Erev Yom Kippur: Lots of Candy – How Many Brachos?

Generally, the halacha is that when a person makes a bracha on a food, the bracha is in effect so long as he does...

Selected Halachos Related to Yom Kippur

By Rabbi Daniel Neustadt QUESTION: On Erev Yom Kippur, may one eat, wear leather shoes or wash his face and hands after reciting the Birkas...

Women Writing a Torah

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld We learn from the posuk in Devarim, Perek Lamed Aleph, posuk yud tes that one has a requirement to write a Sefer Torah. The posuk tells...

5 Reasons Why We Dip Apples In Honey

The minhag to eat special fruits in Rosh HaShanah is from the Gemara in Horiyos 12a. While the gemara gives a list of recommended...

10 Reasons for Blowing the Shofar

This list was compiled by Rav Saadia Gaon: 1. The Shofar is like the trumpet which announces the coronation of a king. That is why...

A Basic Understanding Of The Tekios

By Rabbi Doniel Neustadt One of the most important mitzvos of Rosh Hashanah is the Biblical command to blow the shofar. Although the significance of this...