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Shabbat Shalom – Yom Kippur

October 7, 2011

 
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By Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb


Mone of us lives as isolated individuals. We are parts of families, of social networks, of communities large and small, of a very heterogeneous nation, of humanity. The process of teshuvah must have impact upon us as units of those greater wholes.




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It is not uncommon that people who are not regular synagogue attendees will appear on days when Yizkor is recited. There’s nothing wrong with this; it’s neither inconsistent nor hypocritical. It’s actually a wonderful thing; if anything, serving as the catalyst for their heirs to attend shul is a merit.


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The Truth about… Yom Kippur

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What are the misconceptions and what are the facts about fasting and wearing leather?


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Fasting Fixes

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Just as you must prepare your soul for purification on Yom Kippur, so too must you take steps to prepare your body for the fast. Here are a few easy tips to keep in mind…


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Breaking the Fast (Chicago Style)

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You think you have a big crowd coming to your house to break the Yom Kippur fast? Not compared to my friend Marsha, you don’t.


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Political Problems, Torah Solutions: Standing Up for Yourself

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In trying to frame or explain the “go for the jugular” approach of today’s politicians in defending themselves, it’s easy to pull quotations from the past. It’s equally easy to provide present day examples…


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When it’s Right to Walk Away

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The power to walk away, when it is the right thing to do, demands strength or courage, or – sometimes – just resolve. The decision to make a decision…


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What I Truly Desire

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When comfort is valued over struggle and growth, and “kosher thrills” like cruises and flamboyant homes, sports cars and abundant choices of fancy wines prevail, our lofty spiritual passions are clouded…


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Slice of Life: Yom Tov Soup

By Eileen Goltz

While I’m truly a big fan of beef and lamb I have relegated them to secondary ingredients…I find that by utilizing beef and beef broth to make a soup (gasp, sometimes INSTEAD of chicken soup) I can have my proverbial cake and eat it too. With Yom Tov meals to prepare for it’s the perfect time…


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Of Porgies, Flounder, and the Whale – Yom Kippur

By Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb

It was a magical summer, the kind that many of us experienced when we were very young and remember fondly for the rest of our lives. I spent that summer, as I did most of my childhood summers, with my family in the Rockaways, a beach resort in the outer borough of Queens, in New York City.


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