Rabbi Ephraim Epstein

Rabbi Ephraim Epstein, Eds, is the rabbi at Sons of Israel, Cherry Hill, NJ.

Tefillah Tips: Ashrei XVI

November 12, 2014, by

“מלכותך מלכות כל עולמים וממשלתיך בכל דור ודור – Your Kingdom is of all worlds and Your rule is for every generation.” This verse is well known to the Jewish people not only here in Ashrei, but we also recite it on Simchat Torah before the Hakafot – dancing celebrations. It refers to the absolute […]

Tefillah Tips: Ashrei XII

September 4, 2014, by

“טוב ה’ לכל ורחמיו על כל מעשיו – G-d is good unto all and provides mercy unto all of his creatures.” In the Siddur Otzar Hatefillos it is written that the entire psalm of Ashrei is worth reciting just for this verse. The meaning and implications of this verse are of such profundity that it […]

Tefillah Tips: Ashrei X

June 19, 2014, by

“זכר רב טובך יביעו, וצדקתך ירננו – The memory of Your abundant goodness they shall express, and of Your righteousness they will sing.”

Tefillah Tips: Ashrei IX

June 12, 2014, by

“ועזוז נוראתיך יאמרו, וגדולתך אספרנה – And they shall express the mightiness of Your deeds; Your greatness I will reveal.”

Shavuot Tips

May 29, 2014, by

We are now under a week away from the great holiday of Shavuot. Shavuot is arguably the most significant day on the calendar.  As the great Rav Yosef of the Talmud advanced: “Were it not for that day, when the Torah was given, I would have been like many other Josephs wandering in the marketplace!” […]