The Rambam says that we gain atonement via Teshuva today since there is no Beit HaMikdash to offer korbanot. If we can gain teshuvah through atonement then why is there need for korbanot in the first place – the process of bringing a korban also involved viduy (confession)?
Why did the Rambam place Hilchot Teshuva in Sefer HaMada, the book that deals with the fundamentals of Judaism? Is it because Teshuva is fundamental to Judaism or because it deals with fundamental issues such as free will?
What is the Rambam’s approach to the commandment of Teshuva in the Mishna Torah? How does he formulate it and in what context does he place it?
Make the most out of the month before the high holidays. You can accomplish a lot in a month. All God asks of us is to be better today than we were yesterday, to focus on present, not to worry about the future.
Why did Moshe have to be at Har Sinai for 40 days and nights to receive the second luchot – he learned it the first time!?! What did he learn that was new?
If Yaaleh V’Yavo Was Forgotten In Brachos (26b) there is a machlokes Rishonim brought down in Tosafos and the Rosh regarding someone who forgot to say yaaleh v’yavo in Mincha of Rosh Chodesh, and only realized after nightfall. By then, it was no longer Rosh Chodesh. One shitah holds that there is no reason to […]
The essence of Rosh Hashanah is the 3 themes we recite in Mussaf – malchuyot, zichronot, & shofarot. Rav Soloveitchik discusses the structure of Mussaf. Delivered in Boston, September 14th, 1968. For part 1 click here.
The essence of Rosh Hashanah is the 3 themes we recite in Mussaf – malchuyot, zichronot, & shofarot. Rav Soloveitchik discusses the structure of Mussaf. Delivered in Boston, September 14th, 1968. For part 2 click here.
On the first night of selichot we ask God to listen to our “rina” and tefilla”, what do these 2 terms mean? How does this capture what we should be feeling? Pre-Selichos shiur 5775 by Rabbi Shalom Rosner.