OU KOSHER’S Rabbi Moshe Elefant Joins Talkline With Zev Brenner Live Each Night Leading Up To Passover

Rabbi Moshe Elefant may be most closely identified as Chief Operating Officer of OU Kosher and the magid shiur of the Orthodox Union’s AllDaf Daf Yomi webcast (whose thousands of daily learners make his lectures the most popular Daf in the world).  For listeners of the popular Talkline With Zev Brenner radio program, America’s premier Jewish show, Rabbi Elefant’s name has additionally […]

When Shabbat HaGadol Falls on Erev Pesach

When Shabbat HaGadol Falls on Erev Pesach Since medieval times, the Shabbat preceding Pesach is referred to as Shabbat HaGadol (The Great Shabbat). There are a number of customs associated with this Shabbat: 1) a special sermon, known as the Shabbat HaGadol Drasha, is delivered; 2) special additional prayers are inserted into the repetition of […]

Erev Pesach On Shabbat

Can We Have Our Challah & Eat It Too? Key Dates & Information This year, erev Pesach falls on Shabbat.  With proper planning, it need not be a difficult Shabbat. If anything, it gives us an opportunity to come to the Seder well rested and relaxed, and to fulfill the mitzvot of the evening with more feeling and greater […]

Chametz: When to Peddle and When to Purge?

A common method for relinquishing ownership of chametz is to sell it, typically through an agent (a rabbi), to a gentile. The chametzremains in the house, in a closed-off area (e.g. a closet) that has been rented to its new owner. After Pesach the rental period ends, and the agent purchases the chametz back on […]

Make Pesach in Five Days

Yes, It CAN Be Done! Make Pesach in 5 Days. NCSY’s Meira Spivak’s New Book Tells Us How. For many of us preparing for Pesach involves a lot of work and worry. This book is intended to take away the worry and simplify the work. Some start worrying about Pesach months in advance: nightmares, cold […]

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