Halachot (Jewish Law)

Halachot (Jewish Law)

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We're constantly adding Pesakim and Q&As from leading Poskim in Hebrew and English.

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  • Rav Shalom Cohen - Yom Kippur Prayer - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Mordechai Willig - Condensed Yom Kippur Machzor - Regular printLarge printReverse print

  • Rav David Lau - Yom Kippur Guidelines and Fasting Chart - (Hebrew) (fasting chart)

  • Ohr Torah Stone - Condensed Yom Kippur Machzor - click here

  • Rav Yaakov Hoffman - The High Holidays in the Age of Corona - click here

  • Semichas Chaver Program - Rosh Hashanah Guidelines - click here

  • Rav Aryeh Frimer - Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Guidelines - click here

  • Kollel Eretz Hemdah - BeMareh HaBazak Corona - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Asher Weiss - Minchat Asher on Yamim Noraim BeIdan Corona - (Hebrew)

To submit a question, please contact your Shul Rov who can post the question on the Rabbinic Whatsapp Group.

High Holidays

  • Orthodox Union and RCA - Guidance for Shuls for Yamim Noraim - click here

  • Ohr Torah Stone - Communal, Hashkafic and Halachic Guidelines Regarding Coronavirus - click here (Hebrew)

  • Ohr Torah Stone - Condensed Rosh Hashanah Machzor - click here

  • Ohr Torah Stone - Condensed Yom Kippur Machzor - click here

  • Rav Shmuel Fink - Review of Hilchot Shofar - click here

  • Rav Yitzchak Yosef - Rosh Hashanah Guidance - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon - Plach HaRimon Responsa on High Holiday Prayers in the Age of Corona - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon - High Holiday Guidance - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Asher Weiss - Minchat Asher on Yamim Noraim BeIdan Corona - (Hebrew)

  • Kollel Eretz Hemdah - BeMareh HaBazak Corona - (Hebrew)

  • Semichas Chaver Program - Rosh Hashanah Guidelines - click here

  • Rav Aryeh Frimer - Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Guidelines - click here

  • Rav Yaakov Hoffman - The High Holidays in the Age of Corona - click here

  • Rav David Lau - Yom Kippur Guidelines and Fasting Chart - (Hebrew) (fasting chart)

  • Rav Mordechai Willig - Condensed Yom Kippur Machzor - Regular printLarge printReverse print

  • Rav Shalom Cohen - Yom Kippur Prayer - (Hebrew)

General

  • Rav Mordechai Willig - Coronavirus Shaylos - (Hebrew)

  • Halachipedia Coronavirus Section - click here

  • Sefer Ne'emnu Me'od - Extensive collection of historical statements regarding plagues - click here

  • Rav Yitzchak Zilberstein - Pninei Chashukei Chemed - Corona vol. 1 - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Yitzchak Zilberstein - Pninei Chashukei Chemed - Corona vol. 2 - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Yitzchak Zilberstein - Pninei Chashukei Chemed - Corona vol. 3 - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Asher Weiss - Sefer Minchat Asher on Corona Issues (version 2) - click here

  • Rav Asher Weiss - Sefer Minchat Asher on Corona Issues (version 3 only new content) - click here

  • Rav Asher Weiss - Select responsa in English - click here

  • Rav Asher Weiss - Appropriate Conduct During A Pandemic - click here

  • Rav Dr. Avraham Steinberg - The Coronavirus Pandemic 2019-20 – Historical, Medical and 
    Halakhic Perspectives (third edition) -
    click here(Hebrew)

  • Rav Shlomo Aviner - Kuntres Keter Yitnu Lach (expanded) - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Yitzchok Lowy - Collected Jewish Sources on Epidemics - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Moshe Taub - Sefer Corona - click here

  • Rav Moshe Shaul Klein - Kuntres Iturei Mordechai - click here

  • Rav Nachum Eisenstein - Beineinu Halacha Sheets on Corona - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Asher Weiss and others - Hevi'ani Chadarav: Hilchot Mageifat Corona - (Hebrew)

Reopening

  • Orthodox Union and RCA - Guidance for Shuls for Yamim Noraim - click here

  • Orthodox Union - Reopening Shuls - click here

  • Agudath Israel of America - Reopening Shuls - click here

  • Rav Asher Weiss - Reopening Shuls - click here

  • Vaad HaRabbonim of Baltimore - Reopening Minyanim - click here

  • Rav Mayer Twersky - Wait Before Reopening Minyanim - click here, (Hebrew)

  • Rav Mayer Twersky - Shomer Pesa'im Hashem - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Mayer Twersky - More on Shomer Pesa'im Hashem - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Mayer Twersky - More Again on Shomer Pesa'im Hashem - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Mayer Twersky - Short Responsa - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Mayer Twersky - Shluchei Mitzvah - (Hebrew)
     

