Join Ner Tamid today!

Rabbi’s Blog

Kedushas Levi – Chukas: Understanding Mitzvos

http://files.nertamid.net/shiurim/Apps/recordings/KLchukas1.mp3Podcast: Download

Read More 

Laws of Yichud – Text-Based

Day one of Shulchan Aruch. http://files.nertamid.net/shiurim/Apps/recordings/YichudSA1.mp3Podcast: Download

Read More 

Laws of Shabbos #83

Opening bags of chips or boxes of cereal – Separating the flaps held together by the little bit of glue i snot a problem of tearing as the two sides are not really considered as one. However, by separating the two sides one has “made” a utensil. There are therefore those who suggest that the more »

Read More 

Laws of Shabbos #82

We will be discussing opening packages for the next few days. There are numerous prohibitions that must be avoided in doing so. Some of them are: 1) Creating a utensil 2) Destroying a utensil 3) Creating a nice opening for a utensil 4) Completing an item 5) Tearing 6) Cutting 7) Erasing words. There are more »

Read More 

Korach: Hedonists and Ascetics Unite!

A deeper understanding of the multi-faceted, even contradictory arguments coming from Korach’s camp. The parsha sheds light on the terrible nature of argument as well as gives us better understanding of Judaism’s message. Based on a class by Rav Moshe Lichtenstein http://files.nertamid.net/shiurim/Apps/recordings/Kirschner.mp3Podcast: Download

Read More 

Laws of Shabbos #81

Tearing toilet paper on Shabbos is prohibited as it is tearing, a violation of koreiah. If one finds oneself in a situation where there are no tissues or cut toilet paper, one may tear toilet paper in an abnormal fashion, such as resting the paper on their leg and tearing it with their elbow. Though there more »

Read More 

Sometimes it IS Too Late Parshas Shelach

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” – Berkley Breathed “It is never too late to give up our prejudices.” – Henry David Thoreau There are no shortage of inspiring quotations telling us that no matter what, we can more »

Read More 

Laws of Shabbos #80

There is a Biblical prohibition against tearing an item apart – Koreiah. This was done in the Mishkan when curtains would get holes by insects or wear and tear, they would rip the material a little bit larger than the hole so they could sew it up again. This being the prototype of Koreiah it more »

Read More 

Laws of Shabbos #79

Tape cannot be used on Shabbos. Similarly, one should not stick a sticker as it is an extension of ‘sewing.’ A sticky tab on a diaper may be used when putting a diaper on. As opposed to an adhesive which one plans on putting on for a limited amount of time which is forbidden, a more »

Read More 

Laws of Shabbos #78

Extensions of the prohibition of sewing are gluing, stapling, and the like. Buttoning and zipping, although they too bring two pieces together, are not considered a form of sewing and are allowed on Shabbos. The reason for this distinction is that the two sides or pieces that are brought together when zipped or buttoned are more »

Read More 
%d bloggers like this: