Halachic Corner

Audio: Rav Shurkin On Eid Hamesayeiya July 3, 2015  4:53 am

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

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Paintball, Boxing, and Other Unsafe Amusement July 2, 2015  3:42 pm

By Rabbi Yaakov Rappaport Paint ball is a game in which two teams fight against

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Is the Parah Adumah Near Lakewood Kosher? June 26, 2015  6:45 am

By Rabbi Micha Cohn Many residents of Lakewood have been

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The Impact of Technology on Evidence – Part II June 26, 2015  6:10 am

By Rabbi Yaakov Rappaport There are a variety of methods which can be used to

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Are DNA and Blood Tests Accepted by Bais Din? June 19, 2015  7:08 am

The Impact of Technology on Evidence – Part I Based on a shiur given by Rabbi Yaakov Rappaport The Mishnah in Sanhedrin Daf 24B discusses many different types of people

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Horse Racing on Shabbos and American Pharoh June 18, 2015  5:44 pm

By Rabbi Micha Cohn On Saturday, June 6, a horse named American Pharoh won the Belmont Stakes,

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Never Mind Your Shaitel; Is Your Shaitel Head Kosher? June 12, 2015  10:43 am

By Rabbi Tzvi Frank The Gemara1 derives from the verse “Lo Sasun Iti Elokei Chesef Velokei Zahav“2 the prohibition to create an image of a human being. This action

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The Meraglim and Counting Torah Desecrators as Part of a Minyan June 12, 2015  10:10 am

In this week’s parsha we read about the episode of the meraglim – the spies. At the onset, the meraglim were actually great leaders

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Audio: Rav Shurkin On Shitos HaRishonim B’Din Ibud Lishmon Shel Oros Hatefillin and Lo Sasuru Acharei Levavchem June 12, 2015  5:30 am

[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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Texting, Talking and Driving: A Halachic Perspective June 5, 2015  10:17 am

By Rabbi Micha Cohn The popularity of cell phones has had some dangerous consequences. Mobile

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