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Jewish Holidays

The Transformative Power of Rosh Hashanah

September 13, 2017, by

A story that illustrates an awesome power of Rosh Hashanah is the story of Joseph in Egypt. According to the Talmud, when Joseph went to sleep as a thirty-year-old man on Rosh Hashanah night, Joseph was incarcerated in the depths of an Egyptian prison. Joseph was completely powerless. Joseph was completely alone; forgotten, forsaken and […]

New vs. Different

September 5, 2017, by

The months of Elul and Adar are both the ends of the year (for months & for years). Why are their energies so different? Chodesh (new) & Shanah (different)

Rosh Hashana: Ultimate Reality

July 26, 2017, by

Shouldn’t the day of judgement be the last day of the year, not Rosh Hashana? If it’s judgement day, why do we focus on God’s kingship and make no mention of our own needs? How does the shofar fit into the theme of Rosh Hashana?

Hilchos Yom Tov

May 29, 2017, by

The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Yom Tov. The Piskei Din for the most part are based purely on the Sugyos, Shulchan Aruch and Ramah, and the Mishna Berura, unless stated otherwise. They are based on my understanding of the aforementioned texts through the teachings of my Rebeim. As […]

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