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By Rabbi Tzvi Rosen, Star-K Kashrus Administrator; Editor, Kashrus Kurrents As Pesach nears, the grocery bills mount and the bank account dwindles, the Jewish housewife...

Business Halacha: Tzedakah Money That Got Lost

Question: I collected $500 of tzedaka and the money got lost. Must I pay this from my own pocket? Answer: The Gemara (B.M. 56a) derives that...

Rav Shurkin On Eidus for Kiddushin and the Opinions of Rav Moshe Feinstein and...

The following shiur was delivered on  Sunday morning at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook HillAshkenaz Shul in Lakewood, NJ, and is posted exclusively here on...

Audio: Rav Shurkin On “Sukkah Shechamosah Merubah M’tzilsa V’Sukkah L’shem Tzeil”

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

Hamapil, Flowers On Shavuos

-One who goes to sleep after Alos Hashachar Shavuos morning (or on any day) does not say the bracha of Hamapil. Shulchan Aruch w/Mishnah...

The Halachos and Minhagim of Rosh Hashanah: A Review

By Rabbi Y. Dov Krakowski The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Rosh Hashana. The Piskei Din for the most...

Video: Chanukah – Praying for Miracles

The following shiur was delivered by Rabbi Shloime Pollak, Daf Yomi maggid shiur at the Sterling Forest Beis Medrash inLakewood. The Ram"a in 682;1 tells...

Rav Wosner: May A Litvak Wear A Shtreimel For Davening On Purim?

As we all know, Purim is a time when people - even adults - dress up. Thus, a Litvak might wear a shtreimel if...

Q. Is Baker’s Yeast Chometz?

Is Baker's yeast chometz? A. The se’or prohibited by the Torah does not refer to baker’s yeast. Se’or is sourdough, which is made by allowing...

Grilling Fish and Meat

Q. I’m hosting a picnic and some people prefer fish to meat. Can I grill both of them together? A. The Gemara (Pesachim 76b) teaches...