Hilchos Zimun – Part III

By Rabbi Dovid Ostroff  The laws and customs of bentching with wine - Siman 182-183 When should one bentch with wine or grape juice? We find...

Taanis 4: Eating with Your Mouth Full

Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he receivedsemichah. He has written several seforim...

Kiddush Friday Night Part 9 – Exempting Others

By Yosef Brecher Can one recite kiddush on behalf of others? Is it preferable to do so? (1) The Shulchan Aruch (O.C. 273:4) writes that one...

Listen: Rav Feiner On the Leil HaSeder

The following is a shiur was delivered by Rav Eytan Feiner, the brilliant and dynamic rov of the White Shul, Cong. Knesseth Israel in...

A Basic Understanding Of The Tekios

By Rabbi Doniel Neustadt One of the most important mitzvos of Rosh Hashanah is the Biblical command to blow the shofar. Although the significance of...

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, if no one is...

The Kashrus of Gelatin

Rabbi Avrohom Mushell, Star-K Kashrus Administrator Have you ever had a slice of Petcha, gala reta that spicy globby stuff Bubby used to cook up....

Earliest Shema

If one regularly davens K'vasikin (i.e. reciting Shema just before sunrise and beginning Shmona Esrei at sunrise) and wishes to give up the practice...

Weddings With Music During Sefirah

-According to the psak of R' Moshe Feinstein and others, one may make a wedding before Rosh Chodesh Iyar, or after Lag Ba'omer, and...