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Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz

Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz

Purim: Perceiving the Reality Behind the Facade

February 26, 2018, by

The Gemara provides 3 answers as to why we don’t say Hallel on Purim. The Shulchan Aruch only quotes 1 – that the Megillah is the Hallel of Purim. The Megillah shows us the Hand of God in concealment and is therefore more fitting for Purim which was a concealed miracle than Hallel, which is […]

Chanukah and Hiddur

December 20, 2017, by

Unlike other mitzvot, there are 3 levels of how to perform the mitzvah of lighting the chanukah menorah. Why is hiddur so integral to the laws of Chanukah?

The Message of Chanukah

December 11, 2017, by

The real celebration of Chanukah is the re-dedication of the Mikdash, the miracle of the oil was a secondary miracle that made the Jews realize that the victory over the Greeks and the re-dedication were miraculous.