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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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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...

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: Zecher L’Churban (Part 3)

Each Room Some poskim maintain that an amah by amah should be made in every room of one’s house. Even according to this opinion, a...

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...

The Aliyah L’Torah Part 6

 Bowing to the Sefer Torah Some poskim quote the custom to bow to the sefer while reciting the beracha on the Torah.(52) However, others say...

Halachically Speaking: Zecher L’Churban (Part 6)

Wedding T’nayim The minhag is to break a plate at the t’nayim as a zecher l’churban. The breaking should be done by any of the machatanim...

Halachically Speaking: Zecher L’Churban (Part 2)

Amah by Amah  When the bais hamikdosh was destroyed the chachumim established that anything that brings joy should be accompanied by a zecher l’churban, since...

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...

The Aliyah L’Torah Part 5

Turning one's Head One should turn his head away from the sefer while making the beracha.(43) Some say the custom is to turn his head...

Halachically Speaking: Zecher L’Churban (Part 1)

Many people are not properly familiar with the halachos of zecher l’churban which apply today even though the bais hamikdosh was destroyed thousands of...

Halachically Speaking: Halachos For The Summer (Part 5)

Wearing Sunglasses In A Place That Has No Eiruv The Chai Adom is of the opinion that it is forbidden to walk outside on...

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: Food In The Hands Of A Non-Jew (Part 1)

Compiled by Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits who can be reached at [email protected] Reviewed by Rabbi Ben-zion Schiffenbauer Shlita All Piskei Harav Yisrael Belsky Shlita are Reviewed...

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...

The Aliyah L’Torah Part 1

HALACHICALLY SPEAKING Compiled by Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits Reviewed by Rabbi Benzion Schiffenbauer Shlita All Piskei Horav Yisroel Belsky Shlita are reviewed by Horav Yisroel Belsky Shlita Moshe...

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: Zecher L’Churban (Part 5)

Yeshiva No zecher l’churban is needed in a Yeshiva.   Yerushalayim The halacha of making a zecher l’churban also applies to those who live in Yerushalayim even though...

Halachically Speaking: Halachos For The Summer (Part 9)

Rolling One’s Sleeves Up On Shabbos There is a basis to permit one to wear a shirt will the sleeves rolled up outside on a...

Halachically Speaking: The 3 Weeks (Part 7)

Cutting Nails One is permitted to cut nails during the three weeks.78 A mohel is permitted to cut his nail in order to perform a...

HS: Customs During Sefira Part 9

HALACHICALLY SPEAKING Compiled by Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits Reviewed by Rabbi Benzion Schiffenbauer Shlita All Piskei Horav Yisroel Belsky Shlita are reviewed by Horav Yisroel Belsky Shlita Rosh...

Halachically Speaking: The 3 Weeks (Part 9)

Swimming - Three Weeks (not including nine days) Some have the custom to refrain from swimming during the three weeks.121 However, the custom is to...

Halachically Speaking: Halachos For The Summer (Part 11)

Asking A Goy To Turn On The Air Conditioning On Shabbos Today, many people are accustomed to air conditioning. Therefore, on Shabbos when one is...

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 3 Weeks (Part 6)

Haircuts The custom of Ashkenazim49 is not to take haircuts from Shiva Asar B’tamuz until after Tisha B’av.50 This applies to both men and women.51...

The Aliyah L’Torah Part 2

HALACHICALLY SPEAKING Compiled by Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits Reviewed by Rabbi Benzion Schiffenbauer Shlita All Piskei Horav Yisroel Belsky Shlita are reviewed by Horav Yisroel Belsky Shlita One...

Halachically Speaking: Halachos For The Summer (Part 12)

Using A Water Cooler/Water Fountain On Shabbos One may only use a water cooler on Shabbos if he is lenient in regard to opening...

Halachically Speaking: Zecher L’Churban (Part 4)

Buying a House from a Goy One who bought a house from a goy is not obligated to make a zecher l’churban in his house...

Halachically Speaking: Zecher L’Churban (Part 8)

Music and Zecher L’churban  Many people listen to music on a regular basis. However, as will be discussed below, one of the gezeiras that were...

The Aliyah L’Torah Part 7

Standing with One's Back to the Sefer Torah The Mishnah Berurah (69) says one who is standing by the bimah (i.e. for an aliyah, or...

Halachically Speaking: Zecher L’Churban (Part 9)

Listening to Tapes of Jewish Music Today the custom is to be lenient and listen to music for the following reasons: 1. Musical instruments...

Halachically Speaking: The 3 Weeks (Part 2)

Source Based on the sources in the footnote below it would seem that the time for aveilus is either from Rosh Chodesh Av or during...

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