How Was it Muttar to Sleep at the Simchas Beis Hashoeiva?

By Rav Avrohom Dovid Waxman  The Gemara in Sukkah (53a) relates that Rav Yehoshua Ben Chananya testified that during the great simcha of the simchas...

Erev Yom Kippur: Lots of Candy – How Many Brachos?

Generally, the halacha is that when a person makes a bracha on a food, the bracha is in effect so long as he does...

Rav Elyashiv: 30 Minutes On Yom Kippur

When the family of Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv zt"l was sitting shiva for Rebbetzin Elyashiv a"h, a Canadian Jew came to be menachem avel....

Watch: Disclosing Information When Leaving a Company 

Q and A Rabbi Daniel Dombroff  Moderated by Rabbi Yitzchok Hisiger WATCH: Case: An employee leaves a business or company for whom he or she was working...

Special Fruit 

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The Torah enumerates the seven minim of Eretz Yisroel in Devarim 8:8. The Gemara in Brachos 41b tells us that when it comes to which fruit comes first regarding brachos and chashivus we look to see which...

Watch: Journalists and Writers vs. Editors During Covid-19 – Who Has to Pay?

Q and A with Rav Chaim Weg Moderated by Rabbi Yitzchok Hisiger Case: A freelance writer was approached by several editors of a publication prior to...

Watch: Vacation Cancellations Due to COVID-19: The Halacha Regarding Deposits and Money

With Rabbi Baruch Meir Levine Moderated by Rabbi Yitzchok Hisiger   Question: Someone rented a house in Orlando for Pesach but due to Covid-19, was not able to...

REMINDER: An Eruv Tavshilin Primer

By Rabbi Moshe Zywica, Executive Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kosher This year we have the opportunity to perform an Eruv Tavshilin on erev Shavuos. What is the...

Shavuos During Covid-19 – What’s with the Morning Brachos?

By Rabbi Avrohom Reit Matzav.com Learning through the night on Shavuos is an inspiring way to commemorate Matan Torah. In addition, there are kabalistic benefits associated...

Why Do We Lein Megillas Rus Before Krias Hatorah?

By Rav Avrohom Dovid Waxman The Rema in Hilchos Pesach (Orach Chaim Siman 490:9) brings the minhag to read the Megillah of Shir Hashirim on...