Search Results "Festivals"
Preparations for Sukkot
How should we prepare ourselves for the Festival of Sukkot? How should one choose the 'Four Species' that are waved during the prayer services on Sukkot? Rabbi Lauffer advises us how to be fully prepared for the Holiday of Sukkot
Hoshanah Rabbah - Insights into the Final Chapter of the Torah
The Torah is an inheritance for every single Jew. How can we tap into our unique portion in the Torah? Rabbi Lauffer elaborates on the importance of connecting with all 613 mitzvot and discovering our unique portion in Torah learning
Chol Hamoed Sukkot & Hoshana Rabbah
What are we forbidden to do on Chol Hamoed? Why do we beat willow branches on the floor on Hoshana Raba morning? Rabbi Lauffer elaborates on the laws and customs regarding Chol Hamoed and Hoshana Raba
Hanging on to The Yom Tov Experience
As the Holiday season subsides we tend to feel feelings of longing and hope. How can we hang on to the season’s inspirations?
Yom Kippur - A Day of Atonement
Yom Kippur is a day of atonement, a day where we can erase all sins we have done. How can we utilize this day to its full potential? Why is it forbidden to engage in any physicality on Yom Kippur? Rabbi Kaplan elaborates on the laws and customs of this Holy day
Sukkot - The Impact of Happiness
Why do we wave the four species during the Festival of Sukkot? Why do we celebrate when entering our temporary dwelling? In a thrilling lecture Rabbi Kaplan explains the symbolism of the Mitzvot we perform throughout Sukkot
Hoshana Rabbah - The Final Atonement
Hoshana Rabbah is called 'The hidden day of Judgement', on this day the Heavenly court seals the verdict of every individual. Rabbi Rockmill explains how can we make a difference in this final step of the Judgement that began on Rosh Hashana