Clinton Prison Escape: Incarceration in Halacha

By Rabbi Micha Cohn The dramatic escape of two convicted murderers from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Upstate New York has captivated the public. In...

Rav Moshe Feinstein, Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach & ybl”c Rav Elyashiv: When A Non-Jew...

It is assur for a Jew to ask a non-Jew to do a Milacha for him on Shabbos. These halachos of Amira L'Akum are...

The Merit of Torah Shavuos Night

-There is a minhag (brought in The Zohar) to stay up the night of Shavuos and ...

Audio: Shavuos Shmuess from Rav Chaim Stein zt”l

Below is a shmuess that was delivered four years ago, on Rosh Chodesh Sivan 5770, by Rav Chaim Stein zt"l, rosh yeshiva of...

Is Braekel Chicken Kosher?

Leading rabbonim in Eretz Yisroel are divided regarding the kashrus of the newly arrived Braekel chicken. Because it originated centuries ago in a part...

How to Adjust For 32 Brachos Missing on Shabbos

-On Shabbos (and Yom Tov) the number of berachos in Shmona Esrei are greatly reduced from a total of 57 (3 x 19) to...

Business Halacha: Recourse Exists If An Item Was Overpriced Or Underpriced

Question: I rented a house for $6,000 a month. It later became clear that I was swindled and comparable rentals in the area are...

Shavuos: Counting Temimos

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Someone once pointed out that in New York City all one has to do to calculate sundown in May is add...

The Purim Seudah

1)It is a Mitzvah on all Jewish men, women and children to partake of a festive Seudah, meal, on Purim. The Purim Seudah needs to...

May a Clown Daven Minchah?

As the joyous Purim holiday is underway, many preparations are underway for assembling and distributing Mishloach Manos. The custom of...