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...

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...

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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...

Harsh Punishment for a Single Hair: Circumstantial Evidence in Halacha

By Rabbi Micha Cohn Last week, the Justice Department and FBI admitted that microscopic hair comparison, a form of circumstantial evidence, has serious flaws. Nearly...

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...

Esrogim – What to Look For

Delivered by Rav Leibel Rand at Kollel Avreichim Courtesy of the Five Towns Jewish Times Written by Rabbi Yair Hoffman This past Sunday, Motzei Yom Kippur, Rav...

Does Butter Have to Be Cholov Yisroel?

Q: I only consume Cholov Yisroel products, but I have heard that butter is acceptable even if it is not made from Cholov Yisroel...

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...