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Jewish Holidays

Coming of Age: Rosh Hashana

September 12, 2012, by

It may seem like the easiest thing in the world—delivering a bar mitzvah speech on Rosh Hashanah. The obvious parallel to bar mitzvah—a new year, a new beginning—would seem to render any further discussion superfluous. But dig beneath the observable surface, and perhaps there is still much to analyze and discuss. More than simply the […]

Haftorahman: Haftarah for Shabbat Shuva

October 1, 2011, by

The haftarah for the Shabbat between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur focuses on teshuva. God tells us to return to Him, we strayed, so it’s up to us. Haftorahman brings you a shiur on this Shabbat’s Haftarah from the Book of Prophets, explaining it in a dynamic and exciting way, making learning the Haftarah a […]

Seek Hashem When He is to be Found

September 20, 2011, by

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 […]

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