Can a person buy a new shirt that he will not ordinarily make a shehecheyanu on during the Nine Days, but just will not wear it until after the Nine… Read more »
Category: Jewish Calendar
Question: Is one allowed to shave on Chol ha-Moed Pesah? What about clipping nails? Answer: It is prohibited to take a haircut on Chol Hamo’ed (Shulchan Aruch 531:1-2), and according… Read more »
Why is the festival of Pesach named Chag Ha-Matzos, after the food we eat on Pesach? What is the secret of the question and answer style of Seder Night? And what is the connection, expressed in a number of halachic details, between the mitzvah of matzah and telling the tale of our redemption from Egypt? The article, in honor of the forthcoming festival, elucidates the essence of Pesach, and the goal we seek to achieve on Seder Night.