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Yom Kippur: the Day of Atonement, fast day falling on the 10th of the Jewish month of Tishrei and climaxing the Days of Awe
Rebellion, Aaron Plays for Time, Moses Return:, Punishment of the Guilty, Atonement, Second Tablets, G-D Forgives the People
I “All the prophets enjoined the principle of teshuvah (returning to G-d; repentance), and Israel will be redeemed specifically by virtue of teshuvah. The Torah already assured that Israel will ultimately repent, in the final period of the galut, and then...
One of the mainstays of the Yom Kippur service is the Al Chet, the confessional prayers recited no less than ten times during the hours immediately preceding Yom Kippur as well as on the day itself. There is a dispute in the GemaraYerushalmi, conclusion o...
The Rambam statesHilchos Teshuvah 2:7. that “Yom Kippur is the time of teshuvah for all…. Therefore all are obligated to repent and confess on Yom Kippur.” What does the Rambam mean with his statement that “Yom Kippur is the time of teshuvah for all,” whe...
The Maggid (teacher) of Koznitz would say: “On Yom Kippur, why would anyone want to eat?” This spiritual man felt the holiness of the day so powerfully that eating was out of the question for him. He was lifted above the realm of the mundane and totally a...
Teshuvah and the Stranger Within Man experiences many fluctuations in fortune during his lifetime. In addition to changes of wealth and poverty, of health and illness, he may also experience great variations in the level of his religious conviction. This ...
There is a difference of opinion in the GemaraShevuos 13a. as to how atonement is achieved on Yom Kippur. The majority of the Sages are of the opinion that “Yom Kippur atones only for those who repent”; Rebbe (Rabbi Yehudah HaNasi) maintains that atonemen...
The Torah portion Nitzavim is always read prior to Rosh HaShanah.Rambam, Hilchos Tefillah 13:2; Tur and Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim 428. When the portion Vayeilech is separated from Nitzavim and read separately, Nitzavim is then read on the Shabbos befor...
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