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Jewish Holidays

Penetrating the Inner Chambers

September 27, 2016, by

Why does Rosh Hashanah precede Yom Kippur, they should be reversed? Why doesn’t the Torah mentioned that Rosh Hashanah is a day of Judgement?? Why doesn’t our behavior on Rosh Hashanah reflect the gravity of being judged – we treat it as a joyous day!?!

OU Kosher Q&A for Rosh Hashana

September 26, 2016, by

OU Kosher presents popular Q&As in preparation for Rosh Hashana. Additional questions can be asked by contacting the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241) or by submitting them to kosherq@ou.org.  Alternatively, CHAT LIVE with an OU Kosher expert on www.oukosher.org via the chat icon located at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. *** Honey Q: There […]

A Glimpse into the Upper Worlds

September 21, 2016, by

“I appoint, today, as your witnesses the heavens and the earth…” Devarim 30:19 On his last day of life, Moshe Rabbeinu addresses the Klal Yisrael. After a thorough explanation of the vast rewards and ghastly punishments that hinge on the choices made, he offers a final note: Let the heavens and the earth bear witness. […]

Interruptions During Tekias Shofar: An In-Depth Shiur

September 16, 2016, by

Silent Interruption vs. Interruption of Extraneous Shofar-Sound Each group of shofar blasts is comprised of three sets which are in turn comprised of three sounds: tekiah-shevarim-tekiah, tekiah-teruah-tekiah, and tekiah-shevarim/teruah-tekiah. Each set of three sounds is blown three times in succession for a total of nine sounds, and that is what constitutes a full group. What […]

Maaseh D’Magentza (Part II of In-Depth Shiur)

September 15, 2016, by

For part I click here What Occurred and the Variant Opinions The Rosh mentions that in the town of Magentza (Mainz, Germany), in the year 4995 (1145) the following occurred during tekias shofar: in the third set of the tekiah-shevarim/teruah-tekiah group, the shofar blower accidentally started blowing the teruah after only two shevarim blasts. He […]

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