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High Holiday Audio Classes

24 Hours Alone with Your Soul
Yom Kippur is classically associated with repentance and becoming a new person. What people often miss is that Yom Kippur is not a day to reinvent yourself, it is a time to discover yourself.
Al Chet: Confession of Sins
The Al Chet prayer, confession of sins, is said numerous times in the course of the Yom Kippur services: examine the individual confessions enumerated in the text.
Are You Blowing It on Rosh Hashanah?
Top Ten Reasons for Blowing the Shofar
A deeper look at the many reasons enumerated in the teachings of the Sages for shofar, and the underlying theme it conveys.
Are You Blowing It on Rosh Hashana? (Part 2)
The Shofar Blowing Service
This class endeavors to uncover the reasons behind the order of the shofar sounding specifically in the middle of the Rosh Hashana prayer service.
Crowning G-d as King
The meaning of Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah is not just the start of a new calendar year; it is the renewal of G‑d’s interest in our world that comes as a result of our accepting Him as King.
Days of Awe - Part 1
Part 1 of 3
Holiness in time and space; an introduction to the festival of Rosh Hashanah
Days of Awe - Part 2
Part 2 of 3
The nature of repentance and Yom Kippur, and the relationship between Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Simchat Torah
Days of Awe - Part 3
Part 3 of 3
The experience of joy and the meaning of Sukkot and Simchat Torah: Understanding how they follow naturally after Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Days of Guilt or Days of Love?
Preparing Ourselves Spiritually for the High Holidays
We are all familiar with the themes of regret, repentance and confession associated with this time of year, yet there’s a more integral element we must first embrace if we want these days to truly be meaningful. (Filmed at Aventura Chabad in Miami, Florida in 2015)
Divine Surges
The Talmud teaches that G-d says to us on Rosh Hashanah: say before me themes of sovereignty and remembrances in order to make me king over you; and how, through shofar. What’s the meaning of this cryptic passage?
Divine Whispers
The story of the great prophetess Chana is read as part of the Rosh Hashanah services. Many of the laws of prayer are derived from Chana’s conduct. But moreover, Chana also reveals the inner essence of prayer.
Five Steps to A New You
The Five Step Program to Teshuvah
G-d for King
Audio | 52:59
G‑d for King
Does the Creator Need Us?
G‑d is on the campaign trail to be crowned as King of the Universe again this year, and He wants your vote.
Halachah: Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur
This is a class to women discussing the halachot for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Halachah: Yom Kippur
Halachah: Yom Kippur
High Holiday Essentials - Rosh Hashana
The Shofar - The long and short of it
How can the shofar be your personal wake up call? Are Apples and Honey a prescription for a sweet New Year? And will “Visiting the Pond” help you land newfound wisdom?
High Holiday Essentials - Yom Kippur
The Laws of Yom Kippur
The five prohibitions on Yom Kippur, the way we dress and many other customs of Yom Kippur.
How to Confuse the Satan
Rosh Hashanah is the grand day of Judgement. Each year we engage in a series of activities to “confuse” the Satan and stymie his prosecutorial attacks on high. But, after all these years, hasn’t he caught on?
How to Cure the High Holiday Hangover
The right way to approach the Yom Kippur high.
On Yom Kippur we can experience a spiritual high and transcendent inspiration, but how do we avoid the disappointing crash that may follow this extraordinary high? What can we do to keep the inspiration going for the rest of the year?
How to Re-brand Yourself
A Pre-High Holidays lecture
Five key steps to Teshuvah – how to re-invent yourself – in 21st Century language.
How to Unlock Blessing for the New Year
Rosh Hashanah’s Silent Message
On Rosh Hashanah, G-d decides everything that's going to happen to everyone for the next year. If there was ever a time to get your requests for blessings in, this would be it. But, how?
How to Use Prayer as a Meditative Tool
Somewhere along the way we seem to have lost the art of meditative prayer. Chassidic philosophy offers a comprehensive approach to rekindling the meditative experience within prayer. Rabbi Shishler offers a glimpse into the spiritual journey called prayer.
Kabbalah & the High Holidays
The Kabbalah’s view on the High Holiday period and the build up there-to during the month of Elul.
Kabbalah on the Shofar
Audio | 1:02:00
Kabbalah on the Shofar
Tradition says that no matter where you roam; with a Shofar you can always phone home. Discover the mystical secrets encrypted into this High Holiday Service hardware. This year, however, the three distinctive ring tones won't be heard. Find out why the sounds of silence will prevail instead.
Laws and Customs of Rosh Hashanah
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