Within nature, there are positive potentials that can be used for holiness, and undesirable qualities which must be discarded. Differentiating between these two categories is not easy.
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Even in the world of OK Kosher we are seeing things that did
not seem possible in the past.
To commemorate Chanukah our chachomim instituted the mitzvos of l’hodos u’l’hallel (to give thanks and praise to Hashem) and to commemorate Purim they instituted mitzvos to eat, drink and be merry. Why do we give thanks and praise on Chanukah, … Continued
The word “Chanukah” comes from the same root as “chinuch”, meaning to teach, train and educate. There are many ways to teach and learn new skills, but the best tried and proven methods include hands on learning and leading by example.
When we ask Hashem to fulfill our requests, it is befitting to first do teshuvah. We see this in the words of the prayer “…Shome’a tefillah”.
Rosh Hashanah is a time for improvement and new beginnings.
It has been said that in order to move ahead we must know from where we come;
The Bread of Afflication The opening line of Maggid is “Hei lachma anya… (The Bread of Affliction eaten by our ancestors…)” The Aramaic phrase “di achalu avhasana” conventionally translated as “eaten by our ancestors” can also be interpreted as meaning, … Continued
Dear Reader, Every year, around Pesach time, I wonder why almost all kosher consumers put in extra effort to ensure that the food they buy and consume has the most reliable kosher supervision. It’s a bit peculiar how, suddenly, most … Continued
The topic of Chanukah does not have its own tractate in the Talmud, rather it is included in Maseches Shabbos. Why doesn’t Chanukah have its own complete tractate?