Can I Ask a Non-Jew to Turn Off a Light on Shabbos? The question is a common one. The answer: not so simple. A new Sefer, authored by Rabbi Shmuel Zajac of Crown Heights, seeks to bring some Halachic clarity to the subject.
Rabbi Shmuel Zajac is a renowned Maggid Shiur at Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim in Morristown, NJ. In this new Sefer, he explains the complex topic of Amira Lenochri on Shabbos.
The Sefer, titled “Yesodei Hashulchan Vezikukei Orosov,” focuses on the Alter Rebbe’s rulings regarding Amira Lenochri on Shabbos. The author, who is well known for his in-depth Shiurim and scholarly dissertations, explains the foundations upon which the Alter Rebbe based his rulings in the Shulchan Aruch, and also uncovers the novel insights that can be gleaned from them.
Released just in time for this week’s Kinus Hashluchim, the new Sefer is decorated with approbations from leading Rabbis and Halachic authorities in the US and Israel. Rabbi Asher Weiss, a renowned Posek in Jerusalem writes, “the greatness and extraordinary depth of the Shulchan Aruch Harav are well known . . . few scholars are successful at grasping this depth fully. I was therefore very pleased and impressed with how the author explains these complicated topics so thoroughly and logically.” In an especially enthusiastic approbation, Rabbi Meir Heisler, Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshivas Emek HaTalmud in Jerusalem, praises the Sefer as “an incredible innovation in our generation,” and adds his own scholarly comments.
The Sefer is especially suitable for Yeshivah students, Kollel Yungerleit, and Rabbonim who wish to learn the Halachos of Amira Lenochri from the Alter Rebbe’s Shulchan Aruch in depth.
The Sefer is available in Seforim stores, and directly from the publisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.