Lighting Menorah in Shul in the Morning

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld Lighting a menorah in the Bais Haknesses and reciting a bracha on it is mentioned in Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim, siman...

Video: Rabbi Wise Speaks Up About Muzzling (Daf Yomi B’iyun)

  Daf Yomi B’iyun explores the topic of the obligation to allow a worker or animal to eat as they work. The shiur critiques R’...

Working While the Menorah is Burning

Q. May I bake and cook while the Neiros Chanukah are burning? A. Women have a custom not to do melacha (physical labor; see below)...

Response to Rebuttal of R. Ysoscher Katz About Waiting After Eating Hard Cheese

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer Rabbi Ysoscher Katz, Chair of the Department of Talmud issued a responsum regarding waiting after eating pizza that is sprinkled with...

Which Comes First This Motzoei Shabbos, Menorah or Havdalah?

Which comes first this Motzoei Shabbos, menorah or Havdalah? A. There is a dispute among the poskim concerning this question. Normally, in selecting the sequence of...

Rav Moshe Twersky Hy”d on Chanukah Sugyos

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman Kavsah Ein Zakuk Lah - If the Chanukah Candles Go Out There is a machlokes in the Gemara (Shabbos 21a-b) if one...

Listen: Rav Mintz On Parshas Vayeishev

Each week, Rav Chaim Mintz, Mashgiach of the Yeshiva of Staten Island and founder and head of Oorah Kiruv Rechokim, offers, via telephone, an insightful...

Reply to R. Ysoscher Katz’ Responsum on Waiting After Hard Cheese

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer Although I am taking a long break from ideological battles, this brief monograph is a response to an halachic issue. A...

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...

The Shliach Tzibbur and the Eggplant

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the 5 Towns Jewish Times You may be wondering about the eggplant.  We will get to it. It happens occasionally in...