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Expand Article How to Celebrate Sukkos – Part 1:
The Mitzvah of Living in a Sukkah:
© 2016 Rabbi Yossi Michalowicz
1. For the entire seven days, a person should consider the Sukkah to be his permanent home and
his house a temporary place. Therefore, a person should eat, sleep ....


Posted 10/13/2016 9:14 PM | Tell a Friend | Gut Shabbos & Gut Yom Tov | Comments (0)


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Expand Article How to Celebrate Rosh Hashanah 5777
Reprinted from Rabbi Y. Michalowicz
Erev Rosh Hashanah:
1. It is customary [but not mandatory] to fast until Halachik mid-day. [1:06 PM]
2. Additional Selichos are said in the morning.
3. No Tachanun is said during the mor ....


Posted 9/29/2016 11:58 PM | Tell a Friend | Gut Shabbos & Gut Yom Tov | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Hilchos Tisha B'Av 5776
Hilchos Tisha B'Av 5776 from Rabbi Weber

Shabbos Chazon, August 13, we daven Mincha at 5:25 p.m. The early Mincha allows time to return home for an appropriate pre-fast Seudah Shelishis. No classic pre-Tisha B'Av rules (e.g., eating ....


Posted 8/11/2016 11:59 PM | Tell a Friend | Gut Shabbos & Gut Yom Tov | Comments (0)


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Expand Article The Laws of the Nine Days - 5776:
Reprinted from Rabbi Yossi Michalowicz
1. The Talmud teaches us “When the Jewish month of Av enters, we decrease our happiness.
2. The Jewish month of Av begins Thursday night, August 4th at sunset. This begins a more intense period o ....


Posted 7/29/2016 3:48 PM | Tell a Friend | Gut Shabbos & Gut Yom Tov | Comments (0)


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Expand Article THE NINE DAYS
Halacha Corner by HaRav Yirmiya Milevsky, 
From Rosh Chodesh Av until Tisha B’Av we adopt practices of
mourning to commemorate the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash.
Home improvements and aesthetic enhancements of o ....


Posted 7/29/2016 2:52 PM | Tell a Friend | Gut Shabbos & Gut Yom Tov | Comments (0)


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Expand Article The Missing Fifth
The Missing Fifth – An Extract from Rabbi Sacks’ Haggada

Many commentators, among them the Vilna Gaon, have drawn attention to the influence of the number four in connection with the Haggadah. There are four fours:

Th ....


Posted 4/21/2016 3:39 PM | Tell a Friend | Gut Shabbos & Gut Yom Tov | Comments (0)


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Expand Article How to Celebrate Purim - 5776: Happy Purim
by Rabbi Michalowicz
Purim is celebrated this year on Wednesday evening March 23th and Thursday March 24th.
1 – Fast of Esther:
1. The fast is on Wednesday, March 4th.
2. The fast begins at 5:48 A.M. and ends at 8:25 P.M. ....


Posted 3/18/2016 5:21 PM | Tell a Friend | Gut Shabbos & Gut Yom Tov | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Why Hanukkah is the perfect festival for religious freedom - Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
This post was first published on the 'Acts of Faith' blog of The Washington Post on Sunday 6 December 2015

Hanukkah is the festival on which Jews celebrate their victory in the fight for religious freedom more than two thousand year ....


Posted 12/10/2015 6:15 PM | Tell a Friend | Gut Shabbos & Gut Yom Tov | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Laws of Chanukah By Rabbi Michalowicz
General Laws and Customs:
1. There is no requirement to have a festive meal on Chanukah. According to some opinions, there is a
Mitzvah to have festive meals to celebrate the rededication of the Temple. In order for such a meal to


Posted 12/3/2015 11:12 PM | Tell a Friend | Gut Shabbos & Gut Yom Tov | Comments (0)


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Expand Article PURIM
  The Mesilas Yesharim writes that man was created to have pleasure. Not just any pleasure, rather "to delight in Hashem and have pleasure from the radiance of His Shechina." Moreover, Chazal tell us that in the World to Come there ....


Posted 2/26/2010 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Gut Shabbos & Gut Yom Tov | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Erev Shabbos--Halachos of Shabbos Series.

1.      As noted immediately above, an absolutely essential aspect of every Mitzvah is the intent, attitude and approach.  The Mishne Berurah (Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 244, seif katan 35) provides the following ....


Posted 9/4/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Gut Shabbos & Gut Yom Tov | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Erev Shabbos--Hilchos Shabbos Series
The following Halachos relate to the Melacha of Boneh—building--and are excerpted from The Shabbos Home, Volume 2, by Rabbi Simcha Bunim Cohen, Shlita:

1.  It is permitted to remove the sink strainer from the drain, and replace it t ....


Posted 8/14/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Gut Shabbos & Gut Yom Tov | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Erev Shabbos--Hilchos Shabbos series:
a.  Plastic covers which cover light switches to avoid someone inadvertently turning them on, and plastic covers which cover electrical outlets to prevent babies from touching them, are not Muktza, because as protective covers they constitute ....


Posted 8/7/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Gut Shabbos & Gut Yom Tov | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Erev Shabbos--Hilchos Shabbos Series
This Shabbos, Shabbos Chazon (as we eat meat and drink wine during the Nine Days), we should be especially aware of the Kedushas Shabbos, with the knowledge that as great as the Binyan Bais HaMikdash is--and what it would accomplish for the whole w ....


Posted 7/26/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Gut Shabbos & Gut Yom Tov | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Erev Shabbos Hilchos Shabbos series
1.    A lid is manufactured for hot cups with perforations which make it easy for you to lift a small portion of the lid and sip the hot tea or coffee, without spilling it on yourself, while keeping the drink hot.  Based upon th ....


Posted 7/20/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Gut Shabbos & Gut Yom Tov | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Erev Shabbos--Halachos of Shabbos
Erev Shabbos--Halachos of Shabbos series by reprinting several more summer questions and answers from HaRav Belsky, Shlita:  May children play with toys that make noise on Shabbos?

Many poskim are of the opinion that any child above the ....


Posted 7/4/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Gut Shabbos & Gut Yom Tov | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Erev Shabbos--Hilchos Shabbos Series
Erev Shabbos--Hilchos Shabbos Series, this week focusing on some Summer Shabbos Shailos U’Teshuvos from HaRav Belsky, Shlita:

If a family takes on Shabbos early, when does a woman have to light her candles?

Rav Moshe Feinstein ....


Posted 6/26/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Gut Shabbos & Gut Yom Tov | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Erev Shabbos-Hilchos Shabbos Series.
We continue with our discussion of Tochen. The following Halachos are excerpted from The 39 Melachos, the monumental work by Rabbi Dovid Ribiat, Shlita:

1.  Because, as we learned last week, there is no Tochen after Tochen relating to ....


Posted 6/22/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Gut Shabbos & Gut Yom Tov | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Erev Shabbos--Hilchos Shabbos Series:
a. Many individually wrapped candies, lollypops, ices, and other "Shabbos Party" type treats have lettering and/or designs just at the spots that you would open them to take out the candy or treat. This constitutes an Issur DeRabbanan of Mochek (Sh ....


Posted 6/5/2009 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Gut Shabbos & Gut Yom Tov | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Today is Zos Chanukah
מה שצדיקים יכולים לפעול בראש השנה ויום כי& ....


Posted 12/30/2008 12:00 AM | Tell a Friend | Gut Shabbos & Gut Yom Tov | Comments (0)

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