Looking for a religious yet non-fundamentalist approach to the observance of Pesach and Kashrut? The second revised edition of “Yehi Shalom: A Guide to the Laws of Pesach and Kashrut” is now available! Click here to order.
This book is a comprehensive and practical resource for both Ashkenazim and Sepharadim, written in English, containing over 250 pages and including hundreds of sources. The contents include:
Introduction, bout Stringencies and Leniencies,
1. Maran: Our Master Rabbi Yosef Karo
2. Halachah: To Be Stringent? Halachic Observance Today, Excessive Opinions, Understanding the Question, You Add, You Lose, Faulty Fences, The Strength of Permission, Distancing Jews from Judaism, Kosher Pigs and Non-Kosher Chickens, Physical Danger in Stringency, Following Halachah Is Not Leniency, Practical Halachah, Closing Story, Sometimes More Is Less
3. Sepharadim and Ashkenazim on Pesach: Defining Differences
4. Tevillat Kelim: Mikveh Immersion of Utensils
5. Kashering Dishes
6. Analyzing Various Pesach Customs
7. Buying Food for Pesach, Kosher By Ingredients, Kosher For Pesach By Ingredients
8. Sensitive Ingredients and Nonedible Items
9. Yashan and Chadash: Old Is Better Than New10. Brief Biographies of Rabbis Mentioned in Yehi Shalom
About the author: Rabbi Yonatan Halevy, is the spiritual leader of Kehillat Shaar HaShamayim. He studied at the Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore, Maryland, for five years, before pursuing his Rabbinical Ordination at the Sheheber Sephardic Center in Jerusalem. Rabbi Yonatan received his rabbinical ordination from Rabbi Yakov Peretz and Rabbi Shlomo Kassin, in Jerusalem. Read more about Rabbi Halevy here.