Audio: Rav Mintz On the Parsha

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

Parshas Vayakhel-Pekudei: Responsibility & Kiddush Hashem

By Rav Shmuel Brazil, Maggid Shiur, Yeshiva Sh'or Yoshuv, Far Rockaway, NY The parsha begins with Moshe assembling Klal Yisrael together and commanding them on...

Replacing the Stolen Esrog – Bava Kamma 78

  By: Rabbi Mendel Weinbach Ohr Sameach   A Jew borrows a very expensive esrog from his neighbor to fulfill the mitzvah of taking the four species on...

The Night Before Execution – Bava Kamma 77

It is an accepted tradition that the lengthy Tosfosim in the seventh perek of Bava Kamma were authored by the Baalei HaTosfos the night...

Halachos of Netilas Yodayim

1)When washing for Netilas Yadayim, the hands must be washed with the "force of a person" (in Halachic terms known as "Koach Gavra"). In...

Parshas Vayakhel: Going the Extra Smile

By Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky Building a sanctuary is difficult enough. Getting people to donate has been, historically, even more difficult. That, however, was not the...

Insights for Bava Kamma 76

Too late to redeem? Tosfos (76a shechitah) asks why we consider the slaughtering of a sacrifice outside of the Temple to be unusable. Rabbi Shimon...

Whose Money is it? Bava Kamma – 76

Whose Money is it?   By: Reb Yechezkel Khayyat   The Gemora discusses the opinion of Rabbi Shimon, that something that can cause someone monetary loss is...

Freeing a Slave – Bava Kamma 74

The Gemora says that when Rabban Gamliel blinded the eye of Tavi his slave, he was “very happy.” Rashi explains that he was happy...

Audio: Rav Chaim Mintz on the Parsha

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