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Shabbos Newsletter Yom Kippur 5778

Shabbos Newsletter Yom Kippur 5778 You can sponsor an issue of the Ahavas Shalom Newsletter—Contact Lev Seltzer for details Reminders: Mincha Friday at 13:00, 14:00 & 14:45 See Yom Kippur schedule below for detailed davening times NEW Tishrei Calendar is available here. There have been many small changes to the calendar, including: Maariv at 19:00 [...]

By |2018-03-25T22:07:01+03:00September 28th, 2017|Announcements, Schedule|0 Comments

תנועה הפוכה

בתפילת שמונה עשרה ביום הכיפורים אומרים "זכר ליציאת מצרים" רובנו לא שמים הרבה מחשבה במילים האלו כי בכל שמונה עשרה של שבת ויום טוב אנחנו אומרים אותם מילים על יציאת מצרים. עם זאת, האם הסיבה שאנו אומרים את הנוסח הזה ביום הכיפורים היא רק עבור אחידות הנוסח, או אולי יש קשר מיוחד בין יציאת מצרים [...]

By |2017-09-28T12:50:20+03:00September 28th, 2017|Rav's Blog|0 Comments

The Power Of Belief

The Medrash tells us that immediately after Yom Kippur we are supposed to be in a festive mode and that we are to eat with simcha because we can be certain that the process of teshuva was successful. Obviously we understand that there is no guarantee, and there have been many years that klal Yisrael [...]

By |2018-03-25T22:10:51+03:00October 13th, 2016|Rav's Blog|0 Comments

The Power Of Belief

The Power Of Belief The Medrash tells us that immediately after Yom Kippur we are supposed to be in a festive mode and that we are to eat with simcha because we can be certain that the process of teshuva was successful. Obviously we understand that there is no guarantee, and there have been many [...]

By |2018-03-25T22:10:55+03:00October 10th, 2016|Rav's Blog|0 Comments

Empowerment by G-d is Truly Humbling

Rabbeinu Yona in Shaarei Teshuva (paragraphs 24 and 25) discusses the components necessary for teshuva (repentance): One must have hachna’a (submissiveness) and shiflus (humility), and must serve Hashem “b’tznaya” (modesty) - and then he explains this in detail. The question is, what does modesty have to do with repentance? When the gemora explains what “acts [...]

By |2018-03-25T22:10:58+03:00October 6th, 2016|Rav's Blog|0 Comments

The Merit of Good Motivation

The Gemora (Yoma 86b) tells us that the power of teshuva does not always achieve the same results. If a person did a sin intentionally (b’mazid) and then repented out of fear of G-d, the sin is downgraded to the level of an unintentional infraction. If, however, he repented out of love, then the sin [...]

By |2018-03-25T22:14:21+03:00September 18th, 2015|Rav's Blog|0 Comments

הכל הולך אהרי המחשבה

הגמרא במסכת יומא (פו:) מלמדת אותנו שתשובה אינה תמיד מביאה לנו את אותם תוצאות. החוטא במתכוין (במזיד) ושב מיראה תשובתו מועילה להחשיב את חטאו כמעשה שוגג. אבל, אומרת הגמרא, אותו אדם ואותו חטא, ששב מאהבה – מעשיו מעכשיו ייחשבו כזכויות. המושג מוכר, אבל ההגיון מאחריו תמוה – הרי בשני המקרים החוטא שב בפועל עד קצה [...]

By |2015-09-18T13:53:57+03:00September 18th, 2015|Rav's Blog|0 Comments