Reminder: Make an Eruv Tavshilin

Free reminder service below. By Rabbi Tzvi Rosen A fundamental difference between Yom Tov observance and Shabbos observance is the allowance of ochel nefesh, food preparation on Yom Tov....

Piskei Halacha of Hagaon Rav Chaim Yisroel Belsky zt”l

Click here to view the piskei halacha of Hagaon Rav Chaim Yisroel Belsky zt"l.

Rav Shmuel Eliyahu: Issur of Lo Yilbash Applies On Purim Too

Rav Shmuel Eliyahu, chief rabbi of Tzefas and a son of former Chief Rabbi Rav Mordechai Eliyahu, issued a p'sak last year that all...

Taanis 25: Eating After Alos Hashachar On a Fast Day

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...

Payment of Wages Without Stipulation

Q: If someone did a job and the wages were not stipulated beforehand, how much is owed? A: We mentioned last week that it advisable...

10 Reasons for Blowing the Shofar

This list was compiled by the 10th century sage, Rabbi Saadia Gaon. 1. The Shofar is like the trumpet which announces the coronation of a...

Trump’s Immigration Ban in Halacha

By Rabbi Shlomo Cohen Introduction The war in Syria and uprisings in other parts of the world have uprooted thousands of families from their homes. Many of...

What Does “OU Glatt” Mean?

Q. Kosher meat products regularly bear the OU symbol with the word “Glatt." What does this mean, and would the product still be kosher...

Taanis 29: Eating Left-Over Shabbos Meat During The Nine Days

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...

Bad is Good

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld In Breishis, Perek Lamed Zayin, posuk alef Yaakov wanted to finally settle down and not have any more worries. Before long he was presented...