Sukkah 25: Can a Kohein Visit a Tzaddik’s Grave?

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

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...

Business Halacha: My Loan to My Neighbor Who Can’t Pay Me Back

Question: I lent my neighbor money. He (honestly) does not have money to pay, but has a house, a car, furniture and clothing. Is...

Sukkah 21: Bunk Beds in the Sukkah

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

Business Halacha: Entrusted Items

Question: What are the basic rules of entrusted items? Answer: There are four types of shomrim (guardians) for entrusted items: shomer chinam, shomer sachar, socher,...

Rav Shternbuch: Does an Aidem Inherit a Shteller?

With regard to sons-in-law inheriting a rabbinic position from a father-in-law, Rav Moshe Shternbuch (3:460) quotes the Rama in his teshuvos who says that...

Megillah 18: Spacing Out During Krias Megillah

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...

Purim: Ad Delo Yoda – Until What Exactly?

The Gemara, Megilah 7b states, אמר רבא מיחייב איניש לבסומי בפוריא עד דלא ידע בין ארור המן וברוך מרדכי. "Rava said, "One is obligated...

Body-Cams and Viral Videos: The Halachic Implications of Video Technology

By Rabbi Micha Cohen Last week, video footage from a deadly police traffic stop was released. The footage was taken by the body-camera of the...