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Jewish Holidays

Malkat Shabbat in the Soviet Gulag

October 3, 2022, by

From OU Israel’s Torah Yerushalayim Dedicated in loving memory of David & Norma Fund Z”L by their children. Produced by DanielPro.com Video Production by MediaPro Aseret Yemei Teshuvah 2022 Ramada Hotel Jerusalem

Keep a Safe 8 Days: Chanukah Fire Safety Tips

December 13, 2021, by

Along with the rest of klal Yisrael, we look forward with excitement to bring in Chanukah this coming Sunday night, December 18 (25 Kislev). Along with the many enjoyments the chag brings, it is critical to remember to institute strict safety best practices in your home to ensure a meaningful and safe hadlakat neirot (candle […]

The Rest of Shabbos

November 22, 2021, by

To receive source sheets for any of Rabbi Glatstein’s shiurim, please email rabbiglatsteinsourcesheets@gmail.com Shiur provided courtesy of Torah Anytime 

Dancing and Clapping on Shabbat and Yom Tov

September 1, 2021, by

In the last shiur we looked at showering on Yom Tov and the tricky question of whether the halacha, as laid down by the Gemara and the Shulchan Aruch, is still unchanged today, give the different reality of bathing habits in the 21st Century. In this shiur we will engage with the issue of dancing […]

Melacha #32 – Koseiv (Writing)

May 19, 2021, by

The next (and final) group of melachos has to do with the assembling, disassembling and transporting of the Mishkan. Remember, the Mishkan was a portable Temple that was taken down as needed and moved from place to place, where it was then re-assembled. The Mishkan was made up of 48 boards that fit together with […]

Melacha #31 – M’chateich (Cutting to size)

January 14, 2020, by

The hides were scored to enable them to be cut to pre-measured sizes. This is the melacha of m’chateich. (M’chateich is more than just cutting; it specifically refers to cutting to pre-determined sizes and shapes.) M’chateich applies to virtually all substances except food. One need not use a knife or scissors to cut; m’chateich can […]