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Parshah (Weekly Torah)
There will always be people in our lives who meander from the straight and narrow. How can we set them straight?

On such a holy, beautiful day, why do we recite a list of sins again and again?

Because one day of the year is not enough. We wish our souls to be united with her Beloved every day of the year.

So we read out loud through this list, and one by one, through G-d’s great kindness and love for us, the stains on the...
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– Exodus 16:4
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