7 episodes

Join us for a few minutes of halacha every week with Rabbi Ari Enkin, author of the 8 Volume "Dalet Amot of Halacha" series. In each podcast, Rabbi Enkin will present a brief but thorough review of an exciting halachic issue. Rabbi Enkin's clear and articulate presentations have been called "An education in halacha like no other."

The Halacha Minute Rabbi Ari Enkin

    • Religion & Spirituality

Join us for a few minutes of halacha every week with Rabbi Ari Enkin, author of the 8 Volume "Dalet Amot of Halacha" series. In each podcast, Rabbi Enkin will present a brief but thorough review of an exciting halachic issue. Rabbi Enkin's clear and articulate presentations have been called "An education in halacha like no other."

    Episode 7: What Kind of Candle Should You Use on Friday Night?

    Episode 7: What Kind of Candle Should You Use on Friday Night?

    Most people use wax candles when lighting on Friday night, but is this the optimal way to light Shabbat candles? Find out on the latest episode of The Halachic Minute with Rabbi Ari Enkin.

    • 3 min
    Episode 6: All About "Shalom Aleichem"

    Episode 6: All About "Shalom Aleichem"

    Everything you need to know about singing "Shalom Aleichem" on Friday nights! What is the origin of the custom of singing "Shalom Aleichem"? How many times should each line be recited, and why? How do we deal with the philosophical and halachic problem of praying to angels? Should one say "malachei hashareit" or "malachei hashalom"? This and more is explored - in under five minutes! - on The Halacha Minute with Rabbi Ari Enkin (www.rabbienkin.com).

    • 4 min
    Episode 5: Making Early Shabbat

    Episode 5: Making Early Shabbat

    Many people enjoy starting Shabbat early, particularly in the summer; indeed, the concept of "tosefet Shabbat" - adding time to Shabbat - is halachically mandated. However, making Shabbat before sunset includes numerous complications. Should you avoid making Shabbat early? How early is too early? What about mitzvot that must be done after nightfall, such as Kiddush, the Shabbat meal, Sefirat haOmer, and Tevilah? Join Rabbi Ari Enkin for a discussion of these and other pertinent issues.

    • 10 min
    Episode 4: A Husband's Role In Childbirth

    Episode 4: A Husband's Role In Childbirth

    What is permissible and forbidden for a husband to do when his wife is in labor? Rabbi Ari Enkin provides the answer.

    • 4 min
    Episode 3: Kashering New Pots

    Episode 3: Kashering New Pots

    Rabbi Ari Enkin explores the fascinating question of whether there is a Halachic requirement to kasher new pots before using them.

    • 3 min
    Episode 2: The Ketubah

    Episode 2: The Ketubah

    Rabbi Ari Enkin explores whether the Ketubah - the Jewish marriage contract - is a Torah or Rabbinic requirement, as well as some of the ramifications of that classification.

    • 3 min

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