Havdalah On Wine Motzoei Shabbos Chazon

The Shulchan Aruch (Orach Chaim 551:10) rules that one may drink wine for Havdalah during the Nine Days, while the Rama rules that one...

Hilchos Chanukah: Dreidel With Money

It is a Minhag Yisroel to play draidel (with money) on Chanukah, to commemorate the draidel game played by Jews who, despite...

Hilchos Chanukah: Oil or Candles?

B'dieved one may light all night until Alos Hashachar (according to some, even less than a half hour before). However,...

Kiddush Friday Night Part 4 – Filling the Cup of Wine

By Yosef Brecher What kind of cup can be used for Kiddush, and how should that cup be filled? The Shulchan Aruch (O.C. 271:3) writes...

Hilchos Chanukah: Waiting for Your Wife

If one will not be home to light at the proper time, but plans to return at night while members of the household are...

The Halacha: Defective Merchandise

From Matzav.com's Halacha Corner: Question: I ordered a new bed set, and noticed at night that one of the mattresses was damaged. Can I sleep on...

Audio: Rav Shurkin On Eid Hamesayeiya

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...

Amen Contest Launched As Zechus For Refoel Yaakov Tzvi ben Devorah Leah

I was a fresh-from-seminary idealistic shiur counselor at a Bais Yaakov sleepaway camp, and the theme for the summer was Brachos. My friends and...

Business Halacha: When I Dispute the Bill

Q: I hired someone to paint four rooms. He gave me a bill for $1,200, but I remember the estimate as being $1,000. What...