Listen: Payos And Beards

A shiur by Rabbi Y. Dov Krakowski

Holy Smokes! A Halachic Discussion Regarding E-cigarettes

Are e-cigarettes problematic from a halachic standpoint? By: Rav Yosef Greenwald Introduction E-cigarettes are a new invention of the past few years which are designed to reduce...

Cooking for a Slave on Yom Tov

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld We learn that one is not allowed to cook food on Yom Tov for a non-Jew in Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim,...

Is Saying “Lag Ba’omer” Like Counting Sefirah?

Q. If someone mistakenly says, “Today is Lag B’Omer” before counting the 33rd day of sefira, are they still allowed to count with a...

More On Taking a Haircut Tonight

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times For those who just want the bottom line – the answer is “Yes.” You can...

Haircut During The Omer By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld

The Torah tells us that a “mitztaer” (a person in pain) is exempt from the mitzvah of Sukkah. One may say that this exemption of a mitztaer being pattur from Sukkah is only applicable to the mitzva of Sukkah as...

Omer During Yovel

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The Torah gives us a special promise that during Shmitta and Yovel the supply of fruit will be sufficient even though...

Floods of Kiddush Hashem or Chillul Hashem

By Rabbi Shraga Freedman It wasn’t too long ago that the frum community in America was small, and its members’ actions would often go unnoticed....

Haggadah Reading

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The Rema brings down in Siman Taf Lamed that there is a minhag to say the Hagada on Shabbos HaGadol at mincha. The Ravya in Chelek Bais, Pesachim, siman Taf Chof Heh, says that the...

Havdalah on Tom Tov

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld In the end of Parshas Shmini, Perek Yud, Posuk Yud, the posuk teaches us that Hashem said we should differentiate between the holy and mundane. The Remah quotes the Rashba discussing...