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 – 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: Food In The Hands Of A Non-Jew (Part 11)

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: Food In The Hands Of A Non-Jew (Part 7)

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 – 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: Halachos For The Summer (Part 2)

Berochos In summer camps the following foods are often offered for sale, therefore, it is noteworthy to mention them. Regular knishes – regular knishes that...

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: Food In The Hands Of A Non-Jew (Part 10)

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: 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 – 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: Halachos For The Summer (Part 6)

Photo Gray Lenses One is permitted to wear glasses that change colors when exposed to the Sun. This is not called coloring on Shabbos. Eating Ices/Ice...

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 – 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: The 3 Weeks (Part 3)

Mourning Mid-day Many poskim mention that after the mid-day point of every day during the three weeks one should take some time out to mourn...

Halachically Speaking: Food In The Hands Of A Non-Jew (Part 6)

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: Food In The Hands Of A Non-Jew (Part 14)

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...

The Aliyah L’Torah Part 9

Reading along with the Ba'al Koreh The oleh must read along with the ba'al koreh during his aliyah. If one did not read along, his...

Halachically Speaking: Zecher L’Churban (Part 10)

The Music Ban in Yerushalayim In 1865 a general ban was issued in Yerushalayim against playing music at weddings, and only one instrument was...

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: Zecher L’Churban (Part 7)

Crowns A chosson does not wear a crown by the chasana, and the kallah does not wear a crown of gold, silver, or precious stone...

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 – 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: 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 – 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: 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...

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: Halachos For The Summer (Part 4)

Car Safety Based on the posuk “to watch out for ourselves” one has an obligation to drive safely; below are a few areas in...

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: The 3 Weeks (Part 8)

Gifts Some say one is permitted to give a gift to someone during the entire three weeks101 if it is something which one does not...

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: 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: 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...

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: Food In The Hands Of A Non-Jew (Part 9)

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...

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...

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