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 […]
Shiur provided courtesy of Torah Anytime 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 […]
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This year’s holiday season is fast approaching and we will be given the opportunity to perform the rabbinic edict of Eruv Tavshilin three separate times; before the start of Rosh Hashanah (September 20th), before the first days of Sukkot (October 4th) and before the start of Shmini Atzeret (October 11th). What is the reason for Eruv Tavshilin? When the second day of Yom Tov […]
One of the manifestations of rejoicing on Sukkot is the Simchat Bet HaShoeva and the Nisuch HaMayim. What is its message?
The sukkah, a temporary dwelling, reminds us that this world is only temporary. This is also the message behind Avraham (the first of the ushpizin) describing himself as a ger and a toshav.
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 […]
To briefly review, in Part I of this article we introduced the concept that the yearly roster of the special holy-days listed in Vayikra chapter 23 within Parshas Emor might serve as an ‘organizer’ for the kepitlach of Hallel. The seven special times of Emor are: (1) Shabbos; (2) Pesach; (3) Shavuos; (4) Rosh Hashanah; […]