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The Story of Chanukah

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The Story of Chanukah

When it comes to Chanukah most people are familiar about the miracle story of the oil that burned for 8 nights. The miracle of Chanukah is not limited to miracle oil that burned for 8 nights. The other miracle component of Chanukah is the military victory of the Chasmonaim. The Chasmonaim also known as the…

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Yom Kippur

On Yom Kippur during Mincha [the afternoon of Yom Kippur] we read about the prohibition of forbidden relations in Parashat Acharei Mot: Vayiqra 18:6-8 אִישׁ אִישׁ אֶל־כָּל־שְׁאֵר בְּשָׂרוֹ לֹא תִקְרְבוּ לְגַלּוֹת עֶרְוָה אֲנִי יְהוָה׃ ס   עֶרְוַת אָבִיךָ וְעֶרְוַת אִמְּךָ לֹא תְגַלֵּה אִמְּךָ הִוא לֹא תְגַלֶּה עֶרְוָתָהּ׃ ס עֶרְוַת אֵשֶׁת־אָבִיךָ לֹא תְגַלֵּה עֶרְוַת אָבִיךָ הִוא׃…

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Now is The Time For You To Do Teshuvah

This Sabbath is called Shabbat Shuvah [The Sabbath of return]. The 10 days between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur is critical for the new year. In the Book of Ruth we read that Naomi tells Ruth not to worry about Boaz redeeming her in order to take her as a spouse because; “Boaz was a…

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The Aqedah: Rosh HaShanah 5776 – Video

Published on Sep 17, 2015 Rosh Hashanah is known as the Day of Judgment where we come before the King in the merit of Yitzhaq. This merit is based on a three part formula that is known with Malchuyot (Kingship), Zichronot (Rembrance) and Shofarot (Shofar). Malchuyot, Zichronot and Shofarot are what the Machzor (Siddur) prayers…

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Makor Chaim: The Secret of Yom Kippur Part 2

Why out of all the Jewish holidays is Yom Kippur considered to be the holiest day of the year? If Rosh Hashanah is considered the Day of Judgment and the apex of Creation why do we celebrate it before Yom Kippur? Why do we wear white when we fast on Yom Kippur when fasting in…

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Makor Chaim: The Secret of Yom Kippur Part 1

Why out of all the Jewish holidays is Yom Kippur considered to be the holiest day of the year? If Rosh Hashanah is considered the Day of Judgment and the apex of Creation why do we celebrate it before Yom Kippur? Why do we wear white when we fast on Yom Kippur when fasting in…

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Sukkah of Moshiach – Video

Do you think you really know what Chag HaSukkot (Holiday of Tabernacles) is all about? Why do we observed Sukkot in the month of Tishrei when the Torah says that the Jews observed Sukkot in Nissan (Leviticus 23:42-43)? What is the purpose of dwelling in the Sukkah? Furthermore, why in Zechariah 14:16-19, does the prophet say that…

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