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Rabbi Aaron Goldscheider

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Rabbi Aaron Goldscheider was ordained at Yeshiva University. He served for twenty years in pulpits in Florida and New York. He recently founded the Lishi’s Love Foundation in memory of his son Elisha Chanina z”l. The Foundation’s first initiative is “The In Our Hearts Project” which offers support, guidance and strength in the painful area of child loss, www.inourheartsproject.org. You may contact him at inourheartsproject@gmail.com.

Reimagining Repentance

August 8, 2018, by

In his breathtaking work Orot HaTeshuva, Rav Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook zt”l wonders aloud whether he is suited to pen a new treatise on the topic of repentance.[1] After all, he writes, the subject matter has been richly treated by a multitude of sages. Rav Kook counters that he has no choice. He feels compelled […]

The Shofar: A Mother’s Cry

September 6, 2016, by

How many shofar blasts must be heard on Rosh Hashana? The search for the answer to this question led the Sages to a most unlikely personality. One hundred blasts of the shofar are based on the one hundred cries of the mother of Sisera (Talmud Rosh Hashana 33b). Sisera’s mother peers intently out of the […]

Your Best Chanukah Lighting: Eight Tips

November 30, 2015, by

There are precious moments in our lives that we all wish to make memorable and lasting. Lighting the menorah is one of those special moments. Many of us simply light the menorah and move on. The key to success: Don’t rush through this precious mitzvah. Slow down. Take in the moment. Pious Jews were known […]

Visiting the Graves of Loved Ones Before Yom Kippur

September 21, 2015, by

There is a meaningful custom of visiting the graves of our loved ones during the period surrounding Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. What thoughts should enter our hearts and minds when we make this visit? We can gain an insight from a thought-provoking Talmudic teaching. The Talmud says that one who visits a cemetery is […]

Throwing the Keys Up to Heaven: A Thought for Tisha B’Av

July 23, 2015, by

When offering words of comfort to a mourner we reference the destruction of the Temple. The traditional invocation expresses our wish that the mourner be comforted “among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.” It is generally understood that the two are connected because they both represent intense sadness and great loss. Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik […]