Halachos of the Month of Nissan

A PDF version can be viewed/downloaded here Chodesh Nissan  Thirty days before Pesach one should start to learn the halachos of Pesach.  Funds are raised in each community to provide Pesach needs for the poor (this collection is called “Ma’aos Chitin” or “Kimcha D’Pischah”). Everyone should contribute to the community that they live in throughout […]

Purim Mesiba 5777

Every year on the night of Purim, the Rav hosts a Purim mesiba in his house for all members of the Shul. Full of liveliness and achdus, the Mesiba is one of the highlights of the year. This year, Rabbi Victor who is a great friend of the Shul graced us with his presence and spoke to the […]

Halachos of Purim

To view/download a PDF file click here  General Hilchos Purim 1.1) Starting from Maariv, Al Hanisim is added in Sh’mone Esrai in the bracha of מודים, before ‘ועל כלם’. 1.2) If one forgot Al Hanisim: If he has not yet said Hashem’s name in the bracha of ‘הטוב שמך’, he should go back and say […]

Parshas Shekalim

Parshas Shekalim In order to view this in a PDF version click here   The Shabbos before Rosh Chodesh Adar, we lein Parshas Shekalim (the beginning of Parshas Ki Sisa) as maftir[1]. (If Rosh Chodesh Adar falls out on Shabbos, we read Parshas Shekalim that same Shabbos).   The reason behind this is as follows: In […]

Halachos Of Chodesh Adar

Halachos of Chodesh Adar A PDF version can be found here Parshas Zachor 1.1) On the Shabbos before Purim, Parshas Zachor is leined as maftir. 1.2) The mitzvah of ‘Zachor’ is to remember what Amalek did to us on our way out of Mitzrayim (attacking us from behind, in our weakest moment); through this, we […]

Drinking on Purim

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Hilchos Tu B’shvat

The following is an explanation of the intrinsic Halochos pertaining to the Yom Tov of Tu B’shvat. It can be read below or by downloading the PDF here Additionally, a chart compiled by the Rav explaining which fruit are required to be cleaned and how to clean them is availble below or by clicking here The day of TuB’shvat […]

Halachos of making a BBQ on Yom Tov

Download & Print It is permitted to move the coals for the barbeque beforehand, and there is no issue of muktzah. It is prohibited to set up the coals for the barbeque in a pyramid shape in order for the fire to catch better. One is not permitted to make a new fire. One must […]

Halachos of Yom Tov

Download & Print Eating a meal on erev Yom Tov after the tenth hour is not permitted, therefore when erev Yom Tov is on Shabbos, one should eat the third seudah before the tenth hour. If one did not start before, he may eat a little but not a full meal. There is a mitzvah […]

Halachos of Shavuos (2016)

Download & Print We do not say תחנון from Rosh Chodesh Sivan until Isru Chag Shavuos. Some have the custom not to say Tachanun until the thirteenth of Sivan – six days after Shavous. This year Erev Shavuos is on Shabbos. One is not supposed to say on any Shabbos, “I have to get a […]