Halakhic Essays of Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l
מרצה Title תקציר סידרה
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Tzedaka in Eretz Yisrael and in Chutz La-Aretz Part 2 of 2 Eretz Yisrael. Having reached this point, we may perhaps go one step further and suggest that the precedence taken by the residents of Eretz Yisrael evolves from neither their personal connection to the giver, nor their stature as "ba'alei ma'aseh," but rather a third element... Topics in Halakha
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Regarding a Blind Person's Obligation in Mitzvot (Part I) Chanuka. Mitzvot. The law regarding a blind person's obligation to light Chanuka candles is mentioned neither in the Gemara nor, to the best of my knowledge, by the Rishonim. Leading Acharonim have dealt with the issue based on a responsum of the Maharshal who raised the question, some agreeing with his fundamental position and others rejecting it. It seems, however, that the final word has not yet been said, and that there is still room for further discussion. I, therefore, present the issue for renewed consideration. Topics in Halakha
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Need for a Quorum of Ten for Megila Reading Purim. Torah Reading. In this shiur, we shall deal with the communal dimension of megila reading, against the backdrop of the Gemara in Megila 5a. Topics in Halakha
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Owning Chametz: Lo Yera'eh and Lo Yimatzeh Pesach. The Torah states two different prohibitions forbidding the possession of chametz during Pesach. Topics in Halakha
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "Shaving in Honor of Shabbat During the Omer" Sefira. Shaving. Our earliest sources make no mention of a ban on haircuts during Sefirat ha-Omer (the days between Pesach and Shavuot). The Ritz Giat, for example, refers only to marria Topics in Halakha
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Avoiding Emergency Shabbat Violation Shabbat. How much must one do before Shabbat to minimize Shabbat desecration? We know that on Shabbat one must do whatever possible to save a life - "pikuach nefesh" (Yoma 84 and elsewhere) - when a situation presents itself unexpectedly. However, what if one knows in advance that he or she will have to encounter pikuach nefesh situations on Shabbat? Topics in Halakha