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Mar 24 2017, Adar 26, 5777
Torah reading: Vayakhel-Pekudei

Yom Kippur

The Central Prayer

By Rabbi Dovid Markel   In the Ne-ilah prayers on the Day of Atonement, we paraphrase the Talmudic (Berachot 29b) statement: “The needs of Your people Israel are many and their mind is small.” The first Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, explains that the reason that their needs are many is due to the … Read more

Ten Days of Teshuva

By Shalom Olensky   Moses blesses the Jews before his passing. Turning to his tribe, the Levites, Moses blesses them to be devout, to be devoted to the Torah completely, and to teach it to others. Maimonides (in Mishneh Torah, conclusion of the Laws of the Sabbatical and Jubilee Years): The great devotion to the … Read more

A Fresh Start

By: Rabbi Shlomo Ezagui   On the 10th of Tishrei we observe the biblical fast day of Yom Kippur – the Day of Atonement. We proclaim the mighty holiness of this day, for it is awe-inspiring and fearsome. The Day of Judgment is here, and all created beings pass before G-d one by one. G-d reckons … Read more