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Jewish Holidays

Melachos 32-39

September 10, 2019, by

The rest of the melachos, including writing, erasing, building and demolishing.

Messages of Geulah Through the Prism of Lecha Dodi

August 7, 2019, by

There is an integral link between the beloved liturgy of the Friday night Lecha Dodi tefillah and the timeless prophecies of hope of the Neviim. In this shiur, Mrs. Orlian analyzes the sources and parallels from Tanach that R. Shlomo Alkavetz incorporated within his beautiful piyut. Mrs. Orlian explores the inspiring messages of Geulah  that […]

Melacha #29 – M’macheik (Smoothing)

June 11, 2019, by

After tanning, the hides had to be scraped to remove any stray hair. Scraping a surface to make it smooth is the melacha of m’macheik. This melacha is not limited to animal hides and similar items; sanding a block of wood or scrubbing a pot with steel wool are likewise m’macheik. Even using bar soap […]