Tisha Bav

Tisha B’Av – Doing Kindness Vs Loving Kindness

Rabbi Yehezkel Abramsky used to say that our fast day of Tisha B’Av reminds him of old people at an old age home. What do people do at an old age home? They sit around in their slippers, think and talk about food all day long. Is that what we should be doing on this day? Rabbi Pessin shares the words of our prophets which give insight into what God really wants from us…

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Amazing Revelations Of Lag Ba’Omer

Did you know what happened on the 33rd Day of the Omer counting? A Jewish Holiday known as Lag B’Omer. The most well known event that occurred on this day was the death of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, a Tannaitic sage who is also known to be the author of the kabbalistic book of the Zohar. However, Rabbi Aaron Pessin shares several other fascinating connections to this special day.

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Passover: Hint To The Redemption Found In The Hallel Prayer

On Jewish festive days we say the Hallel prayer. In it we read a verse which says “Moshivi akaret habayit, eIm habanim smeicha” ” G-d takes a barren wife and makes her into a happy mother” – The Radak, a medieval rabbi, biblical commentator, philosopher, and grammarian (Rabbi David Kimhi) points out that aside from this verse teaching us of G-d’s full control over the world, it also hints to redemption. Rabbi Aaron Pessin shares this fascinating message.

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What It Means To Be GREAT

In the Torah portion of Va’era we’re introduced to Moshe (Moses) and Aaron – two greats of the Jewish people. Sometimes Moses is mentioned first in the verse and sometimes Aaron is mentioned first. Why is this so? It’s explained that they were both equally as great. But that raises another question: How could that be? Everyone knows Moses and that he was the great leader of the Jewish people and the greatest prophet of Israel. How could it be that they were equal in greatness?

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