P’sak from Rav Yisroel Belsky and Rav Shlomo Miller On Acappella Music During Sefirah

Q: A cappella albums - singing without instrumental accompaniment - are becoming more and more common, especially during Sefirah and The Three Weeks...

Watch: Rav Gershon Edelstein On How to Deal with Those Who Leave the Fold

THIS IS THE TRANSCRIPT OF THE VIDEO TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH:   * KOVOD & YEDIDUS * Avi Fishoff: The Rosh Yeshiva has stated clearly that when a...

Rav Moshe Feinstein’s Heter of Cholov Stam Revisited

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer Rabbinic Coordinator, Orthodox Union Halacha states that milk which is produced without hashgacha (r'iyah of a Yisroel) is non-kosher; such milk is...

Geshem or Gashem?

By Rabbi Yehuda Spitz Two weeks ago, on Shmini Atzeres, as per the Mishna's instruction and codified by the Shulchan Aruch, world Jewry started reciting...

Readers’ Matzav: Pita Chips Bracha Issue

Dear Editor, There is a product out by the name of Stacy's Pita chips that is OU certified. The product description, both on the packaging and...

Sorry to Spoil the Cheese Party: A Reply to Rabbi Barry Dolinger’s “Milchig Manifesto...

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer  P’sak Halacha is very serious business. To adjudicate Halacha, one must be a grounded halachic authority, whose command of the issues...

Video: Cholov Akum Nowadays

"Chalav Akum Nowadays" was presented by Rav Yisroel Belsky, OU Posek; Rav Menachem Genack, CEO OU Kosher; and Rav Aharon Teitelbaum, Nirbatur Rov,...

Buffalo Burgers and the Zebu Controversy

By Rabbi Yehuda Spitz This past Shabbos, many of us read Parshas Shmini, most well-known for being the Parsha that discusses and specifies the...

The Odd Account of the Overnight Onion

By Rabbi Yehuda Spitz Those of us fortunate to be learning Daf Yomi are approaching the final countdown to the worldwide grand Siyum HaShas,...

Halacha Berurah: Thanksgiving Celebrations and Adapting Customs of Akum

By Rabbi Elli Bohm Reviewed By HaRav Yisroel Belsky It is vital to make two points clear at the onset of this article. Firstly, we will...