Reasons for Lag Ba’omer

There are several reasons for the simcha of Lag Ba'omer: 1) On Lag Ba'omer the talmidim of Rebbi Akiva stopped dying. (Mishna Brurah 493:MB8) 2) It...

Business Halacha: Payment Day

Q: When is considered "payment day" in halacha? A: The proper time for payment depends on the terms of employment and the nature of the...

Megillah 12: The Proper Way to Spell Yehuda

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...

Waiting between Hard (Aged) Cheese and Meat

By Moishe Dovid Lebovits We all know that after eating meat one has to wait six hours. However, what is less known is that there...

Audio: Is A “Mesorah” Required To Eat Animals?

The following shiur was delivered by Rabbi Shloime Pollak, Daf Yomi maggid shiur at the Sterling Forest Beis Medrash inLakewood. In 1950 The Chazon Ish...

Business Halacha: Heter Iska

Q: What is the basis of the heter iska? Can it be used for all loans? A: The heter iska is based on the distinction...

Hilchos Chanukah: When to Light

There are various opinions amongst the Rishonim and Poskim as to the proper time that one should light...

Business Halacha: I Got My Competitor’s Customer Base

Question: I obtained access to the customer base of my competitor. Can I run a telemarketing campaign aimed directly at his clients? Answer: We mentioned...

Rav Moshe Shternbuch – Crying On Rosh Hashanah: Is it Permitted?

It is written in the Maaseh Rav that the Vilna Gaon said that one is not permitted to cry on Rosh Hashanah. His mekor...

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, released an alert regarding...