The Pesach Seder

By Rabbi Mordechai Frankel, Director, Institute of Halacha The following contains halachic guidance concerning some of the common issues that arise when conducting a seder....

Mechitzos in Shul – Too High and Too Low?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There is a wide variety of synagogues and Shteiblach in our communities.  These houses of worship have different types of Mechitzos....

Thanksgiving on the First Day of Chanukah – First Time in 125 Years –...

By Rabbi Dovid Heber As many of us have already noticed, this year, Thanksgiving occurs on the first day of Chanukah. This rare event has...

Audio: Rav Soloveitchik On “Mitzvah Haba’ah Ba’aveirah – Lulav Hagazul”

The following is a shiur that was delivered in by Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik of Boston on the inyan of "mitzvah haba'ah  ba'aveirah...

Waiting to Daven On Shavuos Night

On Shavuos night, the minhag is to wait until it is night - Tzeis Hakochavim - to daven Maariv in order to have 49...

Audio: Rav Shurkin: Are the Shevarim Straight or Tu-U-Tus?

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...

Audio: Reheating Cooked Foods On Shabbos

The follow shiur on the four rules of bishul achar bishul was delivered by Rav Chaim Weg, Rosh Kollel at the Bais HaVaad Kollel...

What is Wine that is “Mifustar”?

Q. I have recently seen the Hebrew word mifustar on some wines coming from Israel. Is that the same as mevushal which would permit...

Listen: Dental Fillings On Pesach

The following shiur, on the topic of "Stimas Hashinayim - Fillings" as related to the Yom Tov of Pesach, was delivered on Sunday morning...

Going to the Mountains? Breaking Down Tefillas Haderech

By Rabbi Moshe Pinchasi Whether it is a family trip, camping trip, heading upstate or even touring Eretz Yisroel, many of us plan to hit...