This Sefer provides the reader with a clear summary of selected practical Halachic subjects in Orach Chaim, Yoreh Deah, Even Haezer, Choshen Mishpat. Many subjects in Halacha are obscure, complex and filled with a variety of opinions, which at times leaves even the Torah scholar confused as to the outcome of the laws. This book is the first in a series to tackle various practical Halachic subjects in a concise and clear manner, leaving the reader certain as to the application of the final law. A wealth of footnotes gives the reader all necessary background, reasons and variety of opinions so each topic can be studied in its full breadth, and give the reader encyclopedic style knowledge of the given topic.
Over 100 interesting topics have been selected from the four sections of Shulchan Aruch, as stated above. Some of the featured topics are: Children washing hand sin the morning; Answering Amen and Baruch Hu Uvaruch Shemo; Repeating words in Davening; Personal requests in Shema Koleinu; Talking during Kerias Hatorah; The blessing on non-100% wine; May an electric urn be used on Shabbos; Cutting hair and nails on Rosh Chodesh; Hand Postures according to Torah; Lying on one’s back; Owning non-Kosher food; Purchasing juice from a Juice stand; Foods left under the bed; Selling an item for more money if delayed payment; Making sculptures and drawings of humans, angels, sun, moon and stars; The use of non-conventional medicine; Reading Tehillim at night; Showering after Mikveh; Removing Mezuzah’s from home when moving; Shaking hands with a woman; Women wearing socks and stockings; Relatives bathing together; Where to keep the Kesuba; Shemira by a wedding; Value of a Peruta; Selling a debt; Loaning money to a Jew; Causing pain and killing creatures; Looking into a neighbor’s property; Rebbe’s perspective on Yom Hatzmaut