Category Archives: Jewish Beliefs

Jewish Beliefs

Tzedakah FAQ

Searching for Jewish Beliefs? Click Here for my main article on Jewish Beliefs. Tzedakah FAQ I wish to relate to a very basic question that I received, and if I had one, it would be on my Tzedakah FAQ. Tzedakah FAQ Question Tzedakah FAQ Question: What is my intention with this Tzedakah page, to use…

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Tachnun

Tachnun Today, Thursday yud ches Adar, we had a chosson in shul, so we didn’t say Tachnun. Searching for Jewish Beliefs? Click Here for my main article on Jewish Beliefs. Only Three Days Of Tachnun I commented, there are only three days of Tachnun between Purim and Rosh Chodesh Iyar, a chosson has to come…

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Purim

Purim Coming up this Sunday, and for some on Monday, is one of the important Jewish Holidays, Purim. Not a full fledged chag, as I wrote in my previous post, not a Yom Tov, but Purim is one of the major-league minor-holidays. Searching for Jewish Beliefs? Click Here for my main article on Jewish Beliefs.…

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Zecher LeMachatzis HaShekel

Zecher LeMachatzis HaShekel Yesterday, on Taanis Esther, we fulfilled the custom of giving Zecher LeMachatzis HaShekel. Searching for Jewish Beliefs? Click Here for my main article on Jewish Beliefs. Zecher LeMachtzis HaShekel: A Special Half Dollar When I was standing on the bima taking care of my own matters, a friend of mine came up to…

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Bitul Selflessness

Bitul Selflessness I had an insight last Shabbos about bitul, selflessness, which I don’t mind sharing. Searching for Jewish Beliefs? Click Here for my main article on Jewish Beliefs. Chazal: Pirkei Avos Chazal express themselves in Pirkei Avos, “Who is wise? He who learns from every person.” I had contact with something which is almost…

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Tu B’Shvat

Tu B’Shvat A few days ago was Tu B’Shvat, which chazal call Rosh Hashana La’ilan, the new year for trees, or “the tree”. It marks the dividing line between one year and the other regarding Trumos and Mayseros, and the like. There is a popular song that we sing on Tu Be’Shvat, Ilan Ilan, whose…

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Reb Shlomo Veingrad

Reb Shlomo Veingrad In this article I want to share my admiration for Reb Shlomo Veingrad and his commitment to Torah learning and Jewish Beliefs. Also, I will focus on the importance of  Torah learning as well as the difficulty sometimes to keep up Torah learning. And then of course Reb Shlomo’s question: Would he…

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Parshas Shemos

Parshas Shemos I went to a Kiddush this Shabbos, Parshas Shemos, and I heard a nice idea about Jewish Beliefs from the Rabbi that hosted the Kiddush. Now, Chazal (Our Sages) tell us that we should tell over words of Torah in the name of him who said it, but not everyone appreciates his name being mentioned…

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year? The news media reports that mankind has started to celebrate the incoming 2010 with rejoicing and the traditional fireworks and wishing one another “Happy New Year”. Here it is another six hours away as I write this, and in New York it is still the morning of the 31st. Searching for Jewish…

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Pidyon Haben

Pidyon Haben A couple of weeks ago I was the Kohen at the Pidyon Haben of my nephew. I wish to share with my readers the main point of the drasha that I said over. Pidyon Haben: The Basic Halachos The Tur when he opens up the subject of Pidyon Haben in YD 305, he…

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Chanuka

Chanuka I wish to present one small tidbit about these days of Chanuka, some spell it Chanukah, or Hanuka. The Gemora on Chanuka The gemora on Chanuka in Meseches Shabbos reads, “Mitvas Chanuka Nair Eish U’Baiso …”. The basic Mitzva of lighting Chanuka lights is to light one candle each night, and that candle covers…

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