The Takanos of the Gaonim

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman This shiur was given last night lezaicher Nishmas the author's father - Dr. Nathan Hoffman, ob"m on histhird yahrtzeit.  Please learn...

The Fast of the Tenth of Teves, Asara B’Teves, Today

By Rabbi Yehudah Prero The first mention that we see of the tenth day of Teves as a fast day appears in Zecharia 8:19, where...

The Laws of Bedikas Chometz

By Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits, KOF-K Kosher Supervision Before performing the bedika, one should clean the house very well, thus making the bedika much easier. It is the...

Hilchos Uminhagei Purim

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

Audio: Shabbos Leftovers in the Nine Days

The following shiur on the topic of "Melava Malka in the Nine Days When You're "Fleishigs," was delivered  by Rav Chaim Weg, Rosh Kollel at the...

Audio: Rav Soloveitchik On “Mitzvah Haba’ah Ba’aveirah – Lulav Hagazul”

The following is a shiur that was delivered in by Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik of Boston on theinyan of "mitzvah haba'ah  ba'aveirah -...

Video: Storm Weather and Halacha

“Storm Weather and Halacha” is a video presentation featuring Star-K Kashrus Administrator Rabbi Zvi Goldberg, who discusses the halachic implications involved in storm weather...

Kitniyos and Paper Goods

Q. On Pesach, may one use paper plates, paper towels and napkins that are not certified kosher for Passover? A. Paper plates, paper towels and napkins...

Terumah and Maaser – Any Concerns Now?

Q. May I currently purchase and consume Israeli fruit, such as clementines, without separating Terumah and Maaser? A. In theory, fruit which grew or blossomed...

LISTEN: Rav Moshe Shternbuch Answers Shailos Live (English)

Last night, Kollel Shomre Hachomos L’Tzedokas Reb Meir Baal Haness held its annual Lakewood, NJ, reception at Tiferes Simcha Hall. The guest speaker was Rav Aharon...