Six Count for a Minyan?

If one began saying Kaddish (or Kedusha, Chazoras Hashatz, Nesias Kapayim, Krias Hatorah, or Haftorah) with the requisite minyan of ten, and then one...

Waiting between Hard (Aged) Cheese and Meat

By Moishe Dovid Lebovits We all know that after eating meat one has to wait six hours. However, what is less known is that there...

Business Halacha: Heter Iska

Q: What is the basis of the heter iska? Can it be used for all loans? A: The heter iska is based on the distinction...

Poskim: No Problem with Chometz in Township-Owned Trash Bins

Lakewood, NJ - Lakewood, an area of 26 square miles, has 217 miles of Township streets. It also has thousands upon thousands of garbage receptacles...

Beitzah 26: Mistaken 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...

New Clothing During Sefirah

During Sefirah one is permitted to (purchase and) wear new clothing and make a beracha of Shehechiyanu on the new clothing {for those who...

Taster’s Choice Shailos: Beyond the Packaging

By Rabbi Gavriel Price Q. When I prepare Nescafe instant coffee on Shabbos, I pour hot water from an urn directly into a cup, and...

Halacha Berurah: Thanksgiving Celebrations and Adapting Customs of Akum

By Rabbi Elli Bohm Reviewed By HaRav Yisroel Belsky It is vital to make two points clear at the onset of this article. Firstly, we will...

Halacha Berurah: Shavous – Halachos When Staying Up All Night

By Rabbi Elli Bohm Reviewed by Harav Yisroel Belsky Staying Awake to Learn on Shavuos Night CLICK HERE to download or print this full Halacha Berurah article...

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...