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Rav Shmuel Eliyahu: Issur of Lo Yilbash Applies On Purim Too

Friday March 14, 2014 10:13 AM

rabbi-shmuel-eliyahuRav Shmuel Eliyahu, chief rabbi of Tzefas and a son of former Chief Rabbi Rav Mordechai Eliyahu, issued a p’sak two years ago that all men are forbidden to dress as women even on Purim, since the issur of “Lo yiulbash gever simlas (more…)

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The Chiyuv of Mishloach Manos Themes

Friday March 14, 2014 8:12 AM

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Purim: Ad Delo Yoda - Until What Exactly?

Friday March 14, 2014 7:43 AM

wineThe Gemara, Megilah 7b states, אמר רבא מיחייב איניש לבסומי בפוריא עד דלא ידע בין ארור המן וברוך מרדכי. (more…)

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Must Women Hear Zachor?

Friday March 14, 2014 5:50 AM

torahMany opinions (incl. Minchas Chinuch, Chasam Sofer, Maharil Diskin, Minchas Elozor, and many others) rule that women are obligated in the reading of Parshas Zachor. While many others (incl. Chinuch, Avnei (more…)

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Video: Rabbi Tzvi Goode On Purim

Friday March 14, 2014 1:56 AM

rabbi-tzvi-goode[Video below.] The following shiur is presented by Matzav.com and Yeshiva Yesodei Hatorah of Baltimore. The shiur, on the parshas hashovuah, is delivered by Rabbi Tzvi Goode, menahel of Yeshiva (more…)

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Sukkah 38: Splitting a Minyan

Thursday March 13, 2014 1:15 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Audio: Rav Shurkin B’inyan Mitzvas Mechiyas Amaleik Ub’inyan Parshas Zachor V’inyonei Purim

Wednesday March 12, 2014 1:49 AM

yaakov-moshe-shurkin[Audio below.] The following shiur was delivered on  Sunday morning at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill (more…)

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Sukkah 37: Taking the Daled Minim with One Hand

Wednesday March 12, 2014 1:12 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Sukkah 36: The Shrinking Esrog

Tuesday March 11, 2014 1:12 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Sukkah 35: The Mixed Up Esrog

Monday March 10, 2014 1:15 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Audio: Rav Shurkin On Semichah B’Korbanos and Chinuch

Sunday March 9, 2014 1:02 AM

yaakov-moshe-shurkin[Audio below.] The following shiur was delivered on  Sunday morning at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill (more…)

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Sukkah 32: The Battered Hadas

Friday March 7, 2014 5:34 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Sukkah 30: The Juvenile Esrog Merchant

Wednesday March 5, 2014 1:13 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Sukkah 29: Who Gets to Decorate the Sukkah?

Tuesday March 4, 2014 1:18 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Sukkah 27: Ladies Sleeping in the Sukkah

Monday March 3, 2014 1:16 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Rav Shurkin On “Bayis Shebesfinah Potur Memezuzah, Ubeinyan Hasoicher Bayis Potur Memezuzah Kol Shloshim Yom”

Sunday March 2, 2014 12:14 AM

yaakov-moshe-shurkin[Audio below.] The following shiur was delivered on  Sunday morning at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill (more…)

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Sukkah 25: Can a Kohein Visit a Tzaddik’s Grave?

Friday February 28, 2014 3:06 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Sukkah 24: The Canvas Sukkah

Thursday February 27, 2014 1:16 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Sukkah 23: The Treife Sukkah

Wednesday February 26, 2014 1:12 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Sukkah 22: Last Minute Lulav and Esrog

Tuesday February 25, 2014 1:13 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Sukkah 21: Bunk Beds in the Sukkah

Monday February 24, 2014 1:11 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Sukkah 20: Choosing a Rov

Sunday February 23, 2014 1:52 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Audio: Rav Shurkin B’inyan Mezuzah

Sunday February 23, 2014 1:07 AM

yaakov-moshe-shurkin[Audio below.] The following shiur was delivered on  Sunday morning at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill (more…)

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Sukkah 18: Hanging Walls

Friday February 21, 2014 3:21 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Sukkah 15: Creative S’chach

Tuesday February 18, 2014 1:01 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Audio: Rav Shurkin On Machatzis Hashekel

Friday February 14, 2014 5:29 AM

yaakov-moshe-shurkin[Audio below.] The following shiur was delivered on  Sunday morning at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill (more…)

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Sukkah 11: Using an Esrog as a Sukkah Decoration

Friday February 14, 2014 4:04 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Sukkah 10: How to Decorate the Sukkah

Thursday February 13, 2014 1:17 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Sukkah 9: Sitting Under the Laundry

Wednesday February 12, 2014 1:13 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Sukkah 8: Children Making Tzitzis

Tuesday February 11, 2014 1:16 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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