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Jewish Holidays

Hilchot U’Minhagei Shavuot

June 2, 2014, by

The following is meant as a convenient review of Halakhot pertaining to Shavuot. The Piskei Din for the most part are based purely on the sugyot, Shulchan Aruch and Ramah, and the Mishna Berurah, unless stated otherwise. They are based on my understanding of the aforementioned texts through the teachings of my Rebbeim. As individual circumstances […]

Yom Tov Sheini

May 27, 2014, by

A background on Yom Tov Sheni with an explanation by Rav Shimshon Refael Hirsch as to why we observe a 2nd day of Yom Tov outside Israel even today when our calendar is fixed.

A Review of Hilchot Yom Tov

April 10, 2014, 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 Rama, and the Mishna Berura, unless stated otherwise. They are based on my understanding of the aforementioned texts through the teachings of my Rebeim. As […]

Drasha for the Eighth Day of Pesach: Yizkor

February 25, 2014, by

Before we say Yizkor, I want to share a thought with you that I read in the journal, “Dos Yiddische Vort”. It was an article by Rabbi Moshe Sherer, the head of the Agudas Yisrael in America. He describes how he was travelling by plane, together with Rabbi Yaacov Kaminetzky of blessed memory, to New […]

Shavuot: To Teach, To Learn, To Repent

May 8, 2013, by

There is an urgency in the two Torah commandments whose obligation is constant and ever-present, to learn Torah and to repent.  The Torah is clear about this urgency in the Sh’ma:  “These words, which I command you this day, make them as a sign upon your heart and between your eyes…” Our Sages comment that […]

Mirror Parallels

May 2, 2013, by

  Previous video                                                                                               Next video The Ten Commandments’ prominence in Judaism and in Western Civilization has been trumpeted in movies, and throughout history. But what spiritual message do the Commandments teach us? The Commandments and their deceptively simple structure betray deep meaning and the underlying principle of Judaism. View the video here. Aleph Beta Academy: […]

Two Tablets

May 2, 2013, by

How are the Ten Commandments spiritual? Explore the central principle of Judaism at the heart of the Ten Commandments.

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