Business Halacha: Payment of Wages

Q: What are the mitzvos and prohibitions related to payment of wages? A: Payment of wages is no less a mitzvah than payment of any...

May A Shul Hire A Rabbi Who Is Ineligible For A Minyan?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman While this question may seem a bit bizarre at first glance, it is a disturbingly germane question.  More and more, we...

P’sak: Stealing Daled Minim is Forbidden

A number of neighborhood publications in Israel Yerushalayim and elsewhere recent republished a psak released several years ago by the former Chief Rabbis of Israel,...

Audio: Divrei Chizuk for Shavuos from Rav Malkiel Kotler

The following divrei chizuk were delivered this week by Rav Malkiel Kotler, Rosh Yeshiva of Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, to members of...

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...

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...

Rosh Hashanah 21: Lie Detectors in Halacha

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...

Parshas Shemos: Understanding Shnayim Mikra V’Echad Targum

By Rabbi Yehuda Spitz There is a well known Gemara in Brachos that states "A person should always complete his with the congregation -...

Oven Kashrus: For Everyday Use

By Rabbi Moshe Heinemann, Star-K Rabbinic Administrator Hashem, in His eminent act of chesed, created a world with abundant gifts expressly designed for the enjoyment...