Hilchos Chanukah: How to Light On Erev Shabbos

On Erev Shabbos, if a woman is running late to light Shabbos candles on time, she is permitted to light the Shabbos candles immediately,...

Rav Wosner: Standing Up For The Wife Of A Talmid Chochom

There is a mitzva to stand up for a Talmid Chochom. Chazal tell us that Eishes Chaver KiChaver, the wife of a talmid chochom...

Why Do We Eat Hamantashin On Purim?

Traditionally, Hamantashin were filled with poppy seeds called "monn" in Yiddish, spelled Mem Hey Nun, which spells Haman. The three corners represent the three...

Rav Moshe Shternbuch: No Minyan For Davening, What About Less?

Rav Moshe Shternbuch was asked (2:57) by the people of a small town who could not get a minyan together every day, if it...

Megillah 12: The Proper Way to Spell Yehuda

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...

Watch: What Products Am I Permitted To Eat From An Ice Cream Store?

As you prepare to fire up the grill for the summer or hit the road on vacation, countless Kashrus issues arise: Can I cook...

Do “Yissocher-Zevulun” Partnerships Actually Work?

By Rabbi Eliezer Cohen, Rosh Kollel Ner Mizrach, Atlanta GA Introduction Most people do not have sufficient time and financial resources to learn Torah as a...

The Importance of Cheesecake in Halacha

By Rabbi Yehuda Spitz The upcoming Yom Tov of Shavuos, aside from its most common name, has several others: Chag HaKatzir (The Holiday of the...

Kiddush Friday Night, Part 7 – Stand or Sit

By Yosef Brecher Should one stand or sit during the recitation of kiddush and for what reason? Reasons to Sit: The Mishna Berura (O.C. 271 s.k. 46)...

Recall of the Galaxy Note 7: What Are The Halachic Responsibilities of Samsung?

By Rabbi Shlomo Cohen Samsung, the manufacturer of the Galaxy Note 7, made a bold step by announcing the recall of all the phones sold. The...