Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur: The Day of Non-Judgement

Yom Kippur: The Day of Non-Judgement Rabbi Shay Nave is the director of OTS’s The Monique & Mordecai Katz Yachad Program for Jewish Identity On Yom Kippur in Israel, the roads are quite empty and most people fast. The Israeli

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A Gate of Intentions for the High Holy Days

A Gate of Intentions for the High Holy Days Rabbi Sarel Rosenblatt is the Rosh Kollel of the Straus Kollel at the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary  We are now in the midst of the days of teshuva and

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DOWNLOAD: Halakhically Condensed Machzor
for Yom Kippur

One of the many challenges that the Jewish community faces as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic involves balancing the Biblical mandate of “v’nishmartem me’od l’nafshoteichem” – safeguarding our health – with fulfilling the halakhic requirements relating to the tefilot

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Haazinu 5782

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Haazinu (Deuteronomy 32:1-32:52) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – The very joyous and ritually rich festival of Sukkot comes at the heels of Yom Kippur, the Day of Forgiveness and Purity. Now that, hopefully, we have

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Vows and Yom Kippur

Vows and Yom Kippur Avi Ganz is the director of the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Program for Men On the Eve of Yom Kippur or, what we often call “Kol Nidrei Night,” men, women, and children across denominational, cultural,

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Andi and Rabbi Nir Koren

The Emotional Pull of the Shofar

The Emotional Pull of the Shofar Rabbi Nir and Andy Koren are shlichim of the Straus-Amiel Emissary Training Institute serving as Rabbi and Rebbetzin of the Jewish community in Quito, Ecuador At the climax of Yom Kippur, right after the solemn Tekia

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Yamim Noraim 5782

As we embark on the spiritual journey toward Yom Kippur, our staff and global emissaries  share a daily dose of Torah along with a glimpse into their own personal journeys…  Click to read today’s! Click here to download our specially-condensed,

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

“Shabbat Shalom” – Sukkot 5781

Shabbat Shalom: Sukkot By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –   One of the most picturesque and creative festivals of the year is the Festival of Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles) – when the entire family is involved in building and

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