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Jewish Holidays

Selichot Sichot: Day II

September 7, 2007, by

A discussion of the structure of selichot. Selichot are modeled after Mincha, the afternoon prayer. They are introduced & highlighted by the 13 attributes of mercy.  

Selichos Sichos: Day III

September 7, 2007, by

Selichos Sichos:Day III – presented by Rabbi David Polsky. We plead God using the husband-wife motif & ask for protection. We then use a vineyard motif. After that the paytan asks why the wicked prosper.

Selichos Sichos: Erev Rosh HaShanah

September 7, 2007, by

Selichos Sichos: Eruv Rosh HaShanah – presented by Rabbi Yosef Goldberg In selichot for Erev Rosh Hashanah we ask God not to enter into strict judgment with us because we can’t survive. We ask God to listen to us.

Selichos Sichos: Day V

September 7, 2007, by

Selichot Sichot: Day V – presented by Rabbi David Polsky In selichot we admit that we have sinned, acknowledge God’s power, and ask God to forgive us.

Articles for Elul by Rabbi Yaakov Luban

September 19, 2006, by

Short stories for the Days of Awe The Pendulum A Story for the Days of Awe Changing Perspectives The Grand Slam If you received e-mail from an angel, would you heed…The Heavenly Call The Merry – Go – Round

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