Office Parties Revisited. Maaris Ayin, Cheshad, Walking into Non Kosher Restaurants
A Halachic and philosophical approach to the blessings said before studying Torah
The Five Lights of Yom Kippur and Besamim in Havdalah
An analysis of the Yom Kippur candles and Havdalah on Motzai Yom Kippur
Yoshon and Chodosh
A halachic examination of the laws of Yoshon and their contemporary applications (in PDF format)
Blessings and curses – the Jew’s closeness to Hashem – Thoughts on Kinah 9
Tisha B’Av 5770, the responsibilities and perks of the chosen nation
The Primacy of Torah to the continuity of the Jewish People – Thoughts on Kinah 41
Tisha B’Av 5770, the burning of the Talmud in 1242 and the Maharam Mirottenberg
Davening on Shabbos That Coincides with Yom Tov or Rosh Chodesh
what matters when forgotten
Zmanim (Part 1)
An overview of time in Halacha
The background and customs of Pesach Sheini.
The Ultimate Guide to Post Pesach shopping
Where to shop after Passover
A discussion of the various options available to light the menorah
Using Grape Juice for Kiddush
The Parshiyos of Vayeshev, Miketz and Vayigash all involve wine. Is grape juice included in the Halachic category of wine?
The Sun Unsheathed
“He (Avraham) was sitting outside his tent as...
Maaser Sheini – Maintaining the Connection
An understanding of Maaser Sheini, Maaser Beheimah, and Aliyah L’Regel, and how we can apply them to our lives
Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Haber is sought after by all who know him for his Halachic and practical advice. His keen ability to put complicated matters into a digestible perspective coupled with his ability to get the facts, make him the perfect blogger to help us all “Do It Right”.
A native of Buffalo, NY, Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Haber spent his childhood globetrotting with his family. His pioneering spirit first surfaced in Melbourne, Australia, where he was excited to be a member of the opening class of Mesivta Bnei Torah. From Australia the Haber family settled down in Monsey, NY. Ever the maverick, Tzvi promptly left home to study in Yeshiva Ohr Hameir in Peekskill, where he became a mainstay of the Yeshiva, and inspired his younger brothers as well as several friends from the Mesivta in Melbourne to follow him. He then joined his chaburah in Jerusalem, first at the Mir Yeshiva and then at the Bais Medrash of Rav Dovid Soloveitchik, a senior scion of the famed Brisk dynasty. As his globetrotting family returned to Jerusalem, Tzvi returned to the US, to freeze in the famed, yet comparatively chilled Beth Medrash Govoha of Lakewood.
In 2004 he met his wife, Suzanne Schor, a native of the warmer Los Angeles climate, and the couple settled in Lakewood, where he focused his pioneering and independent strengths on the study of Halacha, or Jewish law. His innovative spirit and innate ability to help others seeking to clarify the finer points of Judaism and integrate them into their daily lives inspired his decision to commute daily from Lakewood to the Lower East Side of Manhattan in order to bask in the day to day exposure to the world renowned Posek, HaRav David Feinstein. The daily commute was more than compensated for when he received Semicha from Rav Feinstien and the Kollel L’Torah U’lhorah (a division of Mesivta Tifereth Jerusalem) in Tamuz 5768, June 2008.
In August 2009, the Habers moved west, heading toward Los Angeles where Rabbi Haber joined the LINK-LA Kollel. After being an active member of the Kollel for several years, he joined the business world, however he is still actively involved in teaching and learning in LA.
Rabbi Haber is now living in the La Brea section of Los Angeles with his wonderful family.
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