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Rosh Hashanah: (lit. “head of the year”); the solemn New Year holiday, falling on 1 and 2 Tishrei, and beginning the ten Days of Repentance.
The Great Shofar “On that day a great shofar will be sounded, and those who are lost in the land of Ashur (Assyria) and those who are cast away in the land of Mitzrayim (Egypt) shall come and bow down to G-d on the holy mountain in Jerusalem.” Isaiah 27:1...
Within every human soul breathes a child of G-d.
How Old is the World? The secular world continually disputes our belief that the world is less than six thousand years old. Their arguments are supported by the many stones and fossils which have been found, dating, according to their scientific calculati...
During our Rosh HaShanah prayers we make no mention of the fact that Rosh HaShanah is also Rosh Chodesh, the beginning of the new month of Tishrei. The Alter Rebbe states that one of the reasons for this is, “in order to confound Satan, so that he will no...
In commenting on the verse, “Seek the L‑rd while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near,”Yeshayahu 55:6. our Rabbis note:Rosh HaShanah 18a. “These are the ten days between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur.” These days are commonly referred to as the ...
Without a doubt, the highlight of Rosh HaShanah — termed by our Sages, “the mitzvah of the day” — is sounding and hearing the blasts of the shofar.Mishnah, Rosh HaShanah 26b. The Baal Shem Tov offers a parableQuoted in Hemshech VeKachah 5637, ch. 70. in w...
The word Pesach means “Passover” recalling the “passing over” of G‑d over the Jewish houses during the tenth plague of the slaying of the firstborn.
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