Questions tagged [orach-chaim]

Orach Chaim is the section of the Tur and Shulchan Aruch which deals with the ceremonial laws and Halacha of Judaism, such as Shabbat, Jewish holidays, tefillin, synagogue, Tzitzit and prayer

9 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2 votes
0 answers
72 views

Eruv and underground transportation

According to Halacha, a kosher eruv that allows one to carry on Shabbat can only be constructed in an area that is not a Biblical Reshut Harabim, which according to some views is 600,000 people. My ...
Kirk's user avatar
  • 2,657
1 vote
0 answers
57 views

May women read the haftarah

The accepted orthodox Halacha is that women do not read from the weekly Torah portion publicly, and this is found in tractate Megillah 23a. My question is, would it be permissible for a woman to read ...
Kirk's user avatar
  • 2,657
1 vote
0 answers
65 views

Can one man count in two minyanim at same time

According to Halacha, if there are two minyanim is it permissible for both of them to count one man in a minyan at the same time? Or no, can he only count for one?
Kirk's user avatar
  • 2,657
1 vote
0 answers
55 views

Minimum observance for Aliyah/leading prayer

I’m curious, according to Halacha, what is the minimum level of observance to be called to the Torah of act as shaliach Tzibbur. Relevant questions about specific Issurim have been asked here before, ...
Kirk's user avatar
  • 2,657
1 vote
0 answers
97 views

Shehechayanu for online transactions

The Shulchan Aruch (OC 223:4) rules one should recite shehecheyanu when making certain purchases of important new items. My question is whether they should recite it for an online transaction, or if ...
Kirk's user avatar
  • 2,657
1 vote
0 answers
70 views

Why the difference in this opinion between Mishnah berurah and Aruch hashulchan?

With regard to reciting Korbanos in particular parshas Tamid, MB states that it should be recited with understanding of halachos of Tamid as a offering, Aruch hashulchan says its more recited as a ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
59 views

Is a watch Chatzitzah for tefillin shel yad

According to Halacha does a watch count as Chatzitzah which invalidates tefillin shel yad? So for an average sized wrist watch, is the size between the Arm and arm tefillin strap enough to invalidate ...
Kirk's user avatar
  • 2,657
0 votes
0 answers
76 views

Is Mashuah Klaf valid for sta’’m

According to Halacha, are Sefer Torahs/tefillin/mezuzot with Mashuah Klaf kosher and valid? Or due to the separation between the writing and the parchment, is it invalid and unusable for the ...
Kirk's user avatar
  • 2,657
0 votes
0 answers
88 views

Ashkenazic and Sephardic tefillin

There are tefillin shel yad where the handle is on one side of the box and the knot is on the other, and there are also tefillin shel had where the handle and the knot are on the same side of the box. ...
Zeca Szymon Botafogo Worcman's user avatar