Horse Racing on Shabbos and American Pharoh

By Rabbi Micha Cohn On Saturday, June 6, a horse named American Pharoh won the Belmont Stakes, making it the first horse to win the...

Business Halacha: When I Dispute the Bill

Q: I hired someone to paint four rooms. He gave me a bill for $1,200, but I remember the estimate as being $1,000. What...

Esrogim – What to Look For

Delivered by Rav Leibel Rand at Kollel Avreichim Courtesy of the Five Towns Jewish Times Written by Rabbi Yair Hoffman This past Sunday, Motzei Yom Kippur, Rav...

Using Aerosol Sprays on Shabbos

Common aerosol spray dispensers such as hair-sprays, deodorants, and room-fresheners operate by use of a propellant that is sealed inside the container together with...

Business Halacha: Dry Cleaners and Prepaid Discounts

Q: A dry cleaners has the following price arrangement: $1 per shirt if prepaid; $1.50 if paid at pickup. Is there a violation of...

Shaking Lulav as a Zecher To Bais Hamikdash

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld When the brocha is made on the lulav we do not add on the tefillah asking for the Bais Hamikdash to be rebuilt. We do say a yehi ratzon with this...

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...