Mechitzos in Shul – Too High and Too Low?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There is a wide variety of synagogues and Shteiblach in our communities.  These houses of worship have different types of Mechitzos....

Anesthesia For A Bris?

By Rabbi Moshe Chaim Friedman, 5TJT Neonatal circumcision (the operation used in a b'ris milah) is one of the oldest and most frequently performed surgical...

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Important Halacha Regarding Arba Minim

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Two years ago, an unofficial poll taken in Far Rockaway, New York, revealed a startling and alarming fact. Over 90%...

Taanis 13: The Juvenile Mourner

Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he receivedsemichah. He has written several seforim...

Game On: Tackling Sports Injuries In Halacha

By Rav Shlomo Cohen Serious and painful injuries can be caused while playing sports. A game of football can end in concussions from a strong...

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...

Chagigah 16: The Lesson of the Rainbow

Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he receivedsemichah. He has written several seforim...

Clinton Prison Escape: Incarceration in Halacha

By Rabbi Micha Cohn The dramatic escape of two convicted murderers from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Upstate New York has captivated the public. In...

Hilchos Chanukah: Oil or Candles?

B'dieved one may light all night until Alos Hashachar (according to some, even less than a half hour before). However,...