Sometimes, you need to juggle two volumes of the Shulchan Aruch at the same time! A case in point involves doing business with non-kosher food. Join Rav Hershel Schachter, one of OU Kashruth’s Senior Poskim and Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanon, as he examines such questions as: Are there foods a Jew mayn’t sell? Are there foods a Jew mayn’t even own? Is a Jewish stock-holder considered an owner in the eyes of the Halacha? Tune in - you’ll see it was a good investment!
In this extra-special video, OU Kashruth’s Senior Poskim, Rav Yisroel Belsky, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Torah Vodaath, and Rav Hershel Schachter, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanon, provide practical guidance on issues spanning the breadth and depth of Yahadut. Tune in as they address such questions as: Are there halachic issues with cruise ship departures on Erev Shabbos? How does a Shabbat-observant Jew run an Internet business? Can “implants” of genes from non-kosher species render kosher food forbidden? What is Tzenius? Can you go to a doctor or hair stylist of the opposite gender? Do weddings cost too much? Can I invite an intermarried relative for a Shabbat meal? Recorded live on December 13, 2011 at OU headquarters in New York, NY. Download the MP3.
Domestic Help in Halacha - By Rav Hershel Schachter, OU Posek. Filmed as part of the Harry H. Beren ASK OU Outreach Program at The Passaic-Clifton Community Kollel in Passaic, NJ.
Shiur on Kitniyot and Passover Issues By Rav Hershel Schachter, OU Posek. Filmed as part of the Harry H. Beren ASK OU Outreach Program - Sephardic Jewish community Cong. Bnei Shaare Zion, Brooklyn, NY.
Shabbos and Kashrus observances often prompt questions for rabbis. But some questions are so complex, not just any rabbi will do. This extra-special VIDEO features two of our generation’s great sages. OU Kashruth’s Senior Poskim, Rav Yisroel Belsky, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Torah Vodaath, and Rav Hershel Schachter, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanon, provide practical guidance for giving charity and raising children. Tune in as they address such questions as: To whom do I give Tzedakah? How much Tzedakah do I have to give? Can I give Ma’aser to a needy relative? How do I choose a yeshiva? How do I foster my child’s success in learning? What is the highest priority in child-raising? Recorded live on December 14, 2010 at OU headquarters in New York, NY. Download the audio only MP3 here
Shmitas Kesofim - Presented by Ha Rav Hershel Schachter as part of "Kedushas Ha'Aretz and It's Mitzvos", Mesorah Conference IV. Filmed at Lander College, June 15, 2008.
The Kashruth of Medications and Vitamins – Presented by Rav Herschel Schachter at Yeshiva Ohr HaChaim, Kew Gardens Hills on February 5, 2008 as a Harry H. Beren ASK OUTREACH Kashruth Shiur.
In a thorough and highly-organized discussion of the laws of Shemittah (the Sabbatical year), Rabbi Hershel Schachter, Halachic Consultant to OU Kashruth and Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanon, disabuses us of the notion that it has nothing to do with the Diaspora Jew. In Part One, Rabbi Schachter discusses the Hetter Mechira and its impact on the permissibility of Israeli produce. What if the land was guarded or cultivated during the Shemittah year? Rabbi Schachter discusses this crucial question with dazzling breadth and clarity.
In Part Two of his comprehensive treatment of Shemittah, Rabbi Schachter discusses the impact of land-ownership on the the permissibility of Shemittah produce. What botanicals are forbidden if they grew by themselves? Which produce is permitted if the land is sold? You won't want to miss this masterful and mesmerizing presentation.
In the conclusion of his presentation, Rabbi Schachter answers an all-important question: what is the proper use of produce that bears the sanctity of Shemittah? How do I cook it? How do I dispose of it? You won't want to miss Rabbi Schachter's awe-inspiring treatment of the subject.
Which Jewish parents don't want to raise their children to live Jewish lives? Join Rabbi Schachter, Senior Halachic Consultant for OU Kashruth, as he masterfully explores this fundamental topic, exploring such issues as: the age to educate; what mitzvos to teach; medicating your child the kosher way; childhood fasting on Yom Kippur - and other relevant topics! Don't miss this extra-special presentation.
Rabbi Hershel Schachter Senior Halachic Consultant, OU Kashruth Division Rabbi Hershel Schachter, a Senior Halachic Consultant to OU Kashruth and Rosh Yeshiva at New York's Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanon, continues his discussion of kosherizing utensils, examining the practices of Hag'alah (purging with water) and Libbun (intense heating). A not-to-be-missed chance to hear a master halachist's approach to a crucial topic!
Rabbi Hershel Schachter Senior Halachic Consultant, OU Kashruth Division How do unkosher utensils become kosherized? Explore the foundations of this basic process with Rabbi Hershel Schachter, a Senior Halachic Consultant to OU Kashruth and Rosh Yeshiva at New York's Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanon. A must-hear for rabbis, rabbinical students, and all who seek a clear grasp of this topic!