After the Month of Elul and Rosh Hashanah, why do we still need the 10 days of Repentance and Yom Kippur?
An overview of the month of Elul and its relationship to the Yamim Noraim.
In this shiur (Torah class), Mrs. Shira Smiles examines three different acronyms used to describe the month of Elul. In this class, Mrs. Smiles focuses on the verse, “Ani L’dodi V’dodi Li.”
How can we have any hope
How can we have any hope standing in front of Hashem in judgment on Yom Kippur?
In this Torah shiur (class), Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses that during the month of Elul, the month of building our relationship with G-d, we must focus on negating our will before G-d`s Will, and strengthening the deep bond that connects us to Him.
This Torah class by Mrs.Shira Smiles is describes the unique relationship between Hashem and the Jewish people in the Chodesh of Elul.
In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Rosh Hashana,
In this class Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the month of Elul in the midst of summer
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Avishai David contrasts the different levels of repentance and forgiveness, as seen through the various examples of penitents described in the Book of Yona.
In this Torah shiur (class) on the Selichot prayers recited before Rosh Hashana and during the Yamim Noraim, Rabbi Avishai David presents an overview of Selichot. Rabbi David discusses the content of the Selichot, their themes, and their purpose. He also discusses why Selichot are recited at night and not during the day
In this Torah shiur (class) on the Selichot prayers, Rabbi Avishai David explicates the Selichot, specifically the themes of repentance and forgiveness. One of the main themes of the Selichos is that our neshama is incorruptable, and we must use this opportunity to return the part of ourselves that remains pure despite our sins.
In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the month of Elul
In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the holy day of Yom Kippur and how we must work on judging others favorably so that Hashem will act the same with us.
Presenting Rosh Hashana, Malchiyos Shofros and Zichronos.
In this shiur (Torah class) on the prayer of ‘Unetaneh Tokef’, Rabbi Avishai David discusses three possible ways of understanding this powerful prayer. The theme of this prayer is the awesomeness of judgment, which evokes fear and terror, followed by the relief that is felt upon the declaration that we can turn judgment into mercy through Teshuva, Tefilla, and Tzedaka.
In this Torah shiur (class) on Rosh Hashana, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg discusses the aspects of simcha (joy), and din (judgment) that are intrinsic to the day. Rabbi Ginsburg also explains why Rosh Hashana an important predecessor to Aseret Yemai Teshuva and Yom Kippur.
Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Zichronot, the verses in the Rosh Hashana davening which focus on our remembrance rising up before Hashem.
In this interactive Torah class (shiur) on the simanim of Rosh Hashana, Rabbi Shimon Isaacson discusses the concept of eating symbolic foods during the evening meal of Rosh Hashana.
In this shiur (Torah class) on Rosh Hashana, Mrs. Shira Smiles raises some questions and answers to remind us of the basic ideas of the holiday.
In this Torah shiur (class) on Rosh Hashana, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the minhag of dipping challah and apples into honey, and what the significance is of the honey.
In this class (shiur) Dayan Shlomo Cohen discusses the business approach to Rosh Hashana.
In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses why Rosh Hashana is a two day holiday.
In this class (shiur) Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the depth of Maftir Yona which is read on Yom Kippur
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Shimon Isaacson discusses the lessons of Sefer Yonah, which is read on Yom Kipur. Rabbi Isaacson delves into the many messages of the sefer, and how they relate to the essence of Yom Kippur.
In this class Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the importance of taking advantage of this special time of year