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Boundless Boundaries

Boundless Boundaries are the point of the imperfect structures we build as our Sukkot. The Sukkah is intended to provide the security we need to soar.

The Parsha Experiment – Ha’azinu-V’Zot Habracha: The Inspiring Conclusion To The Torah – Part...

In this week's video, we close the entire Torah, and we ask ourselves, what lessons can we learn today? How can we be inspired by the Torah's messages, and fulfill our destiny as a people?

Yom Kippur: Guide for the Perplexed

Yom Kippur’s focus on forgiveness highlights humility, fallibility, soul-searching faith, compassion, thoughtfulness, being considerate, accepting responsibility and magnanimity.

A Timeless Message

Recollections of Yom Kippurs past from the late Rebbetzin Jungreis (ZT"L).

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem -Teshuva Through Prayer

The first step in repentance is to say to Hashem that until now we lived as if we were not in front of You, but now we have come back.

To Renew Our Days

The last two commands of the Torah, mentioned in this week's parsha-Hakhel and the command to write, or at take part in writing, a Sefer Torah-are about renewal, first collective, then individual.

The Laws of Yom Kippur 5777

Preparing for Yom Kippur, Erev Yom Kippur, Halachot of the Fast, Those who are exempt from fasting, Yom Kippur, End of the Fast

The Song of Creation

Moses teaches his final commandment, "Write this song for yourselves." Moses wants each of us to write a Torah, not as a book of laws or teachings, but as a song.

Gazalnu – We Stole

Mr. Krumbein firmly accepted upon himself to return to those he knew he had cheated and also to donate to the local shul and community center.

Ordered Back To Life

He quietly related to the avreich how during the time he was without pulse or heartbeat he had ascended to the Heavens and was met by his deceased relatives.

Inspiration: Major Component of Emunah

Sometimes we are inspired by the simple sweet kindness and patience of a total stranger.

Yonah – Getting The Message

Rashi makes a critical observation: When Yonah was thrown overboard the pasuk says he was swallowed by a male fish. Yet when he davened to Hashem, the pasuk says a female fish spit him out.

Q & A: HaGomel And Air Travel (Part XII)

Question: I am very appreciative and, if I might add, flattered that you answer and publish many of my questions. Due to your superior knowledge, I am always confident when I send in a question that I will receive a proper response. I wonder if you could address whether one should say Birkat HaGomel after flying even though flying is statistically safer than driving. Also, do women say HaGomel as well or only men? Menachem

Daf Yomi

‘Stop, Thief!’ ‘Are Identifying Marks Biblical Or Rabbinic?’ (Bava Metzia 18b)

Redeeming Relevance: Moving On and the Sins of Omission

As we approach Yom Kippur, it is time for us to think creatively, the willingness to chart a new path, about what we can do better.

A Practical Approach to the Ten Days of Repentance

We are humans. We have failings. We make mistakes. It is how Hashem created us. But, we have also been given a wonderful gift: Teshuva/repentance.

What is There in a Sound That Words Cannot Express — and Why Do...

What is there in the sound of the shofar that words can't express? The blowing of the shofar proves we can surpass ourselves. By our own voice we cannot produce this penetrating terrifying resonance

Jewish Practice In The U.S. Military (V)

Goldman's fight against the entire military establishment was stressful yet, oddly, exhilarating. He felt the Almighty was tapping him on the shoulder, whispering, “I want you to pull this off for Me”

Rosh Hashanah Guide for the Perplexed 2016

On Rosh Hashanah, one is expected to plan a spiritual and behavioral road map for the entire year. So when one hears the shofar blow,the trip begins

Calling All Souls: The Eloquent Shofar

In every generation, the shofar blow is not like other sounds. Those sounds we listen to with our ears, but to the shofar we listen with our souls. ALL Jews always thirst for this cry of longing.

Shabbos Mevorchim Tishrei

Rosh Hashanah on the first of Tishrei comes to assure us that we needn’t despair, for Hashem, our Heavenly Father, is eager to accept our teshuvah and wipe our slate clean.

Parshat Nitzavim

One thing a person can do to ensure that he repents quickly after he sins is to think ahead.

Magic In Jerusalem

Whatever the town or city or world capital our people temporarily call home, a Jew rediscovers himself in Jerusalem.

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