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Selichos Sichos: Day III
Selichos Sichos: Day III
Selichos Sichos:Day III – presented by Rabbi David Polsky. We plead God using the husband-wife motif & ask for protection. We then use a vineyard motif. After that the paytan asks...
Sep 7, 2007
By Rabbi David Polsky
Selichos Sichos: Erev Rosh HaShanah
Selichos Sichos: Erev Rosh HaShanah
Selichos Sichos: Erev Rosh HaShanah – presented by Rabbi Yosef Goldberg In selichot for Erev Rosh Hashanah we ask God not to enter into strict judgment with us because we can’t...
Sep 7, 2007
By Rabbi Yosef Goldberg
Selichos Sichos: Day V
Selichos Sichos: Day V
Selichot Sichot: Day V – presented by Rabbi David Polsky In selichot we admit that we have sinned, acknowledge God’s power, and ask God to forgive us.
Sep 7, 2007
By Rabbi David Polsky
Adar: The Happy Month
Adar: The Happy Month
Two views on exile, living in Israel, and realizing the happiness of Adar. Second in a new series on the inner experiences of different days on the Jewish calendar.
Feb 16, 2007
By Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
Articles for Elul by Rabbi Yaakov Luban
Articles for Elul by Rabbi Yaakov Luban
Short stories for the Days of Awe The Pendulum A Story for the Days of Awe Changing Perspectives The Grand Slam If you received e-mail from an angel, would you heed…The...
Sep 19, 2006
By Rabbi Yaakov Luban
Making A Plan for Your Life
Making A Plan for Your Life
God created us with a specific set of talents. Our purpose in life is to maximize that potential. Cheshbon is the way to do it. A key to the teshuva process...
Jun 30, 2006
By OU Staff
The Grand Slam-Changing Perspectives: A Short Story
The Grand Slam-Changing Perspectives: A Short Story
At first, the Malach (angel) did not plan to use the RMTF program on Henry. After all, it was very powerful and left some people in a permanent state of shock....
Jun 30, 2006
By OU Staff
Jewish Optimism: Eternal Words with Contemporary Echoes
Jewish Optimism: Eternal Words with Contemporary Echoes
THERE ARE THOSE who view Jewish life as confining, gloomy and pessimistic. They claim that Judaism enforces restrictions, a life filled with obligations, somber occasions, all year long prayers three times...
Jun 30, 2006
By OU Staff
Conclusion and Summation
Conclusion and Summation
Let us consider the following selection as an appropriate summation of all we have learned about Elul and Teshuva: “When you really get down to it, teshuvah today is a kind...
Jun 30, 2006
By OU Staff
Your Elul-Teshuvah Alarm Clock
Your Elul-Teshuvah Alarm Clock
Elul is a time of Teshuvah. The process can seem overwhelming. There are so many areas that need improvement. Teshuvah does not mean trying to change everything at once. It is...
Jun 30, 2006
By OU Staff

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