Tag: Yom Tov


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

An English abridgement of a lecture delivered on Yom Tov, and published in Pirkei Emunah pp.333-334. Translated by Rabbi Israel Schneider. The Sages have compared Sukkos and Shemini Atzeres to one who invites his many friends to a joyous affair. As the party ends, and the guests drift away, the host invites his most beloved friend to a tete a tete, in which only he and his beloved intimately rejoice. [The seven days of Sukkos correspond to the general party, in which all the world’s denizens celebrate. Shemini Atzeres, however, is HaShem’s......

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