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...

Rav Yisroel Yaakov Fisher: Accidentally Exchanging Coats & Scarves In Shul

What happens if you take a coat to shul and when you come out your coat,  it is not there, but a another coat...

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...

Kishke in Cholent, Soup Nuts, and More

By Rabbi Dovid Ostroff What is the halacha with regards to immersing kishke inside cholent? In previous shiurim we dealt with the two types of...

The Big Difference Between Mashed Potato & Mashed Banana

One of the Av Milachos is Tochein, grinding, or making food into very little pieces. The Orchos Shabbos (1:5:9-13) says that mashing something, even...

Rav Betzalel Stern: Seeing A King On Television

The Shulchan Aruch (OC 224:8) paskens that when you see a king you make a Bracha, SheNasan Michvodo L'Basar V'Dam", that Hashem gave from...

Making and Using Ice On Shabbos

By Rabbi Dovid Ostroff Is one permitted to crush ice in order to produce cold water? The gemora in Shabbos 51b says that it is...

Bread Meals: Take A Big First Bite

The Rama (178:2) writes that when it comes to bread meals, the rules of Shinu Makom (changing locations) are more lenient. Generally, if one...

Why Don’t Women Wear A Yarmulke?

There are two halachos of covering one's head. The first is not to walk 4 amos with your head uncovered. Whether this is a...

Rav Moshe Feinstein & Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach: Kiddush With A Plastic Cup

Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach once attended a kiddush where no kiddush cup or even glass cup was available. Rav Shlomo Zalman did not hesitate...