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Jewish Holidays

Incredible Investment

September 8, 2019, by

 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein In this season of awe, we often invoke the mantra, “Uteshuvah utefillah utzedaka ma’avirin et roa hagezaeirah/Repentance, prayer and charity can turn back a negative decree.” These three paths to a positive outcome are alluded to in three verses that each contain an acronym to this […]

Teshuvah That Builds, Not Breaks

August 30, 2019, by

Years ago, as a counselor at a Jewish summer camp, I watched a teenage camper leave a shiur in tears after hearing a well-meaning speaker describe the need to do teshuvah for mitzvot. The speaker challenged the campers, “Were your mitzvot performed with all their details correctly? Did you have the correct intentions in mind?” […]

Rosh Chodesh Av: Day of Hallel or Day of Mourning?

August 8, 2019, by

The Gemara teaches that when Av begins we diminish our joy. Yet at the same time, we recite Hallel, a joyous prayer, on Rosh Chodesh Av. What is the nature of the day? Recorded at OU Israel’s L’Ayla Rosh Chodesh Av 5779 Women’s Event sponsored in memory of Mrs Linda Pruwer-Brachfeld, מרת חיה סאשא בת […]