Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur Reading
What Is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement?
For nearly 26 hours Jews everywhere “afflict their souls” and spend the day in synagogue, praying for forgiveness.
“You Will Return to the Lord, Your G-d” - The Commandment of Teshuvah

The Commandment of teshuvah. What exactly is the obligation? Is there an obligation? A deep dive into this unique commandment.
Five Steps to a Higher Teshuvah

Here are five simple principles embodied by five verses from the Torah, each beginning with another letter of the word teshuvah, “return” or “repentance.”
Reb Zusha and the Tormenters

“And what are you going to claim on Judgement Day, eh, Zusha? Your soul will know no peace when that time comes!”
18 Uplifting Contemplations for Yom Kippur

Sit still and contemplate this day. Perhaps it is not what they tell you it is.
Your Questions
Why Did Jonah Run Away?

Jonah wasn’t some average Joe who decided to go his own way and not to listen to G-d. Why then did he disobey?
15 Life-Lessons From King David

David had a tumultous, yet ultimately triumphant life. He was the progenitor of a royal dynasty chosen by G‑d, but he suffered mightily from strife, especially at the hand of those closest to him.
Commemorating the Rebbe's Mother
The Rebbe Shares Memories of His Parents

How Valuable Is It To Live As If Every Day Were Your Last?

Instead of pretending that today were the last day of your life, what if you were to realize, instead, that it’s the first day of the rest of your life?
Jewish News
5778: The Year in Review

When I Want to Run Away From My Problems ...

Some problems can be fixed, and some problems can’t. Some problems have solutions, and some don’t. It’s not the problem that’s the problem. It’s how I look at and deal with the problem. It’s understanding that the difficulty is from G‑d,and it therefore has a purpose that’s sometimes beyond my comprehension, but somehow there to make me grow.
Begging for Honey Cake

Growing up, Erev Yom Kippur was a busy day. As the day wore on and the rush began, there were two very important things to do—and they were done every single year, no matter what.
A fundamental principle of Chabad philosophy is that the mind - which by its innate nature1 rules over the heart - should subordinate the heart to G-d's service by utilizing the intellectualization, comprehension and profound contemplation of the greatness of the Creator
— Hayom Yom, Kislev 16