Halacha - Jewish Law

Mikveh Matters: Letters to a Rav

“I wish to share with you my initial hesitancy in writing this letter. Rabbi Shalom Messas zt”l, Chief Rabbi of Morocco and later Chief Rabbi of Yerushalayim, related that he had never been asked a single Taharat HaMishpachah question from any woman during the duration of his leadership in Morocco. The women of Morocco were […]

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Halacha - Jewish Law

Be A Knowledgeable Jew!

                In the Jewish world, literacy used to be a source of pride. Ignorance was shunned and enlightenment was chosen. I am constantly taken aback by how – seemingly – religious Jews are obsessed with publicly displaying their ignorance of Hashem’s legal system. There are very clear guidelines […]

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Halacha - Jewish Law

Lies Of My Youth: Part 2

Each year, as I review the Halachot of Pesach, I am bitter about many of the lies I was taught as a child. One of the more bitter moments though, is of my teachers preaching to us that “Matzot” are hard, stale crackers. As I look at the words of the Torah and Poskim again, […]

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Halacha - Jewish Law

Lies Of My Youth: Part 1

Each year, as I review the Halachot of Pesach, I am bitter about many of the lies I was taught as a child. One of the more bitter moments though, is of my teachers preaching to us that “Maror” is synonymous with horseradish. As I look at the words of the Poskim again, it is […]

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