The Difference Between Matzah and Succah

By Rav Chaim Charlap Rosh Yeshivas Bais Zvul (Adapted from his sefer Ohr Chaim on Yomim Tovim) Is there a mitzvah to eat matzah all seven days? Why...

Shabbos Hagadol

This Shabbos is Shabbos Hagadol. It is called Shabbos Hagadol because in the year that the Bnei Yisroel left Mitzrayim the 10th of Nissan...

Minhagim of Birchas Hachama

Note that our halacha posts are generally found in our Halachic Corner section. However, due to the attention being paid to Birchas Hachama, we...

Time to Say Birchas Hachama; What if it’s Cloudy?

1. Lechatchila, the bracha of Birchas Hachamah should be said as early as possible after netz hachama (sunrise in NYC will be 6:28 a.m.)...

May Women Recite Birchas Hachamma?

There is a mitzvah to recite the bracha of Birchas Hachama once every twenty-eight years, when the sun and moon return to the exact...

Hilchos Chodesh Nissan: Birkas Ha’ilanos – Part II

If one did not make the beracha timely in Nissan because he did not see a tree, one may bi'dieved make the beracha until...

Hilchos Chodesh Nissan – Birkas Ha’ilanos

Rosh Chodesh Nissan (tomorrow, Thursday, March 26th) marks the beginning of the season for Birkas Ha'Ilanos - the blessing we recite once a year...

More Halachos of Netilas Yodayim

1)It is a good idea to raise the hands upwards after washing them to ensure that the water touches every part of the hands. If...

Halachos of Netilas Yodayim

1)When washing for Netilas Yadayim, the hands must be washed with the "force of a person" (in Halachic terms known as "Koach Gavra"). In...

Parshas Parah: This Shabbos

This Shabbos we read Parshas Parah (at the beginning of Parshas Chukas). Parshas Parah discusses the preparation of the Parah Adumah, the Red Heifer,...