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Dedicated by Moris and Lillian Tabacinic · In loving memory of Menachem Mendel and Shaindel Tabacinic
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.
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...
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...

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...

Jewish Holidays
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
Jewish News
Outdoor events with social distancing during pandemic exceed all expectations
Jewish Holidays
A parable by the famous Preacher of Dubno
Mitzvahs & Traditions
Perhaps atheists and believers have more in common than they imagine.
In honor of the anniversary of her passing: 6 Tishrei
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
From the time that G-d said to our father Abraham, "Go from your land..." and "Abraham went on, journeying southward", began the process of "birurim" -- of extracting the sparks of holiness that are scattered throughout the universe and buried within the material existence... By the decree of Divine providence, a person wanders about in his travels to those places where the sparks that are to be extracted by him await their redemption...
– Rabbi Sholom DovBer of Lubavitch (1860-1920)
Temple Dedicated (826 BCE)
The 14-day dedication festivities, celebrating the completion of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem built... Read More »
Passing of R. Baruch (1791)
Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Baruch, father of the founder of Chabad, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of... Read More »
Massacres at Babi Yar (1941)
On 29–30 September (8–9 Tishrei), 1941, German forces aided by Ukrainian collaborators massacred over... Read More »
The Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is called Shabbat Shuvah, "Shabbat of Return." The... Read More »
The 10-day period beginning on Rosh Hashanah and ending on Yom Kippur is known as the "Ten Days of... Read More »
In certain communities, it is customary to perform the Tashlich ceremony today (if the day doesn't... Read More »
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