Chametz for Sale

There is a well-known and widely used technique to free oneself from violating the prohibition of owning chametz on Pesach — selling one’s chametz to a gentile. Famously, the Vilna...

Simchas Purim Without The Schnapps

They come to the door collecting for their yeshivos. Should one offer them a drink? Yes—but nothing alcoholic; Snapple does the trick as well. With this in mind, let us...

Not So Fast: A Review Of Ta’anis Esther

During the time of Mordechai and Esther , the Jews united on the 13th of Adar to fight and wage war, standing up for their lives. They fasted during...

Purim: Appreciating Our Lives

By Rav Aryeh Zev Ginzberg When I asked the senior class at a local yeshiva high school what was their most difficult question about Purim, one of the boys raised...

The Mitzvah Of Mishloach Manos

To some, the most important question of the halachos of mishloach manos is whether one is permitted to eat on Purim day before one has fulfilled the mitzvah or...

Lighting The Menorah

In the stores these days, there are myriad varieties of candles and oils to use for Chanukah lights. However, it is clear that the choicest way to fulfill the...

Ambassador Friedman Wishes Jews a Happy Sukkot

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman wished the Jewish people a happy Sukkot holiday on Sunday, thanking an Israeli farm for allowing him to pluck his own etrog this...

Yeshiva Darchei Aliya, Variety Connection Offer Free Chanukah STEM Projects

  Yeshiva Darchei Aliya (YDA) teams up with Variety Connection to distribute Chanukah projects for children that utilize STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) components to bring Chanukah to life. YDA...

Millions of Jews Worldwide Pause to Observe Yom Kippur

The holiest day in the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur, was set to commence at sunset on Tuesday. The holy day will see Israel come to a near complete pause. Many...

Celebrating Purim After Mashiach Arrives

There is a famous Yalkut Shimoni (#944) referring to the time of Mashiach that states, “All the holidays are destined to be negated, but the days of Purim will...

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