Yoma 87: Asking for Forgiveness Three Times

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

Yoma 77: How Much Sleep Should a Masmid Get

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

Hilchos Chanukah: Waiting for Your Wife

If one will not be home to light at the proper time, but plans to return at night while members of the household are...

When Must One Stop Eating Matzah?

One may not eat matzah on the 14th day of Nissan (i.e. erev Pesach, beginning from the night of the 14th) so that there...

Candy is Dandy: The Kashrus of Sweets

By Rabbi Tzvi Rosen, Star-K Kashrus Administrator; Editor, Kashrus Kurrents Walking through a candy store leaves one with little doubt that great creative genius has...

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...

Learning Torah Without Kavana

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The Shulchan Aruch in Orach Chaim, Siman Samech, seif daled paskens that mitzvos require kavana, and when one does not have...

OU: Splenda is Considered Mevushal for Shabbos

By Rabbi Gavriel Price, RC, OU Ingredient Registry Reprinted with Permission from the OU’s Daf HaKashrus In a previous article, we explained that instant coffee, even flavored...

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 ...