Classes

Minuya Ugemura… Ashrei Mi Shelo Nivra. (5772).

A short thought on a strange (context-less) statement made in the Avoda service (Musaf) of Yom Kippur. “It’s preferred that we not have been created”. A commentary.

UNISANE’ TOKEF…

The prayer in the Rosh Hashana davening that describes Hashem’s judgment most graphically. A commentary.

Monday 29 Tishrei 5773, October 15 2012.

Ata Kadosh… Lidor VaDor Hamlichu… U’Vchein.. HaMelech Hakadosh. Ata Kadosh with the four UVicheins as said on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. It is all about ‘Binyan HaMalchus’ or ‘Crowning Him as a King’. This class has a long introduction explaining the ‘Soul’ of the Yomim Noraim as days we connect with (‘and Crown’) Hashem…

Sicha – Purim – Hidden (08)

Likutei Sichos Vol 5 pp189 ff The Purim- Yom Kippur connection. There is a short summary at the beginning of the class of the entire series up to this point. The class then moves into a fascinating explanation of the connection between Purim and Yom Kippur. Understanding this connection gives new meaning to the entire…

Likutei Sichos vol. 34 page 95-7.

The idea that in the very beginning there is the end shows itself in the idea that ‘the blowing for practice’ on the first day of Rosh Chodesh Elul is connected to Yom Kippur!

Ki Vayom Haze Yichaper 5748.

This Maamar was said on Shabbos Parshas Acharei 5748. It is however (also) a Yom Kippur Maamar.

11 TISHREI.

The day after Yom Kippur. This day is called “Guts nomen” (Hashem’s name).

Minuya Ugemura… Ashrei Mi Shelo Nivra. (5772).

A short thought on a strange (context-less) statement made in the Avoda service (Musaf) of Yom Kippur. “It’s preferred that we not have been created”. A commentary.