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Jewish Holidays

“Acharei HaChagim” is Now

October 9, 2018, by

Never underestimate an ordinary day (or month) or an ordinary act. Sivan Rahav-Meir discusses her journey to Torah Judaism, the lessons she learned along the way, and how that applies to the “ordinary” month of Cheshvan. Reb Zusha on what can we take from Tishrei to Cheshvan. Download the mekorot here Recorded at OU Israel’s L’Ayla […]

Lessons from Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan

October 9, 2018, by

What does the name MarCheshvan mean? What can we learn from a month with no red-letter days, especially in contrast to the previous month, Tishrei? Taking the growth of Tishrei and applying it to everyday life. Download the mekorot here Recorded at OU Israel’s L’Ayla Rosh Chodesh Women’s Event

Teshuva Teachers: Chofetz Chaim – A Teshuva of Piety and Faith

September 5, 2018, by

All disagreements in life result from poorly-defined expectations. The Chofetz Chaim discusses faith within halacha in the context of partnerships with non-Jews and Shabbos.  His discussion of the importance of Torah in his introduction to the Mishna Brurah. This shiur is sponsored by Chana Spivak in loving memory of her son, בנימין אליעזר. Download the […]

The Power and Structure of Selichot

September 1, 2018, by

According to the Levush Selichot are modeled after davening, we begin with Pesukei D’Zimra, then kaddish, then the thirteen middot and selichot (which parallel the amida), followed by Tachanun and full Kaddish. What are the halachic ramifications of this? The minhag is that the one who davens Selichot should daven the rest of the day […]