About This Text
Author: Eliezer Melamed
Composed: Har Brakha, c.2006 – c.2010 CE
Peninei Halakhah (“Pearls of Jewish Law”) is a contemporary, easily accessible, and thorough presentation of practical halakhah (law), written in modern Hebrew by Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, Rosh Yeshiva and rabbi of the community of Har Bracha. Consisting of sixteen volumes and expanding, it includes a range of sources, explanations of the spiritual foundations of laws, differences between Ashkenazi and Sephardi practice, and footnotes at the end of every chapter with elaborations and additional sources. The work is popular in Israel, where it is often used as the standard halakhah textbook in religious Zionist schools, and in Jewish communities throughout the world.