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Jewish Holidays

Haftarah Helper: Shabbat Shuva (Sephardi)

Download PDF Hosea 14:2-10, Micah 7:18,20 Always read on Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, this Haftarah calls for repentance and shows its practical effects.   This Shabbat is named “Shabbat Shuva” after its Haftarah’s opening word: Hosea 14:2 הושע י״ד:ב Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God, for you have stumbled in your […]

Haftarah Helper: Yom Kippur Afternoon

Download PDF Jonah 1:1-4:11, Micha 7:18,20 The haftarah of Yom Kippur afternoon recounts the collective repentance in the capital, Nineveh, of Israel’s arch-enemy, Assyria.  Like this morning’s haftarah chastising Jews who fast for God while doing evil, this selection about a Jewish prophet, Jonah, who flees from God’s command while an entire city of Gentiles […]

Brazenness vs. Bashfulness

September 22, 2020, by

 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein Every year at this time we focus not only on doing teshuvah, repenting for sins we have committed, but also on on improving the character flaws that led us to transgress. Let us today focus on those sins caused by einiyim ramot/haughty eyes and by azut metzach/brazenness. Rabbi […]