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Charlie Harary

Tisha B’av: The Meaning Behind the Tears

July 16, 2010, by

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.

The Miracles of Chanukah

December 7, 2007, by

Through an inside look at the miracles of Chanuka we can better understand why lighting the candles is so important for us today.

Yom Kippur: Drop Your Bags and Jump

September 19, 2007, by

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?

49 Plus 33 Plus 1

May 4, 2007, by

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

March 9, 2006, by

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.

Esther: The Secret to Greatness

March 9, 2006, by

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 […]

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