Parshas Shemos: Understanding Shnayim Mikra V’Echad Targum

By Rabbi Yehuda Spitz There is a well known Gemara in Brachos that states "A person should always complete his with the congregation -...

Rosh Hashanah 8: The Start of the Yom Hadin

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...

Halacha: May an Employee Check His Phone On His Employer’s Time?

By Rav Dovid Grossman Solitaire and Dan’s Deals An employee’s commitment may be more than meets the eye. Many workers are accustomed to having a more casual...

Kiddush Friday Night, Part 7 – Stand or Sit

By Yosef Brecher Should one stand or sit during the recitation of kiddush and for what reason? Reasons to Sit: The Mishna Berura (O.C. 271 s.k. 46)...

Business Halacha: What Recourse Exists if an Item Was Overpriced or Underpriced?

Question: I sold a work of art to a collector for $50,000 and found out later that I could have easily sold it for...

Hilchos Shabbos: Combing a Wig, Shechitah Knife and More

Is combing a wig permitted on Shabbos? We must differentiate between "setting" a wig, and conventional combing. Setting a wig includes the initial setting and...

Challah, Cake, Milchigs and Fleishigs

When baking a cake to be eaten with milk, a pan which was used within the previous 24 hours for meat should not be...

Seuda Shlishis: Hamotzi, Mezonos or a Blatt Gemara

By Rabbi Mordechai Fishman The שלחו ערוך (סימן רצ"א סעף ה') brings four opinions as to what a person should eat for סעודה שלישית. The...

Beitzah 39: Is Electricity Muktzah?

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...

OU Kosher’s Consumer Hotline FAQ’s For Sukkos

OU Kosher presents frequently asked questions to-date on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241) by consumers in preparation for Sukkos. Questions may also be...