5 Things Jews Don’t Do on Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish Year. It’s also one of the happiest. Yom Kippur is like the Shabbat, in that it’s a day of rest and no work is done on this day – but Yom Kippur is unique in that we also refrain from a variety of additional physical activities – Why is that? in this video Eliav Friedman, MSW shares 5 of the activities that we don’t do on this holy day and why…

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The Power is in Our Hands…or is it?

We read in the Torah about Jewish soldiers who are drafted for war. We are told that there are certain transgressions, which if done, would exempt a person from serving in the army. Among these it’s explained, are, those who speak between the arm tefillin and the head tefillin. This seems quite odd, why is this so important to uphold – what’s so special about not having an interruption between the arm and head tefillin? Rabbi Ari Enkin shares a lesson about Tefillin and a lesson for life…

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Her Father Came to Her in a Dream..

Many years ago, R’ Yosef Teitelbaum, a Rabbi in Hungary – After 5 or 6 years of being Rabbi, he was asked to leave their apartment due to unexpected circumstances. Leaving would mean that he’d also lose his job. His wife was not taking the whole situation so well in addition to another challenge that came her way. She went to sleep crying and her father came to her in a dream… Rabbi Sinai shares the story

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