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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.

Simchat Torah - Joy is a Power

Where else will you find crowds of people happy and dancing until they are exhausted, only because of the fact that they have a “Book”? We rejoice because we are what we are in the merit of this Book.

Pesach - Counting the Omer


What is the reason for counting the omer? When, according to the Torah we are obligated to count the days from Passover to Shavuot. On the second day of Passover, in the days of the Temple, an omer of barley was cut down and brought to the Temple as an offering. What is the significance of this grain offering referred to as the Omer? Rabbi Gottlieb teaches us the profound meaning of counting the omer