Daf Yomi B’Halacha, Yuma 26: Doing Half a Bris on Shabbos

Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received semichah. He has...

Kiddush Friday Night, Part 1 – Basic Obligation

By Yosef Brecher What is the basic obligation of Kiddush on Friday night, and what is the nature of the requirement to recite Kiddush on...

The Custom for Women to Abstain from Melacha

By Binyomin Radner The Gemara, Shabbos 23a states that women are obligated in ner Chanuka since they were also involved in the miracle of...

Sukkah 55: Becoming an Israeli in Middle of Yom Tov

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...

Hamapil, Flowers On Shavuos

-One who goes to sleep after Alos Hashachar Shavuos morning (or on any day) does not say the bracha of Hamapil. Shulchan Aruch w/Mishnah...

Chanukah Gelt: Minhag or Made-Up Custom?

Q. What is the reason that children receive Chanukah Gelt, special monetary gifts, on Chanukah? Why do some have a custom to give Chanukah...

Rosh Hashanah 10: Using Non-Jewish Months and Years

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...

Audio: Rav Soloveitchik On “Mitzvah Haba’ah Ba’aveirah – Lulav Hagazul”

The following is a shiur that was delivered in by Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik of Boston on the inyan of "mitzvah haba'ah  ba'aveirah -...

Watch: Mowing The Lawn During The 9 Days

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