The Bais Yosef’s Kashya

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld Everybody is aware of the Bais Yosef’s question on Chanukah concerning the amount of days of celebration. We light the Menorah on Chanukah as a result of the miracle...

Haggadah Reading

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The Rema brings down in Siman Taf Lamed that there is a minhag to say the Hagada on Shabbos HaGadol at mincha. The Ravya in Chelek Bais, Pesachim, siman Taf Chof Heh, says that the...

Shmira on Shabbos

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The Tur in Orach Chaim, siman resh samech zayin tells us that when we daven Maariv on Shabbos we don’t finish the bracha of Hashkiveinu with the words of Shomer amo yisroel lo’ad like we...

Brachos for Breakfast

By Rabbi Dovid Heber, Star-K Kashrus Administrator One of the profound aspects of our Torah Hakdosha is the ability for anyone, regardless of age or...

Business Halacha: Tzedakah Money That Got Lost

Question: I collected $500 of tzedaka and the money got lost. Must I pay this from my own pocket? Answer: The Gemara (B.M. 56a) derives that...

Waiting to Count On Shavuos Night

On Shavuos night, the minhag is to wait until it is night - Tzeis Hakochavim - to daven Maariv in order to...

Audio: Rav Shurkin On Machatzis Hashekel

The following shiur was delivered on  Sunday morning at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook HillAshkenaz Shul in Lakewood, NJ, and is posted exclusively here on...

Reminder: Make an Eruv Tavshilin

Free reminder service below. By Rabbi Tzvi Rosen A fundamental difference between Yom Tov observance and Shabbos observance is the allowance of ochel nefesh, food preparation on Yom Tov....

Audio: Halachos and Minhagim of Elul

 The following shiur, titled "A Special Opportunity to Become Closer to Hashem" was delivered by Rav Chaim Weg, Rosh Kollel at the Bais HaVaad Kollel...

Rav Moshe Twersky Hy”d On the Parshah

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman (מַה־תִּתֶּן־לִ֔י וְאָנֹכִ֖י הוֹלֵ֣ךְ עֲרִירִ֑י וּבֶן־מֶ֣שֶׁק בֵּיתִ֔י ה֖וּא דַּמֶּ֥שֶׂק אֱלִיעֶֽזֶר (טו:ב When Avraham Avinu is describing his plight that he has no children,...