Lag B’Omer

Lag B’Omer Lag B’Omer is coming. {Update for 2011 — also this year Lag B’Omer falls on Motzei Shabbos – Sunday. And again the same arrangement, the Vaad Harabanim for Shabbos Matters publicized that the Hadlokos will only start approx. 3 hours after Shabbos goes out.} Lag B’Omer The Biyaner Rebbe’s Hadlakah News from the…

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More on Tachnun

More on Tachnun In the continuing saga, from yours truly, a troublemaker at heart, more on Tachnun … Tachnun With a Mohel We had an interesting happening in shul today that I want to share with my readers. I am writing on vav Iyar, when the secular population is celebrating you-know-what (a “nidcheh”). We had…

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Passover Seder

Table Of Contents of my Passover Articles The Haftorah For Shabbos HaGadol, Serving G-d and Not Serving Yourself Why We Need The Symbols Of Slavery Also on the Table The Second Half Of Maggid Starting With “Metchila Ovday…” The Seder Night As the Vehicle of Passing Over the Tradition to the Children and Grandchildren A…

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The Seventh Day of Passover

Table Of Contents of my Passover Articles The Haftorah For Shabbos HaGadol, Serving G-d and Not Serving Yourself Why We Need The Symbols Of Slavery Also on the Table The Second Half Of Maggid Starting With “Metchila Ovday…” The Seder Night As the Vehicle of Passing Over the Tradition to the Children and Grandchildren A…

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Passover 2010

Table Of Contents of my Passover Articles The Haftorah For Shabbos HaGadol, Serving G-d and Not Serving Yourself Why We Need The Symbols Of Slavery Also on the Table The Second Half Of Maggid Starting With “Metchila Ovday…” The Seder Night As the Vehicle of Passing Over the Tradition to the Children and Grandchildren A…

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More Passover Haggadah

More Passover Haggadah Passover this year, Passover 2011, starts on Monday April 18 at sundown, like every chag, (Jewish holidays), starts at sundown. Therefore the Passover Seder is done then on Monday night. A major part of the Passover Seder is the reading of the Passover Haggadah, through which we fulfill the Mitzvah of the Torah, “You Shall Tell…

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Passover Haggadah

Table Of Contents of my Passover Articles The Haftorah For Shabbos HaGadol, Serving G-d and Not Serving Yourself Why We Need The Symbols Of Slavery Also on the Table The Second Half Of Maggid Starting With “Metchila Ovday…” The Seder Night As the Vehicle of Passing Over the Tradition to the Children and Grandchildren A…

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Tzedakah Only Good

Tzedakah Only Good The Tur and Shulchan Orach rule there in the second Halachah that no one will ever become poor as a result of giving Tzedakah, only good will come from Tzedakah, it won’t happen that a bad consequence will happen because of giving Tzedakah. The Prisha explains that whereas with other Mitzvos it…

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Tzedakah and Chessed

Tzedakah and Chessed The Tur continues there quoting the gemora in Sukka praising the fulfillment of Tzedakah and Chessed. Tzedakah Fills World With Chessed The gemora says there that he who does an act of Tzedakah fills the world with Chessed. Indeed the verse says in Tehillim, Olam Chessed Yibaneh, the world is built on…

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Shabbos

Shabbos

Shabbos I had an insight this Shabbos regarding a question that I have had for many years. We say in our prayers Friday night, “Likras Shabbos Lechu VeNailchah Ki Hi Mekor HaBrocho”. Doesn’t that sound very much like promoting serving the Creator “al manas lekabail pras”, in order to receive reward? That’s the reason why…

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The Virtue of Tzedakah

The Virtue of Tzedakah The gemora in Sukka which I quoted in several of the previous posts, after listing many of the virtue of Tzedakah and what a person stands to gain from giving Tzedakah, the gemora hints that not everyone who wants to have these virtues may have them. Availability of Virtuous Tzedakah recipients…

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