According to Chazal, Charvona is Eliyahu which is why we say חרבונה זכור לטוב, as the Gemara always appends to Eliyahu’s name. What does the phrase זכור לטוב mean? (It doesn’t mean זכרונו לברכה since Eliyahu didn’t die).
Haman and Achashveirosh’s plot to supplant Yerushalayim
Delivered 1/25/18 in the Young Israel of Long Beach L’ilui Nishmas Dovid ben Reuven Michoel z”l
Understanding what the Greeks had against Kiddush Hachodesh
Understanding why the Greeks hated Bris Milah and the special significance of ‘Zos Chanukah’
Understanding why the Greeks hated these ideas
Chazal formulated the time until which the candles must be lit as when there are no more “legs” in the marketplace? Why the leg, why the marketplace?
What is the chasima on Hoshana Rabbah and how is it different than the chasima of Yom Kippur? Why is the sealing of Hoshana Rabbah at night? Why the arava?