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Baking Challos for Shabbos
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Courtesy of Ohr Olam Mishnah Berurah Shulchan Aruch cites challah-baking for Shabbos and Yom Tov as a mitzvah[1] and a worthy practice “that should not be abandoned.”[2] Indeed, it is a time-honored custom for women to bake challah loaves for Shabbos and Yom Tov, both because it enhances kavod Shabbos and kavod Yom Tov[3] and because […]
Lighting Candles for Yom Tov
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SETTING THE TABLE A tablecloth should cover the table during Jewish festival meals, but you may remove and switch tablecloths. Even if you have a beautiful and valuable table, you should still cover it for Jewish festival (and Shabbat) meals. JEWISH FESTIVALS: WHEN MEN START Jewish festivals begin for men at sunset or when they […]
Practical Tzedakah Questions: Who to Give to?
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Do you have to give someone buying an apartment when your own child doesn’t own one yet? Should we allow collectors at weddings? During davening? With RABBI AVROHOM CHAIM FEUER, Rosh Yeshiva of Mesoras Mordechai, Ramat Beit Shemesh, and author of Artscroll’s bestselling book on Tzedakah. Maarei mkomos