Giving Maaser money to relatives

Giving Maaser money to relatives?[1] Tzedaka money and Maaser funds, is not only permitted to be distributed to poor relatives, but one is even required to precede a relative in need over other paupers. This includes one’s parents, one’s older[2] children, one’s brothers, and any other relative.[3] If one can […]

Checking Mezuzos and Tefillin in Elul and Guidelines to be followed when sending Tefillin and Mezuzos for checking

This article is an excerpt from our Sefer Buy me here or on Amazon.com Checking ones Mezuzos and Tefillin during Elul:[1]  It is customary to check one’s Tefillin and Mezuzos during the month of Elul [if they have not been checked within the previous 12 months[2]].[3] One is to publicize this matter to […]

Elul Checklist and Summary

This article is an excerpt from our Sefer Buy me here or on Amazon.com Hold a Farbrengen [Chassidic gathering] on both nights of Rosh Chodesh Blow the Shofar on the first day of Rosh Chodesh for practice. Every day thereafter blow Tashrat-Tashat-Tarat after Shacharis. Recite the three extra Kapitlach of […]