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Chag HaPesach
Rabbi Jablinowitz

We learn in the Mishnah in Pesachim 116A that when the second cup of wine is poured the son asks his father questions. The Gemara adds to this with a Braiysa which teaches that if the son isn't intelligent enough to ask, then his wife asks him, and if she doesn't ask him, then he asks himself. There Read more...

Shabbos Chanukah
Rabbi Jablinowitz

The Medrash Rabbah (84, 3) in the beginning of parshat Vayeishev darshens a pasuk in Iyov (Chapter 3, Pasuk 26), Lo Shalavti V’Lo Shakateti V’Lo Nachti Vayavo Rogez. The Medrash learns that each statement indicating a lack of rest means a lack of rest from the previous difficult encounte Read more...

Yom Kippur
Rabbi Jablinowitz

The pasuk states in the parsha of the Avodas Yom HaKippurim (Vayikra, Chapter 16, Pasuk 17), V’Chol Adam Lo Yihyeh B’Ohel Moed B’Vo’oh Lechaper Bakodesh ad Tzaso. No person shall be in the Ohel Moed when the Kohen Gadol enters the Kodesh until he leaves. The Zohar Hakadosh as Read more...

Chanukah
Rabbi Jablinowitz

The Gemara in Shabbos 21B teaches that we light the Chanukah candles outside the doorway of our homes facing reshus harabim, the public domain. Rashi explains that the reason for this is Pisumei Nisa, publicizing the miracle of Chanukah. By lighting at the entrance which faces the public, we maximiz Read more...