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Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein

The 3 Weeks and Sacrifices: Part II

July 21, 2009, by

In the absence of the Beit HaMikdash, prayer replaces the sacrifices. Shabbos serves the same purpose, to bring us closer to God. For part 1 click here. Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein’s new installment of Water-Cooler Questions. To send in a question of your own please email watercooler@ou.org.

The 3 Weeks and Sacrifices: Part I

July 7, 2009, by

Sacrifices were brought to form a relationship with God, not just to seek atonement for a sin; When we become closer to God we won’t sin in the first place. Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein’s new installment of Water-Cooler Questions. To send in a question of your own please email watercooler@ou.org. For part 2 click here.

Pesach: Freedom Is A Responsibility

March 31, 2009, by

The freedom of Pesach isn’t freedom from responsibility, it’s the opportunity to be responsible & show we’re free to choose to do the right thing. Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein’s new installment of Water-Cooler Questions. To send in a question of your own please email watercooler@ou.org.

Purim: Remember The Cynic

March 3, 2009, by

What is so bad about Amalek to the point that we are commanded to destroy them? Amalek represents cynicism which can never be channeled into something good. Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein’s new installment of Water-Cooler Questions. To send in a question of your own please email watercooler@ou.org.

Chanukah: One Small Step

December 23, 2008, by

Why do we celebrate 8 days if the miracle was for 7 days only? Why do we say full Hallel on Chanukah? An answer from the Kometz Mincha. Chanukah: One Small Step – Rabbi -Moishe Lichtenstein’s new installment of Water-Cooler Questions.

Where Can I Find the Story of Chanukah?

December 16, 2008, by

All the holidays are mentioned in Tanach and have their own Masechet in the Gemara, except Chanukah. Why is Chanukah barely mentioned in the Mishna/Gemara? Chanukah: Where Can I Find the Story of Chanukah? – Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein’s new installment of Water-Cooler Questions.

The Four Stages of Repentance: Commitment

September 23, 2008, by

An important part of commitment for the future is taking responsibility for what we have done. We also have to stop blaming others for our errors. Fourth in a series on repentance by Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein, host of Water-Cooler Questions on OURadio.org. Email questions to watercooler@ou.org. For part 1 click here For part 2 click […]

The Four Stages of Repentance: Confession

September 16, 2008, by

What are you sorry for? Viduy is not only to confess one’s sins, it also includes expressing the greatness of God & thanking him for all He has given us despite our unworthiness. Third in a series on repentance by Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein, host of Water-Cooler Questions on OURadio.org. Email questions to watercooler@ou.org. For part 1 […]

The Four Stages of Repentance: Remorse

September 9, 2008, by

The second step of teshuva is to feel remorse (charatah) over having sinned. How does it work? We have to realize our wrongdoings & attempt to repair. Second in a series on repentance by Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein, host of Water-Cooler Questions on OURadio.org. Email questions to watercooler@ou.org. For part 1 click here For part 3 […]

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