Tu B’Shevat

Tu Bishvat (Hebrew: ט״ו בשבט‎) is a minor Jewish holiday, occurring on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat . It is also called “The New Year of the Trees” or (Hebrew: ראש השנה לאילנות, Rosh HaShanah La’ilanot‎). Tu Bishvat is one of four “New Years” mentioned in the Mishnah. This year it…

New Pirkei Avos Lunch and Learn

A new lunch ‘n learn is starting today, Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Men are invited to learn Pirkei Avos (Ethics of Our Fathers), with the classic texts and contemporary commentaries. This is the same class that Rabbi Rich teaches to the young women at Mesorah High School for Girls. Bring a lunch, text will be…

Tisha B’Av 5770 Schedule

Monday, July 19, 2010 Mincah: 6:30 PM Seudas HaMafsekes (bread with an egg dipped in ash & water) at home on the floor (we don’t sit together nor bentch with a mezuman, i.e. three men together) Fast Begins: 8:34 PM Maariv / Reading of Eichah (Lamentations) / Reading of Kinnos with explanations: 9:15 PM Tuesday,…

17th of Tammuz (Fast Day) and Laws of the Three Weeks – 5770

The Seventeenth of Tammuz (Hebrew: שבעה עשר בתמוז, Shiv’ah Asar b’Tammuz) is the seventeenth day on the Hebrew month of Tammuz. This day is a half-day fast (dawn to dusk) in Judaism. All times for Dallas, Texas, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 Fast Begins: 4:53 AM Shacharis: 6:25 AM Mincha: 8:10 PM Fast Ends: 9:22 PM…

Hilchos Niddah – The Laws of Family Purity

Beginning Thursday, June 10, 2010, a new study group for men interested in learning the Talmudic sources, Rishonim, Responsa literature, and finally Shulchan Aruch. Get a serious look at the halachic process from beginning to end, and learn one of the most important areas of Jewish Law, incumbent on all married couples, Hilchos Niddah, or Family…

Korach’s Coalition & the Cohen’s Cane

Special lecture for men and women Monday, June 7, 8 PM at Congregation Toras Chaim. No charge for this event. Korach’s theological and political challenges  and their repudiation shed light on the foundations of our belief .  Moshe and Aharon’s responses explain  the tragedy of the Waters of Strife (Mei  M’riva). Speaker’s Bio: Rabbi Yaakov…

2010 CTC Community Pesach Seder

Experience an inspiring evening full of insights, song and of course a full gourmet Passover Seder meal. Congregation Toras Chaim will hold the 2010 CTC Community Pesach Seder, Monday, March 28 at 8:45 PM, in the shul, catered by our own Ehoud Wilson, and conducted by Rabbi Yaakov Rich. Prices: Adults $50 and Children (under 7)…