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Footstool to Heaven

June 13, 2013, by

Footstool to Heaven Download the PDF Version Here  Psalm 99 is the last of the consecutive Psalms recited during the Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat Ashkenazic Service. King David again foretells of the thundering revelation of G-d’s presence on earth amidst awe and trembling, and invites the people of Israel to Praise the G-d of Zion. […]

The Inner Circle

June 12, 2013, by

  The Inner Circle Download the PDF Version Here  Picture this: You are at a close friend’s wedding waiting for the bride and groom to appear in the ballroom. Suddenly the band leader introduces the couple for the very first time and the opening dance begins. After a song or two of circling the dance floor, […]

Psalm 97

June 12, 2013, by

  Psalm 97  Download the PDF Version Here  In recent times, the world experienced many “natural disasters”. We have witnessed earthquakes and tsunamis as well as hurricanes and cyclones. In our current state of exile, we are unable to explain exactly why they occur and why they took place in the countries they did. However […]

Singing a New Song

June 12, 2013, by

  Singing a New Song Download the PDF Version Here  Psalm 96, Shiru LaShem Shir Chadash is all about singing a new song because in the times of Moshiach the entire world will change their views and “Sing a New Song”. Let’s contemplate for a moment a few of the significant changes that will occur […]

Lechu Nerannena

June 12, 2013, by

Lechu Nerannena Download the PDF Version Here Kabbalat Shabbat begins with Psalm 95 and continues through Psalm 99 followed by Mizmor LeDovid, Psalm 29, and then Lecha Dodi. The Yaavetz explains that the recital of the six Psalms corresponds to the six days of the week and Shabbat corresponds to Lecha Dodi. The Malbim (1809-1879) […]

Birchot Hashachar VI

June 6, 2013, by

The next two blessings we recite are אוזר ישראל בגבורה-G-d girds Israel with strength and עוטר ישראל בתפארה- G-d crowns Israel with splendor. Simply understood these two blessings correspond to different stages of our getting dressed in the morning.

Out of Sight, In Plain View

June 6, 2013, by

The Orthodox Union and Project Witness invite you to a webinar on Monday, June 17th at 8:30PM EST to better understand the impact of trauma Holocaust survivors lived through and its influence on their own and their children’s lives.

Yeshiva Drug Guidelines

May 31, 2013, by

The Orthodox Union, together with FEGS, the BJE of Greater New York and the Yeshiva Counseling Network, in consultation with principals/rabbanim, have prepared Alcohol and drug prevention/ intervention guidelines for high schools. We are pleased to share this information with you for adoption by your communal yeshivot and day schools.

Tefillah Tips: Birchot Hashachar V

May 30, 2013, by

Birchot Hashachar V After acknowledging the ground that we walk in רוקע הארץ על המים, the next two blessings we recite are “שעשה לי כל צרכי”- G-d has provides me with all of my needs and “המכין מצעדי גבר”-G-d prepares the steps of man. We can understand the sequence of blessings leading up to המכין מצעדי […]