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Audio: Rav Shurkin On the Heter Mechirah for Shmittah May 15, 2015  5:49 am

[Audio below.] The following shiur was delivered at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill

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Why is Selling Aliyos Permitted on Shabbos? May 14, 2015  8:44 am

By Rabbi Tzvi Price Parshas Emor includes a lengthy section (Vayikra 23:1-44) outlining the Shabbos and Yomim Tovim. Those are days when all monetary matters are put

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The Nusach of Birkas Ha’illanos May 10, 2015  1:42 pm

By R’ Moshe Friedman, Matzav.com What is the correct nusach for Birkas Ha’illanos? According to Kabbalah, Birkas Ha’illanos should be said only in Chodesh Nissan. This year, trees in most of North America

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What’s the Source? Chai Rotel and Minhagim of Lag Ba’omer May 7, 2015  4:45 pm

By Moishe Friedman One hundred years ago, there lived in Lemberg a shochet named Rav Avrohom Yitzchok Sperling zt”l. As a young man, he was always interested in minhagim and the reasons behind them. He

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Harsh Punishment for a Single Hair: Circumstantial Evidence in Halacha May 1, 2015  7:49 am

By Rabbi Micha Cohn Last week, the Justice Department and FBI admitted that microscopic hair comparison, a form of circumstantial evidence, has serious flaws. Nearly three hundred indictments have been made using

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Video: Appropriate Age to Start Teaching Child Torah May 1, 2015  4:42 am

The following shiur, on the “Appropriate Age to Start Teaching Child Torah,” was delivered at Rabbi Mordechai Perr’s yeshiva in Lakewood, NJ. The maggid shiur is Rabbi Shloime Pollak, Daf Yomi

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Audio: Rav Shurkin on “Misasek, Metzorah Today and the Mitzvah of Veahavta Lereiacha Kamocha” April 28, 2015  10:44 pm

[Audio below.] The following shiur was delivered at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill

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Reminder: Make an Eruv Tavshilin April 8, 2015  5:51 am

Free reminder service below. By Rabbi Tzvi Rosen A fundamental difference between Yom Tov observance and Shabbos observance is the allowance of ochel nefesh, food preparation on Yom Tov. “Ach Asher Yei’achel L’Chol Nefesh Hu Levado Yei’aseh Lachem…“1 The Torah permits us to cook, bake, and prepare food onYom Tov proper, in order to eat the prepared 

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But What Could Be the Problem With… April 3, 2015  4:10 am

By Rabbi Tzvi Rosen, Star-K Kashrus Administrator; Editor, Kashrus Kurrents As Pesach nears, the grocery bills mount and the bank account dwindles, the Jewish housewife courageously attempts to hold the household budget intact

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