Reading Sefer Bereshis through an Open Orthodox Lens

by Avrohom Gordimer When studying the Torah’s narratives – especially those in Sefer Bereshis – there are two key points to keep in mind: 1. The...

The Odd Account of the Overnight Onion

By Rabbi Yehuda Spitz Those of us fortunate to be learning Daf Yomi are approaching the final countdown to the worldwide grand Siyum HaShas,...

Psak from Rav Elyashiv: Paying Instead Of Buckling

By Rafi G. In Israel the law is that every person riding in a car must be buckled up. if a policeman stops the car...

Chacham Ovadiah: Sefardim Should Make Their Own Parshas Zachor, Ashkenazi Havarah is Wrong

Chacham Ovadia Yosef, head of the Shas party's Moetzet Chachmei Hatorah and one of the most brilliant Torah minds of our generation,...

The Anisakis Fish Ads: What It All Means

This week's leading American chareidi newspapers feature an advertisement confirming the ruling of Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv forbidding the consumption of fish that contain very...

Buffalo Burgers and the Zebu Controversy

By Rabbi Yehuda Spitz This past Shabbos, many of us read Parshas Shmini, most well-known for being the Parsha that discusses and specifies the...

Watch: Rav Michoel Sorotzkin’s Hesped Marking First Yahrtzeit of Rav Moshe Shapiro zt”l

A unique hesped given in Yeshivas Novardok, Brooklyn NY during Shiva. WATCH: {Matzav.com}

Rav Avigdor Miller: Pray for the President

What do you think about the election of Carter to be our next President? Rav Avigdor Miller zt"l (in 1976): I haven't the slightest knowledge about...

Rav Chaim Kanievsky: Remez for Moshiach in this Week’s Parsha

The Gemara (Avoda Zara 9a) says that the world will exist is for six thousand years. The first two thousand were empty before the...