Elul and Rosh Hashanah
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The month of Elul is the final month in the Jewish year. This month is a particularly propitious time for prayer, self introspection, and repentance. It is a time of intense spiritual preparation for the coming year and the upcoming holiday of Rosh Hashanah.
This year (2013/5774) the month of Elul begins on Wednesday August 6, 2013 and lasts through Wednesday September 5, 2013.
Rosh Hashanah is the first and second days of the first Jewish month of
Tishrei. It marks the beginning of the Jewish new year. The
celebration of this holiday is marked with solemnity, as it is the day on
which the whole world is judged for the coming year. Rosh Hashanah
is the birthday of the world, as it was on this day that G-d created Man
on the 6th day of creation. Every year, on this day, we proclaim G-d
as our one and true King.
This year, (2013-2014/5774) Rosh Hashanah, begins on Wednesday
evening, September 4, 2013, and continues through Friday night,
September 6, 2013.
KEDOSHIM AND THE OMER:
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Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5772
On One Foot
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Who Has To Honor Whom?
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5773
Shlomo Katz - 5766
The "Second" Pesach
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755
Children of the King
Shlomo Katz - 5762
Shlomo Katz - 5761
The Reason The Torah Prohibits Marrying Two Sisters
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5770
A Sacred Appointment
Rabbi Label Lam - 5764
All the Rest is Commentary!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5763
Identical but Different
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5758
Leap of Love
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5760
It Is Easier To Overcome Physical Pain Than To Suppress The Human Psyche
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5772
Rabbi Raymond Beyda - 5764
Of Death, Selflessness, and Service
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5764