The Forgotten Fast Day – 20 Sivan

Rav Shabsai Hakohen, more popularly known as the Shach, was the first rov to institute a fast day on the 20th of Sivan in...

Taste Of Stealing

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The Gemara in Brachos, daf heh, amud bais brings a story about Rav Huna. Rav Huna had four hundred barrels of wine that all turned sour and became vinegar....

“You’re Fired!” How Nixon’s Executive Order Influenced Hilchos Shabbos

By Rabbi Shmuel Honigwachs, Bais Havaad Halacha Center On January 30, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump dismissed Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and replaced Acting...

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...

Jewish View on Gambling

Gambling is a subject which is well-known to divide opinions. In Judaism, the practice is largely frowned upon. Gamblers are not allowed to be...

Relying on a Nachash or Saying Mazal Tov Part II

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld Last week we said that the Issur min HaTorah applies only if one uses a sign that is not logical and...

Watch: Bugs On Lettuce

Are bugs on lettuce as big of a problem as we think? There's only one way to find out... Going down to the place where...

Putting Klayim on Someone Else’s Tzitzis

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The Rambam in Perek Yud in Hilchos Kla’im, halacha lamed alef says a tremendous chiddush concerning the issur of Kla’im. He says that the issur of putting on Kla’im applies to both the person who wears...

Know What’s Right Before You Light

The halacha card below is being distributed as part of "The Shaimos Project" a division of the Ner Reuven Ahavas Hamitzvos Initiative. This new...