22 04, 2015

The Sabbath that disappeared and the one that moved

By |2015-04-22T03:33:08-07:00April 22nd, 2015|Thoughts|

                                                                    The Sabbath that disappeared and the one that moved   My wife Dina and I took an extended 78-day cruise from February 2, 2015 until April 21, 2015 on Queen Victoria beginning and returning to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. During the cruise we went through the Panama Canal and visited over two dozen places [...]

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, [...]