The Day of Repentance
מרצה Title תקציר סידרה
Harav Yehuda Amital “Who Purifies You” – The Repentance of Yom Kippur Holiday Packages
Harav Yaakov Medan Repentance: Theory and Practice Holiday Packages
Rav Itamar Eldar “Take with You Words, and Return to God” – The Power of Confession On Shabbat Shuva, we read the inspiring message of the prophet Hoshea: “Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God, for you have stumbled in your sin. Take with you words, and return to God; say to Him, ‘Forgive all sin and receive us well, so we will offer the words of our lips instead of calves.” (Hoshea 14:2-3) Holiday Packages
Harav Yehuda Amital On Jewish Faith during the Holocaust According to the Tosafot (Rosh Ha-shana 16b), the three books that are open on Rosh Ha-shana deal with one’s fate in the World to Come. Nahmanides (Torat HaAdam, Shaar HaGemul), however, maintains that the judgment on Rosh Ha-shana and Yom Kippur concerns one’s fate in this world. In our prayers we say that God considers every living thing, remembering it for life or for death; on Rosh Ha-shana it is written, and on Yom Kippur it is sealed. Holiday Packages
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Mediocre Teshuva and the Teshuva of the Mediocre The concept of teshuva (repentance) bears a dual aspect. On the one hand, when teshuva is successfully completed, it can have an elitist tinge. As Chazal say, “In the place where ba’alei teshuva (penitents) stand, even the completely righteous cannot stand” (Berakhot 34b, Sanhedrin 99a). Holiday Packages
Rav Nechemia Raanan Higher Repentance and Lower Repentance Rambam and Ramban present different portraits of teshuva, specifically with regard to whether teshuva is accomplished by the person alone or with divine aid. These two depictions parallel the kabbalistic distinction between lower teshuva and higher teshuva. Holiday Packages
Harav Yehuda Amital A Heavenly Voice on Yom Kippur How can a person purify himself in a single day? Yom Kippur is unique in many ways. Holiday Packages
Yeshiva Staff Reading Yona with the Rambam, the Rav, and R. Lichtenstein Sefer Yona describes the power of teshuva. Through a theological approach to the sefer, based on the accumulated wisdom of some of our greatest rabbinical thinkers, we can come to a deeper and more profound understanding of the sefer and of the nature of teshuva itself. Holiday Packages
Harav Baruch Gigi What is the Connection between Yom Kippur and the Section of the Arayot? The Torah reading at Mincha on Yom Kippur is the section of arayot. Why was this passage in particular chosen for this reading? An understanding of the dual themes of Sefer Vayikra will point us towards the answer. Holiday Packages
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Secret of the Scapegoat The concepts of "purity" and "holiness" are cornerstones of Judaism. What do they mean, what is the relationship between them, and how can this understanding help us explain the mysterious commandment to send a goat to Azazel as part of the Yom Kippur sacrificial service? Holiday Packages
Harav Yehuda Amital Truthful Repentance Let us indeed acknowledge that "God is close to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him TRUTHFULLY." Then we will merit a year of life and peace, and a ketiva va-chatima tova. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Like the Prayer of an Infant At the pinnacle of Yom Kippur, what special dimension does Ne’ila add to our prayers? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Teshuva: Repentance and Return The Day of Repentance
Rav Asher Meir The Teshuva Revolution The Day of Repentance
Rav Binyamin Tabory Varieties of Teshuva The Day of Repentance
Rav Ezra Bick Regret and Redemption One of the great principles of teshuva is that it is not a right but a privilege, an act of mercy which defies natural law. The Day of Repentance
Rav Yair Kahn The Ten Days of Repentance The Day of Repentance
Rav Yaakov Fisher The Sins of the Race or, Where are We Running To? The Day of Repentance
Harav Yehuda Amital Three Suggestions Regarding Repentance The Day of Repentance
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Unconditional Repentance The Day of Repentance
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Integrity of Teshuva The Day of Repentance
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "Kalot and Chamurot" - Gradation of Sin in Repentance The Day of Repentance
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein A Pure Heart: Refining Character and Balancing Values The Day of Repentance
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Teshuva of Norm and of Crisis The Day of Repentance
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "For the Sin that We Have Committed by Forgetfulness The Day of Repentance