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Jewish Holidays

Haftorahman: Shavuot Day 1

May 24, 2012, by

The Haftarah for the first day of Shavuot is Yechezkel’s vision of the Merkavah (chariot). Haftorahman explains why Chazal choose it for this day. Haftorahman brings you a shiur on this Shabbat’s Haftarah from the Book of Prophets, explaining it in a dynamic and exciting way, making learning the Haftorah a fun and enlightening experience […]

Haftorahman: Shavuot Day 2

May 24, 2012, by

In the haftarah the Jews complain Hashem is abandoning them. God responds: “I didn’t abandon you, you didn’t follow the Torah which I gave you!” Haftorahman brings you a shiur on this Shabbat’s Haftarah from the Book of Prophets, explaining it in a dynamic and exciting way, making learning the Haftorah a fun and enlightening experience […]

Yom HaMeyuchas: The Day of Distinction

June 3, 2011, by

The forty-sixth day of the Omer, the Sefirah-Count, is called Yom HaMeyuchas, the Day of Distinction. It is the Second Day of Sivan, the day before the beginning of the Shloshet Yemei Hagbalah, the Three Days of Restraint that Moshe commanded the Jewish People to observe; restraint in approach to Mt. Sinai and restraint from […]

Understanding Yom Tov Sheni

September 12, 2010, by

Whether you’ll be traveling from chutz la’Aretz to Eretz Yisrael or visa versa, you’ll surely benefit from Rabbi Fried’s thoughtful review of the halachos that pertain to the second day of Yom Tov.

The Etz Hachaim Within Us – 5770

May 17, 2010, by

No mention is made of Matan Torah in the context of Shavuot and no specific date is given in the Torah for Shavuot, we are only told it is the 50th day after the korban omer. Why is the Shtei HaLechem brought on shavuot, it’s not a fruit like the bikkurim!?!

Shavuos and the Awesomeness of Torah – 5769

May 27, 2009, by

The 3 avot parallel the 3 regalim. Avraham represents Pesach, Yitzchak represents Shavuot, and Yaakov represents Sukkot. How does Yitzchak represents Shavuot? What is the connection between the Shofar and Torah? Presented by Rabbi Yosef Grossman, OU Director of Kosher Education and host of “The Good Vort” on OURadio.org. Recorded live at OU World Headquarters NY, […]

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