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October 24, 2016 / 22 Tishri, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘Yom Kippur’

Conversations with Heroes – New Year: New Goals. You Can Do This! [audio]

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

The renewal of Rosh Hashanah has given way to the cleansing of Yom Kippur. Do you feel like a new person? What do you want to do differently this year? Entrepreneur and writer Andrea Simantov fleshes out the riddle as to whether we must be a superhero in order to do heroic things in life. Professional Organizer Nahva Follman checks in with amazing tips on how we can realistically achieve those New Year’s resolutions we took on.

Heather rounds out this week’s show by preparing for the next Jewish Holiday on the calendar: Succot! While many of us are building a succah, hanging electric lights below the succah’s thatched roof, and cooking up festive hot meals to be served in the confines of the succah, we must exercise caution always. Heather’s guest Chaya Malka Abramson shares a wealth of fire-prevention tips, and advice about how to heal from burns and other heat-related emergencies. This is info that’s good to know, that hopefully we will never need to implement!

Contact Info to reach Heather’s guests on this week’s show:

Andrea Simantov via email: andreasimantov@gmail.com

Nahva Follman through her website: Jerusalemmanagement.webs.com

Chaya Malka Abramson through her website: CMburnfoundation.com

DISCLAIMER: The information on the Chaya Malka Burn Foundation website is for educational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not intended to replace the advice or attention of a personal physician or other health care professional. The information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, and is only for educational purposes.

Conversations with Heroes 11Oct2016 – PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

Tamar Yonah Show – Are You Afraid of Yom Kippur? [audio]

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Yom Kippur is dreaded by many. It is a day of affliction. A day of fasting. A day with lots of standing in synagogue for prayers. YET, it is a day of love, where G-d forgives us for our sins if we are truly sorry and repentant. Hear Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi from DivineInformation.com talk about the holiday, a share a story related to Yom Kippur, that gives you goosebumps!

Tamar Yonah Show 10Oct2016 – PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

General Closure on Judea, Samaria, Gaza

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

The crossings into pre-1967 Israel from Judea, Samaria and Gaza were closed at one minute past midnight on Tuesday in accordance with standard Yom Kippur security procedures.

The general closure is carried out every year to ensure the security of the country, under orders from the Ministry of Defense, the IDF Chief of Staff, and the political echelon.

During the closure, only humanitarian cases, and medical emergencies are allowed through the crossings into pre-1967 Israel.

The closure is slated to end one minute before midnight on Wednesday night.

Hana Levi Julian

Public Pre-Yom Kippur ‘Kapparot’ Ceremonies Banned in 3 Israeli Cities

Monday, October 10th, 2016

The annual ritual of kapparot has been banned this year – at least in public places – in the cities of Petah Tikva, Rishon Lezion and in Tel Aviv.

The practice involves a pre-Yom Kippur ritual in which a chicken is swung gently over the head of the individual who recites a prayer of penitence, in which he offers the chicken in exchange for himself as expiation for his sins.

A hen is used for a woman or girl, a rooster for a man or boy. For a pregnant woman, both.

The chicken, which is purchased alive, is then donated to a charity organization which then ritually slaughters the bird in accordance with the kosher laws of the Torah, and distributes the meat to needy Jewish families.

“We will not allow slaughter or any other harm to befall animals in order to fulfill the kapparot ritual in open places or in the public arena,” the Tel Aviv municipality announced in a statement last week.

“As a city that champions animal rights, the municipality sees itself as obligated to prevent any harm to animals and to maintain their rights, for the same reason it has prohibited the use of animals in circuses.”

In Petah Tikva the municipality warned that performance of the kapparot ritual, even without slaughtering the chicken afterwards – as is customary in many places – requires the approval of the city’s veterinary service.

The issue of religious practice versus “animal rights” has long been a bitter dispute in the United States and Europe, but has gradually become an issue in Israel as well.

In some cases abroad, animal rights organizations use the opportunity to file full-blown lawsuits against Jewish groups who sponsor the annual religious ritual, which groups also use as a fundraiser to help create the annual fund from which they assist needy families.

Hana Levi Julian

Soul Talk – Yom Kippur: Fast Track To Forgiveness [audio]

Monday, October 10th, 2016

How does Teshuva work? I can regret and repent for what I have done wrong, but that doesn’t necessarily erase the consequences of my poor choices? In order to get the most out of the “Day of Atonement” it is important to have a proper understanding of what true Teshuva is and how to most effectively achieve it. Teshuva is a concept that should be a part of our whole year, but is especially important now within the time frame of the High Holidays and in particular, Yom Kippur. Join Rabbi David Aaron and Leora Mandel to get a better understanding of how to achieve true Teshuva…to properly repent and properly forgive. We welcome your questions and comments: Write to us at soultalk@israelnewstalkradio.com

Israel News Talk Radio


Monday, October 10th, 2016

Chareidi Jews in the neighborhood of Meah Shearim, in Jerusalem, perform the Kaparot ceremony on October 10, 2016 ahead of Yom Kippur.

The chickens are subsequently slaughtered and given out to the poor for food.

Money can also be used in place of a chicken.

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Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat seen praying for forgiveness (Selichot), at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem on October 8, 2016 prior to the upcoming Jewish Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur.

‘Selichot” the prayer for forgiveness, is a prayer usually recited before dawn in the lead-up to the Rosh Hashana (New Years) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) high holidays.

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