Guide for the Perplexed / Halacha / Names of G - d / Rambam / Talmud

On the Tetragrammaton, Part 1

B”H The Mishna in Talmud Sanhedrin 55b teaches: “The blasphemer is not liable to execution-unless he pronounces the Divine Name.” Rashi states that the Divine Name would be the Specific Name of G-d: The Tetragrammaton Yud-Heh-Vav-Heh. It is forbidden to pronounce the Name by its letters. Not only Jews are prohibited to pronounce G-d’s highest … Continue reading

Family Issues / Halacha / Health / Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz

Judaism on parents who need special care

B”H Almost every week I am going to a halachic Shiur given by Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz. The Rabbi speaks about a variety of Halachot and I really love his Shiurim. This week he was, among other subjects, asking the question whether a child should bathe or take his parent to the bathroom. This is regarding … Continue reading

Food / Halacha / Q & A / Rabbi Mordechai Machlis

Q & A: “Are Jews allowed to eat with Gentiles ?”

B”H I have received a question regarding Jews eating with Gentiles. The person asking went to a Shabbat meal at Rabbi Mordechai Machlis (Jerusalem) who does accept Gentiles for Shabbatot. Question: I thought that Rabbis were not supposed to eat with Gentiles. Was this wrong info or have things changed? Answer: There is nothing wrong … Continue reading