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by Rabbi Eli Mansour

G-d told Moshe to command the people: "On the first day you shall take the product of hadar trees, branches of palm trees, boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook" (Lev. 23:40), and "You shall live in booths seven read more »
In the set of laws pertaining to how sacrifices are conducted, is the set of laws about the Mizbeach – the altar:

אֵשׁ תָּמִיד תּוּקַד עַל הַמִּזְבֵּחַ לֹא תִכְבֶּה – A continuous fire shall burn upon the altar; it shall not go out. (6:6)

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by Sara Debbie Gutfreund

It happened right before my first exam in college. I opened the small fridge, grabbed a bottle from the package of water that I shared with my roommate and drank it while I was looking over my notes one last tim read more »
by Rabbi Eli Mansour

Video shiur: A shofar is a musical instrument of ancient origin, made of a horn, traditionally that of a ram, used for religious purposes. It is blown on Rosh Hashana during Musaf davening and Yom Kippur. read more »
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 »

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