In most communities the rabbi will perform the eruv ceremony on Erev Yom Tov for all community members.
The Heiress? ‘Determining The Daughter’s Status’ (Kesubos 68b-69a)
"The guiding principle regarding work terms is: hakol keminhag hamidina – everything in accordance with the common practice," replied Rabbi Dayan.
Question: What if someone forgot to count sefirah Thursday evening but only realized after he finished davening Friday evening? The catch is that he accepted Shabbos early so that it is still light outside. Can he still count for Thursday evening and then count for Friday night with a berachah once it gets dark? Pesach Bernstein (Via E-Mail)
Unless ritual is introduced, the Shoah will be remembered as a footnote in history in 100 years
Pesach bonds families and generations: "So that you may relate it to your son and your son’s son.
And the farmer can’t help but feel a sense of pride. After all, it was his wisdom that led him to choose corn, not like that fool of a guy next door who planted wheat.
As Jews, we seem obsessed with Yetziat Mitzraim. We are obligated to recall the day that we left Mitzraim, twice a day. Yetziat Mitzraim...
This is a night of giving thanks to Hashem!
A Woman Of Valor ‘Would That He Listen To Me…’ (Kesubos 63a)
Prayer is another area where we distinguish between kiyum hamitzvah and maaseh mitzvah.
Question: What if a person counted the Omer but forgot to utter the blessing beforehand? Has he fulfilled his obligation? Incidentally, why do we recite a blessing for this counting but not for the “zayin nekiyim – seven clean days”? M. Goldman Miami Beach, FL
All members of "Operation Wedding" were freed, emigrating to Israel-A true "Exodus from the Gulag"
"No, I can't take more than $65," protested Mrs. Fleisher. "You may not owe me more than that."
The Netziv answered that there is a difference between a piece of bread that was cut already in front of you, and one that was cut from beforehand.
Recently, I was outside and noticed two Lubavitcher boys placing fliers in all the mailboxes where they noticed a mezuzah, as Lubavitcher are known to do.
Are you kidding? You know the non‑Jew is not going to consume your chametz. He is not really paying you for it; neither is he taking possession of it.
Freedom alone is meaningless, even destructive. What Moshe said was, “Let my people go to serve G-d”
Dayenu is not a song of complaint; it is rather a song of thanksgiving to God.
German poet Heinrich Heine: “Since the Exodus, freedom has always been spoken with a Hebrew accent.”
Our ability to teach is only successful if done by example.
There was no question that when Mrs. Cohen entered the room to meet the teacher she was hostile from the outset.