Yom Tov

Pesach 2011 logo.jpg_0.small-thumbnailThe Chief Rabbi today released his message for Chanukah. Rabbi Goldstein continues to embrace audio visual technology to aid the impact of his messages.
BD-approved Sukkot

The kashrut dept of the Joburg Beth Din issued a list of kosher establishments with approved Sukkot. If they are not on this list, they are not kosher says the Beth Din.
BD-approved Arba Minim

UOS again supplying quality Arba Minim for Sukkot. Hurry to order & collect early, they say, as stocks are limited & it’s first-come-first-served for all “even if you order every year.”
Post-Pesach opinion from Ilan Solomons

Ilan Solomons opines that he feels the emphasis of Pesach may be being misplaced with ritual over meaning. Ilan is a thought-leader and regular contributor to MyShtetl. He first posted this blog on the SAUJS site Chutzpah Online.
That ‘something different’ for Pesach is what this enterprising couple do best

Stop by at Dina’s market tables or pop in to hubby Itzik’s shop. Either way you’re in for a Pesach treat. Their unique home, gift and Judaica items are a treat.
And almost all of their lines can be personalised, too.
Seder Guide for Pesach 2011

Sukkah.small-thumbnailThe complete official “UOS 2011/5771 Pesach Guide,” published in association with PnP, is not yet available. Here is a pdf of the SEDER GUIDE which can be printed, downloaded and sent to friends and family.
Official BD lists of Pesachdik products

Click headline to get the BD’s PRODUCTS & MEDICINES list including cosmetics & toiletries & the list of allowed PET FOOD products from the official “UOS 2011/5771 Pesach Guide,” published in association with PnP.
Pesach alerts & bulletins

MyShtetl is publishing the official 2011/5771 UOS/Beth Din Pesach Guide. All bulletins and alerts issued by the Beth Din will be updated within an hour and users can subscribe to get notifications as and when they are posted.
URGENT KASHRUT ALERT: Jaffa Gold & Primor juices with unauthorised hechsher

The Beth Din have issued an urgent warning on Fruit Juices from Israel which are not kosher and/or not Pesachdik.

Read this before buying or using these products!
Purim is not just for kids

It’s a time for real “reJewvination” writes Rabbi Ari Kievman – the youthful director of Chabad’s Chai Seniors programme – who may be the youngest person at Chabad House’s Purim party for seniors this weekend. It’s free, and everyone’s invited!
Yeshiva U stars’ Purim song

Shtetler Darren tipped us off to the Maccabeats’ Purim song posted Wednesday. Given our users’ interest in the boys from YU at Chanukah, we’re sure this will be as big a hit. This has notched up 300,000-odd views in 2 days!
Merriment for Purim

Shtetler Mimi sent us another humorous print, this time for Purim. It is of a logo for the “United Hamantashen Makers and Fressers” and meshugenah Americans can order the print on t-shirts, mugs and a whole range of goods.