HALLEL ON ISRAELI INDEPENDENCE DAY?

Question: Should I say Hallel on Israeli Independence Day? Answer: Our rabbis teach us that a new holiday must be instituted to celebrate and say Hallel upon each and every national salvation which occurs in Eretz Yisrael, and ends with independence for the Jewish people (Psachim 117a and Megilla 14). The...

Shaving on Zionist holidays in the omer

Question: Are you allowed to shave, get a haircut, or hear music on Yom HaAtzma’ut and Yom Yerushalayim or is it prohibited like the rest of the Omer period? Just as an individual who has a personal celebration (e.g. the sandak, mohel and father at a circumcision ceremony) during the Omer period, is...

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers section Welcome to Living in Israel’s Questions and Answers section. Here you will be able to read questions asked by our readers and answers provided by Rabbis and other learnt people. So if you have Jewish related questions that you would like to ask please send them to...

%d bloggers like this: