Using Aerosol Sprays on Shabbos

Common aerosol spray dispensers such as hair-sprays, deodorants, and room-fresheners operate by use of a propellant that is sealed inside the container together with...

At Weddings, Bar Mitzvos, Sheva Brachos, Think Before You Eat

If one eats a non-mezonos food prior to a meal in which he intends on washing, he may be obligated to make both a...

Hilchos Meah (100) Brachos

-Men, and boys who have reached the age of Chinuch (and according to a minority opinion, Women and girls) are obligated to make a...

Shavuos: Counting Temimos

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Someone once pointed out that in New York City all one has to do to calculate sundown in May is add...

Meat and Diary: A Kosher Consumer’s Handbook

Rabbi Dovid Heber, Star-K Kashrus Administrator One of the best known halachos of kashrus is that one may not eat meat and milk together.  One...

Eating Milchigs On Shavuos

-Many have the minhag to eat a milchige meal (and milk and honey) on Shavuos. Some eat milchig at night and fleishig at the...

What to Do When Making an Early Shabbos

When making an early Shabbos one should remember the following; 1. It is most preferable to daven Mincha before "Plag Hamincha" and Maariv after the...

Hamapil, Flowers On Shavuos

-One who goes to sleep after Alos Hashachar Shavuos morning (or on any day) does not say the beracha of Hamapil. Shulchan Aruch w/Mishnah...

The Merit of Torah Shavuos Night

-There is a minhag (brought in The Zohar) to stay up the night of Shavuos and learn Torah. This is based on the Midrash...

Waiting to Count On Shavuos Night

-On Shavuos at night the minhag is to wait until it is night (Tzeis Hakochavim) to daven Maariv in order to have 49 complete...