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Q&A From the Bais HaVaad Halacha Hotline

In a Bind Dayan Yosef Greenwald September 17, 2021   Q Given that women are not obligated in the mitzvah of arba’ah minim, may a woman bind the minim together in the koishekel? A R’ Yehuda (Mishnah, third perek of…

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Ticket Booth: An Illegal Sukkah

Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman September 17, 2021   There is a well-known fable of a Jew who built a sukkah in violation of a local ordinance. Someone complained, and on Erev Sukkos, the matter came before…

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Q&A From the Bais HaVaad Halacha Hotline

General Admission Rav Aryeh Finkel September 10, 2021   Q  In the Vidui of Yom Kippur, some aveiros, such as chilul Shabbos, are not mentioned. Must I insert my own aveiros that are not listed into the Vidui? A The Gemara…

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Living Dangerously: Pikuach Nefesh in War

Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman September 10, 2021   President Biden has faced widespread criticism[1] over his withdrawal from Afghanistan, much of it directed against the breaking of his commitment that “if there’s American citizens left, we’re…

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Bais HaVaad on the Parsha, Parshas Nitzavim

Undo Excerpted and adapted from a shiur by Rav Moshe Zev Granek For this mitzvah that I command you today is not concealed from you and it is not far away. Devarim 30:11 According to many Rishonim, including the Ramban…

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