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Hilchos Chanukah: How to Light On Erev Shabbos

Friday December 19, 2014 6:10 AM

olive-oil-menorahOn Erev Shabbos, if a woman is running late to light Shabbos candles on time, she is permitted to light the Shabbos candles immediately, once her husband has lit even one of the lights on the Chanukah menorah, (more…)

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Know What’s Right Before You Light

Tuesday December 16, 2014 4:10 PM

chanukahThe halacha card below is being distributed as part of “The Shaimos Project” a division of the Ner Reuven Ahavas Hamitzvos Initiative. (more…)

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Hilchos Uminhagei Chanukah

Tuesday December 16, 2014 12:52 PM

krakowskiBy Rabbi Y. Dov Krakowski

The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Chanuka. The Piskei Din for the most part (more…)

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Audio: Rav Shurkin On “Dina De’achrei Rabim Lehatois Ubeklalei Horaah Dehalacha Kerov Poskim”

Tuesday December 16, 2014 4:05 AM

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

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Shabbos Alert: A Warming Drawer by Any Other Name Would be Called…an Oven

Friday December 12, 2014 7:33 AM

warming-drawerBased on the volume of calls that the Star-K Kashrus Hotline has received about warming drawers, it appears that many consumers are unaware of how to (more…)

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Video: Rav Yisroel Brog on “Developing Strong and Healthy Children”

Tuesday December 9, 2014 6:15 AM
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Rav Yisroel Brog gives crucial instruction and advice on how to develop strong and healthy children, immune to challenges. Included is an amazing description of the difficult and challenging life of Yaakov Avinu.

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Yevamos 66: Davening for Your Lender

Tuesday December 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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Yevamos 65: Lying for the Greater Good

Monday December 8, 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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Audio: Rav Shurkin On Tefilin For A Left-handed Man, Chalitzah For a Left-footed Man and The Name Binyomin (Parshas Vayishlach)

Friday December 5, 2014 5:40 AM

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

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Yevamos 62: Paying a Non-Jewish Shadchan

Friday December 5, 2014 2:42 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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“Vesein Tal Umatar” Begins in Chutz La’aretz

Thursday December 4, 2014 10:04 AM

siddurAt Maariv tonight, December 4th, residents of chutz la’aretz begin to say Vesein Tal Umatar during the Shemonah Esrei in the bracha of Boreich Aleinu. Residents of Eretz Yisroel already began (more…)

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Yevamos 61: The Grandfather Clause

Thursday December 4, 2014 1:18 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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Yevamos 59: The Well-Fed Dog

Tuesday December 2, 2014 2:41 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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Yevamos 58: Willful Indifference

Monday December 1, 2014 1:18 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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Audio: Rav Shurkin on “Im Aku”m Muzhorim Al Issur Hana’ah Mei’avoidah Zarah”

Sunday November 30, 2014 9:44 PM

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

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Audio: Rav Shurkin On “Lo Yisa Odam Meinekis Chaveiroi V’shavya Anafshei Chaticha D’issura V’keivon Shehigid Shuv Eino Choizer U’Magid”

Sunday November 23, 2014 1:50 AM

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

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Yevamos 46: The Doubtful Jew on Shabbos

Wednesday November 19, 2014 1:05 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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Yevamos 45: Feeding Time at the Zoo

Monday November 17, 2014 11:31 PM

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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Video: Rav Moshe Tuvia Lieff on the Mitzvah of Peru Urevu

Monday November 17, 2014 1:17 AM

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Audio: Rav Shurkin On Hanoitel Kedeiras Chaveiro Mei’al Gabei H’aish B’ Shabbos B’ein Daaito Lachzor V’oid Inyanei Shabbos

Wednesday November 12, 2014 1:36 AM

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

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Yevamos 31: Turning Yourself In

Tuesday November 4, 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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Shabbos Lunch or Shabbos Brunch: A Halachic Analysis

Monday November 3, 2014 2:41 AM

shabbos-tableBy Rabbi Mordechai Fishman

In reference to the first סעודה eaten on Shabbos day many people use the term “Shabbos Lunch” This article will analyze the proper (more…)

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Yevamos 30: Eating Dangerous Foods Erev Yom Kippur

Monday November 3, 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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Vesein Tal Umatar Begins in Eretz Yisroel

Friday October 31, 2014 6:07 AM

siddurResidents of Eretz Yisroel have begun to say Vesein Tal Umatar during the Shemonah Esrei in the bracha of Boreich Aleinu. Residents of chutz laaretz won’t begin saying Vesein Tal Umatar until (more…)

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Audio: Rav Shurkin on How May A Mohel Put Away His Muktzah Sakin Shel Milah After A Bris Milah On Shabbos?

Thursday October 30, 2014 11:35 PM

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

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Yevamos 26: Quality vs. Quantity

Thursday October 30, 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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Yevamos 25: Marrying a Deceased Patient’s Wife

Wednesday October 29, 2014 1:10 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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Yevamos 24: Stealing the Mitzvah of Yibum

Tuesday October 28, 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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Yevamos 22: The Bitter Bachelor

Sunday October 26, 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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Yevamos 18: Who Does Chalitzah?

Wednesday October 22, 2014 1:10 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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