Igud Halacha Challenge, Av 5778

Tzedakah in Jerusalem

When giving tzedakah in Jerusalem, is there a preference to give residents of the Old City over residents of the New City?

Answers from Igud members: Rav Yosef Serebriansky shlit”a and Rav Tzvi Mauner shlit”a
Answers from others: Rav Chaim Kanievsky shlit”a, Rav Simcha Rabinowitz shlit”a, Rav Pinchas Meyers shlit”a and others [...Click headline above for more...] 

Igud Halacha Challenge, Tammuz 5778

Preference on challah from Eretz Yisrael

If a person has a small challah from Eretz Yisrael and a large challah from Chutz La’aretz, on which should he say Hamotzi?

Answers from Igud members: Rav Pesach Lerner shlit”a, Rav Dr. Aaron Glatt shlit”a and Rav Yaakov Klass shlit”a
Answers from others: Rav Chaim Kanievsky shlit”a, Rav Avigdor Nebenzahl shlit”a and Rav Shlomo Aviner shlit”a  [...Click headline above for more...] 

Igud Halacha Challenge, Sivan 5778

Skipping mitzvos regarding Torah learning

Yeshivos sometimes start learning Maseches Kesubos from Perek Eilu Na’aros (the third chapter) or Maseches Bava Basra from Perek Chezkas Habatim (the third chapter). Why isn’t there a concern for the prohibition against skipping mitzvos, since when they open the Gemara they arrive at the first chapter? [...Click headline above for more...] 

Steps Back At Amida’s Conclusion

by Rav Yaakov Klass, originally published in The Jewish Press

Steps Back At Amida’s Conclusion

Question: I read with much interest your, q&a, columns on Tefillah, I have a related question. In Shul I’ve noticed that at the conclusion of the Shemoneh Esreh some people take three steps backward but then they do not take the three steps forward as required. Is this an actual sanctioned practice? [...Click headline above for more...]