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#1: The High Holidays: Why Bother?

Allen: Aron, I’ll kick off the conversation by saying it’s a real pleasure to be writing with you, no sarcasm intended. We’ve come a long way from arguing over our spot on the canteen line to arguing over the future of liberal Judaism– most likely both conversations will be equally unproductive. 1,481 more words


Parshas Vezot HaBrocha: The Four Species, Moshe Rabbenu's Blessings, and the Importance of Unity

As we enjoy Sukkos, the festival of booths, this year, we read Parshas HaBrocha. Both the festival and the Parsha carry an important message, central to Jewish life; the message of unity. 762 more words


Chol HaMoed

Chol HaMoed- both mundane and Holy- are the intermediate days of Peysekh and Sukkos. Many have the minhag not to write during this time, though people are pretty lenient about typing. 115 more words



So, tonight marks the beginning of Sukkos. Sukkos is one of the three ‘pilgrimage’ festivals, which commemorate the Israelite’s exodus from Mitzrayim (Egypt). While on Peysekh we remember fleeing Egypt, and on Shavuos we remember the giving of the Torah, on Sukkos we remember the booths we dwelled in. 201 more words


Parshas Haazinu: Music and Emunah

This week’s Parsha is named Haazinu, meaning ”listen in”. This is an apt title, for much of the Parsha comes in the form of a seventy line song which tells of Hashem’s kindness- both in the past and the future. 660 more words


New Yom Kippur App makes Synagogue attendance Optional

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By Lee Saunders

Last Updated 10/11/2016 at 11:30 AM

Tel Aviv: Synagogue attendances on the High Holy Days is projected to plummet to new lows after Israeli high-tech has ironically unveiled a new app that allows virtual attendance and charity donations from your mobile phone, once the particular holiday is over. 232 more words

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Year end recap (5776/2016)

This will help you get a glance at what you will be able to learn when you join the Yeshiva.

  • Completed all the halachot of brachot on food, with the Mishneh Berurah and other Sephardic and Ashkenazi poskim.
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