The Best Segulah

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The posuk in this week’s Parsha teaches us that we should be a “tamim” (accepting) when it comes to Hashem. The Rambam does not count this as one...

Should You Make a Bracha On Today’s Eclipse?

  Should a bracha be recited on a solar eclipse, and if so which bracha should be said? Shulchan Aruch (OC 227:1) lists many...

Watch: Eclipse and Klal Yisroel from STAR-K KOSHER CERTIFICATION

STAR-K Kashrus Administrators Rabbi Zvi Goldberg and Rabbi Dovid Heber discuss the 2017 eclipse and how that affects Klal Yisroel. Includes some Jewish calendar...

May One Make Kiddush On a Shot Glass?

Q. I often see people make Kiddush Shabbos day on a small shot glass of schnapps. Isn’t this an issue, since they are using...

A Thought About Aleinu

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss One of the most important prayers that we say daily is Aleinu.  It is so prestigious that we say it...

Amen Contest Launched As Zechus For Refoel Yaakov Tzvi ben Devorah Leah

I was a fresh-from-seminary idealistic shiur counselor at a Bais Yaakov sleepaway camp, and the theme for the summer was Brachos. My friends and...