web analytics
March 31, 2015 / 11 Nisan, 5775
At a Glance
Sections
Sponsored Post


Halachipedia: Where Halacha Meets The World Of Wiki

A typical screenshot from a Halachipedia article on the topic of Kiddush.

A typical screenshot from a Halachipedia article on the topic of Kiddush.

From single digit hits in the beginning, Halachipedia now receives more than 200 daily hits and boasts nearly two million hits in total. “I enjoy it and I think it’s definitely a great project,” Sultan said. “It’s something that can help a lot of people in terms of learning, in terms of finding what they’re looking for.”

Thanks to Halachipedia, answers to common questions are a Smartphone swipe away: Do I need to wash before eating a slice of pizza? What brachah do I make after hearing thunder? Can I return a pot to the blech after removing it on Shabbat?

“What I’m focused on is Orach Chayim, the daily life halachas – holidays, davening and Shabbos. The most common, practical halachas that are easier to relate to for someone else,” said Sultan.

Ezra Levy, a senior at Northwest Yeshiva High School in Mercer Island, Wash., is a frequent user and contributor to Halachipedia. When his class was studying dosh, one of the prohibitions on Shabbat, he used Halachipedia to research laws about squeezing fruit and shared the sources with his rabbis.

Halachipedia also taught him unfamiliar halachot. “There was one on respecting elders and I didn’t know there were actual practical laws on how to show respect to your elders,” Levy said.

What does the future hold for the budding Torah scholar and computer whiz? “Looking forward, I hope to enhance our ability to serve the Jewish community in finding the answers to its halachic questions quickly and easily,” said Ike. “As technology and the Internet improves, Halachipedia looks to utilize those tools in order to further upgrade our database of halacha.”

To become a part of the Halachipedia editorial team contact support@halachipedia.com.

About the Author: Shira Vickar-Fox is a freelance writer based in New Jersey.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

2 Responses to “Halachipedia: Where Halacha Meets The World Of Wiki”

  1. Great job, guys! Keep expanding!

  2. Great job, guys! Keep expanding!

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Photo from President Barack Obama's past visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Netanyahu’s View of Obama: Trust and Consequences
Latest Sections Stories
Food-Talk---Eller-logo

While we are all accustomed to the occasional recipe substitutions – swapping milk for creamer, applesauce for oil – gluten-free cooking is a whole different ballgame.

Something-Cooking-logo

Until the year I decided to put a stop to all my tremors. I realized that if I wanted my family to experience Pesach and its preparations as uplifting and fulfilling, I’d have to relax and loosen up.

Teens-032715

David looked up. “Hatzlacha, Dina,” he smiled. “I hope everything goes well.”

In 1756, when the ominous threat of Islamic terror against Jews reached Tunis as well, Friha became one of its tragic victims.

Are we allowed to lie for shalom bayis? It would seem so, but what might be a healthy guideline for when it’s okay and when it’s not?

The connection between what I experienced as a high school teenager and the adult I am today did not come easy to me.

Isn’t therapy about being yourself; aren’t there different ways for people to communicate with each other?

Jack was awarded a blue and gold first-place trophy, appropriately topped off with a golden bee.

Participating in ManiCures during the school day may feel like a break from learning, but the intended message to the students was loud and clear. Learning and chesed come in all forms, and can be fun.

Building campaign chairman Jack Gluck has led the effort over many years.

When using an extension cord always make sure to use the correct rated extension cord.

There was no question that when Mrs. Cohen entered the room to meet the teacher she was hostile from the outset.

Szold was among the founders and leaders (she served on its executive committee) of Ichud (“Unity”), a political group that campaigned against the creation of an independent, sovereign Jewish state in Eretz Yisrael.

My friend is a strong and capable Jewish woman, but she acted with a passivity that seemed out of character.

More Articles from Shira Vickar-Fox
A typical screenshot from a Halachipedia article on the topic of Kiddush.

Sukkot was cold in Ithaca, N.Y. Josh Polevoy and friends wondered if they needed to return after dinner to the sukkah, and the frigid outdoors, to eat the few remaining pieces of deli roll. With a quick search on the web browser of his iPhone, Josh, a senior at Cornell University, found his answer.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/features/feautures-on-jewish-world/halachipedia-where-halacha-meets-the-world-of-wiki/2013/10/23/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: