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Jewish Holidays

Punishment vs. Atonement

November 30, 2017, by

The Rambam says (Hilchos Teshuva 6:1-2) that some sins bring about a judgement of punishment that will pertain to the person’s body or his possessions, or his young children, some sins bring about a judgement of punishment that will take place only in the next world, and there are some sins that bring about a […]

The Three Bikers

October 3, 2017, by

The highways in Israel on Yom Kippur: some focus on the fact that the highways are nearly empty, some focus on the lone bikers.

Yom Kippur, Tu B’Av, and Purim

October 3, 2017, by

The mishna says that Tu B’Av and Yom Kippur are the happiest days of the year. Why isn’t  Purim included? What is the difference between Yom Kippur and Tu B’Av on the one hand and Purim on the other hand?

Yonah – Getting the Message

September 25, 2017, by

ספר יונה פרק ב א) וימן ידוד דג גדול לבלע את יונה ויהי יונה במעי הדג שלשה ימים ושלשה לילות ב) ויתפלל יונה אל ידוד אלהיו ממעי הדגה רש”י יונה פרק ב פסוק א א) דג גדול – זכר היה והיה עומד בריוח ולא נתן לב להתפלל רמז הקב”ה לדג והקיאו לתוך פיה של נקבה […]

Victorious Vision

September 25, 2017, by

 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein             Each year before Yom Kippur we explore one of the sins for which we confess and ask forgiveness in the al chet prayer. This year we will be discussing the sin of sikur ayin, which ArtScroll translates as “prying eyes”. We will explore both this […]