Why do we light the Hanukkah candles for 8 days if the miracle occurred for only 7 days? Rabbi Breitowitz focuses on the miracle of the lights and its relevance to the predicaments we face in the 21st century
Simchat Torah is the last day of the Festival of Sukkot. Why do we read from a Torah scroll on the night of Simchat Torah? What is the true joy of Simchat Torah? Rabbi Lauffer elaborates on the laws and customs of the Festival
The Tenth of Tevet was ordained as a fast, because on that day Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylonia, came with his troops to besiege Jerusalem, and this siege was the beginning of the tragedy that ended with the destruction of the First Temple and the exile of Divine Presence (Shechina)
The average age when couples marry have risen in the past decades by three years. The data shows there are still 65% unmarried among those aged 25-29, the haredi community completely upturns all the statistics.
Why was the Temple destroyed? Why do we mourn during the Three Weeks? Why do we eat the simanim on Rosh Hashanah? In this episode of 'The Jewish Year', Rabbi Lauffer elaborates on the essence of the months of Tammuz, Av and Elul