Fascinating Expositions on Contemporary Halachic Issues
Have you ever wondered which berachos we will recite when Moshiach comes? Pondered why bee honey is kosher when bees are not? Wondered whether you should or shouldn’t divulge information in a shidduch?
Learn about these and many more fascinating she’eilos as respected rav and prolific author, Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganoff, takes you on an incredible journey through the living sea of halachah. He guides you through the intricacies of whether or not kohanim should be afraid of confederate ghosts to understanding the ins and outs of grafted esrogim to introducing you to a genuine Noahide, and much, much more.
Benefit from the author’s many years of experience dealing with fascinating halachic queries on a wide variety of topics. Each case is analyzed and explained from the earliest source in the Torah down to the latest poskim. The author’s rare ability to reduce complex issues into easy-to-follow discussions will keep you mesmerized as you follow him through his presentation. You will be treated to a blend of classic Torah learning while being entertained by the author’s characteristic wit and humor as he plumbs the depths of halachah.
From Buffalo Burgers to Monetary Mysteries is a unique work that will surely fascinate and delight the layman and scholar alike.
"This book illustrates clearly and cleverly how halachah deals with actual problems in life. Both the scholar and the student as well as the layman will gain new knowledge and insight from this very well-written book. It belongs in every Jewish library, home and school."
-- Rabbi Berel Wein, Rav, Beit Knesset HaNassi, Rechavia, Jerusalem, and Director, Destiny Foundation
"Rabbi Kaganoff, an esteemed talmid chacham and posek in Jerusalem, has been writing a halachah column for many years, addressing a wide range of contemporary issues such as kashrus, business ethics, buying life insurance ... and many, many more. Rabbi Kaganoff leads the reader with gentleness and clarity through all the relevant sources from the Gemara through the most recent teshuvos. His essays are thorough, well-organized and delightful to read. They are also genuinely helpful in the practical, l’maaseh sense. It is a cause for celebration that these essays are being republished in book form so that they may be preserved in a more permanent medium. The attentive reader will gain much -- not only in halachah but in understanding the process through which halacha is derived."
Born in Washington, DC, and raised in New York City, Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganoff attended Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore, Maryland, where he received a bachelor’s degree in 1976, semichah in 1977, and a doctorate in Talmudic Law in 1981. In 1982 he assumed the rabbinate of the Young Israel of Greater Buffalo, a position he held until 1986. He was also the founding rabbinic administrator of the Vaad HaKashrus of Buffalo, a community organization that maintains the highest standards of kashrus.
In 1986, Rabbi Kaganoff and his family returned to Baltimore, where he became the rav of Congregation Darchei Tzedek and also served as a dayan (rabbinic judge) on the Baltimore Beis Din.
This is Rabbi Kaganoff ’s eighth book, and he is the author of hundreds of articles pertaining to rabbinic scholarship, both in English and Hebrew.