Search Results "Festivals"
Source in Torah to keep the festivals
Where is the source in the Torah that a festival has to be kept like Shabbat?
Baking in an oven on Rosh Hashana
Can I bake challahs and cakes in an oven on a festival? Of course the oven was lit in advance and works on a Shabbat clock.
Private requests during the Rosh Hashana prayers
When can a person insert his own private requests in the Rosh Hashana prayers?
Smoking on Rosh Hashana
Can a person who is becoming more religious (and wants to keep the laws properly) smoke on Rosh Hashana?
Watch: Creative Pastry Recipes
Try out these original pastry recipes. Great ideas for the upcoming Festivals
A gentile coming for a Rosh Hashana meal
I wanted to invite a gentile to eat with us on Rosh Hashana. Is there some law concerning the festival meals I should be careful about?
The second day of Rosh Hashana and the festivals
What is the difference between the second day of Rosh Hashana and the second day of the festivals which is kept outside of Israel?
Wearing gold jewelry on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur
Is there anything wrong with wearing gold jewelry on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur? I heard that we shouldn’t do it to avoid recalling the sin of the Golden Calf. Is that true?
Shavuot - Making Peace Between Body and Soul
The fact that human beings are attached to the physical world is the very reason that we merited to receive the Torah
Shavuot - Defining Torah Study
It is evident from the Rambam that the proper fulfillment of the commandment of Torah study involves teaching Torah as well as learning it
Isru Chag (the Day After the Festival)
Isru Chag is the weekday after the three festivals. What is the source for its name, and what customs are kept on this day?
Questions and Answers About Yom Kippur
Hello. I work for a security company. Since we have to work 24 hours around the clock because of the need for security, we have to work on festivals and Shabbat too. I read in some place that it is permitted to make a wage on Shabbat if the wage covers work time besides Shabbat. I want to know what’s the situation concerning Yom Kippur. Can I work on Yom Kippur according to Jewish law if it’s a matter of security and safety?
The Essence of Sukkot
In Judaism we don’t just commemorate events of the past, rather we relive them anew. Rabbi Geller explains how to re experience the events of Sukkot and thereby continue climbing our spiritual ladder
The Experience of Rosh Hashanah
The theme of Rosh Hashana varies tremendously throughout the Festival, from happiness and joy to fear and worry. Rabbi Gottlieb explains the secret common theme that will change your New Year experience.
Questions and Answers - 33
How could it be that the Forefathers kept the Laws of the Torah and commemorated Jewish Holidays before the Torah was given? How do we know that national events like the flood and the plagues in Egypt occurred? Why do Orthodox Jews wear black and white clothes? Rabbi Gottlieb in another thrilling Q & A session.
Shavuot - Receiving the Torah
In Judaism we relive the events that took place on all the Festivals. How can we relive the experience of receiving the Torah at Sinai? Learn how to prepare yourself for the experience of Shavuot and the receiving of the Torah
Hanukkah of the Conscience
Human beings were born with a conscience and a moral intuition. If a person ignores his inner moral voice, he will eventually start feeling feelings of guilt. Rabbi Glaser discusses the history of the aversion to the conscience and its connection to Hanukkah
The Concept of Hanukkah
How can we utilize Hanukkah to its maximum? Why is there an emphasis on learning the Oral Torah on the Festival of Hanukkah? In a sensational lecture Rabbi Reisman illustrates the beauty of the Oral Law and its connection to Hanukkah
Hanukkah Isn't Holiday
What is the importance of Hanukkah? In a fascinating lecture Rabbi Breitowitz elaborates on the Hanukkah story, stressing vital lessons we can learn from the miracles of Hanukkah
Megillat Ruth - Potential of the Individual
Why is the Book of Ruth read on Shavuot? What is the message of the story of Ruth? Rabbi Chaimowitz elaborates on the connection between Ruth and the Festival of Shavuot