What if... a child born during the Holocaust is given one name by his parents at his bris, and another by Jews who hid him and saved his life. When his parents return to take him back at the end of the war, which name should he use?
What if.... a thief feels sorry for his victim, a widow about to marry off her daughter, and he returns the money he was going to steal and even adds more of his own funds. May the victim use money that was probably stolen from someone else?
What if... a rich man offers a donation for every student enrolled in a kiruv school. If a boy enrolls, but leaves after just a few weeks, does he still have to make that donation?
The What If? series has become a beloved part of the Shabbos table for tens of thousands of families. Based on the popular Hebrew-language series Chashukei Chemed, written by noted rav and posek, Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein shlita, and translated and arranged in the order of the weekly parashah by Rabbi Moshe Sherrow, the What If? books include hundreds of real-life halachic questions, each accompanied by a brief, practical scenario to illustrate the case, and an analysis that is understandable and easy to follow.
What If? reaches people of all ages and backgrounds. The questions, stories, and halachic explanations are clear and simple, so that even youngsters can discuss them. At the same time these fascinating halachic queries and responses hold the interest of those well-versed in Torah scholarship.
What if... you want the conversation at your Shabbos table to be even more animated? More meaningful? And, yes, more fun for family and guests? Just open up What If? Volume 5, and let the Torah conversation begin!