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Topics discussed: "Rabban Gamliel says one must explain three things on Passover to fulfill his obligation: they are Pesach, Matzah, and Maror…" "In every generation it is one's duty to regard himself…" "Therefore it is our duty…" The first two psalms of ...
Decoding the hidden messages
The parshah of Vayigash contains 106 verses and the mnemonic for it is the name Yehalael. Explore the coded message in this Masoretic note and its connection to the general themes of the Parshah, as well as the coinciding holiday of Chanukah.
Aharon was one hundred and twenty-three years old when he died at Hor Hahar Classic Questions Why does the Torah state the age at which Aharon passed away? (v. 39) Jerusalem Talmud: The 123 years of Aharon's life correspond to the 123 times that the Jewis...
1. A Foretaste of Rosh Chodesh. Shabbos. The above account of the farbrengen of Shabbos Parshas Chayei Sarah, Shabbos Mevarchim Kislev, 5711 [1950], is compounded from partial accounts that appeared in: Likkutei Sichos, Vol. I, p. 31ff.; the Hosafos (Adde...
A rundown of the Chanukah prayers, blessings, hymns, and Torah readings.
The beginning, or “head,” of the Jewish month
The Jewish calendar follows the lunar year. The renewal of the moon marks the beginning of the month; special laws apply on this day
The Chanukah Miracles The Rambam describes the Chanukah miracle as follows:Rambam, Hilchos Megillah VeChanukah 3:1. 1. In [the era of] the Second Beis HaMikdash, the Greek kingdom issued decrees against the Jewish people, [attempting to] nullify their fai...
What is Chanukah? The Rabbis taught: For when the Greeks entered the Sanctuary, they defiled all of the oils used for kindling the Menorah. And when the Hasmonean House prevailed...
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