Pesach Matzos

By Rabbi Moshe Heinemann, Star-K Rabbinic Administrator The production of matzos Kosher for Pesach (KFP) involves a great deal of meticulous work. The process begins...

Business Halacha: Forgetting About a Loan

Question: I lent a friend $50. When I asked him to repay, he replied that although he inquired about the loan, he doesn't remember...

Halachos When Tisha B’Av Falls on Shabbos

By Rabbi Elozor Barclay and Rabbi Yitzchok Jaeger What are the main changes when Tisha B'Av falls on Shabbos or Sunday? When Tisha B'Av falls...

Esrogim – What to Look For

Delivered by Rav Leibel Rand at Kollel Avreichim Courtesy of the Five Towns Jewish Times Written by Rabbi Yair Hoffman This past Sunday, Motzei Yom Kippur, Rav...

Olive Oil: The Contemporary Industry of Antiquity

By Rabbi Tzvi Rosen, Star-K Kashrus Administrator; Editor, Kashrus Kurrents Olive oil, the liquid gold of the ancients was touted for its nutritional, medicinal, and...

What’s the Source? Chai Rotel and Minhagim of Lag Ba’omer

By Moishe Friedman One hundred years ago, there lived in Lemberg a shochet named Rav Avrohom Yitzchok Sperling zt"l. As a young man, he was always interested...

Shooting Hoops on Shabbos

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman They can be found in virtually every neighborhood in the Five Towns and Far Rockaway.  Walk from Lawrence to Woodmere...

Audio: Halachos and Minhagim of Elul

 The following shiur, titled "A Special Opportunity to Become Closer to Hashem" was delivered by Rav Chaim Weg, Rosh Kollel at the Bais HaVaad Kollel...

May a Clown Daven Minchah?

As the joyous Purim holiday is underway, many preparations are underway for assembling and distributing Mishloach...