Shofar During Elul In Pirkei d’Rabi Eliezer (perek 46), Chazal say that a shofar was blown on Rosh Chodesh Elul when Moshe Rabbeinu went up to Har Sinai (for the final 40 days). This is the source for blowing shofar during the month of Elul. The text of this Chazal as brought by a number […]
Rosh Hashana davening has nothing to do with personal requests. God asks us not to pray for ourselves or others. The day is about God Himself. Recorded at Yeshiva University, NYC on September 11, 2017.
This shiur provided courtesy of The Tanach Study Center In memory of Rabbi Abraham Leibtag Our recitation of the thirteen ‘middot ha-rachamim’ [God’s thirteen attributes of mercy] is certainly the focal point of the ‘selichot’ prayers and the highlight of ‘ne’ila’ on Yom Kippur. But how are we to understand this recitation? Is it a […]
The Levush writes that the structure of Selichot is modeled after davening. Ashrei is the Pesukei DeZimra of Selichot. What is the purpose of Selichot? Shiur provided courtesy of Torah Anytime
The Mishna says that on Rosh Hashana, we are judged “kivnei maron”. Why not just say 1 at a time, without the mashal, especially one that needs explanation? Shiur provided courtesy of Torah Anytime
If the month of Elul is all about teshuvah, then how is it different from the Ten Days of Repentance? What is the connection to the second luchot and how are they different from the first tablets?
You know the meaning of the first letters of “ani l’dodi v’dodi li” but what about the last letters? And why do we call Hashem “Dodi?” Gain many insights into Elul. Shiur provided courtesy of Torah Anytime
The Sefer HaChinuch lists six constant mitzvot including loving and fearing Hashem. What do these mitzvot demand of us? How do we achieve them?
What are teshuva and kapara – are they one and the same or are they different? If they are different then how do they differ & how do we achieve each one?
The Rambam says that “complete Teshuva” is achieved when you are in the exact same situations with all the conditions as when you sin but you refrain from sinning, Why is this so? Why does the Rambam discuss the concept of free-will in hilchot teshuva?