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Posted on: March 13th, 2014

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Lulav, Sukkah, Shofar ‘Beautification is Not an Obstruction’ (Sukkah 37a)

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Posted on: March 13th, 2014

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The lulav symbolizes the backbone, the etrog, the heart, the hadas the eyes, and the arava the lips moving in the service of God.

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Posted on: March 6th, 2014

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A Grafted Esrog ‘Passul When Missing Even a Tiny Bit’ (Sukkah 34b)

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Posted on: March 6th, 2014

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The day after Purim, Mordechai Freilich received the mishloach manos package with a note: "This mishloach manos was meant to be delivered on Purim, but delayed due to the storm. Please accept our apologies."

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Posted on: March 6th, 2014

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Question: When performing a mitzvah, what is more important: doing it right away – “zerizim” – or doing it with a large crowd – “berov am”?

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Posted on: March 6th, 2014

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Although the Torah only commands us to pick up the arba minim, the rabbis require that we wave them in all four directions of the compass as well as upward and downward.

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Posted on: February 27th, 2014

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Question: How much time may lapse between Kiddush and the meal?

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Posted on: February 27th, 2014

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Is a shomer aveidah considered a shomer chinam or a shomer sachar?

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Posted on: February 27th, 2014

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The Flighty Customer ‘Scribes…Are Exempt’ (Sukkah 26a)

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Posted on: February 27th, 2014

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Today was one of those days. Shimshon was standing in the hallway during recess, talking to a friend, when Dan walked over and jumped on him.

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Posted on: February 20th, 2014

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It’s All About The Clouds ‘Have You Seen My Slave, Tabi?’ (Sukkah 20b)

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Posted on: February 20th, 2014

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"The Gemara [B.M. 25a] questions whether coins arranged in such a fashion serve as a siman – indicating intentional arrangement – or not," explained Rabbi Dayan. "The question is whether they could have fallen unintentionally in this way. This question remains unresolved in the Gemara."

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Posted on: February 20th, 2014

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Question: Do Jews pray for Jewish political independence?

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Posted on: February 13th, 2014

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Outside the school, a person stood selling waterproof knapsacks. A sign above him read: "SALE! Only $100 for a knapsack! Limited time offer." Mr. Wasser passed by and was intrigued by the knapsacks. He came over and asked the salesman about them.

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Posted on: February 13th, 2014

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The equivalent of the “OU” kashrut certification in England is that of the London Beit Din. There is also a competing kashrut certification called Kedassia. Those who eat Kedassia do not eat Beit Din.

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Posted on: February 13th, 2014

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What Constitutes Schach? ‘Schach Boards’ (Sukkah 14a)

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Posted on: February 13th, 2014

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Question: In Havdalah, we note that Hashem separates day from night and Yisrael from the nations of the world. Are these two distinctions similar in nature?

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Posted on: February 6th, 2014

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The Face Of Holiness ‘Inscribed on the Tzitz HaZahav’ (Sukkah 5a)

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Posted on: February 6th, 2014

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"I've got to run," Yossi said to his friends. He turned to Nachman, who lived a few doors away from him. "Someone asked me to watch his backpack, with a laptop inside," he said. "Can you please take it home? I'll pick it up in the evening."

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Posted on: February 6th, 2014

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Question: The Talmud (Berachot 33b) notes that it is improper to implore G-d: “Just as You have shown mercy upon a bird’s nest [with the mitzvah of shiluach ha’kan], so, too, may you have mercy and compassion on us.” Why is this prayer improper?

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