Chagim – Jewish Festivals

Occasional Shiurim about the Jewish Festivals:

Machine Matzot  Pesach Matza CeliacMatza Celiac Pesach

Chumra and Pesach – A Meta-halachic Analysis  Pesach Matza CeliacMatza Celiac Pesach

Pesach: Matza and Celiac Issues  Pesach Matza CeliacMatza Celiac Pesach

Pesach: The Kezayit – A Halachic Biography  Pesach KezayitMatza Celiac Pesach

Drinking on Purim  Chanukah ChanukiahDrinking on Purim

Purim – When Was the Torah REALLY Given?  Chanukah ChanukiahKabalat HaTorah

Chanukah – The Downtown Chanukiah  Chanukah Chanukiahdowntown Chanukiah

You can also watch this shiur on video at

Chanukah – An Electric Festival?  

Chanukah – Greek Wisdom and the Inner Light  

Click here to hear a short Chinuch podcast on Chanukah on the website

PesachSelling Chametz – Torah Mitzvah or Legal Loophole?  

Pesach – Korban Pesach Today – Hashkafic Dream or  Halachic Nightmare? 

PesachThe Structure of the Hagadah (with 2 source sheets)

Second Day Yom Tov for Visitors to Israel  

Saying Hallel on Yom Ha’atzmaut (updated 2016)  

Yom Ha’atzmaut – Capturing the Essence of the Day

Teshuva The Rambam on Hilchot Teshuva – Chapter 1

Selichot – Balancing Ahavah and Yirah s

Yom Kippur – Simcha or Affliction?  

Shmini Atzeret – Simchat Torah – Climax, Simcha and a Taste of the Next World 

Tisha B’Av 2017 – The Dangers of Machloket LeShem Shamayim

Tisha B’Av 2016 – Mourning in a World of Rebuilding

Tisha B’Av 2008 Learning to be Mourners

Tisha B’Av 2014Building Redemption Through Exile

Tisha B’Av 2018Did We Miss Mashiach?

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