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A Taste of Freedom

A Taste of Freedom

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Pesach is the time when families come together to celebrate the origins of our great nation. It combines intense emotions with rigorous intellectual and spiritual experiences, comprising memories that serve as foundations for our throughout the year.

Even those familiar with how Pesach is observed may have difficulty differentiating between a recently developed practice and a Torah law. If one wishes to truly understand halachah, one must delve into the original sources and see the development of the law from the chumash, through the gemara, Rishonim, Shulchan Aruch and its commentaries, concluding with modern-day Poskim.

The goal of this work is to present the complex laws of Pesach in a manner that fosters increased understanding and appreciation of their breadth, depth, and meaning.

A Tiny Taste of Heaven

A Tiny Taste of Heaven

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In the 1990s, Mrs. Nava Ben Moshe discovered the power of hafrashas challah to touch women's hearts and change their lives. Since then, she has organized challah bakes for thousands of women.

Mrs. Ben Moshe has literally hundreds of stories about the power of hafrashas challah - and no one tells those stories quite like Rabbi Nachman Seltzer ! In these pages we will meet Gila, the kibbutznik who was totally uninterested in challah, until she got a sign from Above that even she couldn't ignore. We'll even meet a “sourdough starter” that changed a family's life!

Read these unusual and captivating stories, and enjoy “a tiny taste of Heaven” !

Anatomy of Jewish Law

Anatomy of Jewish Law

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In this novel and innovative work, Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman traces the medical understanding of anatomy, physiology, and therapeutics across time and genres of rabbinic literature. The accumulated literature of centuries of Jewish legal discourse on medical topics serves as the foundation for contemporary Jewish bioethics. As these writings span the chronological gamut of scientific and medical discovery, it is essential to view each source in its proper historical context. Marshalling a vast array of sources from multiple disciplines, Reichman demonstrates the importance of the historical dimension not only for medical halakhic research, but to better understand the unique relationship of Judaism and medicine throughout the centuries.
ARUCH HASHULCHAN ENGLISH- CHAP 242-292

Aruch Hashulchan in English: Orach Chaim, Chapters 242-292 (Laws of Shabbat)

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The Aruch Hashulchan, the monumental work of Rav Yechiel Michel Halevi Epstein, occupies a prominent place in the library of classic Jewish texts. Almost every contemporary halachic sefer cites the Aruch Hashulchan and contends with his opinions, testifying to the esteem in which this exceptional work is held. The original eight volumes encompassing all four sections of Shulchan Aruch were composed between 1870 and 1901. The Aruch Hashulchan was immediately acclaimed by the Torah scholars of the day and remains a standard in halachic literature.

With remarkable clarity, scope, and skill, the Aruch Hashulchan incorporates many different facets of halachic study. Relevant sources from the Gemara, Rambam, and Rishonim are explained and difficulties resolved with novel, straightforward explanations. He reports the rulings of the Shulchan Aruch and the Rema, as well as those of the Magen Avraham, Taz, and other classical commentaries, sometimes challenging their opinions. This masterful compendium of Jewish law also addresses practical halachic issues as well as relating to prevalent customs of the time. 

For this new edition, the full Hebrew text and all sources were carefully reviewed. Obvious typographical and citation errors were corrected, and supplementary references were added.

The accompanying English translation is faithful to the Hebrew text with occasional clarifications, footnotes, and subheadings added to enhance readability.

