Halachic Corner

Audio: Rav Shurkin On Showers on Yom Tov, and Women Learning Torah May 22, 2015  2:41 pm

[Audio below.] The following shiur was delivered at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill Ashkenaz Shul in Lakewood, NJ, and is posted exclusively here on

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Audio: Why Do We Have a Second Day of Shavuos? May 22, 2015  7:12 am

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

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The Erev Shavuos Stipulation May 22, 2015  6:13 am

While reciting Birchos Hatorah on Erev Shavuos, one may clearly stipulate that his brachos should be in effect only until the next morning. In this case, he may recite the brachos on Shavuos morning even if he

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Eating Milchigs On Shavuos May 22, 2015  5:46 am

Many have the minhag to eat a milchige meal (and milk and honey) on Shavuos. Some eat milchig at night

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Hamapil, Flowers On Shavuos May 22, 2015  5:11 am

-One who goes to sleep after Alos Hashachar Shavuos morning (or on any day) does not say the bracha of

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The Merit of Torah Shavuos Night May 22, 2015  4:44 am

-There is a minhag (brought in The Zohar) to stay up the night of Shavuos and learn Torah. This is based on the Midrash which says that Klal Yisroel overslept the night before Matan Torah and Hashem had to

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Waiting to Daven On Shavuos Night May 22, 2015  4:11 am

On Shavuos night, the minhag is to wait until it is night – Tzeis Hakochavim – to daven Maariv in order to have 49

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Shavuos: Kashrus Cheese Facts May 21, 2015  6:44 pm

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer Legend has it that cheese was first discovered by accident. Thousands of years ago, an Arabian nomad was carrying milk in a container made from the lining of

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Hilchos Uminhagei Shavuos May 21, 2015  5:19 pm

By Rabbi Y. Dov Krakowski The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Shavuos. The Piskei Din for the most part are based purely on the Sugyos,

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Cholov Yisroel: Unraveling The Mysteries – Part I May 21, 2015  11:12 am

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer, RC Dairy., OU Kosher “There is no purpose in drinking cholov yisroel today, as the government

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