Minhagim of Pesach Sheini – 1

This coming Wednesday, the 14th of Iyar is Pesach Sheni. According to many opinions one does not fast on this day; make Hespedim, or...

Rav Moshe Feinstein: Blood For Money

There is an issur for a person to injure himself. Although it is a Machlokes in the Gemara, the Rishonim pasken that a person...

Yevamos 58: Willful Indifference

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...

Hilchos Chanukah: When to Light

There are various opinions amongst the Rishonim and Poskim as to the proper time that one should light...

Watch: Rabbi Avi Wiesenfeld on Watching your Eyes

Rabbi Avi Wiesenfeld is Rosh Yeshiva of Gevuras Yitzchok, and author of Kashrus in the Kitchen and The Pocket Halacha Series. WATCH: {Matzav.com}

Rav Dovid Feinstein: Purim Halacha Tidbits

The following are a number of pesokim from Rav Dovid Feinstein shlit"a, rosh yeshiva of Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalayim, regarding Purim-related...

If One Missed a Day of Sefirah

If one missed one (complete) day of counting Sefiras Ha'omer (or counted incorrectly i.e. counted the wrong day) one should continue to count each...

Pluto and the Tur’s Jewish Calendar Cycle

Rabbi Dovid Heber, Star-K Kashrus Administrator, Rav of KAYTT-Baltimore “New Horizons” (NASA’s Mission to Pluto) recently came within 7,800 miles of Pluto and brought much...

The Halachah Of Kidneys

By Dr. Daniel Eisenberg There is a severe shortage of organs for transplantation throughout the world, including in the most scientifically advanced countries. The U.S....

The Pesach Seder

By Rabbi Mordechai Frankel, Director, Institute of Halacha The following contains halachic guidance concerning some of the common issues that arise when conducting a seder....