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Shema - Part 4

What comes before G-d's Commandments? When is the ideal time to recite the shema every day? How can you reach a level of performing G-d's Commandments out of love? What is the key to a happy life? Rabbi Kantor with more inspiring insights to the prayer of shema

Shema - Part 3

What does it mean to love G-d? How do you serve G-d with all your soul? Learn about the three paragraphs mentioned in the shema. The theme of the first (Deuteronomy 6:4–9) is the acceptance of the “yoke of Heaven”; of the second (ibid. 11:13–21), the acceptance of the yoke of His commandments; and of the third (Numbers 15:37–41), remembering the Exodus from Egypt

Shema - Part 2

What is the intention that we should have in our heart when we recite the shema? How can we recite a blessing on a bad things that happen to us? At what time of the year are the People of Israel similar to angels? Rabbi Kantor focuses on the reason we recite the Shema twice each day

Shema - Part 1

What is the source of the obligation to recite the shema every day? What is the meaning of the shema? How can you help the world reach perfection? What will bring you closer to G-d? Rabbi Kantor with insights to one of the best-known fundamental expressions of Jewish belief

Be on Time for Prayer - Part 1

When is the earliest time to pray the Morning Prayer? What is the earliest time one can wear tzitzit and put on tefillin? If one misses one of the prayers what should he do? Rabbi Lauffer teaches us that Jewish Law makes it our duty to pray three times daily: in the morning, in the afternoon and at nightfall. These prayers are called morning prayer (shacharit), afternoon prayer (minchah) and evening prayer (arvith or maariv)

Be on Time for Prayer - Part 3

How long is sunset? What is King David's Feast? When is the best time to do King David’s feast? Rabbi Lauffer shares insights to the purpose of Jewish prayer. The most important part of any Jewish prayer, whether it be a prayer of petition, of thanksgiving, of praise of G-d, or of confession, is the introspection it provides, the moment that we spend looking inside ourselves, seeing our role in the universe and our relationship to G-d

Mezonot Bread

What is mezonot bread? How do you bake mezonot bread? We are familiar with the excitement and convenience of a ready-to-go “mezonot roll”; it looks like bread, tastes like bread, but is treated like a cookie. According to the principles of this ingenious invention, one is not required to wash hands before eating mezonot rolls, nor recite the Grace after Meals after eating them

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