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Rabbi Elozor Barclay and Rabbi Yitzchok Jaeger

Rabbis Elozor Barclay and Yitzchok Jaeger of Jerusalem are the authors of the bestselling series, Guidelines, on the laws and customs of the Jewish Holidays and essential areas of everyday Jewish life.


Laws of Shoes and Chairs

Tisha B'Av is a day of mourning, and minimizing physical pleasure.

Eiruv Tavshilin

When Yom Tov falls on Friday, there is an allowance to prepare on Yom Tov for the needs of Shabbat.

The Hoshana Ceremony

Guidelines for circling the bima with the four species, and the special willow-beating on Hoshana Rabba.

Dwelling in the Sukkah - Advanced

Detailed guidelines for when to eat, sleep and bless in the sukkah.

Building A Sukkah - Advanced

Detailed guidelines for ensuring that your sukkah is 'kosher'.

Fasting on Yom Kippur

Guidelines for children and sick people who need to eat.

When Tisha B'Av falls on Shabbat or Sunday

Special laws that apply when the Tisha B'Av observance begins on Saturday night.

Selected Guidelines for The Seder

A handful of essential tips for a smooth and kosher Seder.

The Search for Chametz

Besides the weeks of cleaning is the essential search the night before Passover.

Gifts to the Poor

In-depth laws for how to do Matanot La'evyonim correctly!

Laws of Mishloach Manot

In-depth laws for how to do the mitzvah correctly!

The Half-Shekel

In-depth laws for the mitzvah of commemorating Machatzit HaShekel.

Hanukkah: Lighting on Erev Shabbos

Navigating the delicate moments on Friday afternoon of Chanukah.

Where to Light the Hanukkah Menorah

The proper placement of the menorah, for a variety of situations.

Menorah, Oil and Wicks

In-depth laws of how to perform the Chanukah mitzvah properly.

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