Ask the Rabbi

Ask the Rabbi

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This is a very unusual book. It's a book of questions and answers about Torah, Jewish life, traditions, and practices. In close to 200 questions and answers, we will hear what the Torah says about so many things: The existence of good and evil. How to strengthen faith and connect to Hashem. Dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and confronting the Holocaust. Why women wear wigs, why men grow beards. Every answer is brief and absolutely on target. What makes it so unusual is that - it's a book for everyone. It's for people who are simply curious about their Jewish heritage. For people who have decided they want to live a life of mitzvos and are beginning that exciting journey. And, yes, it's also a book for people who have been living a Torah-observant life since they were children. And that makes sense - since everyone, no matter what their background, has questions - and everyone wants, and deserves, honest, authentic answers based on the Torah's eternal wisdom. Rabbi Chaim Mintz is the perfect person to answer our questions. As founder and spiritual leader of the successful kiruv organization Oorah, he knows the kind of questions that searching Jews are asking. And as the esteemed Mashgiach (Dean of Men) at the renowned Yeshiva of Staten Island, who studied under and consulted with some of the previous generation's greatest Torah leaders, including Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman, and Rabbi Dovid Kronglass, he knows , too, that even people who grew up in Torah homes have questions and want answers. Yes, this is a book for everyone. Because everyone's questions deserve an honest answer. has questions - and everyone wants, and deserves, honest, authentic answers based on the Torah's eternal wisdom. Rabbi Chaim Mintz is the perfect person to answer our questions. As founder and spiritual leader of the successful kiruv organization Oorah, he knows the kind of questions that searching Jews are asking. And as the esteemed Mashgiach (Dean of Men) at the renowned Yeshiva of Staten Island, who studied under and consulted with some of the previous generation's greatest Torah leaders, including Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman, and Rabbi Dovid Kronglass, he knows , too, that even people who grew up in Torah homes have questions and want answers. Yes, this is a book for everyone. Because everyone's questions deserve an honest answer. has questions - and everyone wants, and deserves, honest, authentic answers based on the Torah's eternal wisdom. Rabbi Chaim Mintz is the perfect person to answer our questions. As founder and spiritual leader of the successful kiruv organization Oorah, he knows the kind of questions that searching Jews are asking. And as the esteemed Mashgiach (Dean of Men) at the renowned Yeshiva of Staten Island, who studied under and consulted with some of the previous generation's greatest Torah leaders, including Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman, and Rabbi Dovid Kronglass, he knows , too, that even people who grew up in Torah homes have questions and want answers. Yes, this is a book for everyone. Because everyone's questions deserve an honest answer. authentic answers based on the Torah's eternal wisdom. Rabbi Chaim Mintz is the perfect person to answer our questions. As founder and spiritual leader of the successful kiruv organization Oorah, he knows the kind of questions that searching Jews are asking. And as the esteemed Mashgiach (Dean of Men) at the renowned Yeshiva of Staten Island, who studied under and consulted with some of the previous generation's greatest Torah leaders, including Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman, and Rabbi Dovid Kronglass, he knows , too, that even people who grew up in Torah homes have questions and want answers. Yes, this is a book for everyone. Because everyone's questions deserve an honest answer. authentic answers based on the Torah's eternal wisdom. Rabbi Chaim Mintz is the perfect person to answer our questions. As founder and spiritual leader of the successful kiruv organization Oorah, he knows the kind of questions that searching Jews are asking. And as the esteemed Mashgiach (Dean of Men) at the renowned Yeshiva of Staten Island, who studied under and consulted with some of the previous generation's greatest Torah leaders, including Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman, and Rabbi Dovid Kronglass, he knows , too, that even people who grew up in Torah homes have questions and want answers. Yes, this is a book for everyone. Because everyone's questions deserve an honest answer. As founder and spiritual leader of the successful kiruv organization Oorah, he knows the kind of questions that searching Jews are asking. And as the esteemed Mashgiach (Dean of Men) at the renowned Yeshiva of Staten Island, who studied under and consulted with some of the previous generation's greatest Torah leaders, including Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman, and Rabbi Dovid Kronglass, he knows , too, that even people who grew up in Torah homes have questions and want answers. Yes, this is a book for everyone. Because everyone's questions deserve an honest answer. As founder and spiritual leader of the successful kiruv organization Oorah, he knows the kind of questions that searching Jews are asking. And as the esteemed Mashgiach (Dean of Men) at the renowned Yeshiva of Staten Island, who studied under and consulted with some of the previous generation's greatest Torah leaders, including Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman, and Rabbi Dovid Kronglass, he knows , too, that even people who grew up in Torah homes have questions and want answers. Yes, this is a book for everyone. Because everyone's questions deserve an honest answer. s greatest Torah leaders, including Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman, and Rabbi Dovid Kronglass, he knows, too, that even people who grew up in Torah homes have questions and want answers. Yes, this is a book for everyone. Because everyone's questions deserve an honest answer. s greatest Torah leaders, including Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman, and Rabbi Dovid Kronglass, he knows, too, that even people who grew up in Torah homes have questions and want answers. Yes, this is a book for everyone. Because everyone's questions deserve an honest answer.

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Book of Blessings Heb (Hebrew Edition)

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This book, intended for the entire family, features an array of blessings, dedications, prayers, and hymns for the Sabbath and holidays. The book is divided into separate sections, from the Sabbath to every holiday. Each section includes answers to integral questions of every type.

