Customs During Sefirah – Part 2

Authored by Moishe Dovid Lebovits/Reviewed by Rabbi Ben-zion Schiffenbauer Shlita/Piskei Harav Yisroel Belsky Shlita/Reviewed by Harav Yisroel Belsky Shlita The last article dealt with many...

Time for Birkas Ha’illanos

Rosh Chodesh Nissan, this Shabbos, marks the beginning of the season for Birkas Ha'Ilanos - the blessing we recite once a year upon seeing...

Video: Star-K Monthly Webinar Answers 10 Questions for Chanukah 5774

Join Rabbi Zvi Goldberg and Rabbi Mordechai Frankel the Monthly STAR-K Webinar for Chanukah 5774 and get the answers to 10 of ...

Audio: Rav Soloveitchik On “Yom Tov Sheini, Lulav and Sukkah”

The following is a shiur that was delivered in by Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik of Boston, Rosh Yeshivas RIETS, on the inyan of...

Hamapil, Flowers On Shavuos

-One who goes to sleep after Alos Hashachar Shavuos morning (or on any day) does not say the bracha of Hamapil. Shulchan Aruch w/Mishnah...

The Halachos and Minhagim of Rosh Hashanah: A Review

By Rabbi Y. Dov Krakowski The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Rosh Hashana. The Piskei Din for the most...

Video: Chanukah – Praying for Miracles

The following shiur was delivered by Rabbi Shloime Pollak, Daf Yomi maggid shiur at the Sterling Forest Beis Medrash inLakewood. The Ram"a in 682;1 tells...

Rav Wosner: May A Litvak Wear A Shtreimel For Davening On Purim?

As we all know, Purim is a time when people - even adults - dress up. Thus, a Litvak might wear a shtreimel if...

Q. Is Baker’s Yeast Chometz?

Is Baker's yeast chometz? A. The se’or prohibited by the Torah does not refer to baker’s yeast. Se’or is sourdough, which is made by allowing...

Grilling Fish and Meat

Q. I’m hosting a picnic and some people prefer fish to meat. Can I grill both of them together? A. The Gemara (Pesachim 76b) teaches...