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...

What Bracha Does One Recite on a Granola Bar?

If one does not understand the process involved in creating a granola bar, one could study the ingredient panel a hundred times and still...

But What Could Be the Problem With…

By Rabbi Tzvi Rosen, Star-K Kashrus Administrator; Editor, Kashrus Kurrents As Pesach nears, the grocery bills mount and the bank account dwindles, the Jewish...

Kashering Teeth?!

By Rabbi Yehuda Spitz 75 years ago, a relatively unknown young avreich (Kollel Youngerman) living in Eretz Yisrael, wrote a very detailed and extensive...

The Erev Shavuos Stipulation

While reciting Birchos Hatorah on Erev Shavuos, one may clearly stipulate that his brachos should be in effect only until the next morning. In...

May I Wear My Wife’s Shaitel?

The following shailos uteshuvos appear in this week's American Yated Ne'eman, as transcribed by Rabbi Doniel Travis. The responses were given by Rav...

The Halachos of Yom Kippur

By Rabbi Y. Dov Krakowski The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Rosh Yom-Kippur. The Piskei Din for the most...

The Halacha: Is Vending Machine Change Up for Grabs?

By Rabbi Yaakov Rappaport We use vending machines for all kinds of purposes, whether to buy a soda, coffee or snack, or even a newspaper or...

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,...

Piskei Halacha of Hagaon Rav Chaim Yisroel Belsky zt”l

Click here to view the piskei halacha of Hagaon Rav Chaim Yisroel Belsky zt"l.