BROCHOS HANDBOOK

Brochos Handbook (pb)

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A quick reference guide to the fore-blessings and after-blessings of over 700 foods! Never be caught not knowing what bracha to say on a food item again! This handy volume, taken from The Halachos of Brochos, contains concise explanations of the proper blessings on foods whose bracha might be in question.

CHAYEI ADAM LARGE MENUKAD

Chayei Adam Menukad - Large

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Concise Book of Mitzvoth

Concise Book of Mitzvoth

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Sure you know we have 613 commandments, but do you know what they are? This handy, valuable, and fascinating book, lists all the commandments applicable in our time, including those contingent upon the Land of Israel, together with a wonderful commentary and explanation. Perfect for reading at the Shabbos table to spark discussion, and a wonderful way to connect with the precious mitzvos that govern our lives. Includes hebrew text with facing English translation. Makes a great bar/bat mitzvah present or memento.

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Concise Book of Mitzvoth Pocketsize

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All the commandments applicable in our time, including those contingent upon the Land of Israel, with invaluable commentary and explanation. Hebrew text with facing English translation. Pocket edition.

CONCISE CODE OF JEWISH LAW

CONCISE CODE OF JEWISH LAW

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Concise Guide to Halakha

Concise Guide to Halakha

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The Erez Series, A Concise Guide to Halakha is a brief, modern presentation of practical halakha (Jewish law). Although it does not presume to be a book of authoritative halakhic rulings, it nevertheless offers a survey of halakha as it is practiced today. Accordingly, it was written not as a commentary on other books but as an independent work, written in a modern style, in a language we hope will be clear and straightforward for every reader. Since we have striven to make the book current, we have dealt as much as possible with contemporary problems, while also attempting to include at least a summary of the various customs practiced by the different ethnic communities inside and outside of contemporary Israel. Due to the great scope of Jewish law, one small volume could not possibly cover all the important issues, and certainly it could not touch upon all the details and nuances that pertain to the subjects at hand. For this reason, the book is not a substitute either for halakhic works that are defined as such or for those specific problems and questions that should be presented to scholars and rabbis with whom one can speak in person. Features: -Blessings and prayers in Hebrew, English, and transliteration -Step-by-step instructions -Clarifying illustrations -Ashkenazic and Sephardic traditions -Glossary of Hebrew terms -Full integration with other Concise Guide volumes. The Erez Series is comprised of the Concise Guides to the full gamut of Jewish thought, from the Torah to modern halakha (Jewish law) and Mahshava (Jewish philosophy). The late Rabbi Adin Even Israel Steinsaltz zt l was one of the leading thinkers of the modern age and the most prolific author of Jewish thought and commentary since the middle ages. The Erez Series distills the essence of 4 of the principal schools of the Jewish tradition Torah, the Sages (Hazal), Halakha, and Mahshava as a tool for review or introduction to the world of Jewish thought.

Crossing The Dateline 3 Volume Set

Crossing The Dateline 3 Volume Set

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More and more observant Jews are crossing the Pacific every year, for both business and pleasure. Numerous questions arise, such as: · What day is Shabbos in Japan, Hawaii, Alaska, and Australia? At what point do I cross from one day to the other? May I fly from Asia to the US on Friday or Sunday? When crossing into “yesterday,” does one pray again? What about tefillin and sefiras ha'omer? What about crossing into "tomorrow"? Finding answers to these and many other significant questions is not a simple matter. The Gemara and the Rishonim do not explicitly discuss the dateline, and almost everything about it (including its very location) is widely disputed by contemporary poskim - and often misunderstood by laymen. And due to the unusual intricacies involved, even many rabbanim do not have clarity on these issues. Crossing the Dateline offers fresh analysis of the issues like never before: · Comprehensive, in-depth, and extremely well-researched and thought-out, it is a unique and indispensable resource for the rav and scholar. · Easy-to-read, with simple lists, tables, maps, and a Quick Reference Guide, it gives clear practical direction for the layman and traveler on the go. About the Author: Rabbi Mordechai Kuber is the rav of Congregation Nachlas Tzvi Ohel Avraham in Telz-Stone, Israel and a fixture in the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem. He is also a kashrus veteran, a writer, and a teacher, and travels frequently to the Far East. and a Quick Reference Guide, it gives clear practical direction for the layman and traveler on the go. About the Author: Rabbi Mordechai Kuber is the rav of Congregation Nachlas Tzvi Ohel Avraham in Telz-Stone, Israel and a fixture in the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem. He is also a kashrus veteran, a writer, and a teacher, and travels frequently to the Far East. and a Quick Reference Guide, it gives clear practical direction for the layman and traveler on the go. About the Author: Rabbi Mordechai Kuber is the rav of Congregation Nachlas Tzvi Ohel Avraham in Telz-Stone, Israel and a fixture in the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem. He is also a kashrus veteran, a writer, and a teacher, and travels frequently to the Far East.

