This page offers links to a multitude of websites, online tools, interactive media and blogs that will allow you or your student to walk away with a greater appreciation and knowledge of Halacha and how it shapes our daily life.
Websites and Tools
The Aruch HaShulchan, authored by Rabbi Yechiel Michel Epstein, is a classic piece of Jewish law. This Wikitext version is accurate but incomplete but still affords one to cite, copy, paste and learn much of the Aruch HaShulchan online.
Shulchan Aruch Outline
This website organizes and lists the topics and many of the specifics of the laws in the first two sections of the Shulchan Aruch: Orach Chayyim and Yoreh Deah.
Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim Mishna Berura Yomi Shiur
15 minutes a day. 5 days a week for 5 years and you or your student can FINISH Mishna Berura!
Archives of Halachically Speaking
A great site to prepare a shuir with or be able to send someone a link on a particular topic so that they can further their Halachic knowledge in a clear and cogent manner.
Chofetz Chaim Online
A great Hebrew site on the ethical work of the legendary Chofetz Chayyim. Includes primary sources from Biblical, Talmudic, and Geonic works upon which the Chofetz Chayyim based his work.
HaMakor, from the author of WebShas, provides references to various topics in Jewish thought and law as they appear throughout the Tanach and Rabbinic literature. For example, under the category of food, HaMakor lists the question of why bee’s honey is kosher. There it lists sixteen different sources from ancient to modern times on the topic.
Articles of Interest
- Rabbi Jachter’s Halacha Files
- Business Halachah
- The Interaction of Kabbalah and Halachah in the Aruch HaShulchan by Michael Rosen
- Jewish Law A collection of articles on Halacha and Law.
Articles from RJJ Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society
- RJJ Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society Index
- Blood Spots in Eggs
- Cooking Milk and Meat in One Oven
- Destruction of Fruit Bearing Trees
- Erev Pesach on Shabbos
- Halachic Perspectives on Pets
- Jewish Law and Copyright
- Journalism, Controversy and Responsibility
- May A Doctor Refuse to See Patients?
- Payment for Healing on the Sabbath
- Physicians’ Strike and Jewish Law
- Secular Names
- Taking Medicine in a Gel-Cap
- Talking During Tefillah
- The Canvas Sukkah
- The Physically and Mentally Disabled
- The Use of a Videoteleconference for a Get Procedure
- The Use of Electricity on Shabbos
- The Use of Hearing Aids on Shabbos
- Tumtum and Andrygonous