Yom Kippur

“Using the Power of Shaming for Good”

Using the Power of Shaming for Good by Osnat Sharon 9/11/2015 The term “shaming” is integral to the vocabulary of the Facebook and Twitter generation. In this age of smartphones, the Town Square has been replaced by a virtual space in which one’s individual influence is, at all times, a finger click away. Following mostly …

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“The Gates of Tears are Never Locked”

The Gates of Tears are Never Locked Between Mechila and Shtar Mechila by Osnat Sharon 21/9/2015 Moses Maimonides in Hilkhot Teshuvah (The Laws of Repentance) Chapter 2 writes that repentance and Yom Kippur can only atone for the sins between man and God but as to the sins between man and man—“someone who injures a …

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Eating on the Day Before Yom Kippur

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Eating on the Day Before Yom Kippur R. Ḥiyya bar R. Difti taught: It says, “And you shall afflict yourselves on the ninth” . Now on the ninth do we fast? Do we not fast on the tenth? Rather, this is to tell you that anyone who eats and drinks on the ninth, the Scriptures …

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“For the Sins We Have Committed”

“For the Sins We Have Committed” by Osnat Sharon 30/9/2014 The days between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are days of introspection and convergence. They mark the beginning of autumn, with its cool winds, accompanied by solemnness and gloomy thoughts. From time to time I meet friends on the street or at the synagogue who say …

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Yom Kippur 5775 — Rabbi Riskin (text)

Shabbat Shalom: Yom Kippur 5775 This week’s column has been dedicated in memory of Simon and Rachel Nunberg; Sam and Sara Citron Efrat, Israel – The climax of Yom Kippurim is its closing Ne’ilah prayer when the sun is beginning to set, when the day is beginning to wane and when we are nearing our last …

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Yom Kippur 5774 – Rabbi Riskin (text)

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Shabbat Shalom: Yom Kippur Efrat, Israel – “And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel: ‘Be strong and of good courage; for thou shalt go with this people into the land which the Lord has sworn to their fathers to give them; and you shall cause them to …

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Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein – Are the High Holidays happy days or solemn ones?

Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein

 

Are the High Holidays happy days or solemn ones?

 

 

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