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Ten Days of Repentance

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The Rambam statesHilchos Teshuvah 2:6. that although teshuvah, repentance, is always efficacious, it is even more so during the Aseres Yemei Teshuvah, the ten-day period of repentance that begins with Rosh HaShanah and concludes with Yom Kippur. For the v...
What is so special about 10 Jews gathering together, and the profound effect of the Ten Days of Teshuva.
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 ti...
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)
“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.”
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 individ...
The Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is called Shabbat Shuvah, Shabbat of Return because its special haftarah.
An Essay on Shabbat Shuvah
There is an essential problem in the combination of Shabbat and teshuvah.
Soul Boost for Shabbat Shuvah
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