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Jewish Holidays

Mishenichnas Adar Marbim B’simcha: The Joy of Being a Yehudi

February 5, 2018, by

Why do we mention the verse of “ליהודים היתה אורה” in Havdalah? Why does Mishenichnas Adar Marbim B’Simcha begin from Shabbos Mevarchim? Why does the Megillah end off by telling us that Achashverosh imposed a tax and that we should look at chronicles of Persia for more information? Why is it in the megillah at […]

Forgetting V’Sein Tal/Yaaleh V’Yavo on Rosh Chodesh

November 30, 2017, by

On Rosh Chodesh during the winter, what is the halacha if someone forgot to say v’sein tal u’matar, and when he repeated Shmoneh Esrei, he forgot yaaleh v’yavo? In Brachos (26b) there is a machlokes Rishonim brought down in Tosafos and the Rosh regarding someone who forgot to say yaaleh v’yavo in Mincha of Rosh […]

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