Rosh Hashana Which Falls On Shabbat – 5764

This year, Rosh Hashanah falls on Shabbat and Sunday, and we will not therefore be able to fulfill the Mitzvah of sounding the Shofar on the first day of Rosh Hashanah – only on the second. I always wondered, both as a young child and as an adult, why the Shofar is...

A Halachic Roadmap to the Customs of Elul – 5763

Rav Moshe Aberman Former Rosh Kollel in Chicago   Wearing a Talit for Slichot On this Saturday night the Ashkenazim begin saying Slichot, which will be said until Yom Kipur (the Sfaradim began with the onset of Elul). Ideally Slichot are to be said before dawn...