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There is a longstanding difference of opinion between halachic authorities whether Chol Hamoed is considered a "sign" of our connection to G-d .
According to Biblical command, Passover is to be observed for 7 days, beginning on Nissan 15, with the first and seventh days being observed as yom tov, when work is not performed. Since ancient times, rabbinic tradition mandates that the holidays be cele...
And when are we to cut our nails?
There is indeed an ancient custom of not cutting nails sequentially. The earliest mention seems to be in a version of Masechet Kallah quoted by the Machzor Vitry, written by Rabbi Simchah ben Shmuel of Vitry (who passed away in 1105, the same year as his ...
Question: During which holidays or times of mourning on the Jewish calendar year can I not shave? Also, when a family member passes away, for how many days/months is the mourner forbidden to shave? Answer: Before responding to your question, a few prefato...
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