The burning of the chametz is done between sunrise and the fourth hour of the day (determined by computing the total number of minutes in the day, dividing by “12” and multiplying by “4”). The Declaration of Nullification (daytime version) must be recited not later than the fifth hour of the day. No chametz may be eaten after the fourth hour; no chametz may be used, sold, or handled after the sixth hour. These time restrictions reflect elements of the sacrificial system that existed during the period of the Second Temple. The chametz, therefore, must be burned and Declaration recited, on Friday, April 19, byRead More →

Please join Cantor Marx for a trip to New York City From Shtetl to Stage: A Celebration of Yiddish Music and Culture Monday, April 15 at 8:00pm Carnegie Hall New York, NY The concert — on Monday, April 15 at 8 p.m. — is part of the historic Manhattan theater’s citywide festival, “Migrations: The Making of America.” Eager to share the experience with our readers, the Forward secured coveted seats in the Orchestra section. From Shtetl to Stage celebrates the journey of Yiddish culture from Old World to New through music, song, poetry, and drama. A company of extraordinary Yiddish talent—as well as stars ofRead More →