… a mohel is running late, and the bris will not be performed on time unless he breaks the speed limit on a major highway?
… a person buys a hat, and the “cashier” turns out to be a thief who had simply sat at the cash register - does he have to pay the store again?
… a man hired to say Kaddish does so faithfully, and finds out at the end of eleven months that he’s gotten the name of the deceased wrong?
These are all true stories. All real-life halachic questions. And all absolutely fascinating.
Jews the world over have discovered the perfect conversation-starter at their Shabbos table: What If? 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, What If? includes 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? garnered immense acclaim because it reaches people of all ages and backgrounds. The queries, stories, and halachic explanations are clear and simple, so that even youngsters can discuss them (and guess at the answers - a sure conversation starter!). At the same time these fascinating halachic questions and responses hold the interest of those well-versed in Torah scholarship.
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