Response to Rebuttal of R. Ysoscher Katz About Waiting After Eating Hard Cheese

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer Rabbi Ysoscher Katz, Chair of the Department of Talmud issued a responsum regarding waiting after eating pizza that is sprinkled with...

Which Comes First This Motzoei Shabbos, Menorah or Havdalah?

Which comes first this Motzoei Shabbos, menorah or Havdalah? A. There is a dispute among the poskim concerning this question. Normally, in selecting the sequence of...

Reply to R. Ysoscher Katz’ Responsum on Waiting After Hard Cheese

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer Although I am taking a long break from ideological battles, this brief monograph is a response to an halachic issue. A...

Where Do We Draw The Line Between Segulos, Sleight of Hand, And Kishuf?

By Rav Shrage Kallus, Member of the Bais HaVaad, Yerushalayim Written by R' Nechemya Klugman In this article we will discuss the halachos of engaging...

The Shliach Tzibbur and the Eggplant

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the 5 Towns Jewish Times You may be wondering about the eggplant.  We will get to it. It happens occasionally in...

Human Rights or Animal Rights

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld When Yaakov is invited to accompany Esav and he declines Yaakov says, “My master, you know that my children are young and I have lots of animals...

Who Established Maaser?

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld In Parshas Lech Lecha we find that after Avrohom conquered the kings in war he met Shem ben Noach who was the Kohen of the generation and it says...

Who Should be Baal Tefillah

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The Gemara in Yevamos, daf samech daled tells us that Hashem listened to the tefillah of Yitzchokand not to the tefillah...

Tonight: “Vesein Tal Umatar Begins in Chutz La’aretz

At Maariv tonight, December 4th, residents of chutz la'aretz begin to say Vesein Tal Umatar during the Shemonah Esrei in the bracha of Boreich...

Fasting on Day of Wedding

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The posuk says that upon arriving at the home of Rivkah, Eliezer said, “I can’t eat until I speak first.” The...