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Daily Halacha

Laws of Tisha B’av

There are a number of unique practices this Shabbos due to the fact that it is the ninth of Av and Erev Tisha B’Av. Ashkenazi custom is to avoid marital relations unless it is the night of the Mikvah or if it could impacts one’s mitzvah of having children. One eats a regular Shalosh Seudos more »

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Laws of Nine Days

The ‘9 Days’ begin Thursday, August 1st at sunset (8:19 PM in Baltimore). In a very general sense, what is forbidden to be done during this period is: Home improvements, laundering, buying or wearing new clothes, eating meat, drinking wine, and bathing for pleasure. We will discuss the details of all these restrictions below. Home more »

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Laws of the Three Weeks Digest

The Three Weeks of Mourning begin Saturday evening, July 20th. It is a time of mournful reflection for the destroyed Bais HaMikdash and subsequent tragedies. In order to instill within ourselves a sense of loss, our Sages instituted numerous restrictions to create a feeling of sadness. The Talmud writes that one who mourns the destroyed more »

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Laws of Pesach – Digest #2

Probably the hardest area in the kitchen to kasher properly is the sink. The way to kasher the sink: One cannot kasher their sink unless it is made of stainless steel. 1) Do not use hot water in the sink for 24 hours prior to kashering. 2) Clean sink thoroughly. 3) Boil water. 3) Pour boiling water directly on more »

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Laws of Pesach #1

It is not only forbidden to eat chameitz, there is also an obligation to get rid of all chameitz that is in one’s possession. Biblically, one can relinquish ownership of chameitz that is in one’s possession and that would suffice. However, our sages were concerned that if one would have chameitz that is sitting around in one’s home they would inadvertently eat more »

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Digest of Purim Laws

– In the times of the Temple, announcements were made throughout the Land of Israel on Rosh Chodesh Adar that everyone should donate a half-shekel to the Bais HaMikdash to be used to pay for the daily sacrifices. Despite the lack of Bais HaMikdash there is an ancient custom that we donate money to the more »

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Daily Halacha – The Day After Sukkos

After Sukkos, one may dispose of their Lulav and Esrog in a way that is not degrading. Although some have the custom of burning them with their Chameitz so as to include them in another Mitzvah one may wrap them in a bag and place them in the regular waste.

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Laws of Lulav and Esrog #8

One discolored dot on the top of the Esrog invalidates the Esrog. The top of the Esrog is defined by where the Esrog begins to slant. Two such dots on any other part of the Esrog invalidates. However, for these dots to cause an invalidation they must be seen when holding the Esrog at a more »

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Laws of Lulav and Esrog #7

Discoloration of the Esrog can make it invalid. White, black, dark brown, and dark green are colors that can make an Esrog invalid. Please see tomorrow’s post to understand the parameters of when such a dot makes an Esrog invalid.

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Laws of Lulav and Esrog #6

One may use an Esrog whose pittum fell off on Chol Hamoed if no other Esrog’s are available.

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