Search Results "Blessings"
Yom Tov Sheni
Is it mutar to shower with hot water on second day of yom tov in chutz laaretz? Is it mutar to carry without on eruv on yom tov (rishon or sheni) ?
I'm wondering if you can explain the following: We know that 1-teshuva can erase all sins as if they never existed-and that 2- yom kippur can be mechaper as well. We also know that 3-after 120 years we are shown a 'slideshow' of our lives and it is a source of great shame for us. 4- There is also the concept of gehinom. How do you explain how #s 3 and 4 go with 1 and 2? Is it, or isn't it possible to do teshuva? Thank you.
Birth Mother or Raising Mother
Kavod haRav When saying yizkor do I say for mother, birth mother even though she passed away when i was less than one year old, so not my MORATI, and raised by my paternal grandmother from age 10 months old and educated by her, thinking she was my mother.... so whom should i saay yizkor for first? i have been saying for both of them as "EM" thank you for your time in replying. shana tova u metuka
Yom Kippur - Taking a Pill
For someone who must take medicine - with doctor's orders - each night the same time before bed, how can he to take care of this on Yom Kippur?
Laws of family purity
I learnt that the reason for hilchos niddah is to 'renew' the excitement between husband and wife and keep the relationship fresh. In that case, why is relations permitted for the whole 9 months of pregnancy? Isn't that a long time to go without breaking it up?
The Influence of The Spiritual Force
Positive speech, prayer, words of Torah and blessings have a positive impact on the world. Current research supports this and demonstrate the enormous power that speech has on everything in the universe
Why don’t we blow Shofar Erev Rosh Hashana?
Dear Rabbi, Why don't we blow Shofar on the day before Rosh Hashanah? Is it to confuse Satan and make him think that Rosh Hashanah is over? The answer obviously needs some clarification. Does Satan lack a calendar? May we all have a good new Year.
Improper behavior by someone who is not Asking Forgivenerss
How does one come to forgive and forget when the behavior is disturbing and continual? (Tochacha is not an option)
The Yeshiva Boys Choir - "Mi X6"
Your righteousness Hashem is mighty. Like all the wonders that you do. We're so thankful for the blessings you send us. The love you show us, who is like You? Composed by Eli Gerstner. English Lyrics By Yossi Toiv & Eli Gerstner
Tshuva Erases Sin
I have the following question about a seeming contradiction re: teshuva. On the one hand, we are told that tshuva erases sins and that each year we begin 'anew'. On the other hand, we are told that after a person is niftar they are shown their whole life and it is a source of tremendous shame for them. Can you explain please reconcile this for me? If we do tshuva then shouldn't all those aveiros be erased from the 'video'? What's the point of the teshuva? Thank you.
Sefer Torah on Simchat Torah
Shalom Rabbi, Can you use a replica sefer torah for Simchat Torah, when your congregation cannot afford a klaf Torah?
The Priests as Jewish law-makers
Hi there! Thanks very much! My question is that the Pharisees removed the role of the Priests in ancient times because they were concerned they had become corrupt. I think this has had a significant impact on Jewish law because the Priests were supposed to minister the law to the Israelite people. Do you think the function of the Priests will ever be reinstated? Do you think this affects the legality of Jewish law today? With thanks
Zman Tefillah by Chassidim
Dear Rabbi, I did not grow up chassidish, but I saw many times chassidim that were davening after zman tefillah of Shachrit, and sometimes even in the afternoon. Does this have any halachic basis, like, can I do it too?
Is there an Obligation to eat Kugel or Chulent on Shabbat?
Rabbi, please tell me: Is it true that if I don't eat "Kugel" and "Chulent" on Shabbat that I become like the worst possible rasha (wicked person)?
Prayers for Selling a House
A unique prayer from Rabbi Eliyahu Dushnitzer, for selling a house or apartment easily to the appropriate buyer
Special Prayer for Children's Good Health from the Chidah
A prayer for parents to recite for the health of their children, and any other person who needs good health
G-d Is “Lonely” Without You: A Simple Prayer Shakes the Heavens - Rabbi YY Jacobson
Does G-d need your prayers? What is the effect of your prayers? Rabbi YY Jacobson with inspiring lessons for life based on the Weekly Torah Portion
What was Hashem doing before creation?
My 8 year old daughter asked. "Before Hashem created the world there was tohu vavohu. If so what was Hashem doing then? was he bored ch"v?" I would very much appreciate an answer. Many thanks
how does orthodoxy respond to marc shapiro