Shabbat Shalom Weekly: Masay 5765 – aish.com

Since 1992, Rabbi Packouz is the author of Shabbat Shalom Weekly, with insights into life, personal growth and Torah. He transitioned from a Reform Judaism background to a fully Torah-observant life at age 22, via Aish HaTorah, where he was one of the founding five students.

Shabbat Shalom Weekly: Ki Tetzei 5769 – aish.com

Since 1992, Rabbi Packouz is the author of Shabbat Shalom Weekly, with insights into life, personal growth and Torah. He transitioned from a Reform Judaism background to a fully Torah-observant life at age 22, via Aish HaTorah, where he was one of the founding five students.

Big 3 Cardinal Sins – aish.com

This is a serious subject with lots of material written on it. We can’t possibly learn all the details, but let’s try to get a general idea. Maimonides writes that if a person were to say to a Jew “Violate one of the commandments or I will kill you,” the Jew should violate the commandment and not be killed, since that the Torah says “You shall observe My decrees and My laws, so that you shall …

20. Bishul – Part 2: Three Degrees of Separation – aish.com

The proximity of the utensil to a heat source determines its status. At the end of our last lesson, we were in Melissa’s kitchen. As we watched her serve a Shabbat meal, we learned about different levels of cooking vessels in halacha. The proximity of the utensil to a heat source determines its …

Is it Permissible to Shower on Shabbat?

Especially in the summer months, the question is frequently asked as to the permissibility of bathing or showering on Shabbat. May one take a shower on Shabbat if he feels uncomfortable or is perspiring, and, if so, what restrictions apply?