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Are we truly equal? We all know someone smarter, wiser, more capable, industrious, resourceful, or creative, than us. We also know people less wise, capable, industrious, resourceful, or creative than us. So, are we truly equal?
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Rosh Hashanah: The Shofar – Humility and Strength

August 14, 2009 – 8:33 pm | Comments Off on Rosh Hashanah: The Shofar – Humility and Strength3,014 views

Three Blasts
On the holiday of Rosh Hashanah we sound three variations of Shofar blasts. tekiah, a long blast, shevarim and teruah, variations of short blasts. Each set of blasts begins with a tekiah, followed by a shevarim or teruah, and concludes with a tekiah. The shevarim and teruah are thus …

A Unique Rosh Hashanah

September 28, 2008 – 2:31 am | Comments Off on A Unique Rosh Hashanah2,699 views
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Is it Rosh Hashanah again?
Last Rosh Hashanah was thirteen months ago, but it seems like almost yesterday. There was a time when a year loomed eternal, but as I grow older, and I’m sure you relate to this, the years grow shorter and shorter; they take less and less time …

Rosh Hashanah: Loving Silence

September 2, 2007 – 4:06 am | Comments Off on Rosh Hashanah: Loving Silence2,780 views
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Does He Answer?
Rabbi,” she said, “The Torah states that G-d responds to our prayers and grants the favors we request, yet he has ignored my prayers. (1) I’ve been praying for months and my condition hasn’t improved.”


Rosh Hashanah: No Man for Himself

July 30, 2006 – 4:16 am | Comments Off on Rosh Hashanah: No Man for Himself2,819 views
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The Loss of a Mitzvah
As a consequence of our calendar arrangement, this years holiday season is influenced in a unique manner.


Rosh Hashanah: A Basic Overview

November 4, 2005 – 8:06 pm | Comments Off on Rosh Hashanah: A Basic Overview2,858 views

The Jewish New Year
The Rosh Hashanah holiday falls on the first day of the Jewish year. The Torah describes this holiday in three different ways, a day of Judgment, a day of repentance and a day of the Shofar. While there are many nuances and meanings to this holiday, it …

Rosh Hashanah and January First

November 2, 2005 – 3:23 am | Comments Off on Rosh Hashanah and January First2,881 views

Remarkably Different
The Rosh Hashanah celebrations differ greatly from those of the secular new Year. The first of January is a time for parties, Rosh Hashanah is welcomed with sounding the Shofar, somber prayers, and sobering thoughts.


Rosh Hashanah: The mystery of Good and Evil

November 2, 2005 – 3:19 am | Comments Off on Rosh Hashanah: The mystery of Good and Evil2,661 views
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L'Shana Tova
On Rosh Hashana, Jews traditionally greet each other with the words L’shana Tova Tikatev Vetichatem, May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year. It is interesting to note that we don’t wish for a year of happiness or health, peace or serenity, freedom or fulfillment, pleasure or …

Niztavim: The Art of Repentance

October 6, 2005 – 3:21 pm | Comments Off on Niztavim: The Art of Repentance2,980 views
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A Simple MeditationRabbi Levik of Bardichev once interviewed a long list of candidates for the position of Shofar blower. (One who sounds the ram’s horn during the service on Rosh Hashana.) The rabbi passed over many illustrious scholars and profound meditators in favor of a fairly unsophisticated young man.