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Why We Fast on Asarah B'Tevet: Jerusalem Under Siege

By Rabbi Yosef Churba Dec 27, 2017 01:25 PM
With the upcoming fast day of Asarah B’Tevet, many people may be wondering why it is that we fast on this day. There are many fasts fr...

Lighting the Menorah on Erev and Motzaei Shabbat

By Rabbi Yosef Churba Dec 15, 2017 12:00 AM
Pictured Above: Hanukiah in the Grazer Synagogue. Source: Wikimedia Commons.  On Friday, erev Shabbat, the Hanukkah candles are lit ...

Who Should Light Your Menorah and at What Time?

By Rabbi Yosef Churba Dec 14, 2017 12:00 AM
During the holiday of Hanukkah, it can become a bit confusing when it comes to who should light the menorah in each home and what time is th...

Sukkot: The Holiday to Rejoice

By Mr. Jack E. Rahmey Oct 04, 2017 12:00 AM
This week we will be celebrating the wonderful holiday of Sukkot, which is marked by a unique command to “live” in a Sukkah. On ...

Sukkot: A Time of Happiness

By Rabbi Eliezer Zeytouneh Oct 02, 2017 12:00 AM
Sukkot is known as our "time of happiness". Although the Misva of ושמחת בחגך (to ...

Teshuvah: What About the Holes?

By Rabbi Yosef Churba Sep 29, 2017 12:00 AM
There is a famous story about a precious Jew who had a rebellious child who was behaving badly. His ...

Teshuvah Leads to New Beginnings

By Rabbi Yosef Churba Sep 29, 2017 12:00 AM
Our teacher the Chida, zt”l (zekher tzaddik liverakhah, may the memory of the righteous be a b...

Yom Kippur: The Day of Atonement

By Mr. Jack E. Rahmey Sep 27, 2017 12:00 AM
This Shabbat we don't read a particular Parasha in the Torah, because this Yom Kippur falls on S...

Teshuvah: Wiping the Slate Clean

By Rabbi Yosef Churba Sep 18, 2017 12:00 AM
According to the Dictates of Logic, It Is Impossible to Repent Chazal declare that according to l...

The Meaning Behind the Food

By Rabbi Eliezer Zeytouneh Sep 18, 2017 12:00 AM
סימנא מילתא היא A Sign is a Legitimate Action The Gemara in Horayot (12a) teaches, ...

The Power of Teshuva is Beyond Human Understanding

By Rabbi Yosef Churba Sep 18, 2017 12:00 AM
Teshuvah is one of the greatest and most wonderful gifts which God has given the Jewish people. It i...

Rosh Hashanah: Judgement Day

By Rabbi Eliezer Zeytouneh Sep 18, 2017 12:00 AM
אוכלים ושותים ושמחים "We eat, drink, and are merry!" The Shulhan A...

Reflection On Renewal Before Rosh Hashanah

By Orly Wahba Sep 12, 2017 12:00 AM
We’ve all experienced hardships in our life; obstacles, bumps in the road and moments when we ...

A Pratical Guide to Renewal for Rosh Hashanah

By Orly Wahba Sep 12, 2017 12:00 AM
How do we successfully hit the reset button and give ourselves the chance to begin again without the...

The Continuation of Revelation

By Meyer Laniado May 11, 2017 12:00 AM
What would you expect the continuation of the Torah to be after the awesome experience, the revelati...

Hol Hamo'ed Pesach; Dayenu

By Mr. Jack E. Rahmey Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM
We have just completed the first two Seder nights and we are now approaching the Shabbat of Hol Hamo...

Why We Celebrate Passover

By Mr. Jack E. Rahmey Apr 07, 2017 12:00 AM
Monday night begins our holiday of Pesah, which must not become routine, because we are celebra...

Hidden Miracles

By Mr. Jack E. Rahmey Mar 08, 2017 12:00 AM
This week we will be celebrating the great holiday of Purim, when we read the Megillat Esther, which...

Dreidel Guide

By Dun Aryeh Jan 01, 2017 12:00 AM
What is a Dreidel A Dreidel is a spinning top Jews customarily play with during the holiday of Ha...