Ari Fuld on Shavuot: On the Indigenous People of Israel and Why There is...

Ari talks about the holidays of Shavuot and Yom Kippur, the Shofar that connects the two holidays, and the indigenous people of the Land of Israel.

What Do You Plan to Learn on Shavuos Night?

I’m planning to learn and teach the commentary of the Alshich HaKadosh to Megillas Rus. — Rabbi YY Rubinstein, noted author and lecturer

What’s the Secret to Making a Good Cheesecake?

To be honest, I have never met a cheesecake I didn’t like, but over the last few years, I have replaced the vanilla in my cheesecake with bourbon, with fantastic results. It’s a subtle change, but a good one! — Sandy Eller, Monsey, NY

What is Lag BaOmer?

Lag BaOmer marks the date of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai's death. So why is it such a celebration?

73 Bible Verses in Honor of Israel’s 73rd Birthday

Nearly every page of the Torah bursts with passionate descriptions about the beauty of the land.

First Ever Book About the Jewish Festivals for Emerging Jewish Communities Released in Time...

The author of the book Ronit Treatman, the daughter of Israeli diplomats who speaks several languages and lives in Philadelphia, was inspired to write the book after she became involved with the Bnei Anousim, the tens of millions of people around the world descended from forcibly converted Spanish and Portuguese Jews through the organization Reconectar.

The Bitter and the Sweet

The fact that we can taste something as bitter is an affirmation of how sweet our lives generally are.

Should One Eat Seudah Shlishit This Erev Pesach?

Rabbeinu Tam has an ingenious solution for how to have Seudah Shlishit on Erev Pesach: eat matzah ashirah [egg matzah].

‘Shmurah Matzah’: For the Seder or All of Pesach?

The Shulchan Aruch does not even mention the opinion of the Rif and Rambam and states explicitly that the requirement of guarding applies only to the matzah used for the Seder.

A Year Ago We Put on Masks For Purim and Haven’t Taken Them Off...

Purim will essentially mark a full year of living through a pandemic that has radically changed our lives. While we are beyond grateful for the progress with treatments and vaccinations, the return to some sense of normalcy doesn’t seem imminent.

How Early Can One Read The Megillah At Night?

In Mishnaic times, the Megillah was read as early as the 11th of Adar in some towns.

Tu B’Shevat: Annual Reminder to Appreciate the Beauty of the Land of Israel

One can only marvel at the transformation of the landscape described by Mark Twain to that of today and look forward to a future when the native forest species described in the Bible dominate the landscape.

10 Things you didn’t Know About Tu B’Shevat

From almond trees and veganism to ancient languages and Middle Ages sources, Tu B’Shevat is one fascinating festival.

The 10th of Tevet & The Forgotten Kaddish

On this day we learn to not only look at tragic events, but also on what led up to them. This is all the more important when talking about the Holocaust

Seeing 20/20, Even In 2020

Be a visionary-Happy Chanukah 2020


All agree that the Chanukah candles represent insights

Chanukah 1917: Jerusalem is Liberated

On December 11, the second day of Chanukah, British troops marched into Jerusalem. British commander and chief, General Edmund Allenby respectfully entered its walls by foot through the Jaffa gate as the city’s thirty-fourth conqueror.

Hanukkah: What, How and Why

A concise, comprehensive guide to the holiday of Hanukkah.

Channukah ‘En-LIGHT-enment’

Through this pleasant and special light, may we merit to continue to illuminate and enlighten ourselves and others, long after Channukah is over

Rabbi Wagensberg on Succos: “A Tale of Two Succos”

In the past, a question came to mind that had been bothering me regarding Succos. My difficulty was with respect to the Succah itself. I...

Ari Fuld on Sukkot: The Symbolism of Sukkot and its Lesson for Modern Times

On Sukkot we are told to be joyful, but why should we be more joyful on Sukkot than any other holiday, and what is the message for us today?

Keep Your Thoughts To Heaven This Sukkos

Since a sukkah is a diras aray, a temporary structure, we don’t need a reminder of the dwelling place being temporary compared to Olam Habah.

Canvas Sukkah: Practical Or Pasul?

It seems unlikely that even the stringent opinion requires that sukkah walls be completely motionless when a wind blows.

Hashem Is Our Light

All of our good deeds should be rooted in this truth that Hashem commanded us and that is why we are doing the mitzvos.


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