Do You Know Hilchos Brachos?

Do You Know Hilchos Brachos?

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"Most impressive" - Dayan Gavriel Krausz, Rosh Beis Din, Manchester, UK, Author of Mekor Habrachah  "First class ... The content is clear, balanced and pleasant to read." - Rav Shlomo Zalman Perlstein, Mara D'Asra, Ramat Beit Shemesh "This sefer should be found in every Jewish home." - Rav Moshe Heinemann, Av Beis Din, Agudas Yisroel, Baltimore, MD

Do You Know Hilchos Yom Tov?

Do You Know Hilchos Yom Tov?

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Do You Know Hilchos Yom Tov? follows Do You Know Hilchos Chol Hamoed? Do You Know Hilchos Shabbos? and Do You Know Hilchos Brachos? in this series of family-friendly halacha sefarim. These sefarim are particularly suited to studying with or families because of the light, conversational style of the text-with even a touch of humor. What are the difference between Hilchos Yom Tov and Hilchos Shabbos? This sefer which his written in Rabbi Michoel Fletcher's popular informal style, considers all the issues that may puzzle Jewish families on Yom Tov, clarifying the correct halacha in each situation. His familiarity with how modern Jewish families live, had led rea ders to say, "How does he know exactly what foes in our family?" "A wonderful sefer! Clear and reliable."

Enveloped By Light:A Tallit Sourcebook

Enveloped By Light:A Tallit Sourcebook

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Enveloped in Light: A Tallit SourcebookA teaching anthology, including all important information about the tallit (Jewish prayer shawl), including personal stories, academic articles, and halakhic norms. Essays, sermons, poems, and stories from authors including S.Y. Agnon, Yehuda Amichai, Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin, Rabbi Reuven Hammer, Rabbi Jack Riemer, Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan, and many others. Edited by Rabbis Dov Peretz Elkins and Steven Schwarzman.
Exploring Modern Halachic Dilemmas: Applying Classic Approaches to Contemporary Questions

Exploring Modern Halachic Dilemmas: Applying Classic Approaches to Contemporary Questions

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In this fascinating book, Rabbi Zvi Ryzman of Los Angeles deals with a fascinating array of modern halachic dilemmas - and deals with them in a fascinating way. In response to Covid-19, what is the status of backyard minyanim? Before long, artificial meat made from stem cells will be on the market - what is its kashrus status? May one desecrate Shabbos to save property from looters? May one daven from a cell phone?

Rabbi Ryzman discusses these and many other relevant questions by marshaling a dazzling array of halachic sources, from Talmudic, halachic and contemporary sources. Brilliantly - often surprisingly - he shows how classic sources apply to today's situations. He weaves them all together in tapestry that is engrossing and extraordinary. The depth and quality of the reader's understanding of the halachic process will be astoundingly improved.

This book is unique and its author is a marvel.

Zvi ryzmaninsists that he not be called a rabbi, although he is in the top rank of Torah scholars. He calls himself an ish asakim, a businessman. Indeed, he is the embodiment of the Rabbinic teaching that one should combine Torah with commerce - yet he gives priority to the beige midrash over the office. Reb Zvika is a scholar, teacher, lecturer, author, and philanthropist. He is a winner of the Jerusalem Prize for his many Hebrew volumes of Ratz KaTzvi. His halachah shiurim in Israel and America are attended and acclaimed by renowned rabbinic leaders. He has a fertile mind, is an original thinker and has a passion to share his brilliance with others, through the written and spoken word.

In this extraordinary book, he educates and stimulates - and shows us that halachic principles are eternally enlightening.

