Torah is the Elixir of Life!
A special message from Rabbi Dovid Bendory, Executive Director of Pidyon.
20 Tevet 5771 | Duration: 1:39
Summary and conclusion of yishtabach and related halachot.
6 Kislev 5770 | Duration: 17:08
OC 54:3; MB 54:13-14
Putting on tallis and tefillin after yishtabach (cont.).
3 Kislev 5770 | Duration: 14:57
OC 54:3; MB 54:12-13
Speaking of Kaddish, the Mishna Brura discusses when we can say Kaddish in general. Also: putting on tallis and tefillin after yishtabach.
2 Kislev 5770 | Duration: 13:56
OC 54:3; MB 54:10-11
Chinuch for different mitzvot varies with the age and understanding of the child.
9 Iyar 5768 | Duration: 15:08
OC 17:3; MB 17:10; OC 37:3; MB 37:12
A review, summary and overview of halachot of shacharit, from Shema through Aleinu.
8 Adar I 5768 | Duration: 15:10
A review, summary and overview of halachot of morning conduct, from waking up through the recitation of Shema.
7 Adar I 5768 | Duration: 15:32
The amidah follows different times from the shema. What are these times, and why are they different? What if you need to daven early? Also: a review and overview of the times for shema; what to do if you need to put on tallis and tefillin prior to misheyakir.
12 Cheshvan 5768 | Duration: 14:20
Brachot 24a; OC 89:1; MB 89:1
The perfect time to recite the shema is just before the sun peeps over the horizon. This time is so ideal that one can daven at this time at the expense of davening with a minyan.
4 Cheshvan 5768 | Duration: 14:58
OC 58:1; MB 58:6-9; Beur Halacha d.h. "Mitzvah min HaMuvchar"
The entire Shema must be recited in full before three halachic daylight hours have passed.
3 Cheshvan 5768 | Duration: 14:46
OC 58:1; MB 58:3-5
In memory of Leah bas Yechezkel on the occasion of her yahrzeit.
The proper time for the recitation of the morning Shema is unfortunately a time when few of us can awaken ourselves to pray on a regular basis.
28 Tishrei 5768 | Duration: 15:05
Brachot 9b; OC 58:1; MB 58:1-2
Dedicated in memory of Feigel bas Aharon HaKohen on the occasion of her yahrzeit.
The earliest time that one can recite the morning Shema is the time when we can recognize each other.
27 Tishrei 5768 | Duration: 15:57
Why do chazal enumerate the malachos as "forty minus one" rather than thirty-nine? The full list of thirty-nine malachos and an illuminating explanation of their division into categories that indicates a relationship between the malachos and tzitzit.
10 Tamuz 5767 | Duration: 13:42
Num. 15:32-41; Ch"A Hil. Shabbos 9:1
Tallis and tefillin are not worn at shacharit onTisha B'Av. Why? Also: sleeping on the floor or without a pillow.
6 Av 5766 | Duration: 9:19
OC 555:1-2; MB 555:1,3,8; Lam. 2:17
When, where, and why we touch, hold, and kiss tefillin and tzitzit during kriat shema.
4 Tamuz 5766 | Duration: 11:56
OC 61:25-26; MB 61:39-40; OC 24:2,4; MB 24:4-7; Men. 43b
If you only have enough money for tallis or tefillin, which should you buy? Is it important to own your own tefillin? Is failure to put on tefillin properly a sin?
8 Shevat 5766 | Duration: 8:58
OC 25:1; OC 37:1; MB 25:2; ST 25:1,*
Can an old tallis be thrown away? Why are tefillin holier than a tallis? Does a tallis have holiness at all?
5 Shevat 5766 | Duration: 9:57
OC 25:1,6; OC 21:1-2; Ex. 13:1-10; Deu. 6:4-9; Deu. 11:13-21
If you touch your tefillin before your tallis, which do you put on first? What if you touch your tefilla shel rosh prior to your tefilla shel yad? What if you are embarrassed to put on your tefillin prior to your tallis?
4 Shevat 5766 | Duration: 10:10
If you store your tallis and tefillin in the same bag, the tallis goes on top. Why?
3 Shevat 5766 | Duration: 9:14
Yoma 33a-33b; OC 25:1
Overview of the proper way to wear tallis and tefillin.
2 Shevat 5766 | Duration: 12:29
OC 8; OC 27
Tzitzit remind us of the mitzvot and help us to keep them.
19 Tevet 5766 | Duration: 5:28
OC:24:1-2,5-6; MB 24:3-4,8
Are tzitzit obligatory for the garment or for the person wearing it? Also: Wearing Tzitzit in a Cemetery
Are you allowed to own a four-cornered garment without tzitzit on it? Do new tzitzit require a shehechiyanu when attaching tzitzit or before wearing for the first time? Is there a mitzvah to acquire tzitzit? Are tzitzit worn in a cemetery?
18 Tevet 5766 | Duration: 8:53
OC:19:1-2; OC 22:1; OC 23:1; MB 19:1,5; 17:5; 22:3; Baer Heitev 17:2; 22:2
What is the earliest time to put on a tallis? Does a four-cornered garment worn at night require tzitzit? Does a blanket require tzitzit?
13 Tevet 5766 | Duration: 8:42
OC 18:1-3; Brachot 1:2; Baer Heitev 18:1; MB 18:8
Can you borrow a Tallis without the owner's permission? What about Tefillin? A siddur (prayerbook)?
12 Tevet 5766 | Duration: 10:12
OC 14:4; MB 14:11,13,15-16
Is a blessing made on a borrowed tallis? What about one that belongs to the shul? What if I just put it on for an aliyah?
11 Tevet 5766 | Duration: 6:15
OC 14:3; MB 14:9-11
Enwrapping oneself with a tallis surrounds us with mitzvot and brings us to yirat shamayim.
5 Tevet 5766 | Duration: 8:07
OC 8:2-4,11; MB 8:3-4,25
What is the bracha on the tallis gadol? On the tallis katan? Do we make brachot on both? What if the tallis katan is donned before sunrise?
4 Tevet 5766 | Duration: 7:00
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