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Shabu'ot: The Holiday of Many Names

By Mr. Morris Arking May 17, 2018 01:05 PM
If you look through the Torah, you will find that Shabu’ot is actually a holiday of many names. The holiday is men...

Pesach and the Seder Nights

By Mr. Jack E. Rahmey Mar 28, 2018 03:06 PM
This Friday night begins the holiday of Pesach, when we are commanded from the Torah to celebrate our freedom from slavery in Egypt ove...

The Mitzvah of Eating Matzah

By Mr. Morris Arking Mar 27, 2018 01:24 PM
In the beginning of the Haggadah, when we read K’ha Lahma ‘Anya, we highlight the aspect of the Misvah of eating Massah that is ...

The Ten Plagues

By Mr. Morris Arking Mar 27, 2018 01:21 PM
The Torah presents the ten plagues as three groups, with each group comprised of three plagues, and the final blow of Makkat B’khorot ...

The Translation of Pesach

By Mr. Morris Arking Mar 27, 2018 01:12 PM
If you ask anyone how to translate the name of the holiday of Pesah, the answer that you will invari...

K’ha Lahma ‘Anya

By Mr. Morris Arking Mar 27, 2018 01:07 PM
This short opening paragraph that begins with K’ha Lahma ‘Anya is comprised of three see...

Z'roa: What is our Custom?

By Mr. Morris Arking Mar 21, 2018 01:26 PM
What is our Minhag? It is our custom to eat the Z’roa’ (roasted Shankbone) at th...

Purim: History Repeats Itself

By Mr. Jack E. Rahmey Mar 02, 2018 12:51 PM
Throughout time we’ve always learned that history has an interesting way of repeating itself, ...

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 f...

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, ere...

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 ...

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 comman...

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...