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HALACHA GUIDE

Yom Kippur Machzor Companion

Machzor Companion (Piyutim):
For those davening at home without a minyan, an easy to follow guide to the piyutim from chazoras hashatz with explanations, annotations and suggested niggunim.

YK Machzor Companion Book 1:
http://bit.ly/YKMachzor1

YK Machzor Companion Book 2:
http://bit.ly/YKMachzor2

 

Halacha Guides:
These have all been sent out in the past and there are no changes.
 
1. Tishrei 5781 and Lockdown: http://bit.ly/TishreiVic.
 
2. Yom Kippur Guide: http://bit.ly/YomKipp
Including for Erev and Motzei Yom Kippur.
 
3. Sukkos Guide: http://bit.ly/LCSukkos
Including the leadup to Sukkos, first days of Sukkos and Chol Hamoied.
 
4. Simchas Torah Guide: http://bit.ly/SimchasT
Including Hoshanah Rabbah, Shmini Atzeres, Simchas Torah and Shabbos Breishis.
 
5. Tishrei 5781: http://bit.ly/Tishrei81
A binder containing ALL of the previous files.

 

With best wishes for a גמר וחתימה טובה - May you be sealed for a good and sweet new year,

Rabbi Shmuel Lesches

Halacha Guide: Rosh Hashanah / Tishrei 5781


With Rosh Hashanah quickly approaching, the full list of Halacha Guides is being resent.
 

Please note:
1.  The addition of the Sukkos and Simchas Torah Guides, as well as Machzor Companions.
2. Matters relevant to lockdown have now been compiled into a guide – the first on the list.
3. A binder containing all the Halacha Guides in one file appears at the end.

 
Halacha Guides:
 
1. Tishrei 5781 and Lockdown: http://bit.ly/TishreiVic
Points 1-12 already appeared in the body of previous emails. Point 13-15 are new, and point 5 has been updated.
 
2. Elul Guide: http://bit.ly/MonthElul
For the month of Elul, up to, but not including, the period of Selichos.
 
3. Selichos Guide: http://bit.ly/Slichos
For the week of Selichos, up to and including Erev Rosh Hashana morning.
 
4. Rosh Hashana Guide: http://bit.ly/LCRoshH
Including the afternoon of Erev Rosh Hashana, Rosh Hashanah, Shabbos Shuvah and the Aseres Ymei Teshuvah.
 
5. Baal Tokeiah Guide: http://bit.ly/Tokeiah
Relevant to anyone who will be blowing Shofar, whether in Shule or on Mivtzoim.
 
6. Tzom Gedalya Guide: http://bit.ly/LCTzomG
For Monday Tzom Gedalya.
 
7. Yom Kippur Guide: http://bit.ly/YomKipp
Including for Erev and Motzei Yom Kippur.
 
8. Sukkos Guide: http://bit.ly/LCSukkos
Including the leadup to Sukkos, first days of Sukkos and Chol Hamoied.
 
9. Simchas Torah Guide: http://bit.ly/SimchasT
Including Hoshanah Rabbah, Shmini Atzeres, Simchas Torah and Shabbos Breishis.
 
10. Tishrei 5781: http://bit.ly/Tishrei81
A binder containing ALL of the previous files.

Machzor Companion (Piyutim):
For those davening at home without a minyan, an easy to follow guide to the piyutim from chazoras hashatz with explanations, annotations and suggested niggunim.

Day 1: http://bit.ly/RHMachzor1
Day 2: http://bit.ly/RHMachzor2


With best wishes for a כתיבה וחתימה טובה לשנה טובה ומתוקה - May you be inscribed and sealed for a good and sweet new year,

Rabbi Shmuel Lesches

Halacha Guide: Selichos 5780 (plus addition of Yom Kippur Guide)

With Selichos quickly approaching, the full list of Halacha Guides is being resent.

Please note the addition of the Yom Kippur Guide.

Matters relevant to lockdown have been expanded and appear later on in the email.
 