Coronavirus Guidelines

  • Chevra Kadisha (from NASCK, dated March 25, 2020) - click here

  • Funerals and Cemeteries (from NASCK, dated April 7, 2020) - click here

  • Mikvah - Rabbinical Council of Bergen County (March 23, 2020) - click here

  • Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon - Pidyon Haben - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Yisroel Reisman - Donating Plasma on Yom Tov - click here

  • Rav Dov Lando - Wearing Masks - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Chaim Kanievsky - Adhering to Safety - (Hebrew)

  • Bobov - Wear Masks and Follow Social Distancing - (Hebrew)

PesachA and sefira

  • See Pesach section - click here

  • Rav Akiva Willig - Sefira Questions - click here

  • Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon - Haircut During Sefira - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Asher Weiss - Music During Sefira - (Hebrew)

General Questions

  • Major Orthodox organizations - On Pesach, Stay Home; Save Lives - click here

  • Rav Mayer Twersky - VaChai Bahem - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Chaim Yosef David Weiss of Antwerp - Obligation to Listen to Doctors and Follow Laws - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Yitzchak Fuchs - Hilchot Corona - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Gershon Edelstein - Admonishment to follow health regulations - (Hebrew)
  • Rav Asher Weiss - Quarantine Out of Doubt - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Asher Weiss - Leaving Quarantine Improperly - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Asher Weiss - Tevilat Keilim - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Asher Weiss - Pidyon Haben - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Asher Weiss - Nurse Returning on Shabbat - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Asher Weiss - Paying Kindergarten Teachers and Nannies During a Pandemic - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Asher Weiss - Refunding Rentals in Israel During a Pandemic - (Hebrew), (clarification)

  • Rav Asher Weiss - Violating Shabbat to Find a Vaccine (Hebrew)

  • Rabbi Professor Avraham Steinberg - video (Hebrew)

  • Bais HaVaad - Foreseen Circumstances If The Contract Contemplated The Closure - click here

  • Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon - Wedding Without A Minyan (Hebrew)

  • Rav Avraham Zinger - Putting on a Mask (Hebrew)

FAST DAYs

  • Rav Moshe Brandsdorfer - Fasting on 17 Tammuz (Hebrew)

  • Rav Asher Weiss - Tisha B'Av - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Yitzchak Yosef - Tisha B'Av During Corona - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon - Eicha and Kinot on Tisha B'Av - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon - Washing and Disinfecting Hands on Tisha B'Av - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon - Tisha B'Av Halacha Chart - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Hershel Schachter - Shomer Pesa'im Hashem; Further Discussion of Washing Hands on Tisha B'Av This Year - (Hebrew)

Tefillah

  • Rav Moshe Sternubch - Porch Minyanim - click here

  • Rav Eliyahu Meir Klugman - Davening at Home: Halachos and Chizuk - click here

  • Rav Shmuel Weiner of Ramat Eshkol - Halachos of Davening B'Yichidus - click here

  • Rav Moishe Dovid Lebovits - Halachically Speaking on Davening Alone - click here

  • Rav Yitzchak Yosef - Porch Minyanim - click here

  • Rav Asher Weiss - Counting For a Minyan Across Garden - click here

  • Rav Asher Weiss - Counting For a Minyan Across Porches - click here

  • Rav Asher Weiss - Proper Behavior For Praying Alone - click here

  • Rav Asher Weiss - Answering Amen Over Electronics - click here

  • Lakewood Poskim - Porch Minyanim - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon - Yizkor at Home - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Yitzchak Yosef - Rulings Regarding Minyan, Sefirah 28 Nisan - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Shlomo Miller - Porch Minyanim - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Yisrael David Harfenes - Answering to Forbidden Minyanim - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon - Catching Up On Missed Torah Readings - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Asher Weiss - Catching Up On Missed Torah Readings - (Hebrew)

  • Eretz Hemdah - Catching Up On Missed Torah Readings - click here

  • Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon - Porch Minyanim (Ruling) - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon - Porch Minyanim (In-Depth) - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon - Porch Minyanim (Chart for Practice) - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Michoel Green - Halachic Guidance for Praying Alone - click here

  • Rav Betzalel Rudinsky - Reopening Minyanim - click here

  • Prof. Aryeh Frimer - HaKeter VeHaCovid:  Corona Related Halakhic Issues; Part 1: Tefilla beTsibbur, Keri’at haTorah and Zoom (video) - click heresource sheet

  • Prof. Aryeh Frimer - HaKeter VeHaCovid:  Corona Related Halakhic Issues; Part 2: Zoom, Zoom Seder, IR Thermometers, Magen Avot and Fasts (video) - click here

Mourning

  • Rav Asher Weiss - Layman's Guide to Mourning - click here

  • Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon - Yizkor at Home - (Hebrew)

  • Rav Yitzchak Yosef - Kaddish Substitutes - (Hebrew 1), (Hebrew 2)

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- Make the Q&A's Searchable by Category / Theme.

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