When Must One Stop Eating Matzah?

One may not eat matzah on the 14th day of Nissan (i.e. erev Pesach, beginning from the night of the 14th) so that there...

The Famous Rogatchover Gaon On Neshima Achas

Nowadays, the minhag is for each person to say the names of the sons of Haman by himself in one breath, and not to...

Halachos of Purim

Halachos for Purim 1 1) Chazal have instituted that on Purim one should drink more than his usual share of wine. According to some opinions...

Can You Unstuff a Toilet On Shabbos With a Plunger?

The Shulchan Aruch (Orach Chaim 336:9) says that if a drainage gutter from a roof is stuffed with grass and straw, you may clear...

A Driver’s Liability in Halacha and Civil Law: Rav Mendel Shafran and the Dan...

Driving a car in America carries with it tremendous responsibility. Besides the Torah obligation not to hurt others, driving also involves several issues of...

The Purim Seudah

1)It is a Mitzvah on all Jewish men, women and children to partake of a festive Seudah, meal, on Purim. The Purim Seudah needs to...

The Halachos of Matanos La’evyonim

1) It is a Mitzva to give "Matanos L'Evyonim- gifts to the poor" on Purim day. If the money was given to the poor person...

The Importance Of Not Talking During Davening

1) It is extremely important to refrain from talking "Sichas Chulin- mundane conversation" in a Shul, especially during davening and surely during Chazaras HaShatz and Krias...

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...

Harav Dovid Feinstein: Purim Halacha Tidbits

The following are a number of pesokim from Harav Hagaon Rav Dovid Feinstein shlit"a, rosh yeshiva of Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalayim, regarding Purim-related shailos: -A question...