Jewish Holidays

Introduction To Rosh HaShanah

June 28, 2006, by

Rabbi Tanchum said: “If someone, who has recited the Shema every day of his life, misses it just one evening, it is as if he has never said the Shema at all. (Berakhot, 63a). Imagine that! Here is someone, aged perhaps 85, who has faithfully said the Shema every day since before his Bar Mitzvah (and […]

Rosh HaShanah: Birthday of Mankind and Judgement Day

June 22, 2006, by

Rosh HaShanah is the day on which G-d created Man, Adam, G-d’s final and most precious creation. Each Rosh HaShanah, the birthday of Mankind, we proclaim G-d as our one and true King. We then reaffirm our desire to serve him every moment of our lives. At this same time, G-d reviews the status of […]

Rabbi Allen Schwartz: Bein Keseh L’Assor

October 12, 2005, by

Rabbi Allen Schwartz, from Congregation Ohab Zedek, NYC, talks at Adereth El Congregation, NY about Bein Keseh L’Assor – Between the Hidden Moon and the Tenth of the Month. Rosh Hashana is known as the Hidden Moon. You can’t miss the hidden nature of Rosh Hashana…

Rabbi Tzvi Flaum – Reflections on Teshuva

October 11, 2005, by

Rabbi Tzvi Flaum (Senior Rabbi, Congregation Knesset Israel, Far Rockaway, NY) visits Young Israel of Jamaica Estates to deliver an inspiring message of Teshuva, according to the Rav’s conceptual analysis.

Rabbi Ari Berman – Self-Awareness and Awareness of Self

October 10, 2005, by

Rabbi Ari Berman, of the Jewish Center in Manhattan, visited the Kingsway Jewish Center in Brooklyn, NY to deliver divrei hitorerut during the Days of Awe 5766. He discussed the central feature of both Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur as teshuva. We associate viduy with teshuva, and on Yom Kippur we express teshuva though confessing […]

What If? – Rabbi Shimon Apisdorf

September 26, 2005, by

Rabbi Shimon Apisdorf, author of “The Survival Kit” series, discusses the shofar and its impact on us during the yomin norayim. Check out www.JewishCheatsSheets.com to transform your High Holiday experience.

A Story for the Days of Awe

September 20, 2004, by

About 100 years ago, the Chofetz Chaim suggested that motion pictures were invented to help man visualize Divine judgment. We will all give an accounting for our actions after seeing a “movie” of our past misdeeds. Today, with the advent of computer technology, we can find further insight into spiritual realities that we cannot see […]