On Thursday, October 9th, when the sun sets and the first stars appear in the sky, Yom Kippur 2008/5769 will end. After fasting for over 24 hours and spending a day in prayer and contemplation, asking for forgiveness, it’s time to gather with family and friends to celebrate our hopes for a good new year. […]
As it turns out, even the Satan gets a day off. For 364 days of the year, he’s on our case, tempting us everywhere we go, trying to confuse us into a sin so that he can accuse us before the Heavenly Tribunal…A look at Yom Kippur with Rabbi Pinchas Winston, host of OU Radio […]
What are you sorry for? Viduy is not only to confess one’s sins, it also includes expressing the greatness of God & thanking him for all He has given us despite our unworthiness. Third in a series on repentance by Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein, host of Water-Cooler Questions on OURadio.org. Email questions to email@example.com. For part 1 […]
There’s an old joke in the Jewish community: The High Holidays are always either early or late; they’re never on time! Well, this year they’re late (Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on September 29th). But aside from that, this year Shabbat begins one day after Yom Kippur ends (the evening on October 10th). Sukkot, of […]
Kinus Teshuva: Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld speaking at Congregation Shaaray Tefila in Lawrence, NY on Sunday, September 16, 2007. A discussion of the 4th chapter in the Rambam’s Hilchot Teshuva (laws of repentance) in which he discusses the 24 roadblocks to attaining teshuva.
The ongoing taint and tikkun of the selling of Yosef and the Golden Calf. On Yom Kippur God ensures that negative actions and behaviors from the past year are as if they never happened – on both personal & national levels.
Shabbat Shabbaton – Thoughts on Shabbos & Yom Kippur. Yom kippur is referred to as Shabbat Shabbaton, a double Shabbat. What about Yom Kippur makes it a “double Shabbos”? How does this manifest itself?