Even though repentance and petition are always appropriate, during the ten days between Rosh HaShanah and Yom HaKipurim it is even more appropriate and it is accepted immediately, as it is stated: Seek Hashem when He is to be found…. Yom HaKipurim is the time for repentance for the individual and for the congregation. It […]
Rosh Hashanah Musaf is the most misunderstood prayer of the year. It focuses on the 3 ikkarim (principles) of the Sefer HaIkarim. These are 1) God as Master of the universe, 2) reward & punishment, & 3) God interacts with the world (Divine revelation).
In Tehillim Dovid HaMelech says “va’ani tefillah”, I am prayer? It means being constantly connected to & thinking about God. Yitzchak also epitomizes this. Chizuk for The Yamim Noraim. Presented by Rabbi Eytan Feiner. Recorded at Congregation Kneseth Israel on September 1, 2010.
Honest to G-d Program: Rabbi Steven Weil – After the Crash – The Challenge of Rebuilding American Orthodoxy that is Associated with Integrity and Honesty. Our system of business ethics and integrity, choshen mishpat, is the key to Kiddush Hashem. Rabbi Weil takes a look at specific areas of Choshen Mishpat that affect us all.
I have two unique talents. I can close my eyes and fall asleep within 10 seconds, and once asleep, I can sleep through a tornado. These abilities are heaven-sent. Because of my busy schedule, I sleep very little at night. I am able to keep going by sleeping on the train to and from work. […]
Here in the Old City of Jerusalem and probably in your own neighborhood, classes for the coming holidays are popping up everywhere. As the intensity of Elul is building, the talk of the town is tshuva, repentance. We Jews spend an entire month working on ourselves, fixing bad habits and making amends with those whom […]
One of the toughest tasks during the High Holidays is to come up with meals that aren’t the same old same old gefilte fish appetizer and brisket and roast chicken entrees. While tradition has its place sometimes you just need to think outside the proverbial recipe box and re-imagine what you might like to serve […]