Yoma 79: Drinking Outside a Sukkah

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

Rav Avigdor Miller on The Silver Lining of Frigid Weather

Q: How do we benefit from this cold weather? A: The the benefits of cold weather are tremendous. Cold weather causes the earth to stop producing. If...

Video: May One Use a Frozen Esrog for the Daled Minim?

Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm, dean of the Online Smicha program, addresses the question of whether a frozen esrog is kosher for use for the Daled...

A Confiscated iPod in Halacha – ImPOunDed

By Rabbi Baruch Meir Levin Q. I lent my new Ipod to a roommate of mine in yeshiva, clearly telling him to “make sure it...

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...

Minhagim of Pesach Sheini, Today

Today, the 14th of Iyar is Pesach Sheni. According to many opinions one does not fast on this day, make Hespedim, or a Hakomas...

Audio: Eidus for Kiddush Hachodesh

The following shiur was delivered on  Sunday morning at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook HillAshkenaz Shul in Lakewood, NJ, and is posted exclusively here on...

Watch: Halachic Ramifications Of Severe Weather Challenges On Shabbos: Validity of Eruv During Inclement...

In light of the unfortunate situation in Houston, STAR-K presents the following clips, from a previously recorded webinar, which discuss various halachic ramifications of...

Rav Avigdor Miller on Blaming Yourself Instead of Hashem

Q: The Rav said that when someone gets sick or hurt, he shouldn't blame Hashem, but he should look to blame himself for not...

“Shrab!” and its Halachic Implications

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman We see it in Boro Park, Brooklyn, Jerusalem, Israel and even Far Rockaway, New York. It is the...