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Jewish Holidays

A Different Perspective on Chodesh Sivan

May 15, 2018, by

Matan Torah wasn’t the only event that occured in Sivan, other events include Noach’s ark coming to rest on Har Ararat, Esther’s letter overturning Haman’s decree, and more. What is the common denominator and how do they relate to the Mazel of Sivan (Gemini/twins)? Download the mekorot here Recorded at OU Israel’s L’Ayla Rosh Chodesh […]

Rosh Chodesh Iyar: Like a Bride on her Wedding Night

April 17, 2018, by

According to the Tur, the reason why there is a minhag for women refrain from certain types of work on Rosh Chodesh is because they refused to participate in chet haegel. Why specifically Rosh Chodesh? What is the connection? Download the mekorot here Recorded at OU Israel’s L’Ayla Rosh Chodesh Women’s Event

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 […]

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