Where do the timeless words of Torah and the cutting edge of modern-day halachic questions meet? In this fascinating book, written by an eminent talmid chacham, contemporary halachic issues are explored against the backdrop of the weekly Torah portion. A wide-ranging variety of topics are featured here, all thoroughly examined in light of classic and contemporary Torah scholars. Can a passenger plane used by terrorists for mass destruction of human life be shot down by fighter jets? Is the blue marlin a kosher fish? And what, exactly, is an 'ayin hara'? It is no wonder this book received glowing recommendations from well-known rabbanim--it resonates with interesting, timely, and fundamental insights that every reader will enjoy.