Yom Kippur in 60 Minutes or Less

Beginning Rosh Chodesh Elul, our focus turns to repentance. Every morning, at the conclusion of Shacharis, we recite "L'Dovid Hashem Ori," which contains...

Audio: Rav Shurkin On “Kuhonosoi Shel Pinchos U’b’din Haposuk ”Hineni Noisen Loi Es Brisi...

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...

Rav Moshe Shternbuch: Does a Baal Teshuvah Need to Pay Back Maaser?

A seventy-year-old man became a baal teshuvah and had never given maaser. He calculated that he owed approximately $200,000 and he only had $30,000...

Rav Shmuel Eliyahu: Issur of Lo Yilbash Applies On Purim Too

Rav Shmuel Eliyahu, chief rabbi of Tzefas and a son of former Chief Rabbi Rav Mordechai Eliyahu, issued a p'sak two years ago that...

Audio: Rav Shurkin on “Misasek, Metzorah Today and the Mitzvah of Veahavta Lereiacha Kamocha”

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...

A 49-Hour Fast

By Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair Can you imagine what it must be like for Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, to last two days? For...

Why Are Shuls Allowed to Sell Aliyos on Shabbos?

By Rabbi Tzvi Price Parshas Emor includes a lengthy section (Vayikra 23:1-44) outlining the Jewish Sabbath and the various festivals (Shabbos and Yomim Tovim). Those...

Animal Rights: How Far Does Tzaar Baalei Chaim go?

By Rav Yosef Greenwald, Member of the Bais HaVaad Edited by R' Nechemya Klugman The halachah of tzaar baalei chaim requires us not cause pain to...

Minimum Wage in Halacha

By Rav Yitzchak Grossman Dayan at Bais HaVaad and Senior Lecturer at Greater Washington Community Kollel The Democratic platform draft committee recently voted to adopt language...

Sukkah 39: Buying on Esrog On Credit

Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he receivedsemichah. He has written several seforim...