Yevamos 61: The Grandfather Clause

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...

Poskim: No Problem with Chometz in Township-Owned Trash Bins

Lakewood, NJ - Lakewood, an area of 26 square miles, has 217 miles of Township streets. It also has thousands upon thousands of garbage receptacles...

Megillah 7: The Proper Review – 40 or 101 times?

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...

Taanis 20: Feeding the Animals

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...

Animal Rights: How Far Does Tzaar Baalei Chaim go?

By Rav Yosef Greenwald, Member of the Bais HaVaad Edited by R' Nechemya Klugman The halachah of tzaar baalei chaim requires us not cause pain to...

Business Halacha: Ribbis and Borrowing Merchandise

Q: Does the prohibition of ribbis apply also to borrowing merchandise? For example, may I borrow produce and repay later an equivalent or greater...

Rosh Hashanah 9: Rav Shimon Bar Yochai’s Boksor Tree

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 Eretz Yisroel

Residents of Eretz Yisroel have begun to say Vesein Tal Umatar during the Shemonah Esrei in the bracha of Boreich Aleinu. Residents of chutz...

Is it Mutar L’Halacha to Walk Through Full Body Scanners?

By Rabbi Michael Green We have formally entered the month of June. And yet, while all across the world the sun is shining, the official...

Using Aerosol Sprays on Shabbos

Common aerosol spray dispensers such as hair-sprays, deodorants, and room-fresheners operate by use of a propellant that is sealed inside the container together with...