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Chagigah 11: The Circle Mikvah

Friday September 19, 2014 4:37 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Audio: Rav Shurkin On “Issur Lashuv L’eretz Mitzraim, B’inyan Sukkah Gezulah Umezuzah Sheulah, B’lav D’Lo Sanusu, Ubepeirush ‘Boruch Atah Hashem’ B’brochos”

Friday September 19, 2014 2:50 AM

yaakov-moshe-shurkin[Audio below.] The following shiur was delivered on  Sunday morning at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill (more…)

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Chagigah 9: The Pushed-Off Tisha B’Av

Wednesday September 17, 2014 1:04 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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OU Kosher’s Primer for Upcoming Shemittah Year

Tuesday September 16, 2014 2:31 PM

farmerBy Rabbi Moshe Zywica

Executive Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kosher

“The laws governing the shemittah year were designed to strengthen the Jewish people’s trust in Hashem and to serve as a reminder that as important as our efforts are, ultimately everything comes from above.  It is an opportunity, every seven years, to witness the manifestation of Hashem’s presence in the world.”

As we are little more than a month away from a shemittah year it is helpful to review some of the laws and customs as they pertain to us in (more…)

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Chagigah 6: “Fake” Chinuch

Sunday September 14, 2014 1:24 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Chagigah 4: The Prohibition of Autopsies

Friday September 12, 2014 5:17 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Chagigah 3: The Partially Deranged Person

Thursday September 11, 2014 1:17 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Chagigah 2: The Mother’s Obligation in Chinuch

Wednesday September 10, 2014 1:17 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Audio: Rav Shurkin On Yakir (Teshuvos RA”E Siman 101) and Inyonei Yom Kippur (Teshuvos RA”E Siman 16)

Tuesday September 9, 2014 1:48 AM

yaakov-moshe-shurkin[Audio below.] The following shiur was delivered on  Sunday morning at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill (more…)

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Audio: Rav Shurkin On “B’din Echad H’Ish V’echad H’Isha Shaviln Lemalkus U’b'inyan Loi Yarbeh Lo Nashim V’Oid B’dinei Melech”

Tuesday September 2, 2014 12:56 AM

yaakov-moshe-shurkin[Audio below.] The following shiur was delivered on  Sunday morning at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill (more…)

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Megillah 28: A Kohen Telling His Son What To Do

Friday August 8, 2014 4:18 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Megillah 27: Putting Seforim On Top of Chumashim

Thursday August 7, 2014 1:16 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Megillah 26: The Role of the Seven Community Leaders

Wednesday August 6, 2014 1:34 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Megillah 21: The Obligation to Hear Krias HaTorah

Friday August 1, 2014 1:55 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Megillah 20: Calculating Alos - 72 Minutes or 16.1

Thursday July 31, 2014 1:44 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Audio: Rav Shurkin On “Arei Halevyim, U’b'din Dayan Hanoitel Schoroi Ladun Dinaiv Betailim U’b'din Loi Saguru Mipnei Ish”

Thursday July 31, 2014 1:19 AM

yaakov-moshe-shurkin[Audio below.] The following shiur was delivered on  Sunday morning at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill (more…)

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Megillah 18: Spacing Out During Krias Megillah

Tuesday July 29, 2014 1:09 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Megillah 16: The Quiet Birchas Kohanim

Sunday July 27, 2014 1:12 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Megillah 13: Why Was Rochel Allowed to Trick Yaakov?

Thursday July 24, 2014 1:25 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Megillah 12: The Proper Way to Spell Yehuda

Wednesday July 23, 2014 1:23 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Megillah 11: Taking Stones from the Kosel

Tuesday July 22, 2014 1:11 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Megillah 10: Making a Bracha On Destroying Amaleik

Monday July 21, 2014 1:19 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Megillah 7: The Proper Review - 40 or 101 times?

Friday July 18, 2014 3:15 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Megillah 6: Being Happy During Adar Rishon

Thursday July 17, 2014 12:47 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Today: The Fast of Shiva Assar B’Tammuz

Tuesday July 15, 2014 2:11 AM

yerushalayimOn the 17th day in the month of Tammuz, Jews the world over fast and lament to commemorate the many calamities that have befallen our people on this ominous day. (more…)

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Megillah 4: Reading the Megillah on Shabbos

Tuesday July 15, 2014 1:12 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Megillah 3: The Leniency of Taanis Esther

Monday July 14, 2014 1:08 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Megillah 2: Picking a City for Purim

Sunday July 13, 2014 1:19 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Taanis 29: Eating Left-Over Shabbos Meat During The Nine Days

Thursday July 10, 2014 1:09 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Taanis 28: Monopolizing a Mitzvah

Wednesday July 9, 2014 1:13 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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