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Shabbat Shabbaton — Yom Kippur 5776–Yom Kippur Thought/Yom Kippur Prayer

I read recently that we sometimes refer to Yom Kippur as “Yom HaKippurim.” This is not just the Day of Atonement (singular), but a Day of Atonements (plural). What can that mean? We seek forgiveness for ourselves. We seek forgiveness … Continue reading

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Parshat Ki Teitzei 5775–Shabbat Torah Study in the D–Forgiveness? Appreciation? Why not both?

There are some 74 mitzvoth said to be stated or restated in this week’s Parasha, more than 10% of the total 613. Some of the mitzvoth are thought to be curious and with little practical application to the modern Jew. … Continue reading

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Parashat Ki Tisa 5775–Shabbat Torah Study—Praying in a Cloud

This week’s Parasha contains the difficult to understand sin of the golden calf. It contains the destruction of the First Tablets on which God inscribed the 10 Commandments. Most important, however, and perhaps less explicable is that God replaced the … Continue reading

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Shabbat Vayigash 5775–Shabbat Torah Study E-drash from the D–A New Year’s Resolution–A Time for Faith and Forgiveness

It is one thing to repent, to do “teshuvah”. It is another to forgive and be forgiven. Isn’t it? Does it matter that someone is truly repentant, if they remain unforgiven? Do you know anyone whose anger or feeling of … Continue reading

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Shabbat Shabbaton, Shabbat Yom Kippur 5775–Yom Kippur Thought/Yom Kippur Prayer

I recently read that we sometimes refer to Yom Kippur as Yom HaKippurim. This is not just the Day of Atonement (singular), but a Day of Atonements (plural). What can that mean? We seek forgiveness for ourselves. We seek forgiveness … Continue reading

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