Halachah Matters

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A business partner arranged a meeting with you in another state. After you fly in to meet with him, he cancels the meeting. Is he responsible for your costs? Your daughter-in-law makes your favorite dessert, but you find it flavorless. May you lie in order to preserve shalom bayis? Your young child accidentally breaks a vase at a store. Are you responsible? With true-to-life anecdotes that are as relevant as they are entertaining, Halachah Matters presents the reader with modern-day halachic dilemmas. For each predicament, a halachic analysis ensues, followed by a conclusion and further questions to consider — providing an ideal springboard for meaningful dialogue in a wide variety of settings.

Praise

“My dear friend, Rabbi Zvi Nachman, has provided us with an invaluable resource… He brings his unusual combination of being both steeped in Torah and an accomplished businessman with real world experience.  Each essay is thought provoking, informative, entertaining and inspiring.  In addition to studying on its own, this wonderful new sefer makes an excellent companion for every Shabbos table to guide meaningful Torah discussions.  I highly recommend you add it to your bookshelf.”

Rabbi Efrem Goldberg

“I am filled with joy upon seeing the fruits of your labor, with the publishing of your sefer on complex Halachic topics relevant to daily life. I know how much effort you have invested over the years delving into these complex sugyas – always with a level of clarity, seeking the truth, and committed to the integrity of the Halachic decisors before us.”

Rabbi Zvi Ralbag

“My dear friend, Rabbi Zvi Nachman… has authored a sefer which is both informative and entertaining. The halacha is… illustrated in story form, piquing the reader’s curiosity, making it impossible to stop reading before reaching the author’s conclusion. It is my fervent hope that Rav Nachman’s sefer will find favor in the eyes of many, especially for those thirsting for Shabbos table discussion content.”

Rav Shalom Rosner

“My dear friend, R. Zvi Nachman, has been giving shiurim for many years that would make Rav Moshe [Feinstein], zt”l, proud! Halachah Matters reflects the hard work, common sense, and painstaking limud HaTorah of an exceptional ben Torah.”

Rav Moshe Weinberger 

“Overflowing with pearls of wisdom, written with good taste and a sense of tradition, with clarity and beauty.” (translated from Hebrew)

Rav Asher Weiss

14 reviews for Halachah Matters

  1. Rabbi Dr Tuviah S Shulman

    An outstanding work from this creative and entertaining author
    A must read for all
    Be inspired!!

  2. Lester Katz

    Rabbi Nachman presents ‘real life’ dilemmas that provide much food for thought. He writes about situations where the reader is presented with interesting moral, ethical, and halachic choices to make. After giving background sources to support differing views, he provides conclusions to the story, along with questions if the situation were slightly different. I highly recommend this book as a useful tool for discussions at the family dinner table, you may be surprised at the lively give and take you have with others in trying to see what the right thing is to do in life. I also enjoy the concise format in which the book is written, in 2 or 3 page snippets. This is definitely a book I will be using and reusing for years to come. Well done!

  3. Agi Schwartz

    Wow! What an amazing book! I guess PERFECT books run in the family…Each chapter is such a great table discussion( or debate) starter. Great examples from our every day life and situations you would never even think about that can be halachically right or wrong! A MUST BUY! Thank you Rabbi Tzvi Nachman for this great book! Can’t wait for part 2!!

  4. Gabriella Lavian

    Excellent sefer to read every night at the dinner table with my husband. The chapters are short, entertaining and thought provoking. We appreciate how Rabbi Zvi Nachman breaks down the Halacha in a clear manner and then how it applies with the secular law.

  5. Bill K

    This book is really good. Short interesting chapters to read together with family and or friends. We read this as a family together every Shabbos and enjoy the discussions it creates between us. Thank you Tzvi!

  6. Dena

    I have been sharing the vignettes in this book with my husband, and will be bringing it to the Shabbat table for the rest of the family. Great topics for discussions. It’s filled with everyday situations that come up for all of us with resolutions from halacha including sources. Very clever book. Buy it.

  7. Geoffrey Hollander

    This Sefer is an easy read for anyone interested in the practical applications of our age old Halacha system. It will be a welcome addition to any house or shul library and will no doubt enhance many peoples appreciation of the issues discussed.

  8. Deborah

    We always like having something to jumpstart our Shabbos table discussions. When the kids were young, it was their parsha sheets from school. As they got older, we moved on to parsha question books. They’re even older now, and this is a perfect book to start our conversations off with! The stories are relatable and super short. It’s easy to keep anyone’s attention! Thank you Rabbi Nachman for bringing this gem to our home!

  9. Customer

    Have you ever found yourself at a Friday night dinner or Shabbat lunch and the conversation is getting – well – a bit slow? Fear no more – help is here! Rabbi Zvi Nachman has written the perfect book to spark meaningful discussions about classic halachic (Jewish law) responsa to contemporary real-life situations. The book has 53 short chapters (one for each week in a year plus a bonus), which set up a question, review some rabbinic sources, explain how American law would treat the question (Rabbi Nachman is also a lawyer), and then poses some questions for further discussion. The book is written in everyday English which is accessible to the layman, and pitched at a level which would appeal to people of all levels of religious observance (and to others who are just curious about Jewish law). The book is also the perfect gift to take to a Shabbat meal – albeit at the risk that if your host has read this review, they may take it the wrong way.

  10. Agi Schwartz

    Wow! What an amazing book! I guess PERFECT books run in the family…Each chapter is such a great table discussion( or debate) starter. Great examples from our every day life and situations you would never even think about that can be halachically right or wrong! A MUST BUY! Thank you Rabbi Tzvi Nachman for this great book! Can’t wait for part 2!!

  11. Gabriella Lavian

    Excellent sefer to read every night at the dinner table with my husband. The chapters are short, entertaining and thought provoking. We appreciate how Rabbi Zvi Nachman breaks down the Halacha in a clear manner and then how it applies with the secular law.

  12. L. Katz

    Rabbi Nachman presents ‘real life’ dilemmas that provide much food for thought. He writes about situations where the reader is presented with interesting moral, ethical, and halachic choices to make. After giving background sources to support differing views, he provides conclusions to the story, along with questions if the situation were slightly different. I highly recommend this book as a useful tool for discussions at the family dinner table, you may be surprised at the lively give and take you have with others in trying to see what the right thing is to do in life. I also enjoy the concise format in which the book is written, in 2 or 3 page snippets. This is definitely a book I will be using and reusing for years to come. Well done!

  13. Customer

    Great reading! Looking forward to discussing with my kids at the shabbos table !

  14. A.R. Gross

    Altogether a great book.

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