Parshas Vayikra: Soulful Offerings

By Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky Parshas Vayikra opens with the laws of the Korban Olah, a volunteered offering with a variety of options, depending on one's...

Hilchos Chodesh Nissan: Birkas Ha’ilanos – Part II

If one did not make the beracha timely in Nissan because he did not see a tree, one may bi'dieved make the beracha until...

Hilchos Chodesh Nissan – Birkas Ha’ilanos

Rosh Chodesh Nissan (tomorrow, Thursday, March 26th) marks the beginning of the season for Birkas Ha'Ilanos - the blessing we recite once a year...

More Halachos of Netilas Yodayim

1)It is a good idea to raise the hands upwards after washing them to ensure that the water touches every part of the hands. If...

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...