Machatzis Hashekel: Part of a Whole

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The posuk in Shemos, Perek Lamed, posuk yud gimmel says that every Jew who was to be counted needed to give half a shekel. The Alshich says in the name...

Audio: Rav Reisman On Parshas Bamidbar

The following is a shiur delivered by Harav Yisroel Reisman, maggid shiur in Yeshiva Torah Vodaas and mara d'asra of Agudath Israel of...

Video: Harry Rothenberg On Parshas Vayishlach

Attorney Harry Rothenberg offers a five-minute thought on the parsha disseminated by Partners in Torahand Project Inspire. Matzav.com presents his weekly devar Torah here. Click...

Taanis Esther Mukdam, Today

By Rabbi Daniel Travis "The prophets and the beis din in the days of Mordechai and Esther commanded that we should read the megilah on...

Video: The Shmuz On Parshas Pinchos

Rav Bentzion Shafier has impacted thousands of people with his talks and lectures, and especially with his innovative "Shmuz," a mussar shmuess...

5 Reason Why We Dip Apples In Honey

The minhag to eat special fruits in Rosh HaShanah is from the Gemara in Horiyos 12a. While the gemara gives a list of recommended...

May I Wear My Wife’s Shaitel?

The following shailos uteshuvos appear in this week's American Yated Ne'eman, as transcribed by Rabbi Doniel Travis. The responses were given by Rav...

Rav Shmuel Wosner: Can A Baal Kriah Read The Torah With A Transparent Overlay?

Rav Wosner was asked (Shevet HaLevi 8:29) about an ingenious idea for a Shul without a Baal Korei. You make a transparent overlay...

Rav Mintz On Shabbos Nachamu

Each week, Rav Chaim Mintz, Mashgiach of the Yeshiva of Staten Island and founder and head of Oorah Kiruv Rechokim, offers, via telephone,...

Kiddush Friday Night Part 5 – Drinking the Wine

By Yosef Brecher What are the requirements for drinking the kiddush wine? The Shulchan Aruch (O.C. 271:13) writes that after reciting kiddush, one should drink...