Special Elul Series 5782 – Part 4 – 13 Midos 3 Before we continue with the 13 Midos in practice, let us briefly examine the power inherent in our repeatedly reciting the 13 Midos throughout S’lichos, culminating with the many repetitions in N’ilah on Yom Kippur. • How does repeating the 13 Midos again and again help us? • What is the basis of […]
Little did I know that missing my exit would lead to such an interesting discovery.
Special Elul Series 5782 – Part 3 – 13 Midos 2 The sefer Tomer Devorah uses the 13 midos mentioned in Michah 7:18 rather than the ones we recite from Sh’mos 34:6. We will note both versions for each midah. Our purpose in these segments is twofold: • Objective 1: To understand as best as we can the midah of Hashem being described, so that we can put forth […]
Special Elul Series 5782 – Part 2 – 13 Midos 1 How important is it to refine our character and work on our midos? The Vilna Gaon (1720-1797), in Even Sh’leimah, writes that if we are not actively working to refine and perfect our midos, what is the purpose of our living? How much effort should we put […]
The month of Elul is a great gift of love from Hashem. The four Hebrew letters of the month of Elul (אלול) are used to provide us with an understanding of what this great month of opportunity is all about. Perhaps the most well-known one is “אני לדודי ודודי לי–Ani l’dodi v’dodi li (I am my […]
Forty years. That’s a long time to wander in the wilderness. Imagine it taking that long before two brothers reconcile? In her June 29, 2013, article on Aish.com, Debbie Gutfreund wrote about forgiveness and about how her grandfather and great-uncle, for a transgression unknown to the rest of the family, did not speak for over […]
The months of Elul and Tishrei place a demand of “doing more” upon us. But what if our time is already completely tapped? Can we really do more? This podcast explores a refreshing Torah insight into the spiritual makeup of a human being. This insight provides a foundation for Jewish success during the month […]
Presented at OU Israel’s Rosh Chodesh Elul Women’s Event