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Ten Days of Repentance

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Ten Days of Repentance: The first ten days of the Hebrew month of Tishrei, beginning on Rosh Hashanah and culminating on Yom Kippur.
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The sages describe this period as a time when “the gates of heaven are open, and I will listen to your prayers.”
Out of His great love for His people, G‑d seeks to be merciful, and would prefer that man repent rather than perish, so that He might grant him good in the end. He therefore awaits and anticipates the repentance of those who transgress. In His abundant me...
The High Holidays: Lesson 3
Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the ten days in between are a time of "teshuvah" (returning to G-d.) Third in a 3-part series about the High Holidays.
Question: Why is it that during the Ten Days of Repentance from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur the text at the end of the Amidah and Kaddish is changed from "Oseh shalom" to "Oseh hashalom"? Response: According to the Rabbi Yitzchak Luria (the Ari Zal), Pri ...
Through heartfelt prayer our spiritual identities can be completely altered.
Through heartfelt prayer our spiritual identities can be completely altered.
Teshuvah - Return Not Repentance
Two Different Dynamics The ten-day period beginning with Rosh HaShanah and climaxing on Yom Kippur is referred to as Aseres Yemei Teshuvah (“the Ten Days of Teshuvah”). Cf. Rosh HaShanah 18a. At this time of year, our service of G‑d is primarily directed ...
The following talk by the Lubavitcher Rebbe is about the difficulties of translation itself. The act of translation assumes that for every word in one language, equivalents can be found in another. But this may be untrue, especially when we are dealing wi...
The conventional translation of teshuvah is “repentance.” A more literal meaning of the word, however, is “return.” Repentance is a concept understood by Western society. Teshuvah, “return,” is a uniquely Jewish term. The difference between the two is mor...
You will hear one long note, three short beeps, nine shorter beeps, and a long note. If you feel you reached us in error, this is the right place, for to err is human and to forgive is divine . . .
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