They All Felt Like Chassanim Again Chof Teves, 5773
This past Sunday (Parshas Bo), Yagdil Torah invited Rabbi Chaikin to speak about family Halachos and important miscellaneous issues that, while important, are little known.
Employing his famous style, he got right down to the material, and deliberately went through each individual topic. Afterwards, he spent a good deal of time discussing Halachos and Minhagim of Shabbos, Ribis, and other common areas. He answered tens upon tens of questions during the course of his presentation.
One interesting point he mentioned was that the Frierdike Rebbe said that it is “not necessary” to wear a watch on Yom Tov... and then, with a smile, he concluded that whatever is not necessary on Yom Tov is not allowed.
As the evening wound down, Rabbi Chaikin suggested that everybody present should Daven Maariv, and if people were interested he could and would continue speaking about family Halachos afterwards. This plan was received with resounding approval, and after Maariv a large, enthusiastic crowd stayed to hear him until close to 10:00 pm.