1. Elul Guide: http://bit.ly/MonthElul
For the month of Elul, up to, but not including, the period of Selichos.
 
2. Selichos Guide: http://bit.ly/Slichos
For the week of Selichos, up to and including Erev Rosh Hashana morning.
 
3. Rosh Hashana Guide: http://bit.ly/LCRoshH
Including the afternoon of Erev Rosh Hashana, Rosh Hashanah, Shabbos Shuvah and the Aseres Ymei Teshuvah.
 
4. Baal Tokeiah Guide: http://bit.ly/Tokeiah
Relevant to anyone who will be blowing Shofar, whether in Shule or on Mivtzoim.
 
5. Tzom Gedalya Guide: http://bit.ly/LCTzomG
For Monday Tzom Gedalya.
 
6. Yom Kippur Guide: http://bit.ly/YomKipp
Including for Erev and Motzei Yom Kippur.

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On the uniqueness of Tishrei 5781:
 
1. This year, the first day of each Tishrei Yom Tov coincides with Shabbos. The last time this occurred was eleven years ago, in the year 5770. As such, it is important to look out for all of the variations that arise on such a Kvius. The Halacha Guides include much additional information relevant to the unique Kvius this year.
 
2. Another unique element this year is Tishrei in lockdown. The Halacha Guides therefore include more information than usual regarding a person davening without a Minyan. In addition, a couple of pointers (not incorporated in the guides) are included below.
 
Matters relevant in lockdown:
Points 1-4 were already included in the previous email. Point 5-12 are new, and are mainly relevant to Yom Kippur.

The Halacha Guide contains all the usual information regarding davening in Shule or with a Minyan, as well as Mivtzoim, for a number of reasons. First, it is still our hope that we will BE”H somehow be able to conduct Minyanim and Mivtzoim one way or another, even if in small groups with limited numbers. Second, this guide BH reaches various other communities who are able to daven with a Minyan. Finally, it is important to review practical Halachos even in the temporary situation that they cannot be kept. Some points relevant to lockdown which are not elaborated upon in the Guides:
 
1. Shofar during Elul: The Minhag of Shofar during Elul is to hear it in person. For those in lockdown without any viable option, hearing Shofar via Zoom does not seem to fulfil the core Minhag, at least not to the fullest degree. Nevertheless, it may still be apt to hear Shofar live via Zoom, because Shofar during Elul reminds us that Rosh Hashanah is coming, and its sound arouses within us feelings of Teshuvah and fear of heaven. Similarly, it may be appropriate to blow the Shofar in such a manner for children in an educational setting, while explaining to them why it is being done this way.
 
2. Hataras Nedarim: Although Minhag Chabad is to perform Hataras Nedarim in the presence of a full Minyan, the bare minimum is three men. There is a debate whether Hataras Nedarim can be performed via a Shliach, letter, phone call or Zoom, and this may be relied upon only when there is no other choice. Nevertheless, even according to the lenient opinion, this is valid only when the three men serving as Dayanim are physically present together.
 
3. Piyutim: For someone who davens without a minyan, there is no obligation to say Piyutim, but it is certainly appropriate to do so. This may not be done during one’s personal Shmoneh Esrei, but may be recited afterwards. Most Piyutim are said in entirety by both the Chazzan and congregation, and that is how the individual would recite them as well. [Although parts of Piyutim are often marked as “Chazzan” and “Kohol” in the Machzor, this is only in order to highlight which parts the Chazzan says aloud.] Exceptions: A non-Chazan does not say the paragraph of Misoid that appears at the beginning of Chazaras Hashatz, and in Shacharis he also does not say the paragraph that follows Misoid.
 
4. Krias Hatorah: When one davens alone because there is no Minyan available, it is appropriate to read Krias Hatorah in private between Shacharis and Musaf.
 
