Can I Use a Taxi Driver Who Didn’t Hear Havdalah?

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld In Shmos 20:5 the Torah tells us that One should remember to sanctify the Shabbos. The Rambam in Hilchos Shabbos 29:1 says there is a Mitzvas asseh to sanctify the Shabbos using...

Halacha Headlines: A Scandal And Its Aftermath

Recently, after a revelation of horrific events involving Chaim Walder, frum Jewry is faced with many shailohs regarding the proper way to handle it....

Hilchos Chanukah: How to Light On Erev Shabbos

On Erev Shabbos, if a woman is running late to light Shabbos candles on time, she is permitted to light the Shabbos candles immediately,...

Tomorrow Night: Vesein Tal Umatar Begins in Chutz La’aretz

At Maariv tomorrow night, Motzoei Shabbos, December 4th, residents of chutz la'aretz begin to say Vesein Tal Umatar during the Shemonah Esrei in the...

Are Women Obligated to Recite Hallel on Chanukah?

By Rabbi Avrohom Dovid Waxman The Rambam in Hilchos Chanukah (Perek 3, halacha 14) discusses the dinim of Hallel and writes that women cannot be...

Rav Avigdor Miller on Thanksgiving Sans Turkey

Q: What is your opinion about celebrating the holiday of Thanksgiving tonight with a turkey dinner? A: Thanksgiving is a holiday that was manufactured by gentiles for...

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Is a Bracha Recited In a Situation of Sfek Sfeika?

By Rabbi Avrohom Dovid Waxman The proper fulfillment of the mitzvah of Sefiras Haomer requires counting the forty-nine days and seven weeks from macharas haPesach...