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Yevamos 17: Avoiding a Mitzvah

Tuesday October 21, 2014 1:15 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Audio: Rav Reisman on Parshas Bereishis, Shemini Atzeres and Simchas Torah

Wednesday October 15, 2014 11:32 AM

rav-yisroel-reisman[Audio below.] The following is a shiur delivered by Harav Yisroel Reisman, maggid shiur in Yeshiva Torah Vodaas and mara d’asra of Agudath Israel of Madison. The shiur, which contains divrei hisorerus for (more…)

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Audio: Rav Reisman On Sukkos

Wednesday October 8, 2014 6:30 AM

rav-yisroel-reisman[Audio below.] The following is a shiur delivered by Harav Yisroel Reisman, maggid shiur in Yeshiva Torah Vodaas and mara d’asra of Agudath Israel of Madison. The shiur, which contains divrei hisorerus for (more…)

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Video: The Joy of Sukkos

Wednesday October 8, 2014 3:28 AM

rabbi-beinish-ginsburg[Video below.] Naaleh.com and Matzav.com presents the following shiur on Sukkos from Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg. Rabbi Ginsburg outlines four reasons that we celebrate the Yom Tov of Sukkos during (more…)

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Audio: Divrei Hisorerus from Rav Mintz On Sukkos

Wednesday October 8, 2014 2:27 AM

rav-chaim-mintz[Audio below.] Each week, Rav Chaim Mintz, Mashgiach of the Yeshiva of Staten Island and founder and head of Oorah Kiruv Rechokim, offers, via telephone, an insightful and inspiring message on the (more…)

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Sukkos: Moving Fast Into The Garden

Wednesday October 8, 2014 1:11 AM

rav-yochanan-zweigBy Rabbi Yochanan Zweig

The Midrash relates that bringing together the “arba’ah minim” - four species on Succos, represents the notion that all of Bnei Yisroel are one and should be viewed as such regardless of their level of

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Audio: Rav Soloveitchik On “Yom Tov Sheini, Lulav and Sukkah”

Tuesday October 7, 2014 6:37 AM

rav_jb_soloveitchik[Audio below.] The following is a shiur that was delivered in by Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik of Boston, Rosh Yeshivas RIETS, on the (more…)

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Yom Kippur in 60 Minutes or Less

Friday October 3, 2014 2:21 PM

shulBeginning Rosh Chodesh Elul, our focus turns to repentance. Every morning, at the conclusion of Shacharis, we recite “L’Dovid Hashem Ori,” [Psalm (more…)

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A 49-Hour Fast

Friday October 3, 2014 1:29 PM

daveningBy Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

Can you imagine what it must be like for Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, to last two days? For most of us 25 hours of fasting is quite enough. But during  (more…)

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Audio: Rav Reisman On Yom Kippur

Friday October 3, 2014 9:41 AM

rav-yisroel-reisman[Audio below.] The following is a shiur delivered last year  by Harav Yisroel Reisman, maggid shiur in Yeshiva Torah Vodaas and mara d’asra of Agudath Israel of Madison. The shiur, which (more…)

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Why Is It So Hard to Change? The Six Obstacles to Teshuvah

Friday October 3, 2014 9:14 AM

rabbi-dr-abraham-j-twerskiBy Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski

“Of course a person should do teshuvah, but I am a bit puzzled. I observe Shabbos, I keep kosher and taharas hamishpachah. I daven every day, (more…)

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Video: Rav Yisroel Brog on: What Position Will You Have In The Company Of Hashem?

Friday October 3, 2014 7:57 AM
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Video: Rav Stulberger On Yom Kippur

Friday October 3, 2014 7:39 AM

rav-stulberger[Video below.] Each week, Rav Avrohom Stulberger, rosh yeshiva of Valley Torah High School in Los Angeles, shares a 3-4 minute message relating to the parshas hashovuah. Matzav.com is (more…)

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Video: Harry Rothenberg On Yom Kippur

Friday October 3, 2014 7:07 AM

harry-rothenberg[Video below.] Attorney Harry Rothenberg offers a five-minute thought on Yom Kippur disseminated by Partners in Torah (more…)

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Audio: Teshuvah Drasha from Rav Ephraim Wachsman

Friday October 3, 2014 6:10 AM

rav-ephraim-wachsman[Audio below.] The following teshuvah drasha was delivered a few years ago by Rav Ephraim Wachsman, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Meor Yitzchok of Monsey and well-known maggid shiur and darshan. (more…)

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Kol Nidrei Night With The Brisker Rov & the People of Brisk Wait to Start Kol Nidrei