5. Kapparos: The early Achronim (Levush, Magen Avraham etc) state that, in the absence of a chicken, another animal should be substituted, adding that some even use fish. Although all the objectives of Kapparos are achieved only through a chicken, at least some of the objectives are achieved by using other livestock. Nevertheless, what needs to be considered is that these Poskim are in all likelihood talking about fish that will in any case be used for human consumption. Using a goldfish, for example, would seem questionable if it will afterwards go to waste. Another option mentioned by the later Achrohim is to perform Kapparos over money, substituting the words “Zeh Hakesef Yelech Litzdakah.”
 
6. Vidui: One who is not davening with a Minyan must still recite Vidui throughout Yom Kippur the same number of times as it is recited in Shule. He will therefore need to recite it during the quiet Shmoneh Esrei, and again afterwards, in lieu of the time we ordinarily recite it during the Chazzan’s repetition. This applies to both men and women.
 
7. Kol Nidrei: Where possible, this should be recited together with three men. In the absence of that, Kol Nidrei should still be recited individually.
 
8. Yud Gimmel Midos (in Maariv and Neilah): A person who davens without a Minyan should omit the Yud-Gimel Midos-Harachamim.
 
9. Hand sanitiser: Although it is generally forbidden to wash, bathe and apply ointments on Yom Kippur, there is an exception for sanitary and medical purposes. Therefore, one may use hand sanitiser, but only if the situation warrants it. (E.g. After touching high-contact surfaces shared with others, and one would regularly use hand sanitiser in such situations for health protection.)
 
10. Daily quota of 100 Brochos: As we can’t eat or drink on Yom Kippur, one substitute is by concentrating on the Brochos that are recited during Krias Hatorah and Haftorah. For those davening without a Minyan, this is not an option, and one should be extra attentive to find other ways to meet this quota, such as or by reciting Besomim over fragrant spices.
 
11. Tallis after the break: Someone davening without a Minyan is likely to have a longer break than usual. After the break, one does not make a Brocho when putting his Tallis back on, unless the break lasted more than “several hours”. Defining the length of “several hours” is unclear, but is no less than three hours. Therefore, it is appropriate to ensure that no more than three hours goes past without wearing a Tallis. If one’s break is longer, he can put it on for a few minutes in the middle.
 
12. Shofar at the fast’s conclusion: This is not obligatory, so one who does not have a Shofar does not need to go out of his way to hear it.
 
With best wishes for a כתיבה וחתימה טובה לשנה טובה ומתוקה - May you be inscribed and sealed for a good and sweet new year,

Rabbi Shmuel Lesches

Halacha Guide: Elul 5780 - Rosh Hashanah 5781

Please see a list of Halacha guides for the month of Elul, and Rosh Hashanah.
 
1. Elul Guide: http://bit.ly/MonthElul
For the month of Elul, up to, but not including, the period of Selichos.
 
2. Selichos Guide: http://bit.ly/Slichos
For the week of Selichos, up to and including Erev Rosh Hashana morning.
 
3. Rosh Hashana Guide: http://bit.ly/LCRoshH
Including the afternoon of Erev Rosh Hashana, Rosh Hashanah, Shabbos Shuvah and the Aseres Ymei Teshuvah.
 
4. Baal Tokeiah Guide: http://bit.ly/Tokeiah
Relevant to anyone who will be blowing Shofar, whether in Shule or on Mivtzoim.
 
5. Tzom Gedalya Guide: http://bit.ly/LCTzomG
For Monday Tzom Gedalya.

 
On the uniqueness of Tishrei 5781:
 
1. This year, the first day of each Tishrei Yom Tov coincides with Shabbos. The last time this occurred was eleven years ago, in the year 5770. As such, it is important to look out for all of the variations that arise on such a Kvius. The Halacha Guides include much additional information relevant to the unique Kvius this year.
 
2. Another unique element this year is the possibility that many people may have to observe parts of Elul or Tishrei in lockdown. The Halacha Guides therefore include more information than usual regarding a person davening without a Minyan. In addition, a couple of pointers (not incorporated in the guides) are included in this email – see below.
 
