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Daas Torah-Black and White?

Municipal elections are upon us in Israel. What is Daas Torah and how should this concept affect one's voting decisions during elections? Hear Rabbi David Bar-Hayim's insights in the following video...

Holocaust testimony Rabbi Michael Mandel

Machon Shilo would like to announce the uploading of the important Holocaust testimony of the father of Rabbi David Bar-Hayim, Rabbi Michael Mandel. Rabbi Bar-Hayim urges us to watch. An appropriate...

Al HaNisim on Yom Haatzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim?

Should we add Al HaNissim to our davening on Yom Yerushalayim and Yom Haatzmaut? Rabbi David Bar-Hayim explains in the following video: Eng http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Esxmg5XKBvY&feature=youtu.be...

Pre-Lag Baomer Shiur- Unlocking the True Meaning of Chazal

  Pre-Lag Baomer Shiur- Unlocking the True Meaning of Chazal שיעור לקראת ל"ג בעומר-פיענוח דברי חז"ל Did you watch the interview with HaRav David Bar-Hayim on the...

Sefirat HaOmer-How Did The Students of Rabbi Akiva Die?

Sefirat HaOmer-How Did The Students of Rabbi Akiva Die? Listen to this 23 minute interview regarding the Omer and the famous death of Rabbi Akiva's students. Interview in English   Also in...

A Message to Friends of Machon Shilo

Some Post Purim Musings

The Shalit Deal and the Dati Leumi World

The Gilad Shalit Deal - Part 3

The Gilad Shalit Deal - Part 2

The Gilad Shalit Deal - Part 1

On Rambamism: A Word to the Wise

The Three Weeks, Tisha B'Av and the Four Fasts

Jewish Civilisation vs. Islamic Civilisation

Rav Kook: Kohen or Shophet?

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What B'rakha on Massa?

What B'rakha on Massa?

What B'rakha on Massa? First Published 2012-04-18 Question When I lived in Israel I was taught that on matzot after pesach one said...

Enunciating Words During T’phila and Other B'rakhoth

Enunciating Words During T’phila and Other B'rakhoth Yom 5, 27-11-65 —27 Sh'vatt 5773 — 07-02-2013 Question Shalom, Rav When...

Hebrew Pronunciation

  Hebrew Pronunciation Yom 2, 24-11-65 —24 Sh'vatt 5773 — 04-02-2013 Question Does the Rav feel that supporters of...

Which Targum to Read?

UPDATED Which Targum to Read? Yom 1, 16-11-65 —16 Sh'vatt 5773 — 27-01-2013 Question What do you suggest people in Israel do for...

The Laws of Nida - Basic Concepts and Requirements

  Hilkhoth Nida – Basic Concepts and Requirements in Brief Yom 5, 21-10-65 — 21 Teveth 5773 — 03-01-2013 Questions 1. This is...

Birth Control

Car Accident – HaGomel?

Homosexuality and the Tora

Bread from a Non-Jewish Store

Baking Bread in "Fleischig" Oven

Birkath HaL’vana: When and Why

Fasting on 10th Av (Tish’a b’Av deferred) while in Flight

Fasting on 10th Av (Tish’a b’Av deferred) while in Flight

A Brief Guide to the Three Weeks and the Nine Days

A B’rakha on the Venus Transit?

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Don't Go To Uman! (A Pre-Rosh HaShanah Plea)

  In recent years growing numbers of Jews flock to Uman in the traditionally anti-Semitic Ukraine for Rosh HaShanah. Hear Rabbi David Bar-Hayim's critique of this practice in the following interview:...

New Pre-Rosh HaShanah Video: Rosh HaShanah-One Day Or Two?

  Did Jews in Israel always celebrate Rosh HaShanah for two days? Need we continue to do so?  Hear Rabbi David Bar-Hayim explain this fascinating issue in the following interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ax9eb97DCoU&feature=c4-overview&list=UUqk83uZegoML7cEnXlXYZ4A...

Haredim and the Army: The Root of the Problem

What is the real reason the Haredi establishment opposes the drafting of Haredim into the army? Rabbi David Bar-Hayim penetrates to the core of the matter in the following interview:   English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1D0S2eyZ4A...

Baking Ones Own Massa

A shiur on the Gemara regarding baking ones own massa for Pesah.   Download shiur HERE

The Species of Grain Used for Massa

In this shiur, Rav Bar-Hayim examines the types of grain that are permissible for baking massa and a discussion on qitniyoth, both based on the original sources. Download shiur HERE

The Four Fasts, The Three Weeks, Tisha B'Av

Tisha B'Av: the Talmud Yerushalmi, the Rif and "Rahem"

Take the Galuth Out of Your Davening--Nusah Eress Yisrael

Kitniyot on Pesach: An interview

How large is a Kzayit: An interview

The Rambam's Mishne Torah משנה תורה לרמב"ם

Emerging from the Halakhic Ice Age: Bracha for Rain in Israel

Talmudh - Brakhoth

Blessing of the Sun (Birkath Hama)

The Eress Yisrael Roots of Ashkenazi Judaism

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Rabbi David Bar-Hayim In The News Condemnation of Uman Pilgrimage

  Rabbi David Bar-Hayim's pre-Rosh HaShanah interview in which he opposes the annual descent of...