Video: Star-K Discussion of the Anisakis Worm Issue

The following is a webconference delivered this past month by Rabbi Zvi Goldberg and Rabbi Mordechai Frankel discussing the background to the worldwide...

Mechitzos in Shul – Too High and Too Low?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There is a wide variety of synagogues and Shteiblach in our communities.  These houses of worship have different types of Mechitzos....

Clinton Prison Escape: Incarceration in Halacha

By Rabbi Micha Cohn The dramatic escape of two convicted murderers from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Upstate New York has captivated the public. In...

Audio: Rav Reisman On Parshas Beshalach

The following is a shiur delivered by Harav Yisroel Reisman, maggid shiur in Yeshiva Torah Vodaas and mara d’asra of Agudath Israel of Madison. The shiur, on Parshas...

Kaddish Wars

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The events you are about to read are real. The names have been changed to protect the shidduchim prospects...

Audio: Rav Reisman On Parshas Vayikra

The following is a shiur delivered by Harav Yisroel Reisman, maggid shiur in Yeshiva Torah Vodaas and mara d'asra of Agudath Israel of...

Cutting Nails During The Nine Days

With regard to cutting nails during the nine days the Mogen Avrohom (551:11) says that although an Aveil cannot cut his nails, the nine...

Harsh Punishment for a Single Hair: Circumstantial Evidence in Halacha

By Rabbi Micha Cohn Last week, the Justice Department and FBI admitted that microscopic hair comparison, a form of circumstantial evidence, has serious flaws. Nearly...

Learning Vs. Earning: The Proper Balance of Bitachon and Hishtadlus – An Analysis

By Rav Yosef Greenwald; Prepared for print by Rabbi Nechemya Klugman On the one hand, we know that we are obligated to work in order...

Burning Hidden Things – Bava Kamma 62

Halachah   The Shulchan Aruch (H”M, 418:13) rules like the Chachamim, that one who burns a fire is not liable for embedded items (tamun).  As the...