Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Halocho #315 - Remembering miracles

If one experiences a miracle, one should celebrate the day of the miracle every year. On this day one should set aside time to thank Hashem for the miracle and to talk about the miracle. Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 61:3 - Danny Wednesday, 5 Iyar 5769, 20th day of the Omer - יום העצמאות

Please daven for a complete recovery for Z'ev Eliezer ben Devorah who is undergoing a bone marrow transplant on Thursday


  1. You seem to come from a Yeshivish background; and while in Israel, everyone seems to be affected by Yom HaAtzmaut in the sense of not working or going out with their families, yet Yom HaAtzmaut doesn't seem to be a holiday that the Yeshiva world wants to celebrate. As this post seems to indicate that one should thank Hashem for a miracle and you wrote Yom HaAtzmaut by the date - and the Dati Leumi does recite Hallel on this day - I was wondering what is your opinion on this.

  2. You are correct that I have a Yeshivish background - and this affects my view about Yom HaAtzmaut.

    I prefer not to voice my opinion - and I'm not sure I really have one - as this has been discussed by many, many Gedolim in the past 6 decades.

    I believe that with enough time there will be a greater consensus what Yom HaAtzmaut is all about - but hopefully Moshiach will come before.