Tag: Yom Kippur


12
Feb 2018

By Rav Mordechai Gifter, ZT”L, Rosh Hayeshiva, Telshe Yeshiva Originally published in Elul, 5747 We have entered the month of Elul in the Jewish year, the month preparatory to the High Holy Days. The need for self-evaluation is the motif of the Yamim Noraim — the Days of Awe, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Life must be governed by periods of retrospect in which Man is able to examine himself in the light of past experiences and future hopes. Therein lies the secret of that great idea called teshuvah — which connotes......

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12
Feb 2018

Delivered at Telshe by Rosh HaYeshiva Maran HaGaon HaRav Mordechai Gifter, ZT”L on the Holy Shabbos Va’eschonon, 1969 “Beware, lest your heart become allured, and you will stray to serve other gods and prostrate before them.” Devarim 11:16 The Abeyance of Torah Learning Leads to Idol Worship. In explanation of the words “and you will stray,” Rashi quotes from Chazal: “to depart from the Torah, thus serving other gods. For when one strays from the Torah he will then go and attach himself to idol worship.” We find this concept (that departure......

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