The Truth About Metzitza B’Peh

By Daniel S. Berman, M.D. It has been more than seven years since the reports broke out in the media  that the Metzitza bePeh (hereinafter,...

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,...

Kashering New Pots For Pesach?!

By Rabbi Yehuda Spitz A little over a year ago, an ad appeared in many newspapers in Eretz Yisrael, stating that the Badat"z Eidah Chareidis of Yerushalayim...

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...

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...

Rav Brazil: How to Know if a Song is Rooted in Kedushah

Of the kosher animals listed in this week's parsha, zemer is one of them. The Radak and Rav Saadia Gaon that the zemer is...

The Halachos of Making an Early Shabbos During the Summer Months

When making an early Shabbos one should remember the following; 1. It is most preferable to daven Mincha before "Plag Hamincha" and Maariv after the Plag. (1) 2. Men...

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}