Lakewood’s Techum Shabbos Battles

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times In Lakewood, New Jersey, a battle rages. The battle is a halachic one and is...

Simchas Torah After Sukkos, Not After Shavuos

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld Chazal established Simchas Torah to be celebrated on Shemini Atzeres in Eretz Yisroel or the day after Shemini Atzeres in Chutz L’Aretz. Why isn’t Simchas Torah celebrated on Shavuos? Shavuous is the time when we received...

Is a Canvas Sukkah Kosher?

Q. Is a canvas sukkah kosher if the walls move in the wind? A. Sukkah walls that move in a regular wind are not valid...

Your Son Might Be Out of the Freezer, But is Your Fridge Kosher?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman, 5 Towns Jewish Times In the past 30 years or so, refrigerators have undergone numerous changes and upgrades in technology. These...

Insect Infestation Concerns in…S’chach

The institute in Eretz Yisroel headed by Rav Moshe Vaya, the renowned expert in bedikas tolaim, insect infestation in foods, released an alert regarding...

Audio: Rav Soloveitchik On “Mitzvah Haba’ah Ba’aveirah – Lulav Hagazul”

The following is a shiur that was delivered in by Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik of Boston on the inyan of "mitzvah haba'ah  ba'aveirah -...

Experts: Be Careful of “Glued Shut” Lulavim

Daled Minim experts in the Holy Land have once again warned the public of lulavim that have been treated with acrylic glue to prevent...

P’sak: Stealing Daled Minim is Forbidden

A number of neighborhood publications in Israel Yerushalayim and elsewhere recent republished a psak released several years ago by the former Chief Rabbis of Israel,...

Important Halacha Regarding Arba Minim

Some years ago, an unofficial poll taken in Far Rockaway, New York, revealed a startling and alarming fact. Over 90% of women polled were unaware of...

Audio: Rav Schachter on Hilchos Sukkah and Daled Minim

The following shiur on Hilchos Sukkah and Daled Minim was delivered by Rav Hershel Schachter, rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva Rabbeinu Yitchok Elchonon. The shiur...