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Yom Kippur

Long Time No SEE!!!

What makes Yom Kippur unique is that we get to see so many people for the first time since last Yom Kippur. People who never bothered coming to Synagogue throughout the year decide to show up on...

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The Wedding of Yom Kippur

By Yedidya Hirschhorn This motzei Shabbos, communities around the world begin reciting selichos (prayers composed of poems designed to arouse feelings of repentance and Divine compassion) the most...

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Maintaining our Holiness

By Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser  Ne'ilah marks the concluding prayer of Yom Kippur. In the Shemoneh Esrei of Ne'ilah, we entreat G-d, Seal us in the Book of Life," replacing the version...

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The Power of Forgiving

By Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser    Our sages teach us that at this time of year it is especially important to forgive others and to ask others to forgive us. A forgiving nature earns the...

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The Torah Way to go to Sleep

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss When preparing ourselves for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, many people concentrate upon character refinement. They might work hard to improve their anger control, they...

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My Yom Kippur Resolution

By Slovie Jungreis-Wolff    My daughter’s wedding pictures have been piled neatly in their original boxes gathering dust. This may sound quite unremarkable to you except for the...

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Yom Kippur - To the “Seat of Mercy”

By Rabbi Label Lam  Here's a true story worth repeating. It reminds us that Teshuva, what the world calls repentance, is not just a verb. It's a destination! It's also a...

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Teaching Kids about the High Holidays

Practical ways to transmit the beauty of our heritage. By Slovie Jungreis-Wolff “I’m Jewish too, you know.” These were the opening words of the passenger sitting next to...

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Yom Kippur- “RABBI’S MUSINGS (& AMUSINGS)”

By Rabbi Dani Staum   I remember it well. I was learning in Yeshiva Toras Moshe in Yerushalayim. It was a three day Yom Tov just like this year - Rosh Hashana Thursday and Friday,...

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My Yom Kippur Resolution

By Slovie Wolff     My daughter’s wedding pictures have been piled neatly in their original boxes gathering dust. This may sound quite unremarkable to you except for the fact that,...

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Yom Kippur-“A Second Chance”

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb   Imagine a very important project in which you were once involved. It could have been at work, in school, or in your personal life. You gave it your all. You used...

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Yom Kippur- Teshuvah Is Easy; Change Is Difficult

By Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier “And Aharon and all of Bnei Yisrael saw Moshe, his face illuminated, and they feared approaching him.” — Shemos 34:30 The Sin of the Golden Calf...

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Yom Kippur Halachot

By Halacha Hotline    Advice For Fasting   Many people suffer symptoms of caffeine withdrawal on fast days. On regular fast days, these symptoms can be avoided by swallowing a...

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Regret, not Guilt, Leads to Teshuva

By Rabbi Shmuel Gluck   This article was written as an e-mail response to someone who was revisiting mistakes made many years earlier. He wanted to do what was...

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Some Relevant Halachos for Yom Kippur (and Sukkah Building) 5715/2015

With Permission to reprint From The Halacha Hotline - Beis Hora'ah, under HaRav Binyomin Forst Fasting Many people suffer symptoms of caffeine withdrawal on fast...

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A Yom Kippur Thought

By Rabbi Shmuel Gluck   There's a strong emphasis on "feelings" during Yom Kippur, as people are hoping to emotionally connect with Hashem through Tefillah. Emotion is very...

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A Blast from the Past

By Rabbi Label Lam    (HASHEM) Remembers the forgotten with judgment… (Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur Liturgy) Where is there to hide?! If everything is remembered by G-d then...

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ON THE MARK

By Rabbi Dani Staum The Dubner Maggid[1] was legendary for his uncanny ability to answer virtually any question with an engaging and apropos parable The Vilna Gaon[2] once asked the Maggid the...

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Yom Kippur - Rabbi's Musings & Amusings

It seems that, aside for the wave of penitent emotions, the High Holy Days also arouse a certain level of nostalgia. I mentioned last week that during my formative years, my family lived on the...

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