Starting the New Year on the Right Foot – 5768

1. Favorable Signs for the New Year 2. When to Eat the Omens   Favorable Signs for the New Year On Rosh Hashanah, our every action has significance pertaining to the year to come. This is the first day of the year, and it is on this day that God apportions life...

“And You Will Return Unto Hashem” – 5768

Rabbi Chaim Possick Former Rosh Kollel in St. Louis   The essence of evil: There are those who claim that man is a victim of random fate. They approach evil by attempting to ignore its existence; in other words, they “suffer in silence”. Yet, Rav Soloveitchik...

Rosh HaShana – 5767

Rabbi Shlomo Sobol Former Rosh Kollel in Detroit   Rosh Hashana is Hayom Hagadol, the day of coronation of Hashem as King. On this day we declare to ourselves and to the whole world that Hashem rules the universe. Hashem created the world, rules the world and is...

To Listen To Other Voices – 5767

Rabbi Shmuel Weiss Rosh Midreshet Tal Menashe Each Jewish holiday has a character which is expressed through its particular mitzvot and customs. Through examining them, it is possible to understand the true significance of each holiday. The mitzvot are not only...

The Rambam- Hilchot Teshuva – 5765

Rabbi Moshe Pinchuk Former Rosh Kollel (Melbourne, 1998-2001) Currently Head of the Beit Midrash in Netanya College   Order and categorization is probably one of Rambam’s major achievements and contribution to the world of Halacha and Rambam is well aware...

Eating Prior to Tki’at Shofar – 5764

On Rosh Hashanah every man woman and child waits with anticipation for the moment the Rabbi will call out Tekia and the sound of the Shofar will be heard. The shofar represents this sacred day and is in fact defined as the Mitzvat Hayom (The mitzva which expresses the...