Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Haber

Rabbi, Los Angeles, CA
Fasting On Your Wedding Day

Fasting On Your Wedding Day

The very last verse in Parshas Toldos tells us that Esav, after realizing that his parents disapproved of his Canaanite wives, went and married “Machlas, the daughter of Yishmael”. The Midrash, as well as the Yerushalmi (Bikurim 3:3) question this from the verse...
The Five Lights of Yom Kippur and Besamim in Havdalah

The Well Rested Candle

When making Havdalah after Yom Kippur one is obligated to use a light ‘that rested’. This is unique to Yom Kippur, on a regular Saturday night there is no such obligation. What does this mean? And why? A “ner sheshavas”, light that rested, requires that one light...