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 the significance of...

The Forgotten Fast Day – 20 Sivan

Rav Shabsai Hakohen, more popularly known as the Shach, was the first rov to institute a fast day on the 20th of Sivan in...

May I Wear My Wife’s Shaitel?

The following shailos uteshuvos appear in this week's American Yated Ne'eman, as transcribed by Rabbi Doniel Travis. The responses were given by Rav...

Audio: Rav Shurkin On “Chatzi Shiur B’mitzvos Aseh, Pidyon Peter Chamor, and Parshas Bo”

The following shiur was delivered at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook HillAshkenaz Shul in Lakewood, NJ, and is posted exclusively here on Matzav.com l'illuy nishmas...

Audio: Rav Shurkin On “Vov Ketiah and Anan Lo Bekinan Bechaserois Veyeseirois B’Sifrei Torah”

The following shiur was delivered at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill Ashkenaz Shul in Lakewood, NJ,and is posted exclusively here on Matzav.com l'illuy nishmas...

Video: May One Use a Frozen Esrog for the Daled Minim?

Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm, dean of the Online Smicha program, addresses the question of whether a frozen esrog is kosher for use for the Daled...

Snowstorm Prep: A Halachic Guide for the Delayed Friday Afternoon Traveler

By Rabbi Dovid Heber Every few months, the phone rings on Erev Shabbos with a similar shayla:  “We are not sure if we will reach our destination in...

What Is The Proper Thickness Of Matzah?

By Rabbi Ariel Ovadia Ask any Jew, religious or not-so-much, what Matzah looks like, and most probably they will answer that it is hard and...

Flour After Pesach: What’s the Deal?

Q. May I purchase flour after Pesach from a Jewish-owned store that did not sell its chametz? A. One of the processing steps in the...

Are Financial Decisions Made Out Of Anger Halachically Binding?

By Rabbi Yosef Grunwald Occasionally, in the course of business dealings, people can get angry or upset and say or do things they regret later...