The Halachos of Matanos La’evyonim

1) It is a Mitzva to give "Matanos L'Evyonim- gifts to the poor" on Purim day. If the money was given to the poor person...

The Importance Of Not Talking During Davening

1) It is extremely important to refrain from talking "Sichas Chulin- mundane conversation" in a Shul, especially during davening and surely during Chazaras HaShatz and Krias...

Why Do We Eat Hamantashin On Purim?

Traditionally, Hamantashin were filled with poppy seeds called "monn" in Yiddish, spelled Mem Hey Nun, which spells Haman. The three corners represent the three...

Harav Dovid Feinstein: Purim Halacha Tidbits

The following are a number of pesokim from Harav Hagaon Rav Dovid Feinstein shlit"a, rosh yeshiva of Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalayim, regarding Purim-related shailos: -A question...

Rav Dovid Feinstein: A Treife Knife and Halacha Lemaaseh on Cholov Yisroel

As part of Matzav.com's overall effort to provide a full range of news stories, as well as halacha insights and other information relevant to...

Oven Kashrus: For Everyday Use

By Rabbi Moshe Heinemann, Star-K Rabbinic Administrator Hashem, in His eminent act of chesed, created a world with abundant gifts expressly designed for the enjoyment...

Rav Dovid Feinstein: Hilchos Bais Haknesses

As part of Matzav.com's overall effort to provide a full range of news stories, as well as halacha insights and other information relevant to...

Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach: Can Women Drink Before Kiddush Shabbos Morning?

There are two issues with eating or drinking Shabbos morning. One may not eat before davening any day of the week but they may...

Paying Non-Religious Employees and Maaser

1) One may pay a non religious worker or employee, even if it is clear that he/she will not separate Ma'aser from their paycheck,...

The Laws of Separating Challah

1. A loaf of bread made from (any of) the five species of grain must have challah separated from it. Before...