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Rav Chaim Ilson

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Tisha b’Av Kinot 5776: Rav Chaim Ilson

August 10, 2016, by

In his introduction Rav Ilson asks several questions: Tisha B’Av is a day of mourning yet the practices & halachot of Tisha B’Av seem to go against all the basic rules of aveilut. We are told not to mourn a relative excessively yet we mourn year after year after year? Why is there no tziduk […]

Simcha on Shavuot: Why is It Unique?

June 2, 2014, by

The Rambam says that simchat Yom Tov isn’t a temperament, it’s an action. Simchat Yom Tov on Shavuot expresses itself in a different way on Shavuot than it does on other holidays.