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Jewish Holidays

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 […]

Struggle and Supplication

May 26, 2017, by

Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein             The holiday we generally refer to as Shavuot has in fact several names each reflecting a different aspect of the holiday, either spiritual or agricultural. However, one common name seems to have no relevance today, Chag Habikurim/the holiday of the first fruit. Certainly Torah […]

Shavuot: Aspiring Acceptance

September 9, 2016, by

Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein In Sichot B’Avodat Hashem, Rabbi Eliezer Meizlish quotes the idea that every year before daybreak of Shavuot Hashem asks our souls, “Who wants to accept the Torah?” At that moment, the souls of Bnei Yisrael respond again, “Na’aseh v’nishma – we will do and we […]

Atzeret Attunement

September 9, 2016, by

The approaching holiday has several names in addition to Shavuot. The Hebrew name, whether of a yom tov or a person or even an object, conveys its essence. In this shiur, we will be focusing on two of the alternate names of Shavuot, Chag HaBikkurim – the holiday of the first fruit offering, and Atzeret […]

Vayigdal Moshe on Shavuos

June 9, 2016, by

The Gemara in Maseches Shabbos says an example of notarikon (acronym) is the word Anochi.  The letters of the word anochi stands for anah nafshi kesivas yehavis.  Rashi explains that anah nafshi means ani b’atzmi, that Hashem is saying I myself wrote and gave the Torah. The Chasam Sofer (in his drashos for Rosh Hashana) […]

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