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...

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...

Visiting a Bais Hakevaros During Nissan

Some have the custom to not visit a Bais Hak'voros (cemetery) the entire month of Nissan including on the Yahrtzeit of a parent. Rather,...

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...

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...

Taanis 13: The Juvenile Mourner

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...

P’sak: Stealing Daled Minim is Forbidden

A number of neighborhood publications in Israel Yerushalayim and elsewhere recent republished a psak released several years ago by the former Chief Rabbis of Israel,...

Watch: Can You Buy Coffee From A Non-Kosher Establishment Or A Kiosk?

As you prepare to fire up the grill for the summer or hit the road on vacation, countless Kashrut issues arise: Can I cook...

Daf Yomi B’Halacha, Yuma 26: Doing Half a Bris on Shabbos

Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received semichah. He has...

Chagigah 16: The Lesson of the Rainbow

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...