Ask Rabbi Tuly: When is Purim?

Ask Rabbi Tuly: When is Purim?

Purim is celebrated in Jerusalem on Friday, March 22, 2019 and on Thursday, March 21 everywhere else. Why do some places celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim on one day, while other cities observe it on another day? Rabbi Tuly Weisz explains based on Esther 9:17-19...
Ask the Rabbi: Why is it Called the Dead Sea?

Ask the Rabbi: Why is it Called the Dead Sea?

Why is it called the “Dead Sea” in English? In Hebrew, it’s not called the “Dead Sea,” it’s called the “Salt Sea” because of the extreme salinity of the water which makes life there unsustainable. However, the Bible says...
Ask the Rabbi: Where Will the Third Temple be Built?

Ask the Rabbi: Where Will the Third Temple be Built?

According to Rabbi Tuly Weisz, “There is no more contested location than the spiritual epicenter of the world: The Temple Mount.” He asks, “Wouldn’t it be easier for the Jews to build the Third Temple somewhere else, anywhere else other than...