Bracha Over A Cheap Apartment?

A number of poskim were asked whether someone who wins a lottery for reduced price apartments currently distributed by the Housing Ministry should recite the bracha of Hatov Vehameitiv said...

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,...

The Chasam Sofer: 17 Tammuz? The Confusion Behind The Exact Date

The Gemara (Taanis 28b) asks why we fast on 17 Tammuz if in Sefer Yirmiyahu it says that the walls of Yerushalayim...

Parshas Parah: This Shabbos

This Shabbos we read Parshas Parah (at the beginning of Parshas Chukas). Parshas Parah discusses the preparation of the Parah Adumah, the Red Heifer,...

A Basic Understanding Of The Tekios

By Rabbi Doniel Neustadt One of the most important mitzvos of Rosh Hashanah is the Biblical command to blow the shofar. Although ...

I Want to Daven

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss Recently, on a Monday morning while I was davening, my mind drifted off to how I had a lot on...

Watch: Can Meat And Fish Be Cooked On The Same BBQ?

As you prepare to fire up the grill for the summer or hit the road on vacation, countless Kashrut issues arise: Can I cook...

Popcorn, Potato Chips, Corn Chips and Pringles: What Bracha?

Rabbi Pinchos Bodner, in his sefer on Brachos, writes (based on the Shulchan Aruch (202)) that in order to make a hoadama on a...

The Laws of Separating Challah

1. A loaf of bread made from (any of) the five species of grain must have challah separated from it. Before...

Visiting a Bais Hakevaros During Nissan

Some have the custom to not visit a Bais Hak'voros (cemetery) the entire month of Nissan including on the Yahrtzeit of a parent. Rather,...