Category: Torah

Giving Tzedaka to those less deserving

Extracted from Rabbi Abraham Twerski’s “Four Chassidic masters,” page 18 on the introduction to teachings on Chassidus: “Rebbe Reb Zusia of Anipole had a chassid who would give him money from time to time, and the chassid prospered. Once, when…

Putting on Tefillin on Chol HaMoed

I recently heard some interesting insights from Rabbi Eli Kerzner on putting Tefillin on Chol HaMoed, delivered at Toronto’s Shomrai Shabbos Chevrah Mishnayos shul earlier today, the second day of Pesach, between Mincha and Maariv. Al Pi Halacha, there are…

Eating Seeds on Purim

Why is there a custom to eat seeds on Purim? (Excerpted from “Inside Purim“) 1. We eat seeds on Purim in commemoration of a miracle that took place shortly before the Purim story. The first perek of Sefer Daniel describes how…