Is observing the law enough or do we need to do more in order to do Teshuvah (repentance)?
In reaction to the Israeli government’s announcement that it is suspending plans to create a mixed prayer area at the Western Wall diaspora Jews have announced that they need to rethink their relationship with the Jewish State. Is this the correct reaction?
Though we think of the “Good Old Days” as a period belonging to the past, Judaism teaches us that we have the ability to create “New Good Old Days” in the future.
Superheroes are selfless, using all of their energies to help others. We mere mortals are inheritably self-centered by nature. How can we overcome human nature and evolve into superheroes?
Yom Kipur, Yizkor5776: Stop Babbling
The services are long and the liturgy is repetitive. Though it is easy to wind up mumbling through our prayers we can easily find ways to improve our prayers which in turn will help us to improve ourselves and our relationships with others.
Yom Kippur, Kol Nidre 5774: Wilmington’s Synagogues Set an Example of Unity for the Jewish World
In order for the State of Israel to survive Jews must unite behind her. Wilmington’s synagogues join together in their support of the Jewish homeland. Find out how you can support Israel and reserve your seat in the World to Come.
After we die God and humanity will judge the story of our life. Let’s ensure we like the story we will leave behind now, while we still have the opportunity to write our own ending. Furthermore, how can we stop the story of American Jewry from ending in disaster and reverse the trend of the disappearance of the American Jew?
Yom Kippur, Kol Nidre 5775: You will Leave Tonight Being Shomer Shabbat (Sabbath Observant)
We think of Yom Kippur as our day in court to stand before God in judgment. But when God thinks of Yom Kippur does he think in term of judgment or relationships? Furthermore, do we have to wait for Yom Kippur to improve our relationship with God and our fellow?
Often life treats us unfairly and we become angry with God. How should we deal with our anger towards our creator?
What should you do if you have committed a sin for which you realize you will never be able to fully atone?
Rabbi Steven Saks
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