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...

Rosh Hashanah 20: Color War Breakouts

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...

“Vesein Tal Umatar” Begins in Chutz La’aretz

At Maariv tonight, December 4th, residents of chutz la'aretz begin to say Vesein Tal Umatar during the Shemonah Esrei in the bracha of Boreich...

The Halachos and Minhagim of Rosh Hashanah: A Review

By Rabbi Y. Dov Krakowski The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Rosh Hashana. The Piskei Din for the most...

Grilling Fish and Meat

Q. I’m hosting a picnic and some people prefer fish to meat. Can I grill both of them together? A. The Gemara (Pesachim 76b) teaches...

Giving Parshas Zachor to a Bar Mitzvah Boy

Q. Why is it the custom in many shuls that a bar-mitzvah boy does not read Parshas Zachor? A. Shulchan Aruch (OC 685:7) writes that...

Taanis 28: Monopolizing a Mitzvah

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...

Learning Vs. Earning: The Proper Balance of Bitachon and Hishtadlus – An Analysis

By Rav Yosef Greenwald; Prepared for print by Rabbi Nechemya Klugman On the one hand, we know that we are obligated to work in order...

The Laws of Separating Challah

1. A loaf of bread made from (any of) the five species of grain must have challah separated from it. Before...

The Purim Seudah

1)It is a Mitzvah on all Jewish men, women and children to partake of a festive Seudah, meal, on Purim. The Purim Seudah needs to...