Category Archives: Jewish Holidays

Jewish Holidays

Yom Kippur Vidui

Yom Kippur Vidui I had an insight this past Yom Kippur about Vidui. Why do we say Vidui both in the silent Shemoneh Esrai and again in the Chazaras HaShatz, in the repetition? I don’t know whether this question is asked, nor if so what they answer, and I didn’t really check out whether my…

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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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Isru Chag

Isru Chag For my take on whether to say Lamnatzai’ach on Isru Chag, Click Here. Isru Chag Pesach Yesterday was Isru Chag Pesach here in Israel. After davening a Yid came over to me and commented, “Pesach just flew by, didn’t it?” I answered him, “Sometimes we can appreciate what they have in Chutz Laaretz,…

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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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Matanos La’Evyonim Thank You

Matanos La’Evyonim I want to thank everyone who sent me contributions for Matanos La’Evyonim. I added my own money to round it up, and gave it to the family on Sunday morning, yud dalet, exactly as it’s supposed to be. I sent everyone an email thank you to your Paypal account address, but I wanted…

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Matanos La’Evyonim

Matanos La’Evyonim Purim is coming in about two weeks. Everyone is starting to make preparations. One of the Mitzvos of the day is Matanos La’Evyonim, gifts to the poor. I will be collecting Matanos La’Evyonim this year with G-d’s help for a needy family. Please see my page here.

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Chanukah and Parshas Vayaishev

Chanukah and Parshas Vayaishev On the Shabbos before Chanukah it often comes out that we read Parshas Vayaishev. There are many connections drawn between Chanukah and Parshas Vayaishev. Avodas Hashem The Bach writes in his commentary on the Tur at the beginning of Hilchos Chanukah, that the principle lacking for which we were thrown into…

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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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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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