Fasting on Day of Wedding

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The posuk says that upon arriving at the home of Rivkah, Eliezer said, “I can’t eat until I speak first.” The...

Soinei Matanos Yichye

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The posuk in Mishlei, Perek Tes Zayin, posuk chof zayin says “Ve’Sonei Matanos Yichye:” one who does not accept presents will live. The Gemara in Sotah, daf mem zayin, amud bais tell us...

Yoshon: Why More Today Than Years Ago?

Q. Why does it seem that there is a greater emphasis on Yoshon today than there was generations ago? A. The Rama (Yoreh De’ah 293:2)...

“Vesein Tal Umatar” Begins in Eretz Yisroel

At Maariv tonight, 7 Cheshvan, in Eretz Yisroel, we begin to say Vesein Tal Umatar during the Shemonah Esrei in the bracha of Boreich...

The Halachic View Of What To Keep In Mind When Voting This Tuesday

By Rabbi Yitzchok Grossman A major theme of the 2016 presidential primary and general election campaigns has been the assertions that the leading candidates are...

Animal Rites

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The posuk in Parshas Noach, Perek Vov, posuk chof alef says that Hashem commanded Noach to take all kinds of food into the ark for “you and the animals...

Learning Vs. Earning: The Proper Balance of Bitachon and Hishtadlus – An Analysis

By Rav Yosef Greenwald; Prepared for print by Rabbi Nechemya Klugman On the one hand, we know that we are obligated to work in order...

Recall of the Galaxy Note 7: What Are The Halachic Responsibilities of Samsung?

By Rabbi Shlomo Cohen Samsung, the manufacturer of the Galaxy Note 7, made a bold step by announcing the recall of all the phones sold. The...

Lakewood’s Techum Shabbos Battles

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times In Lakewood, New Jersey, a battle rages. The battle is a halachic one and is...

Simchas Torah After Sukkos, Not After Shavuos

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld Chazal established Simchas Torah to be celebrated on Shemini Atzeres in Eretz Yisroel or the day after Shemini Atzeres in Chutz L’Aretz. Why isn’t Simchas Torah celebrated on Shavuos? Shavuous is the time when we received...