From a Minyan to a Tzibbur – The Need for Complaints YU Torah – Sukkot to Go Yom Kippur (in Israel) 64% fast 36% pray
By Jak One of the strangest things that hit me this year leading up to Yom Kippur, was that this was only the 3rd Yom Kippur where I would be defined as “shomer shabbat”. Only 2 years ago I started? It seems like forever that I’ve been “frum.” It’s amazing how in such a short [...]
Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato (Ramchal) From Derech Hashem. The significance of Yom Kippur is that God set aside one day for Israel, when their repentance is readily accepted and their aveiros (sins) can easily be erased. Kapora actually erases aveiros, which is way beyond waht Selicha (forgiveness) and Mechila (pardon) acommplish. Yom Kippur is the [...]
Baalei Teshuva and Aliyah Forgiving “The Shul” on Yom Kippur The Best Parsha Roundup on the Internet
Do you remember your first Yom Kippur as an observant Jew? How has the experienced changed over the years? Has the fast gotten easier? Has the daven gotten easier? In what ways do you have a greater appreciation of the day? What advice would you give to someone who says they can’t relate to such [...]
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Seven Things To Be Forgiving of in Shul this Rosh Hashana Rosh Hoshana to Go including Strategies for a Transformative Teshuva. Chicago White Sox adjust schedule to Accommodate Yom Kippur.
10Q is a website that asks and provides a space to answer Ten Questions from Rosh Hoshana to Yom Kippur. Here are there questions from a few years back. • What’s a significant experience that has affected you over the past year? • What is something you would have done differently over the past year? [...]
The following article appeared in the Letters to the Editor section of the Summer Issue of the Klal Perspectives Journal. If you would like to contact the author directly, his email is firstname.lastname@example.org. by Yitzchak Talansky Rabbi Moshe Weinberger’s article, ”Just One Thing is Missing: The Soul,” must strike a chord in anyone concerned with [...]
1. Explain to your children how Hashem actively seeks ways to forgive, and will forgive them – even if the best they can do is want to do teshuva. 2. Remind them that Yiddishkeit is not all-or-nothing – that their aveiros do not invalidate their mitzvos or diminish Hashem’s love. 3. Model the virtue of [...]
The Shul on Shabbos – Weekday Beis Medrash Solution Baal Teshuva – Nobody Understands Me Rabbi Akiva’s Parenting Tip
In the BT parenting recipe post the author wrote: Very little interest in grades at school – middos are all that matter to me on their reports. To which Ron Coleman commented: I cannot comprehend how one can teach children “middos” while teaching them that grades — which for most people are the best evaluations [...]
Dear Rabbi and Morah, Hi and thank you for taking on the challenge of teaching my child this year. I am entrusting you with a precious gift that Hashem gave given my family and I know that you will do your best to help my child grow and reach his/her potential. I know that your [...]
As a person enters the Yommim Noraim there are two, possible paths and feelings that they may experience: Path #1: The teshuvah process starts with our supplications during Slichos the week before Rosh Hashannah with prayers such as “To us Hashem is shame-facedness; unto You is Tzedukah”. The days of Slichos pass with deep introspection [...]