Rabbi Baruch Efrati

The laws of Yom Kippur 5777

A primer for the laws of the holiest day of the year., 10/10/2016, 12:39 PM

Get real, live without a smart phone

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

When the 9th of Av falls on Shabbat

The 9th of Av is on Shabbat this year so that actual fasting is from Saturday night to Sunday night and there are special laws in effect in addition to the regular ones., 8/9/2016, 3:40 PM

The critical difference between the Reform Movement and secular Jewry

​Arutz Sheva has received a position paper written for the Zion and Jerusalem Conference to take place next week on the topic of  the Reform Movement and Israel., 7/6/2016, 7:38 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

Laws of Purim Demukafin (in walled cities) that falls on a Friday

Laws pertaining to Purim Demukafin (Purim in walled cities) that falls on a Friday: For Sephardim and Ashkenazim., 3/22/2016, 10:34 PM

"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

A Halakhic Primer for Yom Kippur 5776

What to do before, during and after the holiest day of the Jewish year., 9/20/2015, 10:47 PM

Primer: When Passover Starts on Shabbat and is in a Shmitta Year

Detailed laws of preparation and what has to be done especially this year when the Seder is Friday night and when it is shmitta year (for those in Israel), 3/31/2015, 8:00 AM

The National Anthem and Rabbi Sholom Cohen

The concept of "everything or nothing" is not applicable to the generation of Redemption., 2/24/2015, 11:45 PM

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

The Conversion Law and the 'Decisor's Proposal'

Proclamation by the hundreds of young Orthodox Israeli rabbis of "The Way of Faith" movement., 10/30/2014, 11:02 PM

Halakhot of Yom Kippur That Falls on Shabbat

A comprehensive guide for this year's fast, which is on Shabbat., 10/2/2014, 8:45 AM

Laws for Yom Kippur that Occurs on Shabbat

Rabbi Efrati takes us from the week of preparation for the fast through the fast itself, summarizing the halakhot., 9/12/2013, 11:16 PM