Affixing a Mezuzah / Rabbi Allen Darnov

The mitzvah of attaching mezuzot to our doorways derives from the Torah: “You shall write them (my commandments) on the doorposts of your house and on your gates” (Deut. 6:9, 11:20). Here are some guidelines for attaching mezuzot to your doorways: 1] A mezuzah can be affixed to the entrances of a home, and to […]

Picking a Hebrew Name / Rabbi Allen Darnov

There is no law but only custom regarding granting a Hebrew name.  As is well known, Jews descended from Eastern European Jews tend to name children after deceased relatives; Sephardic Jews often name children after living elders.  Both approaches are attempts to foster honor, memory and love. Acquiring a Hebrew name has been a spiritual […]