Igud Halacha Challenge, Tammuz 5778

I am pleased to share with you the results of last month’s new feature, the Igud Halacha Challenge, along with the answers submitted. As you can see, we received many excellent answers and had the difficult task of choosing one as a winner. We congratulate Rav Pesach Lerner, Executive Vice President Emeritus of the National … Continue reading Igud Halacha Challenge, Tammuz 5778

Igud Halacha Challenge, Sivan 5778

Welcome to a new monthly feature, the Igud Halacha Challenge. Each month, we will circulate a she’eilah to members of Igud HaRabbonim. Members can send answers in Hebrew to Igud.Halacha@gmail.com. The Igud member who submits the best answer (as decided by an editorial panel) will receive a cash prize of $50. The next month, the answers … Continue reading Igud Halacha Challenge, Sivan 5778

Steps Back At Amida’s Conclusion

by Rav Yaakov Klass, originally published in The Jewish Press Steps Back At Amida’s Conclusion   Question: I read with much interest your, q&a, columns on Tefillah, I have a related question. In Shul I’ve noticed that at the conclusion of the Shemoneh Esreh some people take three steps backward but then they do not take … Continue reading Steps Back At Amida’s Conclusion

Hidden Women In Tanach

by Rav Yaakov Klass, originally published in The Jewish Press Hidden Women In Tanach Question: Though I am a truly religious woman, being in the workplace, I’ve encountered people who seek to challenge me with the argument that the Torah places scant importance to women, at times mentions them only in passing, almost begrudgingly, such as … Continue reading Hidden Women In Tanach

Ga’al Yisrael Aloud, IV

by Rav Yaakov Klass, originally published in The Jewish Press Ga’al Yisrael Aloud, Part IV Question: In the course of my travels I have discovered that different synagogues and sometimes-different chazzanim treat the blessing of Ga’al Yisrael, right before Shemoneh Esreh differently with some saying it aloud and others fading it, before they begin the silent … Continue reading Ga’al Yisrael Aloud, IV

Ga’al Yisrael Aloud III

by Rav Yaakov Klass, originally published in The Jewish Press Ga’al Yisrael Aloud, Part III Question: In the course of my travels I have discovered that different synagogues and sometimes-different chazzanim treat the blessing of Ga’al Yisrael, right before Shemoneh Esreh differently with some saying it aloud and others fading it, before they begin the silent … Continue reading Ga’al Yisrael Aloud III

Ga’al Yisrael Aloud II

by Rav Yaakov Klass, originally published in The Jewish Press Ga’al Yisrael Aloud, Part II Question: In the course of my travels I have discovered that different synagogues and sometimes-different chazzanim treat the blessing of Ga’al Yisrael, right before Shemoneh Esreh differently with some saying it aloud and others fading it, before they begin the silent … Continue reading Ga’al Yisrael Aloud II