Matters relevant in lockdown:
 
At this time, it is somewhat of an unknown what Rosh Hashanah davening will look like in Melbourne. Despite that, the Halacha Guide contains all the usual information regarding davening in Shule or with a Minyan, as well as Mivtzoim, for a number of reasons. First, it is our hope that we will be able to conduct Minyanim and Mivtzoim one way or another, even if in small groups with limited numbers. Second, this guide BH reaches various other communities who are able to daven with a Minyan. Finally, it is important to review practical Halachos even in the temporary situation that they cannot be kept.
 
Some points relevant to lockdown (not elaborated upon in the Guides):
 
1. Shofar during Elul: The Minhag of Shofar during Elul is to hear it in person. For those in lockdown without any viable option, hearing Shofar via Zoom does not seem to fulfil the core Minhag, at least not to the fullest degree. Nevertheless, it may still be apt to hear Shofar live via Zoom, because Shofar during Elul reminds us that Rosh Hashanah is coming, and its sound arouses within us feelings of Teshuvah and fear of heaven. Similarly, it may be appropriate to blow the Shofar in such a manner for children in an educational setting, while explaining to them why it is being done this way.
 
2. Hataras Nedarim: Although Minhag Chabad is to perform Hataras Nedarim in the presence of a full Minyan, the bare minimum is three men. There is a debate whether Hataras Nedarim can be performed via a Shliach, letter, phone call or Zoom, and this may be relied upon only when there is no other choice. Nevertheless, even according to the lenient opinion, this is valid only when the three men serving as Dayanim are physically present together.
 
3. Piyutim on Rosh Hashanah: For someone who davens without a minyan, there is no obligation to say Piyutim, but it is certainly appropriate to do so. Most Piyutim are said in entirety by both the Chazzan and congregation, and that is how the individual would recite them as well. [Although parts of Piyutim are often marked as “Chazzan” and “Kohol” in the Machzor, this is only in order to highlight which parts the Chazzan says aloud.] Exceptions: A non-Chazan does not say the paragraph of Misoid that appears at the beginning of Chazaras Hashatz, and in Shacharis he also does not say the paragraph that follows Misoid.
 
4. Krias Hatorah: When one davens alone because there is no Minyan available, it is appropriate to read Krias Hatorah in private between Shacharis and Musaf.
 

With best wishes for a כתיבה וחתימה טובה,

Rabbi Shmuel Lesches

 

Halacha Guide: TishaH b'av 5780

Please view this link for a PDF containing laws and customs for Tishah B’Av: http://bit.ly/TishahBav

Any concerns regarding COVID-19 and Halachos of the fast
should be directed to a Rabbinic authority
taking local circumstances into account.


[A Halacha Guide relevant to the Nine Days can be viewed at this link: http://bit.ly/9DaysAv .]
 
May we merit that the Halachos in this Guide remain theoretical, and that יהפכו ימים אלו לששון ולשמחה – these days shall be transformed into joy and happiness – with the coming of Moshiach בקרוב ממש.
 
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches
 

Halacha Guide: Nine days 5780

Please view this link for a PDF containing laws and customs of the Nine Days (not including Tishah B’Av): http://bit.ly/9DaysAv

Please remember the following before Rosh Chodesh begins (Tuesday evening at 5:23pm):
  • Laundry
    Dry-cleaning
    To “pre-wear” all required garments
This is in addition to the general restrictions of the Three Weeks, which can be viewed at this link: http://bit.ly/Tammuz17
 
May we merit that יהפכו ימים אלו לששון ולשמחה – these days shall be transformed into joy and happiness – with the coming of Moshiach בקרוב ממש.
 
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches
 

Halacha Guide: 17 Tammuz and 3 Weeks 5780

 
Please view this link for a Halacha Guide relevant to 17 Tammuz and the 3 weeks:
http://bit.ly/Tammuz17

Also, a reminder to arrange the following before the three weeks begin:
1. Take any necessary haircuts
2. Purchase/wear any new clothing
3. Begin packing for any permitted journeys that will occur during the Three Weeks

Any concerns regarding COVID-19 and fasting
must be decided by a Rabbinic authority
taking the local circumstances into account.
At present, there is B"H no general exemption for Melbourne.

