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10 Days of Teshuvah Video

Watch thought-provoking lectures as well as videos of the Rebbe from time of year.

Days of Awe, Days of Joy
6 Tishrei, 5733 · September 14, 1972
The first ten days of the year, beginning with Rosh Hashanah and ending with Yom Kippur, are called "the Ten Days of Repentance." But the commentaries liken the seven days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to Chol Hamoed - as if they were intermediate days of a joyous Festival. How can these days of awe be joyful days at the same time?
Find and Seek
Video | 8:34
Find and Seek
Regarding the Ten Days of Repentance between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Isaiah the Prophet states: “Seek G-d when He is found, call to Him when He is near.”
Ten-Day Journey
Video | 7:15
Ten-Day Journey
The prophet Isaiah declares: “Seek G‑d when He can be found, call to Him when He is near.” The Talmud explains: “This refers to the Ten Days of Repentance between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.”
Repentance with Joy
“Seek G-d when he is found, call Him when He is near.” Our sages teach that this verse refers to the Ten Days Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, when our repentance is especially effective and accepted immediately by G-d.
Doing Teshuvah
Video | 33:29
Doing Teshuvah
The High Holidays: Lesson 3
Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the ten days in between are a time of "teshuvah" (returning to G-d.) Third in a 3-part series about the High Holidays.
When G-d is Close
Video | 1:27
When G-d is Close
“The Talmud explains that one must seek G-d all year round, but during the Ten Days of Repentance, the merit of one single individual is amplified. G-d only asks him to ‘seek’ and to ‘call’ Him, and He will surely grant one’s requests.”
Strength in Numbers
The Ten Days of Repentance
During the days between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, known as the ten days of repentance, every individual has the power of a minyan, a quorum of ten: That which at any other time of year requires the combined effort of ten, can be achieved by the individual during these ten days.
6 Tishrei Farbrengen with the Rebbe
A 1981 feed of a gathering in honor of Rebbetzin Chana's yahrtzeit
Footage from the Rebbe’s 1981 gathering (Tishrei 6, 5742) commemorating the yahrtzeit (anniversary of passing) of Rebbetzen Chana Schneerson, the Rebbe’s mother.
Three Mistranslations
A 90 second insight on the High Holidays period
Three easy steps to be a better Jew on the High Holidays.
Five Levels of Teshuvah
Understanding the mitzvah of teshuvah, more than just repentance, rather returning to G-d, explained on five levels.
Words that Conquer the Heart
Video | 21:53
Words that Conquer the Heart
Meditation for the Fast of Gedaliah
The day after Rosh Hashanah is a public fast day commemorating the assassination of Gedaliah ben Achikam, who was governor of the Land of Israel for a short period following the destruction of the First Temple. This day is also an especially propitious time for returning to G-d in teshuvah.
Ten Days of Teshuva and Erev Yom Kippur
Contemporary Halachah and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
A Cry from the Depths!
Studying Tehillim: Chapter 130 (Shir Hamaalot Mimaamakim)
This class studies the popular psalm 130 of Shir L’Maalot Mimaamakim. The opening verses reveal powerful messages about prayers emanating from the depths of despair. The Psalmist raises our spirits with optimistic hope—showing us how to rise from sorrow on the wings of heartfelt supplication. On a more profound level, it addresses our deepest rhythms of organic spirituality, setting our inner child free in faith, feeling and sincerity. This all becomes most meaningful and relevant during the Days of Awe initiating the New Year.
Ten Days of Repentance
Learning from the Rebbe: Episode 25
What is the purpose of the Ten Days of Repentance? Is it a time of solemn introspection or a time of rejoicing? Guest Expert: Rabbi Manis Friedman. (From “Messages”—Season 4, Episode 25)
Teshuvah With Joy
Video | 1:17
Teshuvah With Joy
Full Presidential Pardon
Studying Tehillim: Chapter 130, Part 2 (Shir Hamaalot Mimaamakim)
Psalm 130 dramatically opens with powerful messages about prayers emanating from the depths. This class begins with further analysis of its euphemistic meaning. This segues into a plea: may our sins not be preserved, and may we receive pardon from Almighty G-d alone. A wide range of both exoteric and esoteric teachings are interwoven providing profound understanding of this timeless prayerful poetry. We conclude with special emphasis on why it's recited annually during the Days of Awe from Rosh Hashanah continuing through till climaxing on Yom Kippur.
The Audacity of Jewish Hope
Studying Tehillim: Chapter 130, Part 3 (Shir Hamaalot Mimaamakim)
In this final offering we focus on the uniquely Jewish trait of placing our hope in Hashem, and being faithfully confident in His deliverance. Our trust and continuous yearning for G-d has sustained our people for nearly two millennia of the disappointing darkness of Galut. The Royal Psalmist declares that he never loses hope, and is in a constant state of anticipation for the dawn of redemption and a new world order of true peace. Soothing our deepest fears, King David prophetically assures us that after our long suffering Exile, G-d will not judge us harshly to the rigid letter of the law, for He is the ultimate Dispenser of Mercy and yearns to redeem His children.
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