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Jewish Holidays

Re’eh: A Cloak of Mercy

August 12, 2009, by

A triplet of deviation plays a starring role in our parsha [Chapter 13]: First the false prophet [navi sheker] If a prophet arises among you or a dreamer of a dream, and he gives you an omen or a miracle, .. And the omen or the miracle happens— the one he told you about—saying, “Let […]

Elul Thoughts: Part III

September 28, 2008, by

Elul Thoughts: Part III – Third in a series on thoughts for the month of Elul by Rochi Lerner, host of Torah Sessions on OURadio.org. How can we be commanded to feel an emotion – to love God? The more we strive to know Him, the more we will come to love Him. For part […]

The Train to Change

September 28, 2008, by

Is change possible? Why do we need Elul? The challenge of Elul is to begin the process of changing our lives. Elul allows us to map out who we are and where we want to go so we can begin to change.

A Majestic Amidah: Part II

September 26, 2008, by

For part 1 click here In the Rosh Hashanah Mussaf we discuss the themes of Malchuyot, Zichronot, & Shofarot in the past, present, and future for a prayer that transcends time. Presented by Rabbi Yaakov Mendelson, Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kosher.

The First Mass Teshuva Movement

September 25, 2008, by

A Look at Sefer Bamidbar, when an entire nation of people became Baalei Teshuva. Lessons learned to incorporate into the time of reflection prior to Rosh Hashana. Presented by Rabbi Steve Burg, NCSY International Director at Yeshiva University on September 24, 2008.

Prisoner #313

September 25, 2008, by

The symbolism of the Rosh Hashana Mussaf service. Lessons learned – God alone is King, you must have a dream, we have the strength to overcome challenges. Presented by Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld, Rabbi of OU Synagogue Ohev Sholom/The National Synagogue in Washington, DC.

Elul Thoughts: Part II

September 24, 2008, by

Preparing to approach God – to be in a place where we can approach God without fear and with joy. Second in a series on thoughts for the month of Elul by Rochi Lerner, host of Torah Sessions on OURadio.org. During Elul we try to search for God, to align our hearts and mind with […]

Can You Hear Me Now?

September 24, 2008, by

Blasting your own shofar and hearing God’s call. On Rosh HaShana we are commanded to HEAR the call of the shofar. We recognize when we sound the shofar we aren’t just making music, it’s God calling us. A look at the shofar on Rosh Hashana with Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld, Rabbi of OU Synagogue Ohev Sholom/The National […]

The Four Stages of Repentance: Commitment

September 23, 2008, by

An important part of commitment for the future is taking responsibility for what we have done. We also have to stop blaming others for our errors. Fourth in a series on repentance by Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein, host of Water-Cooler Questions on OURadio.org. Email questions to watercooler@ou.org. For part 1 click here For part 2 click […]

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