 
May we merit that יהפכו ימים אלו לששון ולשמחה – these days shall be transformed into joy and happiness – with the coming of Moshiach בקרוב ממש.
 
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches
 

Gimmel Tammuz Kovetz(Preparations and Customs)

Produced by Young Yeshivah Melbourne.
Please find below a Kovetz in honour of Gimmel Tammuz,  in both Hebrew and English, containing letters of the Rebbe (including relevant customs on pages 5-7), Maamarim, Mishnayos and Tanya.

Kovetz Gimmel Tammuz Hebrew Version (70 pages): goo.gl/V7HxLC

Kovetz Gimmel Tammuz Heb/Eng Version (92 pages / includes letters in English and Mishnayos with English Translation): goo.gl/SzC1IA

If printing, bear in mind that these files are intended as A5 booklets. If printing to regular A4, adjust your print-settings accordingly.

May we merit the Hisgalus of Moshiach immediately! 

Laws & customs of SIVAN & SHAVUOS

Please see Halacha Guide, relevant to Sivan & Shavuos 5780: https://bit.ly/Shavuos

And a Guide for Eruv Tavshilin, performed this year on Thursday, Erev Shavuos: https://bit.ly/EruvShav
 
With best wishes for Kabolas Hatorah BSimcha ubPnimiyus, and may we merit the Torah Chadasha with the speedy coming of Moshiach now.

Rabbi Shmuel Lesches​​​​​​

Laws & customs of SEFIRAS HAOMER

Please see this link for a Guide to Sefiras Haomer and the period between Pesach and Shavuos: bit.ly/LCSefirah
 
As many of us are not able to daven with a Minyan, it is worthwhile considering a reminder service such as Omer Counter offered by Chabad.org.

If you still require it, please see this link for the Pesach Guide: bit.ly/LCPesach

May we celebrate the ultimate זמן חרותנו  today!
 
Gut Moied,
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches​​​​​​

Laws & customs of Nissan & Pesach

Please see Halacha Guide, relevant to the month of Nissan and Pesach:  http://bit.ly/LCPesach.
And a Guide for Eruv Tavshilin, performed this year on Wednesday, Erev Pesach: http://bit.ly/EruvTav.
 
You will note that the Halacha Guide is not perfectly typeset, leaving some blank space on the last page. Furthermore, the Pesach Guide contains a link which currently points to last year’s Sefirah Guide, and it may be another week or two until that link will point to this year’s Sefirah Guide. It is not a time for perfectionism. It’s a time to be content with getting the job done effectively, without fretting the semantics. Please do the same as you Pesach clean. (On that note, see message below.)

May we celebrate the ultimate זמן חרותנו today!

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Coronavirus, Chumros and the Pesach Clean

“These are very unusual times…” begins every email in my inbox, a reminder from every company whose services I have ever (or never?) used.
 
’Tis so.
 
As if we didn’t know.
 
As you forge ahead with Pesach preparations, please, I IMPLORE YOU to get your priorities straight. Number One is the health and happiness of your family unit. Trust me, your children will remember this period of time forever, and its effects will linger far beyond 2020. Take care of THEM more than worrying about peeling your Pesach tomatoes. This is a Chinuch opportunity like you never had. As the proverbial saying goes, don’t make THEM the Korban Pesach.
 
Adjust expectations. Personally, if I will have Shmurah Matzah and wine, I will be content. I am reassured in the knowledge that our good Aussie mates are not stockpiling those products. My children’s Mah Nishtana will be way more succulent than any meat I may or may not have, and I won’t be closely examining my Gefilte fish to see if it was processed (the horror!) instead of homemade.
 
Find out what Pesach cleaning REALLY requires. (One resource for that: kollelmenachem.com.au/Pesach.) If you can do the full run as you would any other year, that’s great. But if your homebound family makes that impossible, don’t worry about it! As long as you are conforming with Halacha, that is what is required.
 
