Big 3 Cardinal Sins –

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 …

Ask the Rabbi –

Due to limited resources, the Ask the Rabbi service is intended for Jews of little background with nowhere else to turn. People with questions in Jewish law should consult their local rabbi.

Daily HALACHA by Rabbi Eli Mansour – Shabbat – Treating …

The Shulhan Aruch (Orah Haim 328) rules that if a bone became entirely dislocated on Shabbat, it is permissible to put it back into place, and this does not fall under the category of Refu’a – medical procedures which are forbidden on Shabbat.

Hurricane Irma and Living in the Cone of Uncertainty

Praying our hearts out in South Florida. If you live in South Florida, when you hear the word cone this time of year, you don’t think of ice cream, but hurricane highway. When a new storm develops and begins heading towards making landfall, the experts offer their best projections of where it is …

Shabbat Shalom Weekly: Vayeshev 5769 –

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.

Exploring the Al-Chet Prayer – The Jewish Website

Rabbi Shraga Simmons is the co-founder of, and co-author of “48 Ways to Wisdom” (ArtScroll). He is Founder and Director of’s advanced learning site. He is co-founder of, and author of “David & Goliath”, the definitive account of anti-Israel media bias.Originally from Buffalo, New York, he holds a degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin …

Video: My Shabbat with Israeli Soldiers –

Lori Palatnik is a writer and Jewish educator who has appeared on television and radio. She is the Founding Director of The Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project, an international initiative that brings thousands of women to Israel each year from 18 different countries on highly subsidized programs to inspire them with the beauty and wisdom of their heritage (