Watch: Tisha B’Av, The Key Is In Your Hands, with Rabbi Gavriel Sassoon

Why do we cry for something that happened nearly 2,000 years ago? And what can each one of us do about it? Produced for Oorah’s...

Burning Hidden Things – Bava Kamma 62

Halachah   The Shulchan Aruch (H”M, 418:13) rules like the Chachamim, that one who burns a fire is not liable for embedded items (tamun).  As the...

Audio: Rav Mintz On Parshas Ki Seitzei

Each week, Rav Chaim Mintz, Mashgiach of the Yeshiva of Staten Island and founder and head of Oorah Kiruv Rechokim, offers, via telephone, an insightful...

A Basic Understanding Of The Tekios

By Rabbi Doniel Neustadt One of the most important mitzvos of Rosh Hashanah is the Biblical command to blow the shofar. Although ...

Shaking Lulav as a Zecher To Bais Hamikdash

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld When the brocha is made on the lulav we do not add on the tefillah asking for the Bais Hamikdash to be rebuilt. We do say a yehi ratzon with this...

Insect Infestation Concerns in…S’chach

The institute in Eretz Yisroel headed by Rav Moshe Vaya, the renowned expert in bedikas tolaim, insect infestation in foods, released an alert regarding...

The Halachic View Of What To Keep In Mind When Voting This Tuesday

By Rabbi Yitzchok Grossman A major theme of the 2016 presidential primary and general election campaigns has been the assertions that the leading candidates are...

“Vesein Tal Umatar” Begins in Chutz La’aretz Tonight – And Why a Day Late

At Maariv tonight, December 5th, in chutz la'aretz, we began to say Vesein Tal Umatar during Shemonah Esrei in the bracha of Boreich Aleinu....

Video: Rabbi Wise Speaks Up About Muzzling (Daf Yomi B’iyun)

[vimeo 196799492 w=640 h=360]   Daf Yomi B’iyun explores the topic of the obligation to allow a worker or animal to eat as they work. The...

May A Shul Hire A Rabbi Who Is Ineligible For A Minyan?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman While this question may seem a bit bizarre at first glance, it is a disturbingly germane question.  More and more, we...