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Can you guide me through the Eruv Tavshilin procedure?

It takes just a minute or two, and it’s as easy as 1-2-3-4-5. [Ed. note: you may want to first read "What is an Eruv Tavshilin?".]  Here is...

What is an Eruv Tavshilin?

An eruv tavshilin consists of a cooked food that is set aside before a Yom Tov which falls on a Friday, for reasons I will explain in a minute. First, it...

What are the basic halachic requirements for a Shabbat or holiday meal?

 • We are commanded to “delight” on the Shabbat.1 This obligates us to have pleasure on Shabbat by partaking of appetizing...

How do I teach the holiday stories while avoiding all the violence?

Question:How do I teach preschool Jewish holiday education without talking about all the killing and bad guys and the implication that the Jews...

Is it permitted to have a pareve or dairy Shabbat or holiday meal?

It is written in the Code of Jewish Law that one should eat meat and fish and drink wine to celebrate the Shabbat. However, the very same Code of Jewish...

On which dates is the Haftorah chanted?

The Haftorah is read at the conclusion of the Torah reading during the Shabbat and major holiday1 morning service. On fast days the Haftorah is read after...

What is Isru Chag?

Isru Chag is the day after a chag (holiday). Isru means to bind. The day after the chag enjoys an afterglow of the chag and is therefore "bound"...

What criteria render an event worthy of a Jewish Holiday?

The Short Answer: Surviving a mortal threat, or experiencing a miracle. If the event was related to all Jews, the holiday becomes a...

On which Jewish holidays is work forbidden?

General Note: The “work” you ask about is any of the 39 forbidden labors prohibited to perform on Shabbat, with the exception of cooking...

Can I invite a non-Jew to a Passover seder?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? Effi: Are you allowed to have non-Jews over on Passover for the seder?...