The Rambam defines the mitzvah of kiddush hachodesh as sanctifying the month and intercalating the months to ensure that Pesach will always fall in the Spring. Hashem wants us to be partners in the creation of the calendar; a fixed calendar is less than ideal. Recorded at OU Israel’s L’Ayla Rosh Chodesh Women’s Event
Lag BaOmer is an enigmatic semi-holiday, of which the Shulchan Aruch speaks in terms of “a bit of joy”, which grew to a festive day of major proportion in the Chassidic world. Lag BaOmer should be seen in the context of the whole Omer period, in order to be properly understood. From the perspective of […]
Of wars, cease-fires, and Yaakov Avinu. The significance of Rosh Chodesh occurring during Chanukah plus a discussion of Maoz Tzur and Al Hanissim. Torah Tidbits Audio for Parshat Vayeishev and part one of Chanukah.
Lessons from Parshat Haazinu including why Torah is compared to water, the source of zimun, and studying Torah, plus the uniqueness of the commandment of dwelling in the Sukkah. Torah Tidbits Audio for Parshat Ha’azinu and Sukkot.
The Torah’s Last Mitzvot and Teshuvah: Torah Tidbits Audio for Parshat Vayelech and Yom Kippur
The Omer is a period of self-improvement that parallels the Bnei Yisrael’s spiritual ascent during that same period when they left Egypt. This contrasts with the events of sefer Bamidbar.
Let’s Open Our Sefarim This Yom Yerushalayim God’s deal with us is that if we follow His commandments, he will give us His land. All Jews should learn about the Torah & keep ALL of its mitzvot.
Torah Tidbits Audio Pesach edition with Seder highlights including how the custom of Karpas developed and mah nishtanah, the 4 questions.
A fun and real look at Purim with a bit of Ki Tisa. The connection between Ki Tisa, the half shekel, and Purim is the theme of unity.
Some people can see the forest without seeing the individual trees; some people can only see the reverse. Both the details & the big picture are important.