Inyan: Parshat Ki Tavo

Ahavat Hashem & Ahavat Yisrael

תחת אשר לא עבדת את ד’ אלקיך בשמחה ובטוב לבב מרב כל The Torah tells us that the curses befell upon Bnei Yisrael due to the fact that we failed to serve Hashem our G-d with joy and a good heart from all [that we had]. This is seemingly puzzling; we were performing the Mitzvot, […]

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Q&A: Checking STa”M, Selichot

The Minhag of many is to check their Mezuzot in the month of Elul. What could have gone wrong since last year? Indeed, the likelihood of the Mezuzah becoming pasul is not common, and hence it’s only recommended and not halachically mandated to check them. The reason to check them is to ensure the letters […]

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Checking Tefilin and Mezuzot

The month of Elul is already here, and aside from the minhag to say Selichot and the obligation to do Teshuva, there is also a minhag to check our Mezuzot and Tefillin. Although it is important to have them checked by an expert Sofer, there are several things one can check himself. Checking The Batim […]

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Refusing Vaccination

There was a man who refused to get vaccinated, yet also refused to wear a mask. He would frequently go to stores and crowded places without any form of social distancing or protection. He subsequently caught corona, and one Shabbat, he collapsed. May one call an ambulance for him on Shabbat? May one violate Shabbat […]

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