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Ep. 45 A Deeper Look at the Laws of Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is the holiest day on the Jewish calendar and carries along with that many unique laws and customs. What are all the laws of Yom Kippur? When do they apply? What’s the deeper meaning of them? Is there a common theme that goes across all these laws? Join me as we uncover the…

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Ep 44 It’s Not Too Late To Repent

What if we feel like we haven’t accomplished as much repentance as we would’ve liked over the past month? What if we are embarrassed to show our faces in synagogue on the High Holidays after another year of failed accomplishments? What’s the advice? Join me as I relay a few parables revealing the key to…

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Ep. 43 The Power of the Shofar

The only mitzvah unique to Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, is the obligation to hear the Shofar blasts. These Shofar blasts are so powerful that they actually get God to move from his throne of judgement to his throne of mercy. What is so special about the Shofar? How does it produce this heavenly…

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Ep. 42 Uncovering the True Essence of Rosh Hashana

Many view the day of Rosh Hashana as the Day of Judgement; when God looks at our past year’s actions and determines what the next year will look like. But if that’s all Rosh Hashana is, why don’t the Rabbis primarily refer to it as Yom Hadin, the Day of Judgement. Why call it Rosh…

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Ep. 41 Elul – When God Is Near

Our Rabbis teach us that during the month of Elul, God makes Himself more accessible than at any other time of the year. During this period of introspection and self improvement, God is standing there with us in the fields, helping us along. Join me as we discover why this is? What is special about…

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Ep. 40 Seeing God’s Hand – Stories of Providence

When you take of G-d’s children, you’re partnering with G-d and you can be confident that he’ll assist you in your efforts. If you want to see the hand of G-d in your life, get involved in communal efforts and you’re sure to see how things come together in ways that are oozing with providence….

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Ep. 39 Eruv – The Essence of Shabbos

In the last episode, we discussed the practical elements of constructing a community eruv. In this episode, we take a deeper look. What does an eruv represent in Kabbalah? Why does the tractate of Shabbos begin with the laws of carrying outside on Shabbos? Why does the Torah exemplify Sabbath observance with the laws of…

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Ep. 38 Building a Community Eruv

Have you heard people say, “Do you live in the eruv?” or “Which eruv is that in?” What exactly is an eruv? How does a community go about creating a eruv and what does it accomplish? Join me as we discover the history of where eruvs come from and then continue on to the practical…

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Ep. 37 Appreciating the Loss of The Holy Temples

The destruction of the holy Temples in Jerusalem took places between 2000-2500 years ago. It’s an event so distant in our national history, yet we relive it again every year. Why? Don’t cry over spilled milk! What’s done is done! Why are we still crying over an event that ended over two millennia ago? Join…

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Ep. 36 Why Does EVIL Exist?

Psalms teaches us that God created our world out of endless kindness. We also know that God loves every single one of us a deeper love than we can ever imagine. Based on this, how can there be so much evil in the world? Why does evil exist at all? Why couldn’t God have just…

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