Microwave, Kashering Back and Forth

Q. Is it permissible to use a microwave oven for both milchigs (dairy) and fleishigs (meat), if one kashers it back and forth? A. The...

The Fast of Tzom Gedaliah, Today

Tzom Gedaliah is an annual fast day instituted by Chazal to commemorate the assassination of Gedaliah Ben Achikam, the Governor of Israel during the...

Where Do We Draw The Line Between Segulos, Sleight of Hand, And Kishuf?

By Rav Shrage Kallus, Member of the Bais HaVaad, Yerushalayim Written by R' Nechemya Klugman In this article we will discuss the halachos of engaging...

How Does The OU Deal With Jewish-Owned Companies During Pesach?

Q. How does the OU deal with Jewish-owned companies during Pesach? A. Jewish-owned companies are not permitted to produce chametz on Pesach. They are required...

Learning on Tisha B’Av

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The Gemara in Taanis, daf lamed, amud alef says that all mitzvos that apply to an “avel” (mourner) apply on Tisha B’Av. Included in this category is Torah learning. It is permissible...

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Relevance of Chazoras Hashatz Today

By Dror Maor We’ve all pondered this question at one time or another. Why do we have to “suffer” through chazoras hashatz each and every day? After...