Halachic Corner

Audio: Rav Shurkin On Shitos HaRishonim B’Din Ibud Lishmon Shel Oros Hatefillin and Lo Sasuru Acharei Levavchem June 12, 2015  5:30 am

[Audio below.] The following shiur was delivered at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill Ashkenaz Shul in Lakewood, NJ, and is posted exclusively here on

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Texting, Talking and Driving: A Halachic Perspective June 5, 2015  10:17 am

By Rabbi Micha Cohn The popularity of cell phones has had some dangerous consequences. Mobile

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Audio: Rav Shurkin On 1) Umbrellas on Shabbos, 2) Amirasoi L’Gevoha K’mesirasoi L’hedyot, 3) Melikah, 4) Hashro’as HaShechinah & Nevuah (Parshas Bahaloischa) June 5, 2015  5:57 am

[Audio below.] The following shiur was delivered at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill Ashkenaz Shul in Lakewood, NJ, and is posted exclusively here on

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Filing Suit Against the Boss: Halachic Questions in Unemployment Insurance Claims May 28, 2015  6:09 pm

By Rabbi Daniel Dombroff Halachic Questions in Unemployment Insurance Claims Unemployment benefits are intended as a temporary wage replacement for

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Audio: Rav Shurkin On Showers on Yom Tov, and Women Learning Torah May 22, 2015  2:41 pm

[Audio below.] The following shiur was delivered at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill Ashkenaz Shul in Lakewood, NJ, and is posted exclusively here on

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Audio: Why Do We Have a Second Day of Shavuos? May 22, 2015  7:12 am

[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received

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The Erev Shavuos Stipulation May 22, 2015  6:13 am

While reciting Birchos Hatorah on Erev Shavuos, one may clearly stipulate that his brachos should be in effect only until the next morning. In this case, he may recite the brachos on Shavuos morning even if he

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Eating Milchigs On Shavuos May 22, 2015  5:46 am

Many have the minhag to eat a milchige meal (and milk and honey) on Shavuos. Some eat milchig at night

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Hamapil, Flowers On Shavuos May 22, 2015  5:11 am

-One who goes to sleep after Alos Hashachar Shavuos morning (or on any day) does not say the bracha of

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The Merit of Torah Shavuos Night May 22, 2015  4:44 am

-There is a minhag (brought in The Zohar) to stay up the night of Shavuos and learn Torah. This is based on the Midrash which says that Klal Yisroel overslept the night before Matan Torah and Hashem had to

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