Join Charlie once again, as he takes us on a majestic journey through Yom Kippur, and explains to us the beauty of the Kol Nidrei service. You don’t want to miss this one!
What happened on Tisha B’Av that caused so many tragedies to occur? An understanding of what the sin of the spies was all about. Join OU board member Charlie Harary for an inspiring spiritual journey into the root of the destruction underlying the most tragic day in Jewish history.
In this Foundations video Charlie Harary addresses the question of why we go into so much detail in retelling the Passover story and why the story is so important.
Through an inside look at the miracles of Chanuka we can better understand why lighting the candles is so important for us today.
Simchat Torah: Why Dance Now? – Why do we rejoice over the Torah at this holiday and not on Shavuot, the holiday seemingly more appropriate?
Why is Yom Kippur considered the happiest day of the year? Why is Kol Nidrei – an annulment of vows – said at the most powerful moment of the year, doesn’t it kill the moment?
Sefiras Ha’omer, Lag Ba’Omer and The Power of Achdut: Why is the korban named after the amount which is brought? What is the connection between the Omer and Rabbi Akiva’s 24,000 students?
The Entire Story of Purim- Purim centers around appreciating Hashem’s hand in the survival of the Jews of Shushan. Most of us know bits and pieces of the Purim story but fail to appreciate how each of the episodes interrelate to understand how miraculous the story of Purim really was.
Purim, Eating Drinking….Purim doesn’t seems like a holy day. We eat, drink and party. However, one of the holiest men of all time, the Arizal, claims that Purim is holier than all other holidays, even Yom Kippur. How could this be?
Esther: the Secret to Greatness – arguably the most significant character in the story of Purim was Esther. Who was Esther and what was her secret in rising from a quiet girl that just listened to whatever Mordechai said, to a powerful heroine that took on Haman and Achashverosh to save the Jews from their […]