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...

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...