אבינו מלכנו, החזירנו בתשובה שלמה לפניך Our Father, our King, return us to You in perfect repentance. ***** Avinu Malkeinu is one of our most prominent and most passionately and powerfully recited tefilos in these days of Aseres Y’mei T’shuvah. In fact, the same is true during the very last moments of N’ilah, which is […]
Rav Achai Gaon and Rebbi Akiva died on Yom Kippur. Why does Yom Kippur conclude with “ה’ הוא האלוקים”? Why does the parsha of Yom Kippur say what to do and then the date, it should be the reverse! Yom Kippur comes from a different realm. Download the mekorot here Shiur provided courtesy of Torah Anytime
How is annulment of vows (Kol Nidrei) connected to the essence of Yom Kippur? The Avodah of Aseres Yemei Teshuva and Yom Kippur in general and in a leap year in particular. Dedicated to the Refuah shleima of Shulamis bas Sara Sosha
Teshuva necessarily involves learning what is right and what is wrong. Which comes first – stopping the sin or regret? Why is there a need to verbalize our confession? The two aspects of sin – the act of rebellion and the damage it causes. If you intended to sin but lucked out and you didn’t […]
Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein Among the sins that we ask Hashem for forgiveness on Yom Kippur are “the sins that we committed before You bli daat/without knowledge.” While Artscroll interprets these sins to be the result of self – imposed ignorance, Rabbi Meislish notes these sins are the result of ignorance, […]
The Zohar says that Yom HaKippurim is like Purim. How are these two seemingly polar opposite days similar? Mar berei D’Ravina fasted all year except for 3 days, Erev Yom Kippur, Purim, and Shavuot. What’s the common denominator? Download the mekorot here Shiur provided courtesy of Torah Anytime
The Rambam says (Hilchos Teshuva 6:1-2) that some sins bring about a judgement of punishment that will pertain to the person’s body or his possessions, or his young children, some sins bring about a judgement of punishment that will take place only in the next world, and there are some sins that bring about a […]
The highways in Israel on Yom Kippur: some focus on the fact that the highways are nearly empty, some focus on the lone bikers.
What is the energy of Yom Kippur? How do the hallmark special halachos of Yom Kippur help understand the nature of the day? What is the meaning of the Seir Hamishtaleach a seemingly idolatry-like procedure?