Halacha

Halacha

What is Kabbalah?

The Ramban in his introduction to his Torah commentary says that every field of knowledge – whether it be science, agriculture, medicine of palmistry – can be learned from the Torah. The Torah given to Moshe at Mount Sinai consists…

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Proper Performance of Mitzvat Brit Milah

[With the current controversy surrounding the Jewish practice of circumcision, and in particular the tradition of metzitzeh b’peh—by which the mohel draws a small amount of blood from the site of the circumcision—we at the Jewish Voice would like to…

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Halacha Q & A: “Kulah Shopping”

Question: Is one allowed to go to various rebbeim with she’elot (questions on matters of Jewish law), searching until he finds the desired psak (halachic ruling, which in most cases would be the most lenient one)? Is one allowed to…

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Chumrot and Kulot and Hachnasat Orchim

(Stringencies and Leniencies and Hosting Guests) Lack of uniformity in halakhic standards can often introduce (sometimes unforeseen) complications into social situations. For instance, a guest’s kashrut standards may not be the same as his host’s. The 18th Century German halakhic…

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