Halacha: May an Employee Check His Phone On His Employer’s Time?

By Rav Dovid Grossman Solitaire and Dan’s Deals An employee’s commitment may be more than meets the eye. Many workers are accustomed to having a more casual...

Halachically, Is One Allowed To Live In A Disaster Prone Area?

By Rav Yitzchok Grossman The 2016 Central Italy Earthquake Italians held a state funeral recently to mourn 37 of the 292 known deaths of the earthquake...

Rav Moshe Twersky Hy”d On Hefsekim (Interruptions) During Tekias Shofar: An In-depth Shiur, Part...

  By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman What Occurred and the Variant Opinions The Rosh mentions that in the town of Magentza (Mainz, Germany), in the year 4995 (1145)...

Sukkah in Bais Hamikdosh

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The posuk in Devorim, Perek Tes Zayin, Posuk Chof Alef says that one should not plant an “asheira tree” next to the mizbayach of Hashem. Rashi says that we learn from this posuk that one may...

Hefsekim (Interruptions) During Tekias Shofar, An In-depth Shiur from Rav Moshe Twersky z”l

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman Silent Interruption vs. Interruption of Extraneous Shofar-Sound Each group of shofar blasts is comprised of three sets which are in turn comprised...

Wrong Tefillin

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld Yehudah put on his tefillin one morning as he always did and upon finishing davening he noticed that he had accidentally put on his Rabbeinu Tam tefillin instead of...

Dairy English Muffins and Halacha

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times In a recent OU Kosher Halacha Yomis, the following question was posed: Why does the OU...

Watch: Bugs On Lettuce

Are bugs on lettuce as big of a problem as we think? There's only one way to find out... Going down to the place where...

Microwave and Aino Ben Yomo

Q. May I add milk to my coffee that was heated in a fleishigs microwave oven? What if the microwave had been cleaned out,...

Fake Maris Ayin

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld Reuven was doing construction on his house. The city required him to build a temporary wall around the site. Along the...