Rain

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld In Eretz Yisroel they begin to say “vesen tal umatar” on zayin Cheshvan. In Chutz Le’Aaretz we begin saying “vesen tal umatar” on December 4th or on December 5th the year before...

Eretz Yisroel and Children

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld In Bereishis, Perek Chof Heh, posuk chof it says that Yitzchok was forty years old when he married Rivkah. In posuk chof vov it says that Yitzchok was sixty when Yaakov and Esav were born. The Gemara in Yevamos, daf...

Post-Pittsburgh: Capital Punishment, and Jews with Guns

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer Should accused Pittsburgh murderer Robert Bowers be given the death penalty if convicted? Representatives of liberal Jewry have basically responded with a...

Should Halacha Allow People to Carry Weapons in Shul?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman, Five Towns Jewish Times The horrific tragedy in a Conservative synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Shabbos morning that left 11 people...