Rav Ya’akov Klass: Etrog Jelly

Etrog Jelly

Question: May one eat etrog jelly on Simchat Torah?

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Answer: The Mechaber (Orach Chayyim 503:1, based on a Baraita (Betza 17a) states: “One is forbidden to bake, cook or slaughter on Yom Tov for the needs of the following day even if it be for the Sabbath or Yom Tov [the second day in the Diaspora] and even on the two days of Rosh Hashana [for we may not bake, cook and prepare on one day for the following]. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Yomim Noraim Corona Piskei Halochos

Psokim regarding Yomim Noraim in the age of Corona

The upcoming Yomim Noraim raise many difficult halachic questions due to the pandemic and varying government regulations and medical advisory boards. We include below piskei halocho from HaGaon Rav Asher Weiss shlit”a and HaGaon HaRishon LeTzion HaRav Yitzchak Yosef shlit”a, as well as tshuvos from Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon and medical-halachic perspectives from Rabbi Professor Avraham Steinberg. May our tfilos reach Shomayim and achieve a gzar din letov for Klal Yisroel and the entire world. [...Click headline above for more...]