A story that illustrates an awesome power of Rosh Hashanah is the story of Joseph in Egypt. According to the Talmud, when Joseph went to sleep as a thirty-year-old man on Rosh Hashanah night, Joseph was incarcerated in the depths of an Egyptian prison. Joseph was completely powerless. Joseph was completely alone; forgotten, forsaken and […]
L’zecher nishmat Shalom ben Yisrael Aumann. The Rambam says that the first step in teshuva is to verbalize one’s wrongdoings. How the story of Yosef and his brothers parallels and as a model for the Teshuva process outlined by the Rambam.
Shouldn’t the day of judgement be the last day of the year, not Rosh Hashana? If it’s judgement day, why do we focus on God’s kingship and make no mention of our own needs? How does the shofar fit into the theme of Rosh Hashana?
The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Yom Tov. The Piskei Din for the most part are based purely on the Sugyos, Shulchan Aruch and Ramah, and the Mishna Berura, unless stated otherwise. They are based on my understanding of the aforementioned texts through the teachings of my Rebeim. As […]