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Jewish Holidays

Yom Kippur 5772: Torah Tidbits Audio

October 6, 2011, by

Solemn, Joyous, and Challenging – Torah Tidbits Audio for Yom Kippur. On Yom Kippur Moshe came down with the luchot & God forgave the Jews for the golden calf. This made the time prime for repentance & introspection.

Getting the Most Out of Yom Kippur

October 4, 2011, by

On Yom Kippur God comes down & says: “I am acceptable, Meet Me halfway”. 3 reasons why it is so hard to meet God halfway & how we can take advantage of this.

Haftorahman: Shabbat Shuva

October 1, 2011, by

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 fun and enlightening experience each and every week.

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 […]

Yom Kippur 5771: Torah Tidbits Audio

September 16, 2010, by

Phil Chernofsky presents Torah Tidbits audio for Yom Kippur 5771 with a discussion of the basic laws of Yom Kippur including the 5 restrictions, Kol Nidrei, and the section of Mussaf where we recount the special avodah – temple service – performed on Yom Kippur

Laws and Customs of Erev Yom Kippur

September 14, 2010, by

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 […]

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