Jewish Learning
11/09/2013

Yom Kippur Articles

Shabbat, Festivals & The Year
Here are a few informative articles and videos about Yom Kippur.
09/09/2013

Yom Kippur: Wearing Shoes

Shabbat, Festivals & The Year
And on the tenth day of this seventh month, there shall be a holy convocation for you, and you shall afflict your souls... (Bemidbar 29:7)
09/09/2013

What's so Happy about Yom Kippur?

Shabbat, Festivals & The Year
Let me present two very similar scenarios:
09/09/2013

A Look into the Machzor: Vidduy?

Shabbat, Festivals & The Year
A rather strange Yom Kippur phenomenon is that whenever vidduy (confession) is recited out loud in the synagogues that I have attended, it is accompanied by upbeat tunes, sung with great gusto and enthusiasm. Consider the melody which we use for Ve’al Chataim, the vidduy which speaks about the punishments received for various serious transgressions.
09/09/2013

The Book of Yonah

Shabbat, Festivals & The Year
Everything we do in Judaism has solid roots in Torah thought and philosophy. Nothing we do is arbitrary.