Friday October 3, 2014 4:22 AM

brisker-rovOne year, after Kol Nidrei, the Brisker Rov, Rav Yitzchok Zev Soloveitchick, whose yahrtzeit is today, took his son-in-law, Rav Yechiel Michel Feinstein, to go for a walk. Perturbed, Rav Yechiel Michel (more…)

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Audio: Rav Ahron Lopiansky On Distinguishing Between Heavenly Communications

Friday October 3, 2014 3:52 AM

rav-aharon-lopianskyRav Ahron Lopiansky is the Rosh Yeshiva of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington. We are happy to present his weekly shiur on the parsha for Matzav.com (more…)

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Yom Kippur: Call to Arms

Friday October 3, 2014 2:15 AM

rmordechai_kamenetzkyBy Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky

Yom Kippur, the ultimate day of repentance, has the Jewish nation simultaneously praying, fasting and asking (more…)

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Audio: Rav Frand On Tefillah

Wednesday September 24, 2014 10:07 AM

rav-yissocher-frand[Audio below.] Two years ago, a kinnus to provide chizuk in tefillah was held at Bais Medrash Kol Aryeh in Lakewood, NJ, The event was (more…)

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Audio: Rav Reisman On Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday September 24, 2014 8:43 AM

rav-yisroel-reisman[Audio below.] The following is a shiur delivered last year  by Harav Yisroel Reisman, maggid shiur in Yeshiva Torah Vodaas and mara d’asra of Agudath Israel of Madison. The shiur, which (more…)

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Rav Moshe Shternbuch - Crying On Rosh Hashanah: Is it Permitted?

Wednesday September 24, 2014 8:20 AM

reb_moshe_shternbuch1It is written in the Maaseh Rav that the Vilna Gaon said that one is not permitted to cry on Rosh Hashanah. His mekor is the posuk in Nechemia which states, “Al tisablu ve’al tivku…lechu Iichlu Masmanim - Do not mourn (more…)

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Audio: Teshuvah Drasha from Rav Ephraim Wachsman

Wednesday September 24, 2014 6:34 AM

rav-ephraim-wachsman[Audio below.] The following teshuvah drasha was delivered two years ago by Rav Ephraim Wachsman, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Meor Yitzchok of Monsey and well-known maggid shiur and darshan. (more…)

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Rav Moshe Shmuel Shapiro: Is Rosh Hashanah a Day of Teshuva?

Wednesday September 24, 2014 4:40 AM

rosh-hashanahWe all know that Rosh HaShana is not a day where we bombard Hashem with our wish list for the upcoming year. But is it a day of Tshuva? On one hand we don’t say Slichos and avoid all mention (more…)

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Rav Brazil: A Rosh Hashanah Message

Wednesday September 24, 2014 2:12 AM

rav-shmuel-brazil-1By Rabbi Shmuel Brazil

To accept Hashem as a melech and coronate Him on Rosh Hashana, one must first realize the kingdom (more…)

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Video: Harry Rothenberg On Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday September 24, 2014 12:11 AM

harry-rothenberg[Video below.] Attorney Harry Rothenberg offers a five-minute thought on Rosh Hashanah disseminated by Partners in Torah (more…)

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Video: Rav Yisroel Brog On How To Approach Rosh Hashanah

Tuesday September 23, 2014 7:43 PM
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Audio: Rav Reisman On Parshas Nitzavim-Vayeilech

Friday September 19, 2014 6:06 AM

rav-yisroel-reisman[Audio below.] The following is a shiur delivered by Harav Yisroel Reisman, maggid shiur in Yeshiva Torah Vodaas and mara d’asra of Agudath Israel of Madison. The shiur, on Parshas Nitzavim-Vayeilech, (more…)

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Reb Eli Scheller’s Two Minutes on Elul

Friday September 19, 2014 5:59 AM

eli-scheller[Video below.] The following is a Matzav.com exclusive weekly feature, Eli Scheller’s Two Minutes on the Parsha. With an original approach and unique videography, Eli Shares a machshavah on the parsha that will make (more…)

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Audio: Rav Ahron Lopiansky On the Parsha

Friday September 19, 2014 5:21 AM

rav-aharon-lopianskyRav Ahron Lopiansky is the Rosh Yeshiva of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington. We are happy to present his weekly shiur on the parsha for Matzav.com (more…)

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Video: Harry Rothenberg On Parshas Nitzavim-Vayeilech

Friday September 19, 2014 4:09 AM

harry-rothenberg[Video below.] Attorney Harry Rothenberg offers a five-minute thought on the parsha disseminated by Partners in Torah. (more…)

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