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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...

Audio: Rav Shurkin On Viduy Beyom Hakipurim and Ein Begiddin Benosein Taam

The following shiur was delivered on  Sunday morning at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook HillAshkenaz Shul in Lakewood, NJ, and is posted exclusively here on...

Audio: Rav Shurkin On Sefirah

The following shiur, on Sefirah, was delivered on  Sunday morning at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill Ashkenaz Shul in Lakewood, NJ. The shiur was...

Hilchos Chanukah: How Long Must They Burn?

One should put enough oil in the menorah so that the lights will burn until at least one half hour after night (Tzes Hakochavim...

Hilchos Uminhagei Purim

By Rabbi Y. Dov Krakowski The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Purim. The Piskei Din for the most part...

Hilchos Chanukah: Oil or Candles?

B'dieved one may light all night until Alos Hashachar (according to some, even less than a half hour before). However,...

But What Could Be the Problem With…

By Rabbi Tzvi Rosen, Star-K Kashrus Administrator; Editor, Kashrus Kurrents As Pesach nears, the grocery bills mount and the bank account dwindles, the...

Formost Bug Expert Rav Moshe Vaya Reiterates That One Need Not Be Concerned Regarding...

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Wednesday night, Rabbi Moshe Vaya, arguably the greatest Torah expert on bugs and worms in fish in the world, addressed...

Climate Change from a Torah Perspective: Should We Care?

By Rabbi Micha Cohn Last week, over a hundred world leaders met in Paris to discuss climate change. Climate change or global warming refers to...