Category Archives: Jewish Beliefs

Jewish Beliefs

The Three Weeks

The Three Weeks

The Three Weeks This post about the three weeks, the mourning period between the 17th of Tammuz through Tisha B’av, is a condensed version of my post on Parshas Emor. Searching for Jewish Beliefs? Click Here for my main article on Jewish Beliefs. The Parsha of Emor In the Parsha of Emor we read about…

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Tsunami

Flooding

Tsunami In the Rosh Chodesh davening we add Barchi Nafshi, a perek from Tehillim (a chapter from the Book of Psalms) which speaks about the creation and the cycle of life in general, and the (lunar) month in particular. During these last couple of months since we have been witness to the destructive force of…

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The Fast of the First Born

Parshas Behaaloscha

Parshas BeHaaloscha 5771 I have been sitting on a question for decades which has to do with Parshas BeHaaloscha, (Parshat Behaalotcha) that suddenly this year I had an insight that may resolve the issue. Searching for Jewish Beliefs? Click Here for my main article on Jewish Beliefs. Fast of the First Born I am a…

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A Black Cat Crossed My Path

Black Cat

A Black Cat Crossed My Path Yesterday a black cat crossed my path. Actually it’s something that happens to me once every couple of months. Nu, what do you say, should I expect bad luck? Is a black cat crossing your path something to worry about? Searching for Jewish Beliefs? Click Here for my main…

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More About The Seventh Day of Passover

Shevii Shel Pesach

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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Parshas HaChodesh

Parshas Hachodesh

Parshas HaChodesh I got real excited when I heard Parshas HaChodesh last Shabbos, when I realized that when Moshe Rabbeinu told over Parshas HaChodesh to the Yidden in Egypt, that this was basically the Besora, the tidings, of the upcoming Geula in two weeks time. Moshe Rabbeinu basically said to the Yidden, “Another two weeks,…

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Reb Meir Schuster

Reb Meir Schuster Reb Meir Schuster is a man who requires no introduction. The Reb Meir Schuster Tribute Website I just heard of the launch of the Reb Meir Schuster Tribute Website. I personally met Reb Meir Schuster maybe twice, not much more. I didn’t come through that path, yet Reb Meir Schuster was a living legend…

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Shovavim

Shovavim During these days: today, tomorrow, and Shabbos, we come to the end of the Shovavim period, special this year because it is Shovavim Tat. They say that the Arizal’s original Tikun was meant only for leap years, years with two Adars, even though nowadays we have accepted the Avodas Hashem of Shovavim each year.…

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Fire Your Boss

Be Your Own Boss The slogan and rallying cry of home business owners, or people that want to make you one, is “Fire Your Boss”, or “Be Your Own Boss”. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing myself in all of my hishtadlus since leaving America, from selling books to being a private tutor, and coming…

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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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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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