Who Comes First?

By Berach Steinfeld The Gemara in Eiruvin, daf mem gimmel, amud bais says that Eliyahu Hanavi will come before Mashiach to let us know that the geulah is really close. The following question is asked by...

Audio: Rav Shurkin On the Heter Mechirah for Shmittah

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...

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,...

Business Halacha: Guarantor On My Brother’s Loan

Question: I signed as one of two guarantors on my brother's loan. Under what circumstances is the creditor allowed to seek payment from me? Answer:...

Audio: Understanding the Mitzvah to Eat Today

 The following shiur, on the topic of "The Reason Behind the Mitzvah to Eat on Erev Yom Kippur," was delivered by Rav Chaim Weg, Rosh Kollel...

Business Halacha: Mentioning My Competitor’s Name

Question: Am I allowed to run an ad highlighting the advantages of my product against the competitor's when mentioning his name? Answer: This is permitted, provided...

Who Supports Whom?

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld In this week’s parsha, Parshas Terumah, the Torah tells us that the badim had to be in the aron to be used to carry the aron. The way the aron was carried...

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...