Standing During Kaddish and the Laws of Selichos

-L'chatchila one should make an effort to stand during Kaddish, at least until after saying "Amein Yehei Shemei Rabbah", and the Amein that follows...

Tzitz Eliezer: Can A Parent Force A Child To Go To The Doctor?

What happens if a child refuses to go to the dentist, can a parent force them? The Tzitz Eliezer (20:47) says that the obligation...

Taanis 19: Not Eating the End Pieces

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...

Saying Shehechayanu During Sefirah

There is a discussion amongst the Poskim regarding if one may recite the Bracha of "SheHechiyanu V'Kiyimanu LaZman Hazeh" during Sefira, or is it...

Haircuts On Lag Ba’omer

-It is permitted to cut hair on Lag Ba'omer regardless of which (of the two major) minhag of Aveilus one is keeping, unless one...

More Halachos of Sefirah

-During the first week of sefirah, if it's after Sunset, and before you counted Sefirah, and someone asks you "What night of Sefirah is...

WATCH: Let’s Talk Kashrus – Vinegar Vignettes

Purity In A Sour World The key ingredient in all vinegars is wine. The key ingredient in most wines are grapes. For this reason many...

WATCH: Let’s Talk Kashrus – Holy Stoli

Kosher Cocktails Many cocktails use vodka or rum as their base. While these 2 alcoholic drinks are seemingly innocuous, occasionally they can be distilled from...

WATCH: Let’s Talk Kashrus – Color War Breakout!

Color War Breakout! Non-Kosher Takeout! Let's take a walk through a typical camp kitchen together with Rabbi Moshe Kaufman, Kashrus Administrator for KVH Kosher ~...

Hilchos Pesach – Bedikas Chometz

If one forgot, or was unable to make the Bedikah on Sunday night (28 March) one should make the Bedikah on Monday, as early...

Shvuah on a Shvuah on Shavuos 

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld In Meseches Nida 30b it says a child in not born until he swears that he will keep the Torah. He will be...

Special Bracha During Bris 

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld In the beginning of  Parshas Vayechi, Yaakov Avinu blessed his grandchildren, Ephraim and Menashe. He told them that Yisroel will bless their children to be like Ephraim and Menashe. The posuk uses the words...

Hilchos Zimun – Part II

By Rabbi Dovid Ostroff In the previous column, we discussed the major criteria needed to make a zimun. The issues mentioned were 1- eating together,...

WATCH: Let’s Talk Kashrus – Picture Perfect Kiddush

Picture Perfect Kiddush: Focus on Shabbos Are the waiters at your simcha allowed to take pictures for you on Shabbos? What happens if you run...

Listen: Rabbi Avrohom Asher Makovsky’s “Daily Dose of Chesed” Podcast on Matzav.com: A Great...

LISTEN: To receive Matzav.com's Daily Dose of Chesed podcast by email, send your email address to [email protected]. For more information about Rabbi Makovsky and additional...

WATCH: Let’s Talk Kashrus – It’s Grill Pre-Season

With summer's arrival, the grilling season has officially begun. What is the deal with pre-seasoned cast iron pans? Can they be used as is?...

Why Birchas Kohanim? 

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld                  The posuk in Bamidbar 6:23 says that Hashem commanded Aharon and his sons to bless the Yidden. The Sefer Metzach Aharon discusses an interesting question. Why did Hashem choose the Kohanim to be the ones...

Sukkah 18: Hanging Walls

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

Audio: Rav Shurkin On 1) Umbrellas on Shabbos, 2) Amirasoi L’Gevoha K’mesirasoi L’hedyot, 3)...

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...

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