An Eruv Tavshilin Primer

By Rabbi Moshe Zywica, Executive Rabbinic Coordinator for OU Kosher This year's holiday season is fast approaching and we will be given the opportunity to perform...

Hilchos Tisha B’Av and Tisha B’Av Shechal Lihiyos B’Shabbos

By Rabbi Yissachar Dovi Krakowski The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Tisha BeAv. The Piskei Din for the...

May You Take Down Your Sukkah Because of the Impending Hurricane?

Hurricanes can do a lot of damage. They can damage expensive Sukkah panels as well as precious schach mats. In light of the current...

Rav Chaim Kanievsky: Why Are You Sharing News of a Rainbow?

Several people recently told Rav Chaim Kanievsky that they saw a rainbow. Rav Chaim responded, "Why did you tell me? The Mishna Berurah clearly...

Sabbath Mode Update and Summary of Recent Alerts

Today, many appliances are designed and manufactured with a “Sabbath Mode.” The following clarifies how that mode is helpful to the kosher consumer. The primary...

May a Chosson Shave Before Shkiah Today?

Q. May a chosson who is getting married the night of Lag Ba’omer - namely, tonight - shave earlier in the day, on the 32nd...

Pineapples, Pineapple Juice, and Halacha

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times PROBLEMS WITH INSECTS Believe it or not, there are three different areas in which Halacha and...

Halachically, Is One Allowed To Live In A Disaster Prone Area?

By Rav Yitzchok Grossman The 2016 Central Italy Earthquake Italians held a state funeral recently to mourn 37 of the 292 known deaths of the earthquake...

Experts: Be Careful of “Glued Shut” Lulavim

Daled Minim experts in the Holy Land have once again warned the public of lulavim that have been treated with acrylic glue to prevent...