Bringing an animal into one’s home is a carries great responsibility. Pets in Halacha addresses:

  • May I own a guinea pig, a boa constrictor, or a pit bull?
  • May I feed a petĀ basar vechalav,Ā pork, orĀ shemittahĀ produce?
  • Must I care for the goldfish my child brought home from the carnival?
  • May I entrust a child with the responsibility for a pet?
  • May I use an electric collar on a pet?
  • May I put back a fish that jumped from the aquarium on shabbos?
  • Can my dog open electric doors for me on Shabbos?
  • Does my aviary need a mezuzah?

These and many more questions are answered clearly in this unique, well-sourced, first-of-its-kind halachic guidebook to pet ownership. This comprehensive work covers the various common problems faced by pet owners, as well as more obscure halachic issues. This sefer includes many decisions from leading contemporaryĀ poskimĀ not found in other sources.

After years of research, Rabbi Chaim Belsky has created a must-read for Jewish pet owners everywhere, and a valuable resource for Torah scholars as well.

About the Author:

Rabbi Chaim L. BelskyĀ is the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Tiferes Yisroel, a Yeshiva for American students in Yerushalayim. Raised in Chicago, Illinois, Rabbi Belsky learned for many years in Mesivta Yeshiva Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin. He has spent the past fifteen years in Yerushalayim, where he has developed a very close relationship with HaRav Yitzchok Berkovitz shlita, under whom he has learned halacha. Rabbi Belsky is also a trainedĀ soferĀ andĀ shochet.

ISBN 9781946351388
Author Rabbi Chaim L. Belsky
Number of pages 112
Binding type Hard Cover

Additional information

Weight2 lbs
Dimensions6 × 9 in



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