Packing Clothes During the Nine Days

Q. I am visiting my parents over the Nine Days. I have a very large family of my own. Do I have to schlep...

A Siyum in Maseches Bava Basra in a Post-Truth Era

This week thousands of people learning Daf Yomi completed Meseches Bava Basra. The mesechta ends off with the halacha regarding loans.  In order for...

Hey Taxi!

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld A person hired a taxi while traveling up North in Israel. The emergency siren went off and the driver and passenger...

Women Davening Mussaf

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld In this week’s Parsha we learn about the korbanos that were brought on special occasions including Shabbos and Rosh Chodesh. In light of this, Chazal established the davening of Mussaf on those days. The Tzlach in Meseches Brachos,...

May One Make A Wedding On The Night Of Shiva Asar B’tammuz?

May one make a wedding on the night of Shiva Asar B’Tammuz? Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l (Igros Moshe I:168) writes that this question...

Division At The Western Wall Is No Path To Unity

By Rabbis Yaakov Menken and Pesach Lerner The statements from American Jewish movements, the Jewish Agency and numerous op-ed writers could hardly have been more...

The Kosel Compromise and the Conversion Bill – Some Final Thoughts

Avrohom Gordimer Although my thoughts on the apparent collapse of the Western Wall Compromise Plan are all pretty much contained here (along with a link...

May One Use A Fidget Spinner By Davening If It Can Increase His Kavannah?

By: Rav Yosef Greenwald Introduction Fidget spinners have emerged on the market as the latest “fad.” They have managed to keep people spellbound when playing with...

Are Some Open Orthodox Rabbis Rethinking Resistance to Intermarriage?

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer I really can’t believe that I’m writing this. It is not the first time that Open Orthodox rabbis have gotten involved...