Chicago Rabbinical Council Top Ten Questions for September 2013

Q: What are the cRc guidelines regarding tequila? A: Of the four types of tequila, only unflavored Blano (white/silver) is recommended without a hechsher.  ...

Audio: Rav Shurkin On Inyonei Yom Kippur

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

Fruit Picking and Car Repairs On Chol Hamoed

Apple (or other fruit) Picking is permitted on Chol HaMoed if the apples are going to be eaten on Chol HaMoed. There is no need...

Climate Change from a Torah Perspective: Should We Care?

By Rabbi Micha Cohn Last week, over a hundred world leaders met in Paris to discuss climate change. Climate change or global warming refers to...

Keeping Halacha in Outer Space

By Rabbi Yosef Fund Posek for the Bais HaVaad, Lakewood Spacing In A recent article in the Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. officials are close...

Audio: Rav Shurkin on Inyonei Sukkos

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

Hamapil, Flowers On Shavuos

-One who goes to sleep after Alos Hashachar Shavuos morning (or on any day) does not say the bracha of Hamapil. Shulchan Aruch w/Mishnah...

Business Halacha: Early Bird Discounts

Q: Many schools and camps provide "early-bird" discounts if payment is made ahead of time. Is this practice allowed? A: We learned that prepayment discounts...

Erev Yom Kippur: Lots of Candy – How Many Brachos?

Generally, the halacha is that when a person makes a bracha on a food, the bracha is 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...