October 1, 2023
October 1, 2023

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Forgive Us for Forgetting

The teshuva process can be very vague and elusive. Unwilling to confront our own flaws and face the unpleasant truths of our past, we often

The Return of Israel … and of God

Parshat Haazinu As is true with Shabbat parashat Devarim (“Chazon”) and Shabbat parshat Vaetchanan (“Nachamu”), the first word of this week’s haftarah also lends its

Seeing Is Believing

Here we are—at the very end of the Torah—and the Jewish people suddenly get a new name, used for the first time here and for

More Than Just Kapparah

Day of Purification Though we generally associate Yom Kippur with atonement, the Torah defines taharah (purification) as the day’s goal. “For on this day, He

Grab On

Although I have lived in Monsey for most of my life, I am not a Monsey native. My formative years were spent living in the

Tailor Made

There was great rejoicing when a shidduch was made between the families of the Rhizner Rebbe, Reb Yisroel Friedman, and the Riminover Rebbe, Reb Zvi

The Songs of Bnei Yisrael

Is there a more perfect month for us to read parshat Haazinu? Hashem had asked Moshe and Yehoshua in parshat Vayelech to write a song

Living for Tomorrow

In 1924 the Yaboliner Rebbe, Rav Yechezkel Taub led his followers to Palestine where they established Kfar Hasidim. Unfortunately things soon began to go bad:

Have We Lost Our Gratitude?

I recently posted a question on a religious social group on Facebook: “Should newlyweds write thank you notes for wedding/engagement gifts? I grew up with

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