Filing Suit Against the Boss: Halachic Questions in Unemployment Insurance Claims

By Rabbi Daniel Dombroff Halachic Questions in Unemployment Insurance Claims Unemployment benefits are intended as a temporary wage replacement for those who are out of work, through...

Yoma 80: Measuring a Kezayis

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

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...

The Fast of the Tenth of Teves, Asara B’Teves, Today

By Rabbi Yehudah Prero The first mention that we see of the tenth day of Teves as a fast day appears in Zecharia 8:19, where...

Hilchos Chanukah: How to Light On Erev Shabbos

On Erev Shabbos, if a woman is running late to light Shabbos candles on time, she is permitted to light the Shabbos candles immediately,...

Hefsekim (Interruptions) During Tekias Shofar, An In-depth Shiur from Rav Moshe Twersky z”l

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman Silent Interruption vs. Interruption of Extraneous Shofar-Sound Each group of shofar blasts is comprised of three sets which are in turn comprised...

cRc Kosher 5776 Pesach Top Ten Questions

Q: I have heard reports about Extra Virgin Olive Oil being adulterated.  Does Extra Virgin Olive Oil need Passover certification? A: 100% pure extra virgin...

Rebellion Against King

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld In Sefer Yehoshua, Perek Alef, posuk yud ches, the posuk teaches us that anyone who will not listen to Yehoshua and rebel against the king should die....

How to Use a Keurig Without Destroying it in the Mikva

By Rabbi Baruch Fried In this week's Parsha we are introduced to the requirement of purifying utensils acquired from a non-Jew. The Gemara in...

Kiddush Friday Night Part 3 – Covering the Challah

By Yosef Brecher Why do we cover the challah during the recitation of kiddush, and for how long should the challah remain covered? Why? The Shulchan...