There is a Biblical obligation to celebrate when a Beit HaMikdash is dedicated. When we celebrate Chanukah it is in anticipation of the third Beit HaMikdash. The institution of the mitzvah of nerot Chanukah and what should be used. Is a kli required? When should children begin lighting? Should married women light? Should one light […]
We are obligated in the mitzvah of simcha on the other holidays as well. Why is simcha associated with Sukkot more than with any other holiday?
The answer is a resounding, “yes.” Rabbi Hershel Schachter, Senior Halachic Consultant for OU Kashruth and Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yitzchak Elchanan, discusses the problems with using chometz that was owned during Pesach. Does it matter who owned it? What about stock shares? Why is it a problem in the first place? You’ll be […]
Rav Herschel Schachter gives a Shiur on understanding the Kabbalat HaTorah. Given Monday, May 22, 2006. He discusses 3 themes: 1) Hashem didn’t give the oral law to Moshe word for word. 2) The treaty with God is really on the oral law. 3) The Torah consists of everybody’s insights.