If you’re a Chumra person, be realistic of what is doable this year. And if you really insist, don’t dump the burden of it on your spouse or parent. If you believe in it so much, then its DIY.
 
I am not suggesting Chumros aren’t important. They are. And whatever you can realistically keep while maintaining calm and order, you SHOULD keep. But I am also suggesting that your health and sanity, as well as that of your entire family, is far more important.
 
In all likeliness, a lot more of Pesach will fall into place than you imagine right now. Your calm and cheer will facilitate that. But even if it doesn’t, well then … “These are very unusual times…” begins every email in my inbox, a reminder from every company whose services I have ever (or never?) used.
 
May we all have a Kosher un Freilichen Pesach Clean.

Rabbi Shmuel Lesches

 

Laws & customs of purim

Please see this link for a Halacha Guide relevant to Parshas Zachor, Taanis Esther and Purim: http://bit.ly/PurimLC

With best wishes for a Freilichen Purim and much Simcha year-round too. 

Rabbi Shmuel Lesches

 

customs of Shabbos Shirah & Tu B'Shevat

Please see this link for customs relevant to Shabbos Shirah and Tu B'Shevat:
http://bit.ly/15Shevat

Rabbi Shmuel Lesches
Yeshivah Shule – Young Yeshivah

 

Yud Shvat preparations & customs

As a preparation for Yud Shevat, please see this link for a booklet containing: 
• Letters of the Rebbe in Hebrew (page 3) or English (page 9)
• Bosi Legani 5710 (page 15) 
• Bosi Legani 5711 (page 27) 
• Mishnayos (Hebrew/English) of the Frierdiker Rebbe's name (page 37) 
• Tanya Igeres Hakodesh (page 81)
 
The customs of Yud Shevat, some of which are applicable the Shabbos prior, can be found in the Rebbe’s letter printed in Hebrew on pages 5-7 and in English on pages 11-14.
 
Additionally, please see this link for a separate booklet containing the Bosi Legani Maamorim of 5720 and 5740, which correspond to this year, 5780. For more resources in relation to Basi Lgani, please visit: basilgani.com.
 
For many more wonderful resources to prepare for Yud Shevat, please visit: YudShevat.org.

May we merit the coming of Moshiach תיכף ומיד ממש. 

Rabbi Shmuel Lesches
Yeshivah Shule – Young Yeshivah

Laws & Customs: Asarah B’Teves

Please view this link (http://bit.ly/10Teves) for a Halacha Guide relevant to the fast of Asarah B’Teves. 

Anyone vacationing outside Melbourne should note that Zmanim in the Halacha Guide will not be accurate for them, vacationers need to confirm the correct Zmanim for their location.

May we merit that יהפכו ימים אלו לששון ולשמחה ולמועדים טובים – these days shall be transformed into days of joy and happiness – with the coming of Moshiach בקרוב ממש. 

Rabbi Shmuel Lesches

Laws & Customs: chanukah

Please view this link for a Halacha Guide relevant to Chanukah: http://bit.ly/LChanukah

Best wishes for a Freilichen Chanukah.

Rabbi Shmuel Lesches

Laws & Customs: V'Sein Tal UMotor

One begins reciting V’sein Tal Umotor this Thursday night.

If one forgot V’sein Tal Umotor Livrocho:

  • If one realized before saying Hashem’s name at the end of the Brocho, he goes back to V’sein Tal Umotor Livrocho and continues from there.
  • If one already concluded the Brocho, he says V’sein Tal Umotor Livrocho before starting the Brocho of Teka B’Shofar.
  • If one already began the Brocho of Teka B’Shofar, he says V’sein Tal Umotor Livrocho in the Brocho of Shma Koleinu, immediately before the words Ki Atoh Shomea Tefillah.
  • If one forgot to say it then, but realized before saying Hashem’s name at the end of the Brocho of Shma Koleinu, he should say V’sein Tal Umotor Livrocho and continue with Ki Atoh Shomea Tefillah.
  • If one already concluded Shma Koleinu, he says V’sein Tal Umotor Livrocho before starting the Brocho of Retzei.

