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A Rebbe And His Talmid

By Editor - Sephardic.com Aug 17, 2020 02:37 PM
The Gemorah in Chulin brings down the following Midrash. Hashem first made the sun and the moon of equal size. The moon said to Hashem &ldqu...

The Reason For Sitting In a Sukkah

By Editor - Sephardic.com Aug 17, 2020 01:03 PM
The Gemorah tells us a Machlokes between Rebbe Akiva and Rebbe Eliezer regarding the reason why we sit in a Sukkah. Rebbe Akiva says that it...

Purim Q&A with Rabbis Hayim and Moshe Arking

By Rabbi Hayim Arking Mar 19, 2019 10:39 AM
Mahasit Hashekel “It was revealed before the Creator of the World that in the future Haman would weigh out shekalim to Ahashverosh...

Ta'anit Esther: What You Should Know

By Rabbi Hayim Arking Mar 19, 2019 10:34 AM
When we were faced with a great war orchestrated by Haman to destroy every Jew on the fourteenth of Adar, a fast day was enacted by Mordech...

The Satan and Yom Kippur - Emor

By Editor - Sephardic.com Aug 16, 2020 11:05 AM
There is a very difficult Gemorah in Yoma. The Gemorah says that Eliyahu said to Rav Yehudah, &ldquo...

No Need to Make Purim a Whole Megillah!

By Sephardic News Mar 06, 2019 05:15 PM
Pictured Above: First chapter of a hand-written scroll of the Book of Esther, with reader's...

A Ba’al Teshuvah Is Greater Than a Tzaddik

By Rabbi Yosef Churba Sep 17, 2018 11:54 AM
Rabbi Moshe Cordevero, z”l writes that God’s character is unlike that of mankind. After ...

Teshuvah Brings About Closeness to God

By Rabbi Yosef Churba Sep 13, 2018 11:57 AM
If Teshuvah is motivated by love for God, then the most severe transgression is now considered a mit...

Teshuvah: Uprooting the Desire Equals Uprooting the Deed

By Rabbi Yosef Churba Sep 12, 2018 12:27 PM
The Ramchal (Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto), z”l explains in his work Mesillat Yesharim that the ...

Why We Fast on Tzom Gedaliah

By Mrs. Shelly Greenstein - Forman Sep 12, 2018 12:04 PM
Many Jewish people are all familiar with the minor fast day that comes swiftly after the Rosh Hashan...

The Enormity of the Concept of Repentance

By Rabbi Yosef Churba Aug 28, 2018 04:19 PM
The Chassidic Rebbe, Rabbi Tzadok HaKohen of Lublin, zt”l explains that the commandments of th...

Sins Endanger Lives, Repentance Saves Them

By Rabbi Yosef Churba Aug 22, 2018 02:38 PM
Rabbi Moshe Cordovero, zt”l writes in Tomer Devorah that each sin which a person performs crea...

Teshuvah for a Person Who Sins Repeatedly

By Rabbi Yosef Churba Aug 21, 2018 03:14 PM
Our teacher, the former Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel, the genius, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, zt”l ...

Reciting Anenu in Arbit Before a Fast Day

By Mr. Morris Arking Aug 20, 2018 11:37 AM
The Gemara in Masekhet Shabbat (24a) quotes a Tosefta: Yamim She-En Bahen Qorban Musaf K’gon S...

How Teshuva Makes Us into New Beings

By Rabbi Yosef Churba Aug 16, 2018 02:39 PM
Our teacher the Chida, zt”l (zekher tzaddik liverakhah, may the memory of the righteous be a b...

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 h...

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 celebra...

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...

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 ...