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The nature of repentance and Yom Kippur, and the relationship between Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Simchat Torah

Days of Awe: When Sin Becomes a Virtue

Days of Awe: When Sin Becomes a Virtue

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The nature of repentance and Yom Kippur, and the relationship between Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Simchat Torah
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Cherie Usa October 4, 2014

Such a very good lesson. Thank you so much for helping me understand these things.
Shalom Reply

Anonymous U.S.A. September 14, 2013

I have lived a sinful life and am turning to G-d and the Torah for guidance on living the remainder of my life to please Him. Thank you so much for your enlightening and uplifting guidance. Reply

Anonymous conroe, Tx September 28, 2009

Teaching Just wanted you to know, God has used your voice to speak to me. I heard Him. Reply

Kenneth Kahn New Orleans, USA December 2, 2008

Very enlightening Meant a lot to me in explaining the essence of Sukkot and Rosh Hashanah. Reply

Crystal Indiana October 8, 2008

Wonderful My fear and anxiety have been turned to tears of gratitude for G-d's mercy. Reply

Rivkah September 21, 2007

Shana tova! I can tell from the above comment that you are having a positive influence in many lives. I have always loved Yom Kippur, but I have know many persons who are afraid of it. Thank you for your wonderful words about Yom Kippur. Reply

Michal Evenari Tittling, Germany July 7, 2006

My fright is gone Dear Rabbi Friedman,
I was so frightened of Rosh Hashana and Jom Kippur. I thought, G-d, who loves me a whole year, turns on these days into my enemy, wants to punish me, perhaps kill me during the coming year. (Of course I would have deserved it. I kept all m y doubts and my thoughts to me. They were mine, exactly as you explained.I even was rebellious about many things.)
You changed everything in your explanations. I listended to them several times. We say in German: Es ist zu schoen, um wahr zu sein!
It (nearly) is too beautiful to be true.
This year I am looking forward to the High Holidays. I w a n t to have a deeper relationship with Hashem, I want to love Him more. And you explained, that it is possible!!!
Thank you so much! Reply

Anonymous Amsterdam, Netherlands October 1, 2005

Shana Tova and Thank You Dear Rabbi Friedman,

Thank you very much for your enlightening lecture.

Shana Tova
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