Rav Moshe Twersky Hy”d On Malchiyos and Shofros

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman Malchiyos Zichronos & Shofaros: Integral Part of Mussaf or an Addendum? The last sugyah in maseches Rosh Ha’Shana is about if the...

The Kashrus of Gelatin Capsules

 Q. Many medications are encased in gelatin capsules. May these be used? A. Rav Belsky zt”l would differentiate between two types of gelatin capsules: Hard Capsules Soft Capsules Regarding medicines...

Putting Klayim on Someone Else’s Tzitzis

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The Rambam in Perek Yud in Hilchos Kla’im, halacha lamed alef says a tremendous chiddush concerning the issur of Kla’im. He says that the issur of putting on Kla’im applies to both the person who wears...

Listen: Rav Feiner On Chodesh Elul

The following is a shiur was delivered this week by Rav Eytan Feiner, the brilliant and dynamic rov of the White Shul, Cong. Knesseth...

Halacha: May an Employee Check His Phone On His Employer’s Time?

By Rav Dovid Grossman Solitaire and Dan’s Deals An employee’s commitment may be more than meets the eye. Many workers are accustomed to having a more casual...

Halachically, Is One Allowed To Live In A Disaster Prone Area?

By Rav Yitzchok Grossman The 2016 Central Italy Earthquake Italians held a state funeral recently to mourn 37 of the 292 known deaths of the earthquake...

Rav Moshe Twersky Hy”d On Hefsekim (Interruptions) During Tekias Shofar: An In-depth Shiur, Part...

  By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman What Occurred and the Variant Opinions The Rosh mentions that in the town of Magentza (Mainz, Germany), in the year 4995 (1145)...

Sukkah in Bais Hamikdosh

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The posuk in Devorim, Perek Tes Zayin, Posuk Chof Alef says that one should not plant an “asheira tree” next to the mizbayach of Hashem. Rashi says that we learn from this posuk that one may...

Hefsekim (Interruptions) During Tekias Shofar, An In-depth Shiur from Rav Moshe Twersky z”l

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman Silent Interruption vs. Interruption of Extraneous Shofar-Sound Each group of shofar blasts is comprised of three sets which are in turn comprised...

Wrong Tefillin

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld Yehudah put on his tefillin one morning as he always did and upon finishing davening he noticed that he had accidentally put on his Rabbeinu Tam tefillin instead of...