If Yaaleh V’Yavo Was Forgotten 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 Chodesh, and only realized after nightfall. By then, it was no longer Rosh Chodesh. One shitah holds that there is no reason to […]
The essence of Rosh Hashanah is the 3 themes we recite in Mussaf – malchuyot, zichronot, & shofarot. Rav Soloveitchik discusses the structure of Mussaf. Delivered in Boston, September 14th, 1968. For part 1 click here.
The essence of Rosh Hashanah is the 3 themes we recite in Mussaf – malchuyot, zichronot, & shofarot. Rav Soloveitchik discusses the structure of Mussaf. Delivered in Boston, September 14th, 1968. For part 2 click here.
Pre-Selichos shiur 5775 by Rabbi Shalom Rosner. On the first night of selichot we ask God to listen to our “rina” and tefilla”, what do these 2 terms mean? How does this capture what we should be feeling?
I knew a man who once told me, Time passes in the blink of an eye. When he told me, I was a young man and I could not comprehend what he was saying. And then I blinked. When I think of all the minutes, all the hours, all the days when it felt as […]
In Judaism, Astrology is not regarded as “idol worship,” even though the generic name for “idol worship” is “Avodat Kochavim U’Mazalot,” Worship of the Stars and the Signs of the Zodiac.” From the Jewish perspective, the stars are not unrelated to events on earth. It is not irrelevant whether one was born on Pesach, or […]
The 7th of Adar was the day on which Moshe Rabbeinu (the Biblical Moses) was born, and also the day on which he died exactly 120 years later. His burial place is unknown. Linking Jewish present to past, modern day Israel has instituted a public memorial ceremony on this day for Israel Defense Forces soldiers […]