Parshas Mishpatim: Sealed and Delivered

By Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky This week's parsha is called Mishpatim. Simply translated it means ordinances. The portion entails laws that deal with various torts and...

R’ Reisman – Parshas Yisro 5769

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Paying Non-Religious Employees and Maaser

1) One may pay a non religious worker or employee, even if it is clear that he/she will not separate Ma'aser from their paycheck,...

Parshas Beshalach: Pride And Prejudice

By Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky The beginning of this week's portion describes the Jews' exodus from Egypt. Jews gathered their possessions and took gold and...

The Laws of Separating Challah

1. A loaf of bread made from (any of) the five species of grain must have challah separated from it. Before...

Halacha L’Kavod Shabbos – ‘Wearing a Garment With Spare Buttons Sewn On’

The Shmiras Shabbos Kehilchasa cites poskim who contend that one may not wear a garment with spare buttons sewn on it in a...

R’ Reisman – Beshalach 5769

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Wishing to be Devout – Bava Kamma Daf 30

By: Rabbi Avrohom Adler Subscribe to the Daily Daf Yomi Summary here. We now have a “less than ten minute” audio summary as well. Rav Yehuda...

How do I honor my father in death and ensure that his name carries...

Question: My father has died. I am an only child. I do not have children and am too old to bear children. I have...