Audio: Rav Shurkin On Safeik D’Bein Hashemashos

The following shiur, on tzitzis, was delivered on  Sunday morning at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill Ashkenaz Shul in Lakewood, NJ. The shiur was...

Listen: Rav Reisman On Chag HaPesach and Sefiras Ha’omer

The following is a shiur delivered by Harav Yisroel Reisman, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Torah Vodaas and mara d’asra of Agudath Israel of Madison. The...

Meat and Diary: A Kosher Consumer’s Handbook

Rabbi Dovid Heber, Star-K Kashrus Administrator One of the best known halachos of kashrus is that one may not eat meat and milk together.  One...

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...

Thanksgiving on the First Day of Chanukah – First Time in 125 Years –...

By Rabbi Dovid Heber As many of us have already noticed, this year, Thanksgiving occurs on the first day of Chanukah. This rare event has...

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...

Audio: Eidus for Kiddush Hachodesh

The following shiur was delivered on  Sunday morning at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook HillAshkenaz Shul in Lakewood, NJ, and is posted exclusively here on...

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...

Sukkah 11: Using an Esrog as a Sukkah Decoration

Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received semichah. He has...