Holiday Observance5 Videos

PURIM: Step Two

  This is the second in a series intended to guide you step by step toward increased knowledge and observance of the Divinely mandated observance of the Rabbinic decrees concerning Purim, as systematized by the Divinely ordained Court of ancient Israel. The following information is for those who, having already embraced our Creator’s everlasting Guidance […]

PURIM: First Step

  This is the first in a series intended to guide you step by step toward increased knowledge and observance of the Divinely mandated observance of the Rabbinic decrees concerning Purim, as systematized by the Divinely ordained Court of ancient Israel. The following information is for those who, having already embraced our Creator’s everlasting Guidance […]

HANUKKAH Guide

      [Safety takes priority; Candles should not go unattended.  Placing menorah in a glass case is a good precaution, and protects flames from wind.]           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgyFjvJB_Ig   SIGNIFICANCE   A commemoration of God’s providence and faithfulness towards the faithful of His People, this 8 day holiday is called Hanukkah, meaning […]

SOURCE LAWS for Holiday Observance

  MISHNEH TORAH OUTLINE: Numbers in parentheses represent chapters.  Click on the English content description to view the English translation for that topic.  Click on the chapter numbers for the Hebrew of that same section.     Click here for Sabbath observance source laws.    

Drinking on Purim

    (HEBREW SOURCE TEXTS BELOW)  Thanks to R’ Asher Meza for sharing some of these sources with me, as well as what I found on conversationsinklal.blogspot.com/2008/02/rambam-on-drinking-on-purim.html |  ENGLISH: chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/682956/jewish/Mishneh-Torah.htm (Quotes in Hebrew found below are from mechon-mamre.org)   Hilkhoth Megillah w-Hanukka (Laws of Purim & Hanukka) CHAPTER 2 Halacha 15  One does not fulfill his […]