Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein As we leave the Days of Awe with the close of Yom Kippur and begin our preparations for Sukkot, we are left to ponder the deeper significance of the holiday and the central command to dwell in sukkot for seven days. Is there a connection between Yom […]
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One of the manifestations of rejoicing on Sukkot is the Simchat Bet HaShoeva and the Nisuch HaMayim. What is its message?
The sukkah, a temporary dwelling, reminds us that this world is only temporary. This is also the message behind Avraham (the first of the ushpizin) describing himself as a ger and a toshav.
The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Yom Tov. The Piskei Din for the most part are based purely on the Sugyos, Shulchan Aruch and Ramah, and the Mishna Berura, unless stated otherwise. They are based on my understanding of the aforementioned texts through the teachings of my Rebeim. As […]