Rabbi Baruch Efrati

The Laws of Yom Kippur 5780

The Laws of Yom Kippur 5780

A summary of the laws that pertain to the holiest and most solemn day of the Jewish year., 07/10/2019 07:12
Laws for the Fast of the 9th of Av that falls on Shabbat (as in 2019) 

Laws for the Fast of the 9th of Av that falls on Shabbat (as in 2019) 

Sephardi and Ashkenazi customs are delineated in this primer for the unusual situation where the Fast of Tisha B'Av falls on Shabbat., 08/08/2019 09:48
The Pesach Primer: Halakhot 5779

The Pesach Primer: Halakhot 5779

Everything you need to know about this year's Pesach that begins on Shabbat and ends on Erev Shabbat., 15/04/2019 12:20
The laws of Yom Kippur -5779

The laws of Yom Kippur -5779

, 17/09/2018 22:00
The sanctity of the family as defined in the Torah

The sanctity of the family as defined in the Torah

Of the three types of sinners, there is one group that is brazenly opposed to the Torah-true way of life. That group includes the heads of the Gay Pride Movement, who publicly reject family structure as defined in the Torah., 22/08/2018 06:40
The 13 principles for modern day decadence: The 9th of Av LGBT rally

The 13 principles for modern day decadence: The 9th of Av LGBT rally

The arrogance and insensitivity displayed in holding an LGBT rally on the Tisha B'Av fast mandates a clear declaration defining the difference between the holy and profane in Judaism., 24/07/2018 06:51
 Laws for the 9th of Av that falls on Shabbat (as it does in 2018)

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

Both Sephardi and Ashkenazi customs are brought here., 19/07/2018 05:57
Tzohar is wrong: We need a national kashrut system in the Jewish State

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., 04/06/2018 13:48
A step by step primer of Passover  laws 5778

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., 26/03/2018 09:11
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin's remarks on homosexual relations: A response

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin's remarks on homosexual relations: A response

This response to a controversial interview given by Rabbi Riskin, translated from the Hebrew press, was written by a young rabbi who heads the Israeli Rabbanei Emunah mainstream Orthodox young rabbis' group., 12/08/2017 09:05
 Laws for the Fast of the 9th of Av 5777

Laws for the Fast of the 9th of Av 5777

A primer for observing the fast we all hope will be unnecessary., 31/07/2017 12:36
Conversion in the Jewish State

Conversion in the Jewish State

There can be no privatization of conversion in the Jewish State.  , 27/06/2017 14:19
The laws of Yom Kippur 5777

The laws of Yom Kippur 5777

A primer for the laws of the holiest day of the year., 10/10/2016 12:39
Mr. Obama, Mr. Ban ki Moon: What is a nation?

Mr. Obama, Mr. Ban ki Moon: What is a nation?

The UN's battle to remove the Divine Presence from Jerusalem and the Jews from Judea and Samaria is not only immoral by definition, it is also the result of their different definition for a "nation.", 22/09/2016 23:54
Get real, live without a smart phone

Get real, live without a smart phone

There is life without a smart phone, real life., 08/09/2016 08:48
When the 9th of Av falls on Shabbat

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., 09/08/2016 15:40
 The critical difference between the Reform Movement and secular Jewry

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., 06/07/2016 07:38
Laws of Pesach: A primer for the 5776 holiday

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., 21/04/2016 09:04
Laws of Purim Demukafin (in walled cities) that falls on a Friday

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., 22/03/2016 22:34
"The nation that seeks to fulfill G-d's Will?" Sabbath in Tel Aviv

"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., 20/12/2015 07:45
A Halakhic Primer for Yom Kippur 5776

A Halakhic Primer for Yom Kippur 5776

What to do before, during and after the holiest day of the Jewish year., 20/09/2015 22:47
Primer: When Passover Starts on Shabbat and is in a Shmitta Year

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), 31/03/2015 08:00
The National Anthem and Rabbi Sholom Cohen

The National Anthem and Rabbi Sholom Cohen

The concept of "everything or nothing" is not applicable to the generation of Redemption., 24/02/2015 23:45
Ours is the True Torah - Keep It That Way

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., 29/12/2014 23:40
The Conversion Law and the 'Decisor's Proposal'

The Conversion Law and the 'Decisor's Proposal'

Proclamation by the hundreds of young Orthodox Israeli rabbis of "The Way of Faith" movement., 30/10/2014 23:02
 Halakhot of Yom Kippur That Falls on Shabbat

Halakhot of Yom Kippur That Falls on Shabbat

A comprehensive guide for this year's fast, which is on Shabbat., 02/10/2014 08:45
Laws for Yom Kippur that Occurs on Shabbat

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., 12/09/2013 23:16