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Lag BaOmerIyar 18, 5778 - May 3th, 2018

Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai: Birth and Revelation

Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai: Birth and Revelation

Lag BaOmer - Rav Emmanuel BOUKOBZA

The Holy Tanna, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai (also known by the acronym of Rashbi), was born nearly fifty years after the destruction of the Second Temple, on the 33rd day of...

History of Lag Baomer

History of Lag Baomer

13-minute video class given by Rav Avi GROSSMAN.

Lag BaOmer: The Divine Fire of the Mitzvah

Lag BaOmer: The Divine Fire of the Mitzvah

Lag BaOmer - Rav Emmanuel BOUKOBZA

The 33rd day of the “Omer,” known in Hebrew as Lag BaOmer (based on the numerical values of the letters Lamed and Gimmel adding up to 33), is a very...

Counting of the Omer

An Unusual Situation, an Exceptional Reaction

An Unusual Situation, an Exceptional Reaction

A wedding during the Omer? A psak halacha out of the ordinary!On Monday, March 26, 2012 Rebbetzin Penina Ohana of Ashdod was expected to walk her son Itamar down the...

Introduction to the Omer

Introduction to the Omer

16-minute video class given by Rebbetzin Sylvie Schatz.

ShavuotSivan 6, 5778 - May 20th, 2018

The Elegance of the Torah

The Elegance of the Torah

13-minute video class given by Rav Zave RUDMAN.

Staying Awake on Shavuot

Staying Awake on Shavuot

Shavuot - Rabbi Yehonasan GEFEN

One of the most prominent features of Shavuot is the universal Minhag (custom) for men to stay awake all night learning Torah.  The Magen Avraham explains the...

The Name "Shavuot"

The Name "Shavuot"

7-minute video class given by Rav Pesach SIEGEL.

Fast of the 17th of TammuzTammuz 18, 5778 - July 1st, 2018

[Print] Forbidden & Permissible actions during "the 3 weeks"

[Print] Forbidden & Permissible actions during "the 3 weeks"

Our Sages have established a mourning period every year from the 17th of Tammuz to the 9th of Av. We commemorate the loss of the Beit HaMikdash. The Torah-Box team...

Mourning During the 3 weeks: Halachot and Traditions

Mourning During the 3 weeks: Halachot and Traditions

Fast of the 9th of Av - Yonathan BENDENNOUNE

We have officially entered the mourning period called “Bein Hametzarim”. The three weeks between the 17th  Tammuz  and the 9th of Av are considered...

The Three Weeks - Going Beyond The Letter of the Law

The Three Weeks - Going Beyond The Letter of the Law

Fast of the 17th of Tammuz - Rabbi Yehonasan GEFEN

The Gemara tells us that the Beis HaMikdash was destroyed because people were makpid on each other and treated them according to the strict letter of the law[1]. ...

Fast of the 9th of AvAv 10, 5778 - July 22th, 2018

The Yom Tov of Tisha B'Av

The Yom Tov of Tisha B'Av

18-minute video class given by Rav Zave RUDMAN.

Our Need for the Beit Hamikdash

Our Need for the Beit Hamikdash

18-minute video class given by Rav Binyamin BITENSKY.

Tu B'AvAv 15, 5778 - July 27th, 2018

Tu B'Av: The Real Festival of Love

Tu B'Av: The Real Festival of Love

Tu B'Av - Myriam H.

The Jewish calendar is full of festivals all beautiful and deep. Pesach is the symbol of freedom, Rosh Hashanah, a day of judgment, Chanukah, the festival of lights,...

Tu B'Av: Festival of Lovers

Tu B'Av: Festival of Lovers

Today is Tu B'Av, literally the 15th of the Hebrew month of Av, and in Israel, it is the ''festival of the lovers'', which is reminiscent of February 14th of the...

Rosh HashanahElul 29, 5778 - September 9th, 2018

What Do We Do Erev Rosh Hashanah?

What Do We Do Erev Rosh Hashanah?

What are the laws and customs to be carried out Erev (day before) Rosh Hashanah?Cancellation of Vows

Tzedakah, the Instrument that Rebalances the Scale

Tzedakah, the Instrument that Rebalances the Scale

Rosh Hashanah - Rav Emmanuel BOUKOBZA

The world was created on the 25th of Elul. Six days later man was created; this sixth day corresponded to the 1st of Tishri. That same day, man sinned, repented, and was...

Rosh Hashanah - Feminine Royalty

Rosh Hashanah - Feminine Royalty

Rosh Hashanah - Liora CHARTOUNI

The festival of Rosh Hashanah, whose literal Hebrew meaning is "the head of the year", is of fundamental importance, both in form as well as in content. Indeed, Rosh...

Fast of GedaliahTichrei 3, 5779 - September 12th, 2018

The Fast of Gedaliah, Why?

The Fast of Gedaliah, Why?

The fast of Gedaliah always falls a day after Rosh Hashanah on the third of Tishrei. It was established by our Sages to commemorate the assassination of Gedaliah ben...

Yom KippurTichrei 10, 5779 - September 19th, 2018

Halacha: The Custom of Kapparot

Halacha: The Custom of Kapparot

The custom of doing Kapparot is rooted in holy sources, and goes back to the time of the Geonim, about a thousand years ago. Nowadays, it is a widespread custom in many...

The 'Ten Days of Repentance': Caught in Waiting…

The 'Ten Days of Repentance': Caught in Waiting…

During the ten days of Teshuvah (repentance), it is necessary to watch one's actions, to repent totally for our misdeeds, and to increase our Mitzvot, and our acts of...

SukkotTichrei 15, 5779 - September 24th, 2018

Sukkot: Around In A Circle

Sukkot: Around In A Circle

13-minute video class given by Rav Pesach SIEGEL.

Sukkot: The Secret of Infinite Happiness

Sukkot: The Secret of Infinite Happiness

The following story tells of a great Rabbi, who served as the Royal court treasurer in a foreign nation. Morning, afternoon and evening, his predecessor occupied his...

Hoshana RabbahTichrei 21, 5779 - September 30th, 2018

The Final Judgement: The Day's Dimension According to Our Masters' Writings

The Final Judgement: The Day's Dimension According to Our...

The outstanding dimension of the day of judgement is highlighted in Midrash Tehilim:"On Rosh Hashanah, all creatures –Jews and non-Jews alike, march like a flock...

Halachot and Customs of Hoshana Rabbah

Halachot and Customs of Hoshana Rabbah

The Magnitude of This DayThe seventh day of Sukkot is called Hoshana Rabbah. It is a day when we totally immerse in Torah study and supplication. The Midrash teaches:...

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