14 04, 2020

Hessel Meilech sent me this nice story

By |2020-04-14T06:33:40-07:00April 14th, 2020|Book Reviews, Thoughts|

The Power of Lighting Shabbat Candles By Shula Bryski Two rabbinical students were sent under the direction of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, to the faraway Aleutian Islands, with the sole purpose of bringing the joy and light of Judaism to any Jews that lived there. After a week of searching, they found not [...]

23 09, 2014

A Seemingly Strange Pre-holiday Practice

By |2014-09-23T22:56:59-07:00September 23rd, 2014|Thoughts|

                                                                                         Eiruv Tavshilin                                                  A Seemingly Strange Pre-holiday Practice   Some Jewish laws seem irrational at first glance and seem to be rabbinical attempts to evade biblical mandates, but a closer look reveals that the rabbis created laws to aid fellow Jews. Eiruv Tavshilin is an example. When a Jewish holiday is followed immediately by the [...]

11 09, 2014

Why women must start Shabbat before men

By |2014-09-11T09:21:15-07:00September 11th, 2014|Thoughts|

                            Why Do Women Light the Sabbath Candles Long before the Sabbath Begins?[1]   If people would take the time to look at the bulletin of an Orthodox Synagogue, they would find something very curious. The women are instructed to light candles several minutes before the men are scheduled to attend the Mincha service, [...]