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High Holiday Audio Classes

Making the Machzor an Open Book 1
Rosh Hashanah Prayers: part 1
Discover the incredible code of “majesty, memory and symphony” woven into the tapestry we call the Rosh Hashanah service. Gain valuable insight into the timeless meaning “prayer induced renewal”.
Making the Machzor an Open Book 2
Rosh Hashanah Prayers: part 2
Discover the incredible code of “majesty, memory and symphony” woven into the tapestry we call the Rosh Hashanah service. Gain valuable insight into the timeless meaning “prayer induced renewal”.
Meaningful High Holiday Prayer
Finding meaning in Prayer and its unique High Holiday theme
Meaningful High Holiday Traditions
There are numerous customs and traditions for the high holidays. Are they merely observed due to “tradition” or are there some deeper meanings?
Our Father Our King
"Avinu Malkeinu - Our Father Our King", from the prayers of the High Holidays; we ask G-d’s for His blessings. But are we referring to Him as our Father or as our King, apparently two entirely different forms of relationships: children or subjects?
Rosh Hashanah - Part 1
Part 1 of 2
If the Shofar is a Biblical commandment, why don't we blow the shofar if Rosh Hashanah coincides with Shabbat?
Rosh Hashanah - Part 2
Part 2 of 2
Rosh Hashanah Class
Audio | 56:32
Rosh Hashanah Class
A basic analysis of the "objective" of Rosh Hashanah, and why we combine the petition for G-d to be our King with personal requests – a review of the story of Chana.
Rosh Hashanah: Continuity vs. Change
The holiday of Rosh Hashanah marks the New Year, a time of renewal and change; yet the beginning of the yearly cycle also contains the polar theme of steadfast resolve and continuity.
Shofar: A Cry for Help
The shofar's poignant sound is a keystone of the Rosh Hashanah experience. Hearing the shofar makes your spine tingle and can evoke powerful emotions. Here's a perspective that may fundamentally change how you experience the shofar this year.
Six Levels of Shofar
Why We Sound the Shofar on Rosh Hashanah
Discover the layers of meaning in blowing the shofar on Rosh Hashanah, and how it elicits within G-d great pleasure.
Souls on Fire
Audio | 54:26
Souls on Fire
“Yom Kippur is a time of teshuvah (repentance) for all.” Examine this puzzling passage from Maimonides and gain insight into the special nature of this holy day.
Teshuvah: Repentance
Audio | 45:23
Advanced
Teshuvah: Repentance
This class provides a thorough understanding of the mitzvah of teshuvah.
The Art of Forgiveness
Audio | 1:04:11
The Art of Forgiveness
Pre-Yom Kippur Inspiration
Learn an amazingly simple secret for healing yourself and all of your relationships this new year.
The Inner Meaning of Shofar
Audio | 51:01
Advanced
The Inner Meaning of Shofar
This class presents the deeper meaning to the mitzvah of sounding the shofar.
The King and I
All truths come in paradox and the same is with Rosh Hashanah wherein great emphasis is placed on the simple recitation of the sacred words of Psalms.
The King In The Field
Part 1 of 2
Long live the King! What does the start of the year have to do with the crowning of G-d as the king of our world? Join us as we explore the four ways in Torah study in connection with this concept
The Lost Art of Forgiveness
How and When to Forgive and Forget
A practical look at how to forgive people -- especially those closest to us -- after they have caused us harm.
The Month of Tishrei
A preview to the month of Tishrei and how we prepare our souls for the High Holiday Season.
The Prince Comes Home
Part 2 of 2
When we run to catch a bus downtown, is our will to run, catch the bus or to get the business deal downtown? This class explores the inner will, the external will and what G-d has to do with all of this
The Secret Shema of Yom Kippur
Letters and numbers of the festivals—Yom Kippur
In our prayers, the verse “Shema Yisrael” is followed by a verse that appears nowhere in the Torah. What is its origin? Why do we whisper it all year long, and why do we say it out loud on Yom Kippur?
The Specialty of Yom Kippur
Audio | 45:31
Advanced
The Specialty of Yom Kippur
This class explains the extraordinary nature of the most sacred day of the year: Yom Kippur.
Torah Gems - Rosh Hashanah
An in depth look at the holiday of Rosh Hashanah
Torah Gems - Yom Kippur
An in depth look at the holiday of Yom Kippur
Why a Shofar (and Not a Violin?)
A Pre-Rosh Hashanah Lecture
How the simple sound of the ram’s horn on Rosh Hashanah represents a Jew’s heartfelt cry to G‑d.
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