Vesein Tal Umatar Begins in Eretz Yisroel

Residents of Eretz Yisroel have begun to say Vesein Tal Umatar during the Shemonah Esrei in the bracha of Boreich Aleinu. Residents of chutz...

Megillah 27: Putting Seforim On Top of Chumashim

Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he receivedsemichah. He has written several seforim...

Rabbi Shabtai: There is No Proven Transmission from a Mohel to Baby

The following is an insightful shiur delivered by Rabbi Dr. David Shabtai on the topic of metzitzah b'peh at Mt. Sinai Jewish Center....

Snow in Your Purim Forecast? Star-K Provides Mishloach Manos Guidelines

By Margie Pensak Star-K Kosher Certification website's tag line reads, "Kosher--It's Just Not About Milk and Meat."True to its word, the non-profit agency's latest non-food...

Audio: Rav Shurkin On On Bais Din Enforcing Mitzvos and Tzedakah

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

Your Son Might Be Out of the Freezer, But is Your Fridge Kosher?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman, 5 Towns Jewish Times In the past 30 years or so, refrigerators have undergone numerous changes and upgrades in technology. These...

Eating Milchigs On Shavuos

Many have the minhag to eat a milchige meal (and milk and honey) on Shavuos. Some eat milchig at night and fleishig...

Savings and Smells 

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The Gemara in Makkos, daf yud, amud alef says that Reuven was zocheh to be mentioned in the Torah to be the first person that did “hatzala.” Reuven tried saving Yosef from his brothers. The posuk tells us...

Yoma 59: Making Kiddush with Shaky Hands

Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medresh Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received semichah. He has...