Music In The 3 Weeks: Recorded Music, Acapella, Kumzitz, Singing To Yourself, Music Lessons

The Mishna Brura (551:16) says that it is assur to dance in the 3 weeks. This is the reason for the issur of listening...

The Bracha of Hagomel

By Rabbi Doniel Neustadt In the times of the Beis ha-Mikdash, a person who survived a potentially life-threatening situation brought a Korban Todah, a...

The Debriciner Rov: Swimming on 17 Tammuz?

Is swimming permitted on 17 Tammuz? Technically speaking says the Debriciner Rov, Rav Moshe Stern in Shu"t Be'er Moshe (3:73) it is permissible. The...

Rav Moshe Feinstein: The Status Of The Night Of 17 Tammuz – Shaving, Wedding

On Shiva Asar B'Tammuz we don't fast until the morning. Does that mean that the night before is not part of the Taanis and...

The Power of Amein: An Amazing Story from the Kaf Hachaim

This awesome story from the Kaf Hachaim (124:30) and R' Shlomo Zalman Auerbach (Halichos Shlomo end of sefer) reveals how severe the punishment for...

The Drinks of a New Generation

By Rabbi Tzvi Rosen, Star-K Kashrus Administrator; Editor, Kashrus Kurrents Those of us who remember the famous marketing jingles of years past certainly recall the...

Buffet Meal – Manners Before Proper Order

The Mishna and Gemara in Maseches Brachos discuss the different criteria used to determine the proper order for making brachos. The four basic categories...

Adding Water to a Vaporizer On Shabbos

It is permitted to add water on Shabbos to a cold-water vaporizer on Shabbos. Causing the water to vaporize in this manner does not...

Why Does The Chazan Stand At The Bima For Kabbolas Shabbos?

Many Shuls have a Minhag for the Chazan stand at the Bima fin the center of Shul or Kabalas Shabbos and not in his...

Using Hairspray On Shabbos

One is permitted to spray one's hair (e.g. sprinkle or hand-pat water on frizzy hair) on Shabbos as long as it is not very...