Testing Presidents From Bush To Trump, 9/11 Shaped Politics

Four presidential campaigns. Eight congressional elections. The longest war in U.S. history. The Sept. 11 attacks have shaped U.S. politics, sometimes over the objections of...

Halachically Speaking – Brachah on Trees

Halachically Speaking Volume 5 now available at your local  seforim store or at israelbookshoppublications.com The Gemorah in Berochos states, “when the month of Nissin is upon...

Halachically Speaking – Making Early Shabbos Part 1

New Sefer Volume 5  Just Released!!!!! (at your local seforim store) Piskei Harav Belsky zt"l coming very soon (reprint hard cover) There are two aspects of...

Halachically Speaking – Nichum Aveilim

KOF-K Kosher Supervision Volume 5 and Piskei Harav Yisroel Belsky zt"l vol 1 (reprint - hard cover) Coming Soon!! There are many halachic issues that...

Halachically Speaking – Hair Dyeing

To subscribe for free to emails and see archives visit www.thehalacha.com The Learning from this article should be in memory of my Rebbe, Harav Yisroel...

Halachically Speaking – Beracha on Wise People and Kings

To subscribe for free to emails and see archives  visit www.thehalacha.com The Learning from this article should be in memory of my Rebbe, Harav Yisroel...

Halachically Speaking – Reading Another Persons Mail

We are all familiar with the cherem of Rabbeinu Gershom not to read other people’s mail. It is very common in the workplace for...

Halachically Speaking – When and When Not to Recite Tachnun

There are many days of the year where tachnun is not recited. Some times one is in a shul and there will be a...

Halachically Speaking – The Expectant Mother

                Written By Moishe Lebovits - KOF-K Kosher Supervision   The time when a couple finds out that a child is on the way is a very...

Halachically Speaking – Happy Birthday

The Jewish people have always focused on birthdays. On Pesach, we celebrate the birth of the Jewish nation. We say in Mussaf that the...

Halachically Speaking – Secular Dates

The Jewish calendar plays an important role throughout the year. However, we make ample use of the secular calendar as well. Whenever we write...

Halachically Speaking – The Halachos and Kashrus of Chocolate

A visitor to a supermarket is struck by the vast array of chocolate items for sale, such as candies, chocolate cake, chocolate milk, chocolate...

Halachically Speaking – Thanksgiving and Eating Turkey

Written By Rabbi Moishe Lebovits KOF-K Kosher Supervision Much has been discussed over the years regarding Thanksgiving dinner. We will discuss whether such a party is...

Hilchos Tisha B’av 5774 – By Rabbi Krakowski

The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Tisha BeAv. The Piskei Din for the most part are based purely...

How to be Maavir Sidrah This Week

As many people who have looked at Parshas Pinchas this week realize, there is a paragraph mark (called a psucha) in the middle of...

Parshas Balak – Overview And Life Lessons

This Parsha sheet was written l’ilui nishmas the murdered Yeshiva students: Yaakov Naftali ben Rachel Devorah, Gilad Michael ben Bat Galim and Eyal ben...

Life Lessons and Parsha Overview – Chukas

As a z'chus of Limmud HaTorah for the three kidnapped Yeshiva students, Yeshiva World News and 5TJT have launched a special parsha sheet that...

Halachic Analysis: The Shalom Zachar

Written in honor of the birth of the author’s new grandson whose Shalom Zachor is to be held this evening. It is an Ashkenazic custom...

A Message from the Kalever Rebbe for Shavuos 5774 [Torah – Our Essential Identity]

3,326 years ago, our ancestors stood arrayed around Mount Sinai breathlessly awaiting the very voice of God. Amidst thunder and lightning the word went...

Shavuos – An Overview

PREPARING FOR SHAVUOS Shavuos is called Z’man Matan Toraseinu.  Originally, this event occurred in the Hebrew year 2448 (3324 years ago). As we know, Rav...

What’s New in Kitniyos?

It is a custom that is in the news.  The OU, for example, recently changed its interpretation on what items fall into it.  In...

May Orthodox Rabbis Permit Women to Don Tefillin?

I. The Ruling of the Ramo and Modern Reaction ואם הנשים רוצין להחמיר על עצמן מוחין בידן and if the women wish to act stringently ...

Halachic Analysis: Why No Autopsies

Recent events in the Jewish community have brought up the concept of autopsies in Jewish law. Some question why Jewish law is opposed to...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Tzav/Purim

Vaya'as Aharon u'banav es kol ha'devarim asher tziva Hashem b'yad Moshe (8:36) After discussing more of the laws governing the various offerings, Parshas Tzav turns...

Vertluch: Parshas Tzav/Zachar

The minhag on Purim is that during the reading of the megilah, certain parts are read with a sad and cheerless tune; the same...

The Megillah Reading – An Overview

The obligation is to read the Megillah at night and in the day in commemoration of the miracle, where they cried out day and...

Hilchos Uminhagei Purim 5774 By Rabbi Y. Dov Krakowski

The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Purim. The Piskei Din for the most part are based purely on...

Taanis Esther – An Overview

HISTORICAL OVERVIEW During the time of Mordechai and Esther , the Jews united on the 13th of Adar to fight and wage war, standing up...

Halachic Analysis: Matanos L’Evyonim

The mitzvah of Matanos L’Evyonim on Purim is to give at least one gift to two different poor people on Purim day. The plural...

Halachic Analysis: Mishloach Manos – All You Need To Know To Do The Mitzvah...

THE MITZVAH Mordechai and his Beis Din enacted that on the day of Purim each person must send a gift of at least two portions...

HaRav Zev Leff: Parshas Vayikra

The Gates of Prayer And God called to Moses...(Vayikra 1:1) Rosh in his commentary to the Torah explains that the aleph in the word vayikra, with...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Vayikra

Adam ki yakriv mikem Korban l'Hashem (1:2) In the times of the Beis HaMikdash, a person who sinned at least had the comfort of knowing...

Vertluch: Parshas Vayikra

We know that the first word in parshas Vayikra has a small aleph. Chazal note that the reason was due to the humility of...

Medical Marijuana and Halacha

As of this writing there are twenty states in the U.S. that have now legalized “medical marijuana,” and a number of others on the...

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Vayavey es ha'Aron el ha'Mishkan vayasem eis Paroches hamasach vayasech al Aron ha'Eidus ka'asher tzivah Hashem es Moshe (40:21) In his commentary on our verse,...

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