From Vanishing Importers to Vultures' Wings: More Fascinating Expositions on Contemporary Halachic Issues

From Vanishing Importers to Vultures' Wings: More Fascinating Expositions on Contemporary Halachic Issues

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Is it permitted to borrow money from the pushka?
Who takes priority when choosing a sandek?
What beracha should one make when smelling a lemon?
Can a woman repair her son's torn pair of tzitzis?
In this second volume by respected Rav and prolific author Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganoff, these questions and more are explored and answered in a clear and lucid way. Drawing on his many years of experience in dealing with fascinating halachic queries on a wide variety of topics, Rabbi Kaganoff analyzes and explains each case from the earliest source in the Torah down to the latest poskim. The author's rare ability to reduce complex issues into easy-to-follow discussions will keep you mesmerized as you are simultaneously entertained by his characteristic wit and humor.

GAN SHOSHANIM IIl

Gan Shoshanim 3

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Gray Matter - Volume II P/B by Rabbi Chaim Jachter

Gray Matter - Volume II P/B by Rabbi Chaim Jachter

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Tough questions often yield different answers. Rabbi Chaim Jachter selects topics of relevance and interest to contemporary Jews and, in his characteristically clear and readable style, comprehensively surveys the issues and the varying views of contemporary scholars. Torah authorities from a broad spectrum of Jewry are included in these broad studies.Topics covered range from how and when to save lives on Shabbat including whether one may return from the hospital, the complex Agunah cases that emerged from the World Trade Center tragedy, when Halachah causes infertility, the use of lawyers in a Beit Din, and much more. This book contains the first extensive English discussion of the contemporary theoretical and practical issues involved in building and maintaining Mikva'ot.

The Gray Matter Halacha series has emerged as a premier source for in-depth Halachic discussion. Rabbi Chaim Jachter selects topics of relevance and interest to contemporary Jews and, in his characteristically clear and readable style, comprehensively surveys the issues and the varying views of contemporary scholars. Instead of simply presenting the rules, Rabbi Jachter fully explains the sources of the Halacha from the Gemara, to the Rishonim and Acharonim and then to current rabbinic authorities. Rabbi Jachter has created a new style of Halachic literature which not only tells you what to do but allows readers to understand how and why great rabbis arrive at their conclusions, including a wide range of Halachic authorities.
A stunningly wide-range of topics are addressed in this volume, including: the 
bracha on granola, the Halachic Date Line, Beit Din basics, programming a self-driving car to kill one to save many, and performing a get procedure via Zoom.

Gray Matter - Volume III by Rabbi Chaim Jachter

Gray Matter - Volume III by Rabbi Chaim Jachter

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The Gray Matter Halacha series has emerged as a premier source for in-depth Halachic discussion. Rabbi Chaim Jachter selects topics of relevance and interest to contemporary Jews and, in his characteristically clear and readable style, comprehensively surveys the issues and the varying views of contemporary scholars. Instead of simply presenting the rules, Rabbi Jachter fully explains the sources of the Halacha from the Gemara, to the Rishonim and Acharonim and then to current rabbinic authorities. Rabbi Jachter has created a new style of Halachic literature which not only tells you what to do but allows readers to understand how and why great rabbis arrive at their conclusions, including a wide range of Halachic authorities.
A stunningly wide-range of topics are addressed in this volume, including: the 
bracha on granola, the Halachic Date Line, Beit Din basics, programming a self-driving car to kill one to save many, and performing a get procedure via Zoom.

Guide to Birkat Cohanim

Guide to Birkat Cohanim

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The blessing of the Kohanim occupies a unique and cherished place in the tapestry of Jewish life, and like every Torah mitzvah, is circumscribed by a full array of laws and customs. This practical, all-encompassing guide illuminates all aspects of this precious mitzvah, complete with full-color illustrations, and extensive Hebrew source material at the bottom of every page.

Guide to Jewish Religious Practice

Guide to Jewish Religious Practice

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GUIDELINES: CANDLE LIGHTING/ CHALLAH

Guidelines: Candle Lighting / Challah

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Guidelines to Candle Lighting & Separating Challah Every week Jewish women worldwide are careful to observe the special mitzvos of lighting Shabbos candles and preparing challah and other foods which require separating challah. What more do we need to know about these mitzvos? This user-friendly, question-and-answer guide from the popular Guidelines series offers detailed explanations of the laws of these mitzvos. An invaluable guide for every Jewish woman and every Jewish home. Great for beginners!

Guidelines: Yomim Noraim

Guidelines: Three hundred of the most commonly asked questions about the Yomim Noraim Paperback

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Finally, a practical, easy-to-follow guide to the laws of the yamim noraim, the holiest days of the year. The question-and-answer format makes this particularly accessible, both for those just beginning to learn Jewish law and those who want to find quick answers to questions of law or tradition.