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Mrs. Sally Mayer: Tokhacha (rebuke) in the Modern World

In a shiur given at this week’s WebYeshiva.org Halacha Mastery Program’s Yarchei Kalla, Mrs. Sally Mayer taught a shiur on dealing with the mitzvah of ‘tokhacha’ or rebuking a fellow Jew in today’s modern world. To listen click HERE For source sheets click HERE.    

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Seven Weeks Is Shorter Than You Think: The Third Sha’ar of Sha’arei Teshuvah

Once Tisha B’Av is past, we enter a period known as the shiv’a de-nechemta, the seven weeks of comfort, because we read seven haftarot stressing Hashem’s promise to one day comfort us and Yerushalayim.  That also means there are seven shabbatot until Rosh haShanah (now: six). If we start now, we might have enough time […]

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Inights in Pirkei Avot: The Implications of Causing Others to Sin

One who causes the community to be meritorious, no sin will come by his hand. One who causes the community to sin, is not given the opportunity to repent. Moshe was meritorious and caused the community to be meritorious, so the community’s merit is attributed to him; as is stated, “He did God’s righteousness, and […]

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14th of Kislev: R. Kook on the Obligation to Repent

Varying Assumptions About Rambam’s View of Teshuvah One of the first sefarim I read on my own, and which made a deep impression on me, was the translation of Al heTeshuvah, Pinchas Peli z”l’s presentation of five of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchick (the Rov) z”l’s lectures on repentance.  In Mishpat Kohen 128, written on 14th […]

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Song of Teshuvah

Rabbi Jeffrey Saks discusses Rav Moshe Weinberger’s new edition, translation and elucidation of Rav Kook’s “Orot HaTeshuvah” entitled “Song of Teshuvah” with the book’s translator and adaptor Yaacov Dovid Shulman. http://webyeshivamedia.s3.amazonaws.com/Misc/Song+of+Teshuvah.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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