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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Sepharadic Philosophy

Please Don’t Respect Us

Today is Lag BaOmer. The day that Rabbi Akiva’s students stopped dying, for their mistake of not showing each other proper respect. Each and every Lag BaOmer, rabbis and teachers around the world stand up and speak about how we must respect all the Torah scholars and how we must strive for Jewish unity. This […]

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Immodest Modesty

“She is not Tznius” – no, she is not a Tznua perhaps. Tznius (ignore the s) is a noun, not an adjective. “She is not a Tzanua” – no, perhaps she is not a Tznua. Tzanua is in the masculine form. “She is not…” – wait, how modest can modesty be if it obsesses over […]

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New Book! Available at YehiShalom.com

My new book “Yehi Shalom: A Guide to the Laws of Pesach and Kashrut” is now available! This book is a handy resource for both Ashkenazim and Sepharadim, written in English and including hundreds of sources. List price is $25 but we are offering the book for just $20 in honor of Pesach! The book […]

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We’re back online!

Dearest friends, After quite some time offline, RabbiYoni.com is back! We are in the middle of re-installing some of our lost features, so please be patient as we begin our journey to completion! With love, Rabbi Yoni

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A Jewish Star - Season 4
General Blog News | News and Politics

The Sound of Redemption

It has been over a year since I last wrote an article. The reason? I only write from inspiration, and the inspiration to write a piece worthy of publication has been far from my reach. Until today, this Rosh Chodesh of Nissan, the month of our redemption. Checking Yeshiva World News as I do too […]

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