The Valhalla Metro-North Train Crash: Who is Halachically Liable?

By Rabbi Micha Cohn This past Tuesday, February 3, 2015, a Metro-North commuter train struck an SUV at a grade crossing near Valhalla, New York,...

Today: The Fast of Shivah Assar B’Tammuz (Nidcheh)

On the 17th day in the month of Tammuz, Jews the world over fast and lament to commemorate the many calamities that have befallen...

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...

Audio: Rav Shurkin On “The Lavin of Lo Sosiru Mimenu Ad Boker of Korban...

The following shiur was delivered at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill Ashkenaz Shul in Lakewood, NJ, and is posted exclusively here onMatzav.com l'illuy nishmas...

Star K: Inaccuracies in OU Guide to Pesach 2016 Regarding Star-K Certified Sabbath Mode...

The following, written by Margie Pensak, was issued by the Star K: Ever since 1998, the year after Whirlpool Corporation (the manufacturer of Kitchen Aid) approached...

Is Bankruptcy Mutar According to Halachah?

Adapted for print from audio shiur delivered by Rav Yitzchak Grossman  Dan walked into the kitchen, peering at his gold watch, the arms pointed at 2...

Relying on a Nachash or Saying Mazel Tov – Part I

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The Gemara in Nedarim, daf lamed bais, amud alef says that whoever is a “menachesh,” a person who relies on luck...

Microwave and Aino Ben Yomo

Q. May I add milk to my coffee that was heated in a fleishigs microwave oven? What if the microwave had been cleaned out,...

Audio: Rav Shurkin On Inyonei Yom Kippur

The following shiur was delivered at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook HillAshkenaz Shul in Lakewood, NJ, and is posted exclusively here on Matzav.com. The shiur was given...

The Bais Yosef’s Kashya

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld Everybody is aware of the Bais Yosef’s question on Chanukah concerning the amount of days of celebration. We light the Menorah on Chanukah as a result of the miracle...