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Rabbi Yochanan Bechhofer

Yom Kippur, Tu B’Av, and Purim

October 3, 2017, by

The mishna says that Tu B’Av and Yom Kippur are the happiest days of the year. Why isn’t  Purim included? What is the difference between Yom Kippur and Tu B’Av on the one hand and Purim on the other hand?

Rebuilding the Head-Heart Continuum

September 14, 2017, by

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur differ from the other Yomim Tovim. How do they relate to the other holidays – the shalosh regalim? Rosh Hashana’s connection to the sin of Adam HaRishon and Yom Kippur’s connection to Chet HaEgel, indicates that these 2 holidays were not part of the original plan.

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