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Jewish Holidays

11 Cheshvan: Rachel Imeinu Passes Away

February 12, 2014, by

On the eleventh of Cheshvan, while giving birth to her 2nd son, Binyamin, Rachel, the beloved wife of Ya’akov, died, and was buried on the road to Bethlehem. The site of her burial in Bethlehem, south of Jerusalem, known to us by tradition, is covered by a stone edifice. Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem, Israel. For […]

How One Person Can Change the World

November 5, 2012, by

HaRav Grossman, the renowned chief Rabbi of Migdal Haemek, speaks to hundreds of women at the L’Ayla Women’s Initiative “Reaching Higher” Event on Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan in Jerusalem. This is a unique opportunity to hear Rav Grossman give an hour-long shiur in English. The L’Ayla Women’s Initiative is sponsored by OU Israel. For more information […]

Elul: Time of Desire

August 17, 2012, by

Elul is characterized as a time of desire. It is when we are most acceptable before God. Our job is to tap into this energy & utilize it. How do we do so?

Tehillim 27 During Elul

September 26, 2011, by

The goal of Tehillim is to integrate its messages, words, and ideas into every part of ourselves so as to cause transformation. How does Tehillim chapter 27 help us accomplish this during the month of Elul? Presented by Mrs. Rivka Segal at the OU Israel Center in Jerusalem.

Hilchos Teshuva #1

September 21, 2011, by

The very phrase “days of awe” connote fear and anxiety. The flip side is that they are also days of extraordinary opportunity and closeness to God. Presented by Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz at the OU Israel Center in Jerusalem.

Elul: Opening the Gates

September 13, 2011, by

Certain times during the year speak to a person but Elul, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, & Hoshana Rabbah lure every Jew. The entire basis of the year is established during this time. What should we be working on during the month of Elul?

How Does Elul Prepare Us?

September 6, 2011, by

What about the month of  Elul makes it a key to preparing for Rosh Hashanah? What does it mean that Elul a time of love? Why is “Ani L’Dodi V’Dodi Li” so central to Elul?

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