Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Most Precious Moment

On Yom Kippur, the Cohen Gadol would say אחת, ושלש אחת , ושתים אחת, ואחת אחת, אחת … וארבע The Imrei Emes explains that the most precious moment for Hashem is when one makes a strong resolve to improve his … Continue reading

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Eyes

On Yom Kippur, the cohen gadol pronounces Hashem’s name of י-ה-ו-ה  (pronouncing the name as it is written) ten times. That is: 26 x 10 = 260.  עין , eye, is gematriya 130. There are two eyes, which add up … Continue reading

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Yesterday

If life were one long day, we would be crushed beneath the weight of all the sins we had committed “today.” It is only because we can attribute our sins to “yesterday” that we can go forward with today.  ~ … Continue reading

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A Good Life

A long life is not good enough. But a good life is long enough. ~ A quote that Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis found from her late husband following his death as told by R’ Paysach Krohn

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1 of the 613

The fact that according to most opinions, Teshuva is included as one of the 613 mitzvos should make it clear to each one of us that no one is perfect.  Hashem expects man to sin.  We should therefore take comfort … Continue reading

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One Way to Ensure a Good Year

In the Viduy we ask forgiveness, “For the sin that we have sinned through evil talk.” The saintly Chafetz Chaim remarked, “With the approach of the Yomim Noraim, people resort to all kinds of expedients and practices to be inscribed … Continue reading

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Value of a Minute

Mincha of Erev Rosh Hashana is said in the very last minutes of the year.  Yet in the Shemoneh Esrei of this final Mincha we pray “Bless on our behalf – O Hashem, our God – this year…,” though all … Continue reading

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