Boruch Rappaport Author Blog Gets A New Face

Boruch Rappaport Author Blog Gets A New Face With the upgrading of my “Author Blog” script this month, the Boruch Rappaport Author blog gets a new face. It is still under construction, with many details yet I have to work out, but the basic shape of the blog is set. The new script has several design changes…

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Jewish Holidays: Chag Sukkos

Jewish Holidays: Chag Sukkos I record now, a month and a half later, some thoughts that we focused on during the Jewish Holidays, specifically Chag Sukkos, ideas that remained with me until now. Sukkah: Ananai HaKavod Chazal tell us, and the poskim codify this at the beginning of Hilchos Sukkah, that the Sukkah that we…

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A Gmar Chasima Tova

Gmar Chasima Tova   During these 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, I want to wish the readers a gmar chasima tova, a gut gebentched yor.

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Tachnun (Tachanun Prayer)

Tachnun (Tachanun Prayer) I wrote a post last year on this day, Sivan 13, about a cute story that happened in shul on the subject of Tachnun (Tachanun prayer). You can see it here. Searching for Jewish Beliefs? Click Here for my main article on Jewish Beliefs. Tachnun and a Chosson Again Anyway, I couldn’t…

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Torah Study

Torah Study I wish to share with my readers a certain satisfaction that I’ve had in my Torah study with the lu’ach (calendar) of Chaburas Shas from Lakewood. I don’t really know anything about the people involved in the chabura, even today. But I used to see the lu’ach with the accompanying pink colored explanation…

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Shavuos: Matan Torah

Shavuos: Matan Torah In a few hours begins the Chag, Jewish Holiday, Shavuos 2010. The main theme of Shavuos is Matan Torah. Matan Torah The Kabbalistic works, especially the Aitz Chaim and its commentaries, discuss what happens during the Creation which occurs at every moment, the path that the Hashpaah from the Creator comes from above to…

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The Chag (Jewish Holiday) of Shavuos

The Chag (Jewish Holiday) of Shavuos This is an edited copy of an article that I wrote in a previous year in a different blog before the Chag, Jewish holiday, of Shavuos, in the category Jewish Holidays. Searching for Jewish Beliefs? Click Here for my main article on Jewish Beliefs. Jewish Holidays: Shavuos 2010 The…

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Learning From Mistakes

Learning From Mistakes Yesterday I took a fall, I think it was the first time since childhood. Almost flat on my face, I banged my knee, but B”H, no damage. On the way out from my building I noticed there was a puddle of water on the ground, and it looked like it dripped from…

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Preparations for Shavuos

Preparations for Shavuos We are in the last week of Sefirah, doing the last preparations for Shavuos. Shavuos 2010 Shavuos this year, Shavuos 2010, falls on Tuesday evening from sunset May 18, until nightfall on the 19th. Shavuos is a full fledged Chag, Jewish Holiday. Searching for Jewish Beliefs? Click Here for my main article…

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More on Pesach Sheni

More on Pesach Sheni I wrote an article about Pesach Sheni last week, here is the link. I received a comment from David in the UK. I copy it here: “The source for the Majority / Minority that you mention- I have not learned. Regarding Fulfilling the Pesach in Iyyar- Divrey Ha Yamin Bet 30:…

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Pesach Sheni

Pesach Sheni Today is Pesach Sheni, Pesach Sheni 2010. The Gates of Heaven The sefarim bring in the name of the Zohar HaKadosh that during the week of Hod, which starts on Pesach Sheni, that the Gates of Heaven open up, and they announce, “Whoever didn’t succeed in making it in during the week of…

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