Shevet Hakehosi: When Your Wife And Parents Cannot Get Along

If every time a man's parents come over to his house to visit they cause a fight with his wife, and inevitably cause Sholom...

A “Tail” Of Two Cities: Worldwide Fish Production

By Joel Weinberger, Star-K Field Supervisor The following article describes the saga of two diverse Star-K fish productions in two very different parts of the...

Removing Seeds from Melons On Shabbos

Melons pose a Borer problem because their seeds are attached to or embedded in the fruit. There are however permissible methods to remove the...

The Chazzan’s Speed During Kaddish

When saying Kaddish the Chazzan must be vigilant to wait for the tzibbur to answer Amein before continuing the next words of Kaddish. Shulchan...

Making a Bracha On a Hot Drink

When one sips a hot drink such as tea or coffee, or a sharp drink, such as whiskey, where a Revi'is is usually not...

The Halachah Of Kidneys

By Dr. Daniel Eisenberg There is a severe shortage of organs for transplantation throughout the world, including in the most scientifically advanced countries. The U.S....

Deoderant & Cosmetics on 9th of Av

-Women should not put on cosmetics on Tisha B'Av because this is included in the prohibition of smearing oneself. {However, a Kallah during the...

Cutting Nails During The Nine Days

With regard to cutting nails during the nine days the Mogen Avrohom (551:11) says that although an Aveil cannot cut his nails, the nine...

Amein To Bracha on Treife Food

If one hears someone make a beracha on non-kosher food, one should not answer Amein. (Shulchan Aruch w/Mishnah Brurah 215:5, Piskei Tshuvos 215:11) If one...

A Traveler’s Guide To The International Dateline

By Rabbi Dovid Heber, Star-K Kashrus Administrator In today's global market, the furthest regions of the Earth are much closer to home than one could...