Kol Nidrei – 5768

Asher Shafrir Former Shaliach in Melbourne (2005-2006)   Yom Kippur, being the holiest day of the year, is a day that has many aspects to it. It is the day where we are the closest to Hashem, yet it is not only an encounter with the creator, it is the day where...

The Art of Tshuva – 5764

I was once upon a time giving a class when a student asked a very simple question in relation to repentance: How does one repent? I immediately replied that it is a very simple exercise based on three aspects: Recognizing one’s mistakes, having remorse for them and...

Shabat Shuvvah – 5764

There are two areas in which the Torah stresses the concept of hierarchy, of a movement from “high to low”, from parents to children. The first is Torah learning. The Torah expresses this obligation thus “and you should teach your children to speak of them (words of...