Yom Kippur

Two Facets of Our Relationship with God Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander The primary mitzva of Rosh Hashana is the blowing of the shofar. Jewish law tells us that there are two sets of blasts: one, known as t’kiot d’meyushav, are the sitting blasts which are blown before or, in some traditions, during the silent amida. …

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Yom Kippur 5778 Rabbi David Stav  If you were to peruse the streets of Israel on the evening of Yom Kippur, you couldn’t help but notice the unique atmosphere, as a blanket of majestic beauty settles on the physical world around you. As the services conclude in synagogues, thousands of people, many of them dressed or …

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Shabbat Shalom: Yom Kippur Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “…for this reason I hastened to flee to Tarshish, for I know that You are a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger, with much kindness, and relenting of evil” [Jonah 4:2]. One of the highlights of the Yom Kippur experience is the reading of …

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“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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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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