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The Importance of New Beginnings

Rosh Hashana correctly lived should leave one supercharged. The energy achieved should be so great that the rest of the year can be lived accordingly - not as a mere continuation, but as a constant experience of newness!

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Fast of Gedaliah

What is the purpose of the Fast of Gedaliah? Why was Gedaliah Ben Achikam murdered? Rabbi Reisman explains how the Fast of Gedaliah enables us to continue the momentum of Rosh Hashanah.

The Holiness of Yom Kippur

The day of Yom Kippur is the most solemn of the year, yet an undertone of joy suffuses it. We partake in a festive after-fast meal, making the evening after Yom Kippur a Yom Tov (Festival) in its own right. In this lesson, Rabbi Kaplan focuses on preparing for this holy day

Pesach - Overview of the Seder


Who are the four sons mentioned in the haggadah? Why is it so important to tell the story of the exodus? What is the main mitzvah of Passover? Rabbi Lauffer with an overview on the haggadah; the story of the exodus from Egypt and insights to the practices and symbols of the holiday

The Last Week of the Year

How can you rectify the entire year during the last week of the year? What is the significance of blowing the Shofar? Why do we specifically use a ram's horn as a shofar and not the horn of a cow or a bull? Prepare yourself for the up and coming New Year with the renowned Rabbi Breitowitz