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...

Chelkas Yaakov: Can You Break A Shidduch If The Girl Lied About Her Age?

The Chelkas Yaakov (Even Ha'ezer 80) was asked about a girl who was supposedly 28 years old a the time of her engagement and...

Candy is Dandy: The Kashrus of Sweets

By Rabbi Tzvi Rosen, Star-K Kashrus Administrator; Editor, Kashrus Kurrents Walking through a candy store leaves one with little doubt that great creative genius has...

Standing During Kaddish and the Laws of Selichos

-L'chatchila one should make an effort to stand during Kaddish, at least until after saying "Amein Yehei Shemei Rabbah", and the Amein that follows...

Pictures Hanging On The Wall: The Chazon Ish, Rav Moshe Feinstein & ybl”c Rav...

There are two questions surrounding pictures hanging on a wall on Shabbos. The first is Binyan and Stira. Is hanging a picture considered adding...

No Rush to Wash

Often at a Shabbos seuda, the baal habayis (head of the household) will make a hamotzei and have in mind everyone at the table....