Rabbi Baruch Efrati

Laws for the 9th of Av that falls on Shabbat (as it does in 2018)

Both Sephardi and Ashkenazi customs are brought here., 7/19/2018, 5:57 AM

Tzohar is wrong: We need a national kashrut system in the Jewish State

Response to Rabbi Eliezer Melamed's article in favor of the Tzohar private kashrut initiative established to compete with the Chief Rabbinate's official nationwide certification in an attempt to replace it., 6/4/2018, 1:48 PM

A step by step primer of Passover laws 5778

From ridding the house of leavened products to the counting of the Omer and the last days of the holiday, this primer will tell you how to do it right., 3/26/2018, 9:11 AM

Laws for the Fast of the 9th of Av 5777

A primer for observing the fast we all hope will be unnecessary., 7/31/2017, 12:36 PM

Conversion in the Jewish State

There can be no privatization of conversion in the Jewish State.  , 6/27/2017, 2:19 PM

Get real, live without a smart phone

There is life without a smart phone, real life., 9/8/2016, 8:48 AM

Laws of Pesach: A primer for the 5776 holiday

A review of what has to be done for the holiday, including specific issues for this year., 4/21/2016, 9:04 AM

"The nation that seeks to fulfill G-d's Will?" Sabbath in Tel Aviv

The title is from the songs sung at the Sabbath table, zmirot, specifically the haunting and poetic "Ka Echsof" written by the Karliner rebbe., 12/20/2015, 7:45 AM

Ours is the True Torah - Keep It That Way

The new Education Ministry program "A Chapter of Tanach"per day, or "929" is shocking in its cavalier and derisory attitude to Tanach, the Hebrew Bible., 12/29/2014, 11:40 PM