When Must One Stop Eating Matzah?

One may not eat matzah on the 14th day of Nissan (i.e. erev Pesach, beginning from the night of the 14th) so that there...

Parshas Ki Sisa: Masked Emotions

By Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Toras Chaim of South Shore  In what is probably the most anti-climactic event in Jewish history, the nation...

Paying for its Worth at the Beginning – Bava Kamma 65

Rav said: A thief must pay the principle according to the value of the stolen object at the time that it was stolen. He...

Exemption when One Admits to a Fine – Bava Kamma 64

The Gemora asks: According to the opinion (63b) who holds that one verse teaches us about the thief himself and the other deals with...

The Famous Rogatchover Gaon On Neshima Achas

Nowadays, the minhag is for each person to say the names of the sons of Haman by himself in one breath, and not to...

Halachos of Purim

Halachos for Purim 1 1) Chazal have instituted that on Purim one should drink more than his usual share of wine. According to some opinions...

Can You Unstuff a Toilet On Shabbos With a Plunger?

The Shulchan Aruch (Orach Chaim 336:9) says that if a drainage gutter from a roof is stuffed with grass and straw, you may clear...

A Driver’s Liability in Halacha and Civil Law: Rav Mendel Shafran and the Dan...

Driving a car in America carries with it tremendous responsibility. Besides the Torah obligation not to hurt others, driving also involves several issues of...

The Purim Seudah

1)It is a Mitzvah on all Jewish men, women and children to partake of a festive Seudah, meal, on Purim. The Purim Seudah needs to...

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,...