Halachos of Purim

There are special readings from the Torah and Prophets on four Sabbaths between the one on or preceding the New Moon of (the second)...

“Vesein Tal Umatar” Begins in Eretz Yisroel

At Maariv last night, residents of Eretz Yisroel began to say Vesein Tal Umatar during the Shemonah Esrei in the bracha of Boreich Aleinu....

New Rulings From Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l: A Review of the Rishumei Aharon

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman As a follow up to the previous reviews of both the Mesoras Moshe as well as volume nine of the Igros...

Chagigah 14: Stopping the Levyathon

Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he receivedsemichah. He has written several seforim...

What’s the Source? Chai Rotel and Minhagim of Lag Ba’omer

By Moishe Friedman One hundred years ago, there lived in Lemberg a shochet named Rav Avrohom Yitzchok Sperling zt"l. As a young man, he was always interested...

How to Purchase Daled Minim Grown During Shemita

By Rabbi Yehoshua Greenwald This article will discuss the Daled Minim – the Four Species used on Sukkos which grew during Shemita. There are specific...

Yishuv Eretz Yisroel: Does It Apply Today? At What Risk? At What Cost?

By Rabbi Yaakov Rappaport  Leaving the Land Many young couples begin their first years of marriage living in Eretz Yisroel. Some couples decide to return to Chutz...

Zika Virus in Halachah: Is It Halachically Permitted To Travel To Locales With Communicable...

By Rabbi Yosef Fund The most recent outbreak of the Zika virus began in April 2015 in Brazil, and subsequently spread to other countries in South America, Central America,...

Watch: Rav Yisroel Brog Pesach Series: Avdus

Rav Yisroel Brog is the rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Tiferes Avigdor in Cleveland, Ohio. The following is a Pesach shiur on the topic of "Avdus." WATCH: {Matzav.com}

Enzyme Modified Cheese in Halacha

Q. I have heard that food technologists can now accelerate the aging of cheeses. Is this true, and would I have to wait six...