Bringing a Heater into the Sukkah

If one is unable to sleep in the Sukkah due to cold weather, one is not obligated to do so, and one is not...

Proper Speech in the Sukkah

Inasmuch as the holiness of the Sukkah is very great, one should limit discussions in the Sukkah as much as possible to words of...

Living in the Sukkah/Reviewing the Laws of Aseres Yemei Teshuvah

 The proper way to fulfill the mitzvah of Sukkah is for one to "eat, drink, sleep, relax, talk with friends, and live in the...

A Basic Understanding Of The Tekios

By Rabbi Doniel Neustadt One of the most important mitzvos of Rosh Hashanah is the Biblical command to blow the shofar. Although the significance of...

To Bee Or Not To Bee: A Kashrus Guide to Honey

By Rabbi Dovid Heber, Star-K Kashrus Administrator For hundreds of years, the Jewish custom has been to begin Rosh Hashana with an apple dipped in...

Asher Yotzar During Pesukei Dezimrah

If one uses the bathroom during Pesukei D'zimrah one should say the beracha of Asher Yatzar as soon as possible, between Perakim (paragraphs) of...

The Shevet Halevi & Rav Shternbuch: Can A Frum Jew Be Your “Motzo’ei Shabbos...

If someone keeps Rabbeinu Tam's zeman for Motzo'ei Shabbos, may he ask his friend who already 'finished' Shabbos to do melacha for him? That question...

Industrial Eggs – Not As Simple As It May Seem

By Rabbi Zushe Blech, Kehilas Bais Ben Tziyon, Monsey, NY The talmudic paradigm for a concept that is blatantly obvious is Keveiasa Bechuscha, the issue...

Shevet Hakehosi: A Shadchan For Estranged Friends

When a shadchan makes a match for a couple, the halacha is that he must be paid. This is generically called sirsur, which means...

Rav Menashe Klein: A Day At The Races?

Rav Menashe Klein discusses (Mishneh Halachos 6:270) if it is permitted to go to the race track and bet on horses or even to...