Two Critical Not-To-Be-Missed Classes

Join Rabbi Yaakov Rich for two classes aimed at helping us all prepare for the upcoming holiday of Pesach.  Sunday, March 14, 8:00-9:00 PM: Kashering Utensils & Preparing Our Homes for Pesach Sunday, March 21, 8:00-9:00 PM: Step-By-Step Through the Seder  For men and women. No charge. All classes will be at Congregation Toras Chaim, 17912 Hillcrest…

Jewish Marriage – Two New Support Groups

For Those Already Married, and Singles Looking to Get Married The sacred institution of marriage is seriously threatened in our times. Shocking statistics about divorce rates combine with countless reports about unhappy marriages and unstable families to paint a sad picture of what happens after the mazel tovs are said. A major source of their…

Tisha B’Av Schedule 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Mincah: 6:00 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: 8:27 PM Maariv / Reading of Eichah (Lamentations) / Reading of Kinnos with explanations: 9:05 PM Thursday,…

An Ever Growing Badge of Courage

Rabbi Label Lam | Parshas Nasso 5769 All the days of his Nazarite vow a razor shall not pass over his head until the completion of the days that he will be a Nazarite for the sake of HASHEM he shall be holy the growth of hair on his head shall grow. All the days…

Birkas HaChama – Blessing of the Sun

Selected Laws [download id=”108″] A quorum of ten is not required to recite Bircas Hachammah. It is, however, preferable to recite the blessing in the company of a large assemblage because the glory of the King is in the multitude of the populace. Some authorities maintain that it is preferable to pronounce the blessing immediately…

Engaging in Work on Erev Pesach

The Reason for the Prohibition Against Engaging in Work Erev Pesach is unlike the day before other Yomim Tovim. The reason is that during the time the Beis Hamikdosh existed, from noon on Erev Pesach was the time the Korbon Pesach (Passover sacrifice) was slaughtered. The day a person would offer his sacrifice was Yom…

The Pleasure of the Treasure

Rabbi Label Lam | Parshas Yisro And now if you will listen well to My voice and observe My covenant, you will be to Me the most beloved treasure of all the peoples, for Mine is the entire world.  You shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. (Shemos 19:5-6) What is the purpose…