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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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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...
The Shabbos between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur is often called Shabbos Teshuvah, the “Shabbos of Repentance,” since it is the Shabbos that falls within Aseres Yemei Teshuvah, the Ten Days of Repentance, that begin with Rosh HaShanah and conclude with Yo...
The verseYeshayahu 55:6. “Seek G‑d when He is readily to be found; call on Him when He is near,” is interpreted by the SagesRosh HaShanah 18b. to refer to the “ten days between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur,” commonly known as Aseres Yemei Teshuvah, the Te...
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...
One of the names of the Shabbos between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur is Shabbos Teshuvah , the “Shabbos of Repentance,” since it is the Shabbos of the Aseres Yemei Teshuvah , the “Ten Days of Repentance,” that begin with Rosh HaShanah and conclude with Yo...
The Rambam statesHilchos Teshuvah 2:6. that although teshuvah , repentance, is always efficacious, it is even more so during the Aseres Yemei Teshuvah, the 10-day period of repentance that begins with Rosh HaShanah and concludes with Yom Kippur. For the v...
The majority of the verses of Parshas Haazinu — six of the seven sections — is taken up with Moshe’s Song, known as the Song of Haazinu.Rambam, Hilchos Sefer Torah 7:10, ch. 8 (under the heading, Sefer Eileh HaDevarim); Hilchos Temidin U’Musafin 6:9. The ...
The Torah portion Haazinu begins with Moshe saying:Devarim 32:1. “Listen heaven and I will speak; hear earth the words of my mouth.” The Sifri notesBeginning of Haazinu. that concerning heaven, Moshe used an expression denoting closeness, haazinu, while r...
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