Purim: May I Wear My Wife’s Shaitel?

The following shailos uteshuvos appeared in the American Yated Ne'eman, as transcribed by Rabbi Doniel Travis. The responses were given by Rav Ezriel...

Hezek on the Safari

Rabbi Yehonoson Dovid Hool Let us begin with a story. Mr. Cohen is taking his family on a trip to the local safari park. He...

Is Video Supervision Enough for Cholov Yisroel?

Q. Is video supervision of milk adequate to establish a Cholov Yisroel status or must a Yisroel be physically present? A. This is a matter...

Yoma 74: Fasting On Erev Yom Kippur

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

Rav Wosner: Can A Litvak Wear A Shtreimel For Davening On Purim?

As we all know, Purim is a time when people - even adults - dress up. Thus, a Litvak might wear a shtreimel if...

Megillah 11: Taking Stones from the Kosel

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...

Making and Using Ice On Shabbos

By Rabbi Dovid Ostroff Is one permitted to crush ice in order to produce cold water? The gemora in Shabbos 51b says that it is...

Tzitz Eliezer: A Blind Man At The Kosel

The Shulchan Aruch paskens (OC 561:1) that when a person sees the Kosel he must tear Kria. What about a blind person, must he...

Rosh Hashanah 10: Using Non-Jewish Months and Years

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...

Is It Halachically Permitted To Eat Hot Dogs?

By Rabbi Micha Cohn Last week on October 26, 2015 the World Health Organization, announced that a group of 22 experts from 10 countries classified...