P’sak from Rav Yisroel Belsky and Rav Shlomo Miller On Acappella Music During Sefirah

Q: A cappella albums - singing without instrumental accompaniment - are becoming more and more common, especially during Sefirah and The Three Weeks...

Watch: Rav Gershon Edelstein On How to Deal with Those Who Leave the Fold

THIS IS THE TRANSCRIPT OF THE VIDEO TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH:   * KOVOD & YEDIDUS * Avi Fishoff: The Rosh Yeshiva has stated clearly that when a...

Geshem or Gashem?

By Rabbi Yehuda Spitz Two weeks ago, on Shmini Atzeres, as per the Mishna's instruction and codified by the Shulchan Aruch, world Jewry started reciting...

Rav Moshe Feinstein’s Heter of Cholov Stam Revisited

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer Rabbinic Coordinator, Orthodox Union Halacha states that milk which is produced without hashgacha (r'iyah of a Yisroel) is non-kosher; such milk is...

Readers’ Matzav: Pita Chips Bracha Issue

Dear Editor, There is a product out by the name of Stacy's Pita chips that is OU certified. The product description, both on the packaging and...

The Odd Account of the Overnight Onion

By Rabbi Yehuda Spitz Those of us fortunate to be learning Daf Yomi are approaching the final countdown to the worldwide grand Siyum HaShas,...

Buffalo Burgers and the Zebu Controversy

By Rabbi Yehuda Spitz This past Shabbos, many of us read Parshas Shmini, most well-known for being the Parsha that discusses and specifies the...

Sorry to Spoil the Cheese Party: A Reply to Rabbi Barry Dolinger’s “Milchig Manifesto...

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer  P’sak Halacha is very serious business. To adjudicate Halacha, one must be a grounded halachic authority, whose command of the issues...

The Halachos of Making an Early Shabbos During the Summer Months

When making an early Shabbos one should remember the following; 1. It is most preferable to daven Mincha before "Plag Hamincha" and Maariv after the Plag. (1) 2. Men...

Esrogim – What to Look For

Delivered by Rav Leibel Rand at Kollel Avreichim Courtesy of the Five Towns Jewish Times Written by Rabbi Yair Hoffman This past Sunday, Motzei Yom Kippur, Rav...