Do any restrictions of Tisha b’Av begin on erev Tisha b’Av?
After halachic midday, the following restrictions apply:
One may not take pleasure walks.
According to some opinions, one ma
Magic tricks have become a part of many of our lives. We are used to magicians appearing at birthday parties, to children coming home from schools with magic tricks, and to magic shows that even adults are amazed by. But are these magical matters consistent with halachah? This article briefly discusses the fascinating issue of magic and halachah.
By: Rabbi Tzvi Price In 2004, Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada co-authored a book entitled Game of Shadows while they were reporters for the San Francisco Chronicle. The book documented… Read more »
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view / download PDF There are four means for consecrating an object for tzedaka. They are: thought, speech, writing and creating a legal transfer (in the halachic sense) of ownership. We will… Read more »
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