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Category: Rosh Hashana

Video–Rosh HaShana and the Kabbalistic Mystery of Nesira

R. Tsadok notes that Rosh Hashana (humanity's birthday) is actually a very strange Yom Tov given the debate between Hillel and Shamai about whether its better to be born...or not.
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Chai Elul—A Rosh HaShana Teaching for the Baal Shem Tov’s Birthday

R. Tsadok notes that Rosh Hashana (humanity's birthday) is actually a very strange Yom Tov given the debate between Hillel and Shamai about whether its better to be born...or not.
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Masters of Judgement

Rosh Hashana marks the conception (when the thought of creation arose within the mind of G-d) and Pesach marks the actual birth (when an actual “creature” evolved that could hold the level of consciousness, called yechida, the capacity to understand what it means that G-d is one on the 50th gate level of understanding. That “creature” is Kenesset Yisrael, the Mystical Body of Israel, born on the other side of the parted sea that served as its birth canal.
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Rosh HaShana Through the Years

A bounty of teachings on how to prepare for Rosh HaShana and how to direct one's intentions on the day itself. Teachings about teshuva, prayer and shofar.
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Shame is Nothing to Be Ashamed About

Rosh HaShana 5779 / 2018[1] Sarah Yehudit Schneider Divine perfection, in order for
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The Akeida–A Hero’s Journey

This essay presents Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Gellman’s exploration of the Mei HaShiloach’s teachings
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The Transmutation of Shame though Teshuva

Rosh HaShana 2016 / 5777 Based on R. Tsadok HaKohen, Tikanat HaShavin 5:10-12,
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“A Single, Unified Alliance…”

Rosh HaShana 2015 / 5776 Sarah Yehudit Schneider A true story: A woman brings
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Sisera’s Mother Sets the Tone for our Rosh HaShana Shofar

Rosh HaShana, 5775 / 2014 Sarah Yehudit Schneider And in the seventh month,
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Sweetening the Dinim – Rosh HaShanna

Rosh HaShana 2013/5774 Sarah Yehudit Schneider  Our Rosh Hashana avoda—its soul-searching, lengthy prayers,
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Yom HaZikharon–Our Holiday of Remembrance

Rosh HaShana, 5773 / 2012 אמר רבה, אמר הקדוש ברוך הוא: אמרו לפני
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Three Levels of Prayer — Rosh HaShana

Rosh HaShana 5772 / 2010 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Eliyahu Dessler teaches that there
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What Exactly IS This “Book of Life”

Rosh Hashana 2010 / 5771 Teaching by Sarah Yehudit SchneiderR. Kruspedai said in
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THE THREE LEVELS OF TESHUVA

A Rosh HaShana Teaching, 5770/2009 by Sarah Yehudit Schneider R. Isaac said: Why
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On Rosh HaShana Our Sparks Get Distributed

Rosh HaShana, 5769/2008 by Sarah Yehudit Schneider Like a shepherd…whose sheep pass beneath
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The Shofar’s Power to Awaken Teshuva

A Rosh HaShana Teaching, 5768 (2007) from A Still Small Voice Based on
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The Special Responsibility of Leaders in Rosh HaShana

This Elul teaching was sponsored by Jerry Krivitzky and is dedicated to his
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The Kabbalistic Mystery of Nesira

Rosh HaShana, 5766/2005 Sarah Yehudit Schneider  You might be surprised to learn that
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Prayer Visioning: Rosh Hashana 5765/2004

Everyone knows that this pre Rosh HaShana period is a time for intensive soul searching. There are many advices about what this entails. It’s important to seize the moment, for on Rosh Hashana we receive our allocation of spiritual resources for the coming year (both individually and collectively). The great CEO (Chief Executive Officer) in the sky gives each one of us a budget of “lights,” based on our past performance, and our proposals (our prayer-visions) for the coming year.
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