Monday, 16th December 2019
 
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Lessons To Live By
By R’ Shay Winer      What a serious yet exciting time of year. As religious Jews, we are always happy to be “involved” in something connecting us to H-shem. What do I mean? One of the reasons that we love Chanukah in addition to the obvious, is that it is 8 days long. There is Kedushah for 8 whole days! So if one night you weren’t “feeling it” you still have another night and ano
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Sefirat HaOmer Chart 2011

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Dos and Don'ts of the Omer
As we all know, Rabbi Akiva had twenty-four thousand students, who died during the period of Pesach and Shavuot - because they did not give appropriate honor to one another. In commemoration of this tragedy, we observe several practices of mourning during the days of Sefirat Ha'omer. Below are some of the customs Sephardic communities practice during this time of the year. The basic prohibitions
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The Fire Within - Some thoughts on Lag Ba Omer
By R' Dovid Orlofsky    Before every holiday, we as parents need to examine what messages we wish to focus on for ourselves as adults and for our children. It should not be enough to light the menorah again, or just listen to the megilla again. We need to recognize, as the Maharal explains, that we are supposed to be living a life that is like a spiral – going over the same ground every
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Basics of Sefirat HaOmer
By CHAZAQ Staff    "Don't forget to Count the Omer!" We hear this so often during this time of year and for good reason. The Mitzvah of Sefirat Ha'omer (counting the Omer) is a "49-day marathon" beginning with the second night of Pesach. Below are some of the basic laws pertaining to this special Mitzvah in accordance with the rulings of Chacham Ovadia Yosef.  1) One must be extra careful i
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The Moon's Demise
By R' Boruch Yonah Lipton   When we begin Sefer Bereshis on Simchas Torah, we will read about the creation of the heavens. Genesis 1:16 says, "And G-d made the two great lights, the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; and the stars." Rashi comments on the fact that the Torah first refers to both sun and moon as "great," but then refers to the moon as "lesser.
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Not by Chance
By R' Boruch Yonah Lipton   A recent scientific study (June 14, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) describes the formation of a complex structure responsible for the vivid colors of some butterflies from India, Brazil, and North America. The structure is formed when the cell membranes of butterfly scales go through a folding process, each cell deposits chitin (a type of
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Recent eruptions of Mount Eyjafjallaokull
By R' Boruch Yonah Lipton   The recent eruptions of Mount Eyjafjallajökull (pronounced AY-ya-fyat-la-yo-kult) in Iceland have provided us with a glimpse of one of Hashem's truly awe-inspiring wonders of creation. On March 20th, seismic activity caused a fissure to open on the side of the mountain, sending fountains of lava spurting into the air. A series of small earthquakes on April 13th cau
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