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Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer

The Connection Between the Theme of the Arba Minim & Sukkot

October 6, 2009, by

Midrashic literature states that the Arba’ah Minim represent either four bodily organs (heart, spine, eyes and lips) or four different types of Jews (those who are learned and pious, only learned, only pious, or neither.) By taking the Four Species together, we symbolically unite diverse entities (parts of the body or individual Jews) to uniformly […]

For the Love of God

September 14, 2008, by

Asking God to judge us on our potential and remember our love relationship – the Torah readings of Rosh Hashana with Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer, Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kosher

The Role Of The Kohen Gadol (High Priest) In The Yom Kippur Avodah

June 29, 2006, by

The Kohen Gadol is forbidden to enter the Kodesh HaKodashim (Holy of Holies) in his regular, golden-thread priestly vestments [“Bigdei Zahav”]. Rather, special white garments [“Bigdei Lavan”] are required for Yom Kippur Avodah in the Kodesh HaKodashim. Chazal explain that this rule is predicated upon the negative inferences of the golden-thread vestments, for they invoke […]

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