Halachos When Tisha B’Av Falls on Shabbos

By Rabbi Elozor Barclay and Rabbi Yitzchok Jaeger What are the main changes when Tisha B'Av falls on Shabbos or Sunday? When Tisha B'Av falls...

Rav Moshe Twersky Hy”d on Inyanei Tisha B’Av

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman Shavua Sheh’chal Bo When Tisha B’Av Falls on Shabbos The Tur (Orach Chaim 551) brings varying opinions regarding the status of the week...

Watch: Kosher Salad Found to Be Not-So-Kosher

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times A salad was purchased in the heart of a major frum community in the NY metropolitan...

Making a Siyum During the Nine Days

Q. May I learn with the intention to make a Siyum during the Nine Days so that a meat meal can be served? May...

Showering During the Nine Days

Q. When Rosh Chodesh Av occurs on Erev Shabbos, as it does this year, are there any restrictions on taking a shower? A. During the...

Rav Feiner On Music and the Three Weeks

May one enjoy musical entertainment during the Three Weeks? Rav Eitan Feiner, rov of the White Shul in Far Rockaway, discusses this topic. CLICK HERE...

Food Poisoning in Halacha: Who Pays Who?

By Rabbi Dovid Grossman, Rosh Bais HaVaad L'Inyonei Mishpat Eli walked into Glatt Smart and ordered a large assortment of salads, dips, and kugels for...

Common Eruv Problems And How To Fix Them

By Rabbi Yehonason Sassportas Given the fact that bungalow colonies are generally surrounded by an Eruv, we present a general outline of the factors that may...

Pineapples, Pineapple Juice, and Halacha

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times PROBLEMS WITH INSECTS Believe it or not, there are three different areas in which Halacha and...

Promising Something to a Child

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The Gemara in Succah, daf mem vov, amud bais discusses that Reb Zeira said that a person should be careful not to say to a child, “I...