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...

Challah, Cake, Milchigs and Fleishigs

When baking a cake to be eaten with milk, a pan which was used within the previous 24 hours for meat should not be...

Shabbos Lunch or Shabbos Brunch: A Halachic Analysis

By Rabbi Mordechai Fishman In reference to the first סעודה eaten on Shabbos day many people use the term "Shabbos Lunch" This article will analyze...

Rav Moshe Feinstein: Blood For Money

There is an issur for a person to injure himself. Although it is a Machlokes in the Gemara, the Rishonim pasken that a person...

Audio: Rav Schachter on Hilchos Sukkah and Daled Minim

The following shiur on Hilchos Sukkah and Daled Minim was delivered by Rav Hershel Schachter, rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva Rabbeinu Yitchok Elchonon. The...

The Chicken And Egg Controversy, Again

By Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum A story regarding my great-grandfather, Rabbi Shraga Zvi Tannenbaum, zt"l(1826-1897), Chahter Rav and author of Nita Sorek, is reverentially told. He...

Heat Precautions for the Taanis

Today, the fast of Shiva Assar B'Tammuz, marks the date on which  the walls of Yerushalayim were breached after many months of siege by Nevuchadnetzar...

Audio: Rav Shurkin On the Heter Mechirah for Shmittah

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...

Sukkah 9: Sitting Under the Laundry

Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received semichah. He has...

Video: How Far One Must Go Not to Embarrass Another

The following shiur is presented by Naaleh.com. In this shiur, Rabbi Michael Taubes discusses the halachos of how far one must go in...