A new series based on The Sabbath by Dayan I. Grunfeld
Most people don’t wear Tefillin on Chol HaMoed. What is the reason why many don’t? Why do some wear Tefillin and what is the source for their minhag?
According to Rav Binyamin Shlomo Hamburger, the minhag in Worms was to use 68 aravot on Sukkot. Did other communities who followed minhagei Ashkenaz do likewise?
A background on Yom Tov Sheni with an explanation by Rav Shimshon Refael Hirsch as to why we observe a 2nd day of Yom Tov outside Israel even today when our calendar is fixed.