First, the makka occurred on the first night of Pesach, not on Erev Pesach. Why, then, fast on Erev Pesach?
Polite And Respectful ‘It Is Audacious To Appoint One’s Father A Shliacht’ (Kiddushin 45b)
Question: What is the minimum amount of matzah a person must consume if he finds eating it difficult? Additionally how absolute is the requirement not to eat anything after the afikoman? Menachem
Since this action is for the other person's clear benefit, you are considered a 'self-appointed' agent.
Most Jews are not naïve but liberals who want to believe in a higher civilization –one that shuns cruelty and barbaric savagery, therefore they refuse to learn from our past.
Pesach, the holiday that symbolizes the formation of the Jewish people, reminds us that sometimes we need to remove the evil inclination entirely so as not to fall victim to it.
What shall we be free of this Pesach? It is the holiday of Freedom, isn’t it?
Witnessing the ten plagues, that spark was fanned into a roaring flame of faith, and they woke up, until they actually lived based on that faith. How?
In this week's portion, the man, having been officially declared impure, is now ready for the end of his nightmare beginning his process of purification,
I was dumbstruck. I couldn’t help but laugh. Here we thought the idea was my husband’s but obviously the idea came from somewhere else.
A Year And A Day ‘Hashem...Completes The Years Of The Righteous’ (Kiddushin 38a)
Question: I am a psychology professor at McGill University who is doing an MA in Jewish studies. My thesis topic is the history of interpretation of the story of Rachav Hazona. In the course of my research I was trying to understand how the Midrash derived that Rahab converted.
However, if one did not recline during three or four of the cups we would require him to drink them again and recline.
"Preventing loss is also included in the mitzvah of hashavas aveidah," answered Rabbi Dayan.
This concept has great relevance to us both on the receiving as well as on the giving end.
Social media brought about a return to an ancient phenomenon, public shaming providing us a way of understanding the otherwise bewildering phenomenon of tsara’at,
This week, in Metzora, we'll dive a little deeper to find the meaning embedded in the strange rituals of becoming tahor, ritually pure.