The Takanos of the Gaonim

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman This shiur was given last night lezaicher Nishmas the author's father - Dr. Nathan Hoffman, ob"m on histhird yahrtzeit.  Please learn...

Taanis 29: Eating Left-Over Shabbos Meat During The Nine Days

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...

Video: Rav Moshe Tuvia Lieff on the Mitzvah of Peru Urevu

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Hilchos Pesukei Dezimrah: Sit or Stand Until Yishtabach?

The minhag of most Ashkenazic communities is to stand from Vayevarech Dovid until after Yishtabach, Kaddish and Borchu. (Shulchan Aruch w/Mishnah Berurah 51:7,Leket Hakemach Hachodosh...

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, has released an alert...

Audio: Rav Shurkin On Tzitzis

The following shiur, on tzitzis, was delivered on  Sunday morning at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill Ashkenaz Shul in Lakewood, NJ. The shiur was...

Krias Shema On An Airplane

One who is traveling on an airplane calculates the correct time for Krias Shema (and Tefillah) based upon the time at the ground over...

Customs During Sefirah – Part 2

Authored by Moishe Dovid Lebovits/Reviewed by Rabbi Ben-zion Schiffenbauer Shlita/Piskei Harav Yisroel Belsky Shlita/Reviewed by Harav Yisroel Belsky Shlita The last article dealt with many...

Tefillin Straps: An Overview

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman In light of the recent controversy surrounding Tefillin straps, it is perhaps a good idea to provide our readers with...