In this remarkable volume, in his trademark engaging manner, respected author Rabbi Yehuda Spitz explores halachic issues pertaining to what we eat and explains essential concepts such as Chodosh, Maris Ayin, Bishul Akum, and Chalav Yisrael. Noted for their comprehensive yet easy-to-read portrayal, the diverse and fascinating halachic topics addressed include dishwashers, cholent, Coca-Cola, quinoa, genetically engineered meat, buffalo burgers, meat scandals — and much more. Readers are granted a unique opportunity to develop an appreciation of the halachic process as it unfolds, from ancient tomes to modern times.
I have witnessed firsthand the great expertise and proficiency in halacha of the author of this valuable work, marbitz Torah and moreh horaah Rabbi Yehuda Spitz. This important sefer is illuminating, clear, direct, and all-encompassing.
–Rav Asher Weiss
Rabbi Spitz possesses the unique ability to clarify both the emes b’halacha and the emes b’birur ha’metzius (reality).
–Rav Yisroel Reisman
Notable features of this outstanding work: accuracy, completeness, clarity and organization, as well as copious references… Whether a beginner or seasoned talmid chacham, you will gain a richer understanding.
–Rav Yitzchak Breitowitz
The vast array of topics covered and the thoroughness of each individual presentation is truly impressive… A true aid to gain a solid understanding of the halachic process.
–Rav Zev Leff
Rabbi Yehuda Spitz serves as the Rosh Chabura and Shoel U’Meishiv of the Ohr Lagolah Halacha Kollel at Yeshivas Ohr Somayach in Yerushalayim and is the author of the popular “Insights into Halacha” column.