Practical Halachos For Tisha B’Av

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

Hilchos Yichud: by Rabbi Y. Dov Krakowski

The following is meant as a convenient review of Hilchos Yichud ( written by Rabbi Y. Dov Krakowski). The Piskei Din for the most...

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...

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 – 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...

Cursing: A Halachic Analysis

It is said that General Sherman Patton was a master at it, and reached Shakespearian levels of originality in the form.  It is highly...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Re’eh

Lo sa’ason kein l’Hashem Elokeichem (12:4) After instructing the Jewish people to break and smash the idolatrous temples and pillars which they will find in...

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...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Devarim

Eileh ha’devorim asher dibeir Moshe (1:1)             There are 5 books in the written Torah, and 6 sections of the Mishnah – the Oral Torah....

Practical Halachos For Tisha B’Av

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

A Digest Of Hilchos Chol-Hamoed

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

B’Ohel Haneviyim: Parshas Ki Seitzei 5773

This week's Haftorah is short but carries a succinct message. The Haftorah is read from Yishayohu (נד. י-יא) and it is the fifth Haftorah...

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Nitzavim-Vayeilech

Hanistaros L’Hashem Elokeinu v’haniglos lanu ul’vaneinu ad olam la’asos es kol Divrei haTorah hazos (29:28)             In our verse, the Torah writes the words “lanu...

B’Ohel Haneviyim: Parshas Eikev 5773

This week’s Haftorah is extremely inspiring. It is a Nevuah from Yishayohu and it starts off amidst a dialogue between Tzion and Hashem. Tzion...

Parsha Potpourri: Pesach 5771

L'shana HaBa'ah B'Yerushalayim (Haggadah Shel Pesach) The Pesach Seder begins with a prayer: this year we are here, next year we should be in the...

Hilchos Uminhagei Rosh Hashana

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

Parsha Potpourri: Behar-Bechukosai

Parsha Potpourri Parshas Behar - Bechukosai – Vol. 5, Issue 30 Compiled by Oizer Alport כי תבאו אל הארץ אשר אני נתן לכם ושבתה הארץ שבת לד'...

Rabbi Krakowski: Parshas Bereishis

The Haftorah we read this Shabbos is a Nevuah from Yishayahu regarding the Geula Asida (Final Redemption). As a general rule the Haftorah is...

Hilchos Uminhagei Yom Kippur

The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Rosh Yom-Kippur. The Piskei Din for the most part are based purely...

Vertluch: Rosh Hashana 5774

The date of July 21st, 1969 is one that is in all the history books. It was the day that the astronaut Neil Armstrong...

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...

B’Ohel Haneviyim: Parshas Nitzavim-Vayelech 5773

This week's Haftorah is the last of the שבע דנחמתא. It is once again (like all of the שבע דנחמתא) a Nevuah of Yishayohu....

Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Eikev

V'achalta v'savata u'veirachta es Hashem Elokecha al ha'aretz ha'tovah asher nasan lach (8:10) Parshas Eikev contains the mitzvah of reciting Birkas HaMazon (Grace after Meals),...

B’Ohel Haneviyim: Parshas Shoftim 5773

This week's Haftorah is read from Yishayohu and is the fourth of the שבע דנחמתא. The Haftorah starts with Hashem telling us that He...

B’Ohel Haneviyim: Parshas Ki Savo 5773

This week's Haftorah is the sixth Haftorah of the שבעה דנחמתא. It is a Nevuah in Yishayohu about the Final Redemption. The Haftorah from...

Bais HaVaad: E-Commerce On Shabbos & Yom Tov

By: Rabbi Baruch Meir Levin, Bais HaVa’ad L’Inyonei Mishpat; Shabbos Division Today’s world of commerce presents a myriad of opportunities that were not even imaginable...

Vertluch: Parshas Tzav – HaGadol

‘All korbanos will be annulled with the coming of Moshiach, except for the korban todah.’ The korbanos Chatas and Asham, which were brought for one...

The Basic Halachos of Shatnez – Part 3 of 3

Content Labels found in clothing are misleading for a number of reasons. The content label only lists the outer shell fabric of the garment....

To Correct Or Not To Correct The Baal Koreh

“Er Zogt!” “No he didn’t. I was listening!” “Whaddya talking about? It’s fine.” “It’s not fine. Why are constantly butting your nose into..” Most of us have heard...

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 Uminhagei Chanukah By Rabbi Y. Dov Krakowski

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

The Basic Halachos of Shatnez – Part 1 of 3

Shatnez is a prohibition from the Torah. It is a Mitzvas Lo Saseh (negative commandment) meaning you fulfill this obligation by refraining from doing...

A Message from the Kalever Rebbe – Purim 5773

Man Glorifying God – God Glorifying Man Is the pursuit of material success in the secular world a Jewish ideal and, if so, what is...

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...

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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