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Jewish Holidays

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 […]

Rebuilding the Head-Heart Continuum

September 14, 2017, by

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur differ from the other Yomim Tovim. How do they relate to the other holidays – the shalosh regalim? Rosh Hashana’s connection to the sin of Adam HaRishon and Yom Kippur’s connection to Chet HaEgel, indicates that these 2 holidays were not part of the original plan.