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There are many details and rituals connected to the various obligations of a Jew. Even when it comes to matters of the heart, such as prayer and repentance, there are many laws and requirements.
Jewish Holidays
Here’s your chance to rethink some things that “everyone knows” about the holy day.

Yom Kippur is described in many ways. One very poignant description is that it is “once in a year.”

You see, the human soul is also described in many ways, with five different names, each describing a deeper level of her being. The fifth, deepest level is called yechidah, which means “one and unique.” Yechidah is the...

Chabad.org Video
Are you home for Yom Kippur and unable to attend synagogue? You may wonder, what kind of Yom Kippur can it be by myself? Rabbi Ashkenazi shares a powerful story that gives new perspective for these...
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Contrary to what one may expect, Kol Nidre is neither flowery nor inspiring (at first blush).
Jewish News
Founded and led Ahavas Chesed for people with a wide range of medical needs
Mitzvahs & Traditions
I learned that if I needed life-saving dialysis, I would make time for it. And that is how I want to relate to you. Not like a chore. And not like a luxury. But like life-saving oxygen.
Jewish News
It follows shofar-blowing a day earlier at the Gantz home in Rosh HaAyin
Jewish News
“They offered me a home I never had,” says Susan Moss of Long Island
Mitzvahs & Traditions
Perhaps atheists and believers have more in common than they imagine.
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Printable Highlights From the Machzor in Hebrew and English (PDF)
Contemporary Voices
"G‑d, I am sorry," Yussie began. "I want to go inside to pray, but I haven't eaten anything for a day and a half, and I am afraid I will pass out and embarrass myself. So, please, G‑d, would you mind...
In honor of the anniversary of her passing: 6 Tishrei
Jewish News
Outdoor events with social distancing during pandemic exceed all expectations
Jewish Holidays
A parable by the famous Preacher of Dubno
We are "workers of the daytime": our task is not to not to battle darkness but to make light
– Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch (the "Tzemach Tzeddek," 1789-1866)
Rebecca Born (1677 BCE)
Birth of Rebecca (1677-1556 BCE), wife of Isaac, mother of Jacob and Esau, and one of the Four... Read More »
2nd Tablets; Day of Forgiveness (1313 BCE)
On the 10th of Tishrei of the year 2449 from creation, 82 days after the people of Israel betrayed... Read More »
Ezekiel's Vision of the Third Temple (410 BCE)
The prophet Ezekiel saw a vision in which he was transported to the Temple Mount, where an angel... Read More »
Start of Yom Kippur War (1973)
A coalition of Arab forces led by Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack against Israel in what... Read More »
Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year -- the day on which we are closest to G-d and to the... Read More »
A Yom Kippur anthology About Yom Kippur (from... Read More »
Yizkor, the remembrance prayer for departed parents, is recited today after the morning reading of... Read More »
The 10-day period beginning on Rosh Hashanah and ending on Yom Kippur is known as the "Ten Days of... Read More »
Once a month, as the moon waxes in the sky, we recite a special blessing called Kiddush Levanah... Read More »
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