Category Archives: Jewish Beliefs

Jewish Beliefs

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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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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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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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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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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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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