Is Beeswax Kosher?

Q. Beeswax is a secretion from a gland located in the abdominal section of worker bees. It has important applications in the food industry....

Yoma 55: Davening for an Out of Town Choleh

Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received semichah. He has...

Megillah 28: A Kohen Telling His Son What To Do

Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he receivedsemichah. He has written several seforim...

Business Halacha: Cottage Cheese and the Sell-By Date

Question: I bought three containers of cottage cheese before the "sell by" date. They sat in my fridge for almost a week, and when...

Audio: Rav Shurkin On “Arei Halevyim, U’b’din Dayan Hanoitel Schoroi Ladun Dinaiv Betailim U’b’din...

The following shiur was delivered on  Sunday morning at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook HillAshkenaz Shul in Lakewood, NJ, and is posted exclusively here on...

Halacha Berurah: The Halachos of Matanos L’evyonim and Mishloach Manos

By: Rabbi Elli Bohm Reviewed by: Harav Yisroel Belsky Matanos L'evyonim The Rambam writes: It is better to give more gifts to the poor than to...

Parshas Shemos: Understanding Shnayim Mikra V’Echad Targum

By Rabbi Yehuda Spitz There is a well known Gemara in Brachos that states "A person should always complete his with the congregation -...

Audio: Eidus for Kiddush Hachodesh

The following shiur was delivered on  Sunday morning at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook HillAshkenaz Shul in Lakewood, NJ, and is posted exclusively here on...

Using Hairspray On Shabbos

One is permitted to spray one's hair (e.g. sprinkle or hand-pat water on frizzy hair) on Shabbos as long as it is not very...

Taanis Esther Mukdam, Today

By Rabbi Daniel Travis "The prophets and the beis din in the days of Mordechai and Esther commanded that we should read the megilah on...