No matter what style of service you run, the Complete Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur Prayer Service Companions will help add insight and inspiration to your minyan. Machzor commentaries, stories, and discussion ideas follow the order of the tefillot. The Prayer Companions can be downloaded in either Pdf or Word formats; the latter enables you... Read more »
Articles Teshuva by Rabbi Avraham Edelstein Shabbos Shuva by Rabbi Avraham Edelstein Audio Shiurim See the list of Audio Shiurim Recommended Books The First Ten Days by Rabbi Yaacov Haber Videos RABBI DONIEL KATZ Teshuva Defined RABBI REUVEN LEUCHTER Yeyush as an Obstacle to Teshuva Teshuva in a World of Instant Gratification A New Shikul Ha’Daas Websites... Read more »
God created each individual with unique attributes and talents, and the ability to exercise free will in order to reach his potential. During the year we may make mistakes and use our free will to undermine our ability to reach our potential. As we shall see in this two-part series, God therefore gave us the... Read more »
Articles Wearing Shoes on Yom Kippur by Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz. Paid in Full, by Rabbi Goel Elkarif Forgiving, by Sarah Yocheved Rigler I’m Sorry, I’m Not Sorry: How Not to Apologize Before the High Holidays – Ideas for Teens, by Dovid Bashevkin Tips for Your Pre- and Post-Yom Kippur Fast, by Alan Freishtat In Remembrance of Our... Read more »
This page offers links that will help you in preparing yourself, your students or congregants for the Yamim Noraim.
Days of Awe, by Rabbi Avraham Sutton, teaches you how to approach the High Holidays in the light of being, Awesome Days. The reader will walk away with the ability to make your experience of the High Holidays deeper, more meaningful and infinitely rewarding. To read Days of Awe in full please click here.
This warm, inspiring look at the Jewish holidays—by one of the most dynamic and accessible teachers of Jewish thought today—shows us how each holy day empowers us to recognize God’s loving presence in our life every day. There are many books that discuss how to celebrate the holidays; Inviting God In explains why we should... Read more »
The Mishnah (Ta’anit 26b) states that there is no greater day for the Jewish people than Yom Kippur, when we are granted the extraordinary opportunity to do teshuvah (lit. return [to God] – repentance) and atone for our transgressions. Yom Kippur is uniquely powerful in that whoever is earnest in his teshuvah can transform himself... Read more »
Teshuvah means to return – a return to God, and a return to a person’s own inner purity. In this second Morasha class on Teshuvah, we will study the route that the journey back takes. The Sages revealed a system by which full repentance can be achieved. In this class we will describe and explore... Read more »