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Category: Moadim/Holidays

Time to Build the Sukkah!

by Rabbi Dov LinzerPosted on September 18, 2017

There is a practice to build the sukkah immediately following Yom Kippur, to begin involving ourselves with mitzvot as soon as possible so as to turn our teshuvah process into action. But building a sukkah is not just one mitzvah of many mitzvot; it can be seen as a model of how we can live Continue Reading »

The Prayers of Small Gestures

bwestrich (Posted on September 12, 2017)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Should We Regret Making the Right Decision?

by Rabbi Haggai ResnikoffPosted on July 31, 2017

  Much of the regret that we express on Tisha B’Av and the teshuva that we do is for sins of the past or for שנאת חנם which, though it still continues doesn’t indicate any specific moment or act. I have identified another theme in the Tisha B’Av story, which I feel may give us Continue Reading »

Panel Discussion- Jerusalem: Fifty Years On, Between Our Hearts and Minds

by Rabbi Nathaniel HelfgotDr. Tammy JacobowitzRabbi Steven ExlerPosted on July 6, 2017

On the Nature of Birkat HaTorah

by Rabbi Dov LinzerPosted on May 26, 2017

כי שם ה’ אקרא הבו גודל לא-לוהינו For the name of the Lord I proclaim; Give glory to our God (Devarim 32:3)   This verse, from Parashat Haazinu which we will be reading this Shabbat, Shabbat Shuva, is the basis for our daily recitation of Birkat HaTorah. Hear Rabbi Linzer’s shiur on the nature of Continue Reading »

What’s So Bad About Chametz?

by Rabbi Dov LinzerPosted on April 13, 2017

What is so bad about chametz?   On Pesach, not only may we not eat it, we may not derive any benefit from it, and we may not even own it.   And before Pesach we must search it out and destroy it.  What is this all about? A classic approach is to see chametz as representing Continue Reading »

Being In A House With Hametz

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on April 7, 2017)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Analyzing Parashat HaMoadim: Ch. 23

by Rabbi Yitzchak EtshalomPosted on November 28, 2016

How Does the Day of Atonement Atone?

by Dr. Deena GrantPosted on October 26, 2016

The Meaning of the Kohen Gadol’s Clothing on Yom Hakippurim (Hebrew)

by Dr. Yonatan GrossmanPosted on October 21, 2016

Understanding the Mizmorei Tehilim of Kabbalat Shabbat

by Dovi NadelPosted on October 21, 2016

The Proper Practice of Repentance in the Haftarot of the Three Weeks

by Dr. Michelle LevinePosted on October 21, 2016