheits. Are we blaming HKB"H for our freely made decisions? When learning Rambam's hilchot tshuva, it occurs to me saying that he can't make us do the right thing, but he […]
Prof. L. Levine: Thanksgiving: Harmless Holiday or Chukos HaGoyim?: [...] Thanksgiving: Harmless Holiday or Chukos HaGoyim? « Insights into Halacha « Ohr Somayach<https://ohr.edu/this_week/insights_into_halacha/6105> Biur HaGr”a (Yoreh Deah 178: end 7) and Gilyon Maharsha (ad loc. 1). The Gr”a is bothered by the fact that the sugya in Sanhedrin seems to imply differently than the views […]
Micha Berger: ger katan: [...] A qatan is patur because of being a qatan. But a normal case of geirus would be, if your given is true. Why do you only ask by geir qatan? And in any case, I don't see the qedushah kalah you describe being chal yet. But I am not sure […]
Micha Berger: titanu (you let us wander): [...] "Bederekh she'adam rotzeh leileikh, sham molikhin oso." So, if HQBH is willing to lead me astray, what does that mean about where I wish to go? Tir'u baTov! -Micha
Micha Berger: Thanksgiving: Harmless Holiday or Chukos HaGoyim?: R Dovid Lifshitz celebrated Thanksgiving with a goose. You'll find that many gedolim who found refuge here celebrating Thanksgiving. More so than people who grew up with the holiday. As for the goose... It was the standard holiday food in Suvalk. And, Rav Dovid didn't eat turkey. […]