Day Meal Before Midday

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The Gemara in Shabbos, daf kuf yud zayin, amud bais discusses what to do in a case where a fire is devastating one’s home on Shabbos....

Listen: Rabbi Krakowski On Shavuos

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Halachos of Shavuos

By: Rabbi Y. Dov Krakowski The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Yom Tov. The Piskei Din for the...

Sorry to Spoil the Cheese Party: A Reply to Rabbi Barry Dolinger’s “Milchig Manifesto...

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer  P’sak Halacha is very serious business. To adjudicate Halacha, one must be a grounded halachic authority, whose command of the issues...

Eating Dairy on Shavuos

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer The Rama on Orach Chaim 494:3 quotes a widespread minhag to eat dairy foods on Shavuos. The Mishnah Berurah (ibid. s.k.12)...

The Hawaiian Chicken-Chilean Sea Bass-New York Cheesecake Shavuos Cooking Challenge

By Margie Pensak Cooking and baking for Shavuos can become a halachically confusing juggling act, alternating between the preparation of milchig, fleishig, pareve, and fish...

Listen: Payos And Beards

A shiur by Rabbi Y. Dov Krakowski

Holy Smokes! A Halachic Discussion Regarding E-cigarettes

Are e-cigarettes problematic from a halachic standpoint? By: Rav Yosef Greenwald Introduction E-cigarettes are a new invention of the past few years which are designed to reduce...

Cooking for a Slave on Yom Tov

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld We learn that one is not allowed to cook food on Yom Tov for a non-Jew in Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim,...

Is Saying “Lag Ba’omer” Like Counting Sefirah?

Q. If someone mistakenly says, “Today is Lag B’Omer” before counting the 33rd day of sefira, are they still allowed to count with a...