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Jewish Holidays

Soft Matzah

March 24, 2021, by

Very few “Jewish” foods are better known than matza. In Jewish tradition there is absolute agreement on its ingredients – flour and water – but considerable discussion as to what it is actually meant to look like. There are many different things that one can make with flour and water and different minhagim around the […]

Pesach Tefilos

March 23, 2021, by

When it comes to tefilah, many are focused on proper timing as dictated by the Shulchan Aruch.  When can we start?  When must we finish?  Though there is a proper time frame for each of the tefilos, if we consider the question “When is the proper time for tefilah?” the answer might surprise us.  The Rambam (Hilchos B’rachos 10:26) states: כְּלָלוֹ שֶׁל דָּבָר […]

Haftarah Helper: Shabbat HaGadol

Download PDF Malachi 3:4-24[1] Initially, things were looking up for the Judeans who returned from the Babylonian exile and rebuilt the Temple in Jerusalem. But after a few generations, the restoration was losing spirit. The grand promises of the previous generation’s prophets, Haggai and Zechariah, were unfulfilled. The Bible’s final prophet, Malachi[2], once again directed […]