A Mission Statement for Marriage

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss One of the beauties of learning Torah is that, if you apply yourself, you will see new things each time...

MAZEL TOV!

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld We are Boruch Hashem zocheh to be marrying off our son next week so I felt it was apropos to discuss...

Close, But No Cigar: The Rights Of The Second Hand Smoker

Halachic perspectives on second-hand smoke By: Rav Yosef Greenwald1 Introduction There has been much discussion on the topic of smoking in halacha over the course of the...

ARKA’OS: When Is One Permitted To Go To Secular Court?

By: Rav Ari Marburger, Dayan Beis Din Maysharim Prepared for print by R' Nechemya Klugman As is well known, it is assur to bring a case in...

Day Meal Before Midday

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The Gemara in Shabbos, daf kuf yud zayin, amud bais discusses what to do in a case where a fire is devastating one’s home on Shabbos....

Listen: Rabbi Krakowski On Shavuos

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Halachos of Shavuos

By: Rabbi Y. Dov Krakowski The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Yom Tov. The Piskei Din for the...

Sorry to Spoil the Cheese Party: A Reply to Rabbi Barry Dolinger’s “Milchig Manifesto...

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer  P’sak Halacha is very serious business. To adjudicate Halacha, one must be a grounded halachic authority, whose command of the issues...

Eating Dairy on Shavuos

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer The Rama on Orach Chaim 494:3 quotes a widespread minhag to eat dairy foods on Shavuos. The Mishnah Berurah (ibid. s.k.12)...

The Hawaiian Chicken-Chilean Sea Bass-New York Cheesecake Shavuos Cooking Challenge

By Margie Pensak Cooking and baking for Shavuos can become a halachically confusing juggling act, alternating between the preparation of milchig, fleishig, pareve, and fish...