“For the sin we committed before You by eating and drinking.” In the “Al Het” sin list we read multiple times over Yom Kippur, the appearance of a confession about eating and drinking seems odd; it feels prosaic and trivial next to unwarranted hatred or speaking ill of others. It takes physical strength to fast; […]
Solemn, Joyous, and Challenging – Torah Tidbits Audio for Yom Kippur
Minefields: Rambam’s Analysis of the Twenty?Four Spiritual Roadblocks that Preclude Teshuva. Presented by Rabbi Steven Weil. Download the source sheet
Teshuva – Becoming Yashar Again. A new shiur for Yom Kippur by Esther Wein.
Torah Tidbits Audio For Yom Kippur.
Presented by Rabbi Steven Weil. Recorded Live at The Orthodox Union World Headquarters, NY, NY on September 14, 2010.
The day before Yom Kippur is considered to be a quasi-festival day. Traditionally, “all who eat on the ninth are considered to have fasted on the ninth AND the tenth.” It is thus a mitzvah to eat and drink Erev Yom Kippur. This both gives us strength for the fast and substitutes for the usual […]
Is the ‘Day of ATONEMENT‘ a precise translation for YOM KIPPUR? The word ‘atonement’ implies amends for a certain wrongdoing. In this sense, the ‘Day of Atonement’ implies expiation for transgressions which may have been committed over the course of the previous year. However, in Chumash we find numerous instances in which the word “kippurim” […]