The Meaning of Tu B’av – The Jewish Website –

Yisrael Meir Lau is the Chairman of Yad Vashem and Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv. He previously served as the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel. His father, Rabbi Moshe Chaim Lau, was the last Chief Rabbi of the Polish town of Piotrkow.

Tu Bishvat, Past and Present –

In Mishnaic times Tu B’Shvat was only a tax date. A legal date regulating tithing and other agricultural obligations, such as Bikkurim (first fruits), Orlah, Maaser and Teruma, that needed to be separated before Jews could eat produce that grew in Israel.The tithed fruit was distributed and eaten by the poor, the Levites and the Priests.

Recent Questions –

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ABCs of Kosher – aishcom

I have had question on kosher basics and I intend to eat only kosher food. Being a non Jew it is tricky to find out such guide and the food outlets and shops that ensure the food I take is Kosher. I have observed in some of the outlets that pork products share the same display as the rest of meals.

Does Tzedakah Have a Limit? Halacha Talk By Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganoff There is a knock on my door, and I find myself face-to-face with a stranger holding a letter from the local Vaad HaTzedakah.

Matanos La’evyonim by Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganoff This article was originally published in Yated Neeman Megillas Esther teaches that one of the mitzvos established by Mordechai and Esther was “matanos la’evyonim,” giving gifts to the poor.

@ The Mir, Once Again – Torah Live – Torah Videos for …

It was a true privilege to give the charity presentation today to such a distinguished group of people as the avreichim in the Mir. One of the beauties of the presentation is the ease with which it can be tweaked to suit each audiences needs, and today’s event was no exception.

Henny Machlis: A Truly Great Jewish Woman –

Sara Yoheved Rigler is a popular international lecturer on subjects of Jewish spirituality. She has given lectures and workshops in Israel, England, France, South Africa, Mexico, Canada, Chile, Panama, and over 35 American cities.

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Aish HaTorah Israel Programs. SEARCH . Donate; Jewish Wisdom Current Issues. Spirituality. Family. Dating. Judaism 101. Videos < > Stan Lee, Creator of Flawed Superheroes Has Died. From Carpool Karaoke to Jerusalem. Top 10 Parenting Mistakes. When It’s Time to Say Goodbye to the Wrong Person.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? –

Bernard Hochstein, a man fondly described as “larger than life,” lived by his lofty principles and inspired others to do the same. At the age of 96, he returned his soul to its Maker, and his rich legacy is an inspiration for us all.

Video: Lori’s Stock Tip – aishcom

Lori Palatnik is a writer and Jewish educator who has appeared on television and radio. She is the Founding Director of The Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project, an international initiative that brings thousands of women to Israel each year from 18 different countries on highly subsidized programs to …


12th CYCLE DEDICATIONS ROSH HASHANAH 15 (29 Kislev) – Dedicated by Mordechai Bodner (of Yerushalayim) in memory of his grandfather, Reb Menachem Mendel ben Reb Tzvi (born in Bardiyev and Niftar b’Shem Tov in N.Y.), who passed away on 29 Kislev 5734.

Erev pesach on Shabbos – aishcom

Although it is prohibited to do melacha on Erev Pesach afternoon, one may do melacha Friday this year which is not Erev Pesach. Viduy Maasros. Anyone who owns terumos or maasros from the first three years of the shmitah cycle (this year is the fourth year) must give it away today, and maaser sheni money must be destroyed.

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Maaser: Give Me a Tenth! •

The Mitzvah: There is a mitzvah of giving a tenth of one’s produce as maaser, tithes to the Levite (Numbers 18:21-32). On route to Lavan’s house, Yaakov fell asleep on the Temple Mount. He dreamed of a ladder and experienced a prophecy where G-d promised to guard him. When he awoke from his sleep, he […]

Maaser – Texts & Writings

Featuring a modern English translation and a commentary that presents a digest of the centuries of Torah scholarship which have been devoted to the study of the Mishneh Torah by Maimonides.

Maaser Sheini – Chapter 6 – Texts & Writings

[The following rules apply when] ordinary money and money from the second tithe become scattered [in the same place]. If he gathered from both sides, what he gathers belongs to the second tithe until he reaches the original amount and then the remainder is ordinary produce.1 If he mixed the coins …

Trumah & Maaser – OU Torah

We are accustomed to saying that we give trumah to the Kohen and give maaser to the Levi. Yet a careful look at our parsha shows that this is not quite precise, and there are two related differences between these two “gifts”.