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Yom Kippur Thoughts

By Rabbi Shlomo Zargari: Shalom, Here we are, Shabbat Shuva. The scale is shaking and so are our hearts… The Talmud teaches us ( Rosh Hashana 16b) “בינוניים תלויים ועומדים” The people who aren’t completely righteous nor completely evil are hanging… We are given a break, a few days, to […]


Rosh Hashana

By Rabbi Yosef Shemtov: Rosh Hashana is the day of judgment. Anything that happened this past year with our health, parnassa, jobs, and the pandemic was written on Rosh Hashana and was signed on Yom Kippur. Anything that will happen next year will be written and signed on these upcoming […]

Parashat Nitzavim, Vayelech

By Rabbi David Shasho: It says in this week’s Parashah וּמָל ה’ אֶלֺהֶיךָ אֶת לְבָבְךָ וְאֶת לְבַב -Then Hashem your G-d will open up your heart and the hearts of your children. The Rishonim point out that the first letters of the words ”אֶת לְבָבְךָ וְאֶת לְבַב“ spell out “אֶלוּל” to awaken us to do […]


Parashat Ki Tavo

By Rabbi Avraham Moeinzadeh: The Gemarah teaches us in Masechet Chagigah about seven heavens, their names, and what is going on there. The fifth level of the heavens is called “Ma’on.” In this level the mal’achim (angles) are standing and singing for Hashem at night, but are quiet during the […]

Parashat Ki Tetzei

By Rabbi Aharon Seleh: Elul is upon us. Such a wonderful month where we could destroy our sins through תשובה. We must realize that our sins actualize into harmful angels. When we repent properly, we are destroying an army of these angels! But we must realize that תפילה and סליחות […]