Minhagim of Pesach Sheini – 1

This coming Wednesday, the 14th of Iyar is Pesach Sheni. According to many opinions one does not fast on this day; make Hespedim, or...

The Purim Seudah

1)It is a Mitzvah on all Jewish men, women and children to partake of a festive Seudah, meal, on Purim. The Purim Seudah needs to...

Yuma 53: What Is The Kosel?

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

Rav Moshe Shternbuch: Meat at a Morning Bris?

In Teshuvos V'Hanhagos (2:285) Rav Shternbuch writes that although it is a mitzvah to have meat at a Seudas Bris, if meat is very...

Soinei Matanos Yichye

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The posuk in Mishlei, Perek Tes Zayin, posuk chof zayin says “Ve’Sonei Matanos Yichye:” one who does not accept presents will live. The Gemara in Sotah, daf mem zayin, amud bais tell us...

Sukkah 32: The Battered Hadas

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

Yuma 39: Doing Half a Mitzvah

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

Audio: Rav Shurkin On “Eved Ivri Nimkar B’geneivasoi Velo Bekfeiloi Ub’inyan Ge’ulas Eved Ivri,...

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...

Public Officials in Halacha And Their Duty To Dispel Suspicion

By Rabbi Yosef Fund For decades, every major presidential candidate has released his or her tax records. While it is not a legal requirement, this...

Audio: Rav Shurkin On Sefirah

The following shiur, on Sefirah, was delivered on  Sunday morning at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill Ashkenaz Shul in Lakewood, NJ. The shiur was...