Yom Kippur

The passuk statesועניתם את נפשותיכם בתשעה לחודש בערב  and you shall afflict yourselves on the 9th of the month in the evening. The Gemara brings, from here we derive that whoever eats on erev Yom Kippur is as though he fasted on...
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The word ויקרא is written with a small א’; why is this א’ different than all other א’’s? The Ba’al Haturim explains that Moshe was a great person yet had tremendous humility and he did not want to write ויקרא “and Hashem...
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Burial on Yom Tov

It was the spring of 1971 when Harav Moshe Feinstein found it necessary to address an occurrence that, in retrospect, seemed an ironic display of how history repeats itself. Perhaps as he penned his response, he too considered how similar occurrences had...
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