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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Halachic Times (Zmanim)
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Jewish History

Passing of the great Chassidic leader and advocate for the Jewish people, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev (1740-1809). Rabbi Levi Yitzchak was a close disciple of the second leader of the Chassidic movement, Rabbi DovBer, the Maggid of Mezritch. He is best known for his love for every Jew and his impassioned words of advocacy on their behalf before the Almighty.

Link: Kol Nidrei; more on R. Levi Yitzchak

Tishrei 25th is the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Moshe Sofer of Pressburg (1762-1839), known as "Chatam Sofer" after his work of Rabbinic responsa. Rabbi Moshe was an outstanding Halachic authority and community leader, and was at the forefront of the battle to preserve the integrity of traditional Judaism in the face of the various "reformist" movements of his time.

Daily Thought

Doing things right just makes a lot of sense. Like following the script of life.

Messing up just sort of happens. Like dropping the script of life.

But the most wondrous thing in any human life is when someone messes up real bad, gets trapped in the wreckage, and then turns around and creates a great life out of the one he’s broken.

Even the Creator of Life Himself smiles in wonder.

Because that wasn’t in the script. It’s even better.

Bayom Hashmini 5740