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Jewish Holidays

Products and Medications for use on Pesach

March 20, 2007, by

Products and Medications for use on Pesach. Presented Rabbi David Mintz an OU Rabbinic Coordinator of Psak and Policy. Recorded on March 18, 2007 at Lincoln Square Synagogue in NY,NY as part of the Harry H. Beren Ask OU8 Pesach Yom Iyun .

Kashering for Pesach

March 20, 2007, by

Kashering for Pesach: A Demonstration by Rabbi Moshe Perlmutter an OU Rabbinic Field Representative and Kosherization Specialist. Recorded on March 18, 2007 at Lincoln Square Synagogue in NY,NY as part of the Harry H. Beren Ask OU8 Pesach Yom Iyun .

Kitniyos: The Next Best Thing to Chometz

February 26, 2007, by

Only five grains can ferment to become chometz (leavened); why are so many more forbidden during Pesach? Join Rabbi Mintz, OU Kashruth Rabbinic Coordinator charged with recording OU P’sak and Policy, in a thorough exploration of the topic of Kitniyos (“legumes”). How did such a custom start among the Ashkenazim? To what foods does it […]

Five Cups – Reb Mordechai Rosen z”l

June 29, 2006, by

What does Hashem Elokecha ask from you, but to fear Hashem Elokecha and to walk in His ways? (Devorim, Perek Yud, Pasuk Yud Gimmel) PESACH One of the four sons discussed in the Hagaddah is the Rashah. The Rashah asks, “Mah HaAvodah Hazos Lachem,” what is this Avodah for you? On Shavous we say “Chetzi […]

Passover Insight – Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen

June 29, 2006, by

Dear friends, I would like to share with you an interpretation of the ”Four Children” of the Passover Haggadah, which I found to be personally meaningful. According to Rabbi Yehudah Leib Chasman, a noted teacher of musar – Torah ethics, the ”Four Children” should not be understood as four distinct personalities, as the traits exemplified […]

Hilchos Pesach

June 29, 2006, by

BEDIKAS CHOMETZ WHEN TO PERFORM THE BEDIKA 1) On the eve of the fourteenth of Nissan one is required to search one’s home or domain for all chometz (SA 433-1). If one can only perform the bedika either on the thirteenth by day or on the fourteenth by day, one should perform the bedika on […]

Hotter Than Fire

June 29, 2006, by

The ultimate purpose of the ten plagues was: “In order that you should tell your son and grandson. . . ” For if the purpose of the plagues was simply in order that Pharoah should let free B’nei Yisroel, HaShem could have immediately brought number ten, the slaying of the first born, and Pharoah would […]

A Three Days Journey in the Desert

June 29, 2006, by

“I declare that I will bring you out of the wretchedness of Egypt to the land of the Canuanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Yebusites-to a land flowing with milk and honey…. You and the elders cf Israel will then go to the King of Egypt. You must tell him, Hashem, God of the Hebrews, […]

What are we celebrating on Pesach?

June 29, 2006, by

The answer seems easy enough; on Pesach we should thank God for taking us out of Egyptian slavery and for choosing us to be his partner in the world. A most joyous holiday, we should avoid depressing reminders of our past. To tell the truth, this suggestion is the very opposite of that which our […]

When was the Exodus?

June 29, 2006, by

The author contends that the most important event in Jewish history has been occupying the wrong slot in the accepted archaeological timeline. “And Moses said unto the people: Do not fear! Stand and see the deliverance of Hashem which he shall do for you this day. For as you have seen Egypt this, day, never […]

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