Audio: Rav Soloveitchik On “Yom Tov Sheini, Lulav and Sukkah”

The following is a shiur that was delivered in by Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik of Boston, Rosh Yeshivas RIETS, on the inyan of...

MAZEL TOV!

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld We are Boruch Hashem zocheh to be marrying off our son next week so I felt it was apropos to discuss...

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...

Parshas Pinchas: Semichah in the Talmud and Today

By Avi Zakutinsky He laid his hands upon him and commanded him, in accordance with what G-d had spoken to Moshe. (Pinchas 27:23) In this...

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...

Eating and Drinking Outside the Sukkah

One may not eat a K'beitzah (the size of an egg) of any Mezonos or Hamotzie food outside of a Sukkah. (Shulchan Aruch w/Mishnah...

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....