If one already began Retzei, there is a difference between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
In the Southern Hemisphere:

  • If one already began Retzei, he does not go back, and instead relies on the opinions who maintain that one does not daven for rain during the local summer months.

In the Northern Hemisphere:

  • If one already began Retzei, he must go back to the beginning of the Brocho of Borech Aleinu, and continue from there until the end of Shmoneh Esrei. If he already began reciting (the second) Yih’yu L’ratzon, he must repeat the entire Shmoneh Esrei.
  • If one did not realize his omission until the time for that Tefillah has passed, he must daven the next Tefillah twice. [E.g. If one forgot to say V’sein Tal Umotor Livrocho during Shacharis, he must recite the Shmoneh Esrei of Mincha twice.] Between the two Tefillos, he should wait the span of time to walk four Amos (approximately two metres), and preferably, he should recite words of supplication between them.
  • If one forgot V’sein Tal Umotor Livrocho in Mincha of Erev Shabbos, he does not repeat Shmoneh Esrei of Friday night.
If one is in doubt whether he said V’sein Tal Umotor Livrocho, for the first thirty days he should assume that he did not, and after thirty days he should assume that he did.

Laws & Customs: Month of Nissan and Pesach

Please view this link for a PDF containing a Halacha Guide relevant to the Month of Nissan and Pesach.

 
With best wished for a Chag Kosher vesameach

Laws & Customs: Shabbos Zachor, Taanis Esther and Purim 5779

Please view this link for a PDF containing a Halacha Guide relevant to: Parshas Zachor, Taanis Esther and Purim.

 
With best wishes for a Freilichen Purim and much Simcha year-round too.
 

Laws & Customs: Asarah B’Teves 5779

Please view this link for a Halacha Guide relevant to the fast of Asarah B’Teves.

May we merit that יהפכו ימים אלו לששון ולשמחה ולמועדים טובים – these days shall be transformed into days of joy and happiness – with the coming of Moshiach בקרוב ממש. 

Laws & Customs: Chanukah 5779

Please view this link for a PDF containing laws and customs relevant to Chanukah. 

Best wishes for a Freilichen Chanukah.

 

Laws & Customs: Simchas Torah 5779

Please view this link for a PDF containing laws and customs for Simchas Torah Including Hoshanah Rabbah, Shmini Atzeres, Simchas Torah and Shabbos Breishis.

Laws & Customs: Sukkos 5779

Please view this link for a PDF containing laws and customs for Sukkos Including the leadup to Sukkos, first days of Sukkos and Chol Hamoied.

Laws & Customs: Yom Kippur 5779

Please view this link for a PDF containing laws and customs for Yom Kippur including Erev and Motzei Yom Kippur.

Laws & Customs: Tzom Gedalya 5779

Please view this link for a PDF containing laws and customs for Wednesday Tzom Gedalya.

Laws & Customs: Ba’al Tokeiah Guide

Please view this link for a PDF containing laws and customs for a Ba’al Tokeiah: Relevant to anyone who will be blowing Shofar, whether in Shule or on Mivtzoim.

Laws & Customs: Rosh Hashana & Aseres Y’mei Teshuvah 5779

Please view this link for a PDF containing laws and customs of Rosh Hashana & Aseres Y’mei Teshuvah 5779: Including the afternoon of Erev Rosh Hashana, Rosh Hashanah, Shabbos Shuvah and the Aseres Ymei Teshuvah.

Laws & Customs: Week Of Selichos 5778

Please view this link for a PDF containing laws and customs of the week of Selichos: For the week of Selichos, up to and including Erev Rosh Hashana morning.

Laws & Customs: Month of Elul 5778

Please view this link for a PDF containing laws and customs of Elul (up to but not including the period of Selichos).

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