by Rabbi Shafier

Are you tired of coming into Rosh Hashanah feeling like you are playing "catch up"? By the time you get to Yom Kippur do you have the sense of "Wow, if only I had started the process earlier"? read more »
A fundamental precept of Teshuva is that it is not necessarily confined to the individual’s personal relationship with Hashem. The obvious examples are transgressions against other people, in the event of which their forgiveness must be sought; and read more »
by Rabbi Eli Mansour

When we contemplate the significance of Rosh Hashanah, how everything that will transpire during the coming year will be determined on these days, it could – and should – be very frightening. Fortunately, however, we have bee read more »
In a similar vein, a man does not make the blessing שעשני איש the way a woman says שעשני כרצונו – because איש – to truly be a “man” – is what we spend our lives striving towards.

So too with circumcision, the first mitzva a newborn is p read more »
by Rabbi Naftali Reich

High noon on Rosh Hashanah. The people tremble in fear and trepidation. What will the future bode? Will it be life or death? Health or sickness? Riches or poverty? All morning, songs and prayers rocked the synagogue walls, read more »
by Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

The Bible first hit the shelves some 3,300 years ago and hasn't been revised since. How, then, does it remain relevant today? Do the stories of slaves and deserts and Canaanite tribes really matter anymore? An analytic read more »
by Rabbi Yehudah Prero

The prayers on Rosh Hashanah differ from the rest of the year. Some passages appear unfamiliar, with words and sentences we are not accustomed to. While it is incumbent upon us to properly prepare for this holy day, we all read more »
by Rabbi Eli Mansour

Audio shiur: Moses instructs the people of Israel: When you enter the land that G‑d is giving to you as your eternal heritage, and you settle it and cultivate it, bring the first-ripened fruits (bikkurim) of your orchard to t read more »
by Rabbi Eli Mansour

Video Shiur. If you go out to war against your enemies, and the Lord, your God, will deliver him into your hands, and you take his captives, and you see among the captives a beautiful woman and you desire her, you may take [h read more »
by Rabbi Eli Mansour

Video Shiur: In every generation, says Moses, there will be those entrusted with the task of interpreting and applying the laws of the Torah. "According to the law that they will teach you, and the judgment they will... read more »
by Rabbi Duvi BenSoussan

Moses instructs the people of Israel to appoint judges and law enforcement officers in every city. "Justice, justice shall you pursue" he commands them, and you must administer it without corruption or favoritism. Crime read more »
The people are presented with a very clear choice regarding their futures:

רְאֵה אָנכִי נתֵן לִפְנֵיכֶם הַיּוֹם בְּרָכָה וּקְלָלָה – Behold, I am giving before you today a blessing and a curse. (11:26)
Curiously, there is transition from singula read more »
by Rabbi Eli Mansour

Watch The Video Shiur - Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse. The blessing, that you will heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today; And the curse, if you will not heed the command read more »

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