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Category: Shabbat & Yom Tov

The Joy of a Mitzvah or the Joy that is a Mitzvah?

by Rabbi Ysoscher Katz Posted on July 5, 2016

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Money Designated For Korban Pesach

by Rabbi Ysoscher Katz Posted on July 5, 2016

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Circumcision and Korban Pesach

by Rabbi Ysoscher Katz Posted on July 5, 2016

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Women and The Reading of the Megillah

by Rabbi Avi Weiss Posted on July 5, 2016

May women read the Megillah for other women, and for that matter, may women read the Megillah for men? This was originally written for the Torah U-Maddah Journal in 1999. Click here to read the full piece.…

The Evolution of the Mitzvah of Matzah

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on March 19, 2010

While we rule that it is a mitzvah d’oraitta to eat matzah on the seder night, it is far from clear as far as the simple sense of the verses are concerned. It is interesting to see how Hazal interpreted the verses to come to this conclusion.…

A Pseudo-Korban Pesach

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on March 12, 2010

There is good evidence that the practice of a pseudo-korban pesach existed – not on bringing it on Har HaBayit without a Beit HaMikdash, but outside of the environs of the Beit HaMikdash and Jerusalem. The Tosefta in Ohalot (3:9) tells of a burial that took place in Beit Dagan on erev Pesach.…

Korban Pesach Nowadays

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on March 5, 2010

Parshat Parah, a special maftir read before pesach, is read to remind us of the period of purification that preceded the bringing of the korban Pesach on the 14th of Nissan. While for most of us, this is a reminder of a thousands-year-old practice that became obsolete with the destruction of the Temple, this is not true for all.…