Davening for Mizbeiach

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld During the Musaf Shemoneh Esrei of Rosh Chodesh we include a special Tefillah for the mizbeach. We say “Mizbeach hachadash b’Tzion tachin.” (A new mizbeach should be prepared in Tzion.) The question arises; why don’t...

Learning Torah Without Kavana

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The Shulchan Aruch in Orach Chaim, Siman Samech, seif daled paskens that mitzvos require kavana, and when one does not have...

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...

The Erev Shavuos Stipulation

While reciting Birchos Hatorah on Erev Shavuos, one may clearly stipulate that his brachos should be in effect only until the next morning. In...

Asher Yotzar During Pesukei Dezimrah

If one uses the bathroom during Pesukei D'zimrah one should say the beracha of Asher Yatzar as soon as possible, between Perakim (paragraphs) of...

Audio: Rav Shurkin on “H’Aron B’mikdosh U’b’inyan Binyan Beis Hamikdash V’hakravas Korbornois U’parah Adumah...

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...

Business Halacha: Timely Payment of Wages

Q: Who is included in the halachic requirement for timely payment of wages? A: We mentioned in the beginning of this series that there is...

Audio: Halachos and Minhagim of Elul

 The following shiur, titled "A Special Opportunity to Become Closer to Hashem" was delivered by Rav Chaim Weg, Rosh Kollel at the Bais HaVaad Kollel...

Listen: Do Women Say Hallel On Chanukah?

A comprehensive presentation regarding the obligation of women to say Hallel on Chanukah. This shiur, presented by the Bais Havaad, is delivered by Rav Chaim...

Minhagim of Pesach Sheini, Today

Today, the 14th of Iyar is Pesach Sheni. According to many opinions one does not fast on this day, make Hespedim, or a Hakomas...