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Jewish Holidays

The Borders of Eretz Yisrael Encompassed In Your Sukkah: The Abarbanel’s Revolutionary Approach to Sukkot

September 22, 2018, by

Many learn that “חג הסוכות תעשה” is an implicit blessing, if you perform the mitzvah of ישיבת סוכה, you will merit to perform it next year as well. Why is the mitzvah of sukkah a segulah for a long life? Why does it say אני ה’ אלקיכם regarding sukkah? Download the mekorot here Shiur provided courtesy […]

Shiur on Rambam: Hilchos Succah

September 21, 2018, by

רמב”ם סוכה פרק ו The two aspects of the mitzvah of sukkah according to the Rambam are 1) that a person has an obligation to live in the sukkah and 2) that the sukkah is his permanent dwelling during the seven days of sukkot.

All About Hoshanos

September 20, 2018, by

What are Hoshanos? Why do we say them? Why is the schedule the way it is? What’s “Ani Vaho?” Find out all this and more with this colorful, downloadable PDF!

Yaakov’s Yerusha

October 4, 2017, by

 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein             As we leave the Days of Awe with the close of Yom Kippur and begin our preparations for Sukkot, we are left to ponder the deeper significance of the holiday and the central command to dwell in sukkot for seven days. Is there a connection between Yom […]

Sukkot: Praying for Rain – Praying for the Fallen Sukkah

October 4, 2017, by

Why do we specifically pray for the rebuilding of the Beit HaMikdash on Sukkot (in bentching)? What does Eliyahu mean that there will only be rain “according to my word”? Why didn’t Eliyahu just make it rain, why did he gather all B’nei Yisrael on Har HaCarmel? What is the significance of the small cloud? […]

Meet the Ushpizin

October 3, 2017, by

What is the correct order for the Ushpizin. Why do they visit us in the Sukkah? Sukkot coming on the coattails of Yom Kippur and its relationship to Chet HaEgel Why is there an extra day of Sukkot and not Pesach?