Is a Tzadik’s Tefilos Considered Pikuach Nefesh? – The Sar Shalom of Belz &...

May one be mi'Chalel Shabbos for the purpose of having a Tzadik daven for a mortally ill person? A number of years ago is a...

Psak from Rav Elyashiv: Paying Instead Of Buckling

By Rafi G. In Israel the law is that every person riding in a car must be buckled up. if a policeman stops the car...

Is Assisting The Driver Of A Snowbound Car A Fulfillment Of Perikah Or Te’inah?

By Rabbi Yehoshua Grunwald This article seeks to clarify the Halachos concerning helping one whose car is stuck in the snow or does not operate...

Why Does The Chazan Stand At The Bima For Kabbolas Shabbos?

Many Shuls have a Minhag for the Chazan stand at the Bima fin the center of Shul or Kabalas Shabbos and not in his...

Sukkah 38: Taking an Esrog from a Different Hemisphere

Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he receivedsemichah. He has written several seforim...

Taanis Esther: Breaking the Fast Early

Q. I have a headache. Am I permitted to break my fast today? A. The halachos regarding breaking one’s fast on Taanis Esther are more...

Kashrus Alert: The Return Of The Evil Weevils In Rice & Barley

Recently, the OU has received complaints from consumers about high levels of infestation in barley and rice and other grain products. Many of these...

Is the Parah Adumah Near Lakewood Kosher?

By Rabbi Micha Cohn Many residents of Lakewood have been thrilled to get a glimpse of a real live parah adumah living on a shomer Shabbos farm in Howell,...

Audio: Rav Soloveitchik On “Mitzvah Haba’ah Ba’aveirah – Lulav Hagazul”

The following is a shiur that was delivered in by Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik of Boston on the inyan of "mitzvah haba'ah  ba'aveirah -...

Watch: Halachic Ramifications Of Severe Weather Challenges On Shabbos: Flooding on Shabbos

In light of the unfortunate situation in Houston, STAR-K presents the following clips, from a previously recorded webinar, which discuss various halachic ramifications of...