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Three Levels of Forgiveness
Three Levels of Forgiveness
(based on a “Tomer Devorah” class by Rabbi Yaacov Haber) There are three Hebrew synonyms: “Selichah,” “Mechilah,” and “Kapparah,” all related to the idea of “forgiveness.” What does each mean? “Selichah,”...
Jun 30, 2006
By Rabbi Yaacov Haber
Basic Questions and Answers About Selichot
Basic Questions and Answers About Selichot
What are Selichot? Selichot are special prayers for forgiveness. When are they said? They are usually said on fast days, which are occasions when the Jewish People needs special forgiveness for...
Jun 30, 2006
By OU Staff
Four Rosh HaShanahs
Four Rosh HaShanahs
Although we are all familiar with the Rosh HaShanah, the “Head of the Year,” which occurs in the Fall, there are actually four Rosh HaShanah’s which define, to an extent, the...
Jun 29, 2006
By OU Staff
The Month of Kislev
The Month of Kislev
The name “Kislev” is of Babylonian origin. In the Tanach (Bible), Kislev is referred to as the ninth month, as it is the ninth month after Nisan. Although most famous for...
Jun 29, 2006
By OU Staff
The Month of Elul
The Month of Elul
“Elul” is the Sixth Month of the year, counting from “Nisan,” called in the Chumash, “the first month.” Counting from “Tishrei”, the month of Rosh HaShanah, “Elul” is the twelfth, and...
Jun 26, 2006
By OU Staff
Rosh Chodesh Elul
Rosh Chodesh Elul
“Elul” is the Sixth Month of the year, counting from “Nisan,” called in the Chumash, “the first month.” Counting from “Tishrei”, the month of Rosh HaShanah, “Elul” is the twelfth, and...
Jun 26, 2006
By OU Staff
The Month of Av
The Month of Av
And Aharon the Priest went up to Hor Hahar at the command of G-d, and he died there in the fortieth year after the Jewish People had left Egypt, in the...
Jun 26, 2006
By OU Staff
The Month of Tammuz
The Month of Tammuz
"And He brought me to the entrance at the Gate of the House of the L-rd which was at the north; and there were there women sitting, bewailing the Tammuz" (Yechezkel...
Jun 26, 2006
By OU Staff
The Month of Sivan
The Month of Sivan
“In the third month after the Exodus of the Jewish People from Egypt, on that very day, they came to the Desert of Sinai” (Shemot 19:1) Name of the Month “Sivan”...
Jun 26, 2006
By OU Staff
Rosh Chodesh Sivan
Rosh Chodesh Sivan
“In the third month after the Exodus of the Jewish People from Egypt, on that very day, they came to the Desert of Sinai” (Shemot 19:1) Special Biblical Significance of Rosh...
Jun 26, 2006
By OU Staff

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