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The Essential Ba’al Tokeiah

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IT’S ABOUT TIME

Rabbi Shlomo Cohen www.HIQJEW.com PART I – A HISTORY OF TRYING TO MEASURE TIME PART II – DEVELOPMENT OF THE CALENDAR PART III – UNITS OF TIME PART IV – CALENDRICAL SYSTEMS OF THE ANCIENT & MODERN WORLD PART V – A COMPARISON OF CALENDRICAL ACCURACIES PART VI THE ACCURACY OF THE JEWISH CALENDAR PART […]

Obligatory Aliyos

Prepared by Rabbi Shlomo Cohen www.Hiqjew.com In Ohr Samayach, each Bal Simcha is entitled to two Aliyos if possible. The Gabbai may give additional Aliyos. For a Bar Mitzva this would mean that the Bar Mitzva gets an Aliya as well as two other Aliyos. [eg father and grandfather or two grandfathers]. A Chasan would […]

TEMPERATURE READINGS IN A DISHWASHER AND THE HALACHIC IMPLICATIONS

Rabbi Shlomo Cohen  www.hiqjew.com To complete the research done on the use of a dishwasher for Milchig and Fleishig, I determined that a record of the temperature during the various cycles would be necessary. I was able to borrow a thermometer with a remote sensor to accomplish this. I ran my dishwasher through one complete […]

Use of the Dishwasher for Milgchig and Fleishig Dishes

Rabbi Shlomo Cohen www.hiQjew.com There are several possibilities that are apparent in permitting or prohibiting the use of a household dishwasher for both meat and dairy utensils. One possibility is that one may use the dishwasher,one load after another, without waiting at all between loads, as long as any real foodstuffs have been cleared from […]

Can a Kale Malei be said at Mincha when M’Vorachim HaChodesh was said at Shachris?

Rabbi Shlomo Cohen Feb.2014 www.hiqjew.com This question has been percolating in my Shul for several years. Someone asked me to make a Kale Malei at Shabbos Mincha since it couldn’t be said at Shachris due to the fact that it is not said when we are M’vorachim HaChodesh, among other times. I told him that […]

THE SHABBOS QUEEN MEETS THE HIGH TECH KING

  Technology and the spirit of Shabbos Rabbi Shlomo Cohen www.hiqjew.com From the time we initially received the Torah, until after World War I, technological innovation crept along at a snail’s pace.  Even for some time afterward, the average person did not have access to much that technology had to offer. A mere sixty or […]

The Great Cholov Yisroel Misunderstanding

Rabbi Shlomo Cohen www.HIQJEW.com Few people really understand the issue of Cholov Yisroel. Shidduchim have broken up over the issue. Those who keep it look down on those who don’t. Those who don’t, assume that they are totally in the right and only fanatics worry about it. To understand what is really involved requires a […]