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Yom Kippur Journal

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Affliction on Yom Kippur, by Rav Binyamin Tabory z”l
The Yom Kippur Service, by Rav Yair Kahn




The Day of Repentance

HaRav Yehuda Amital zt"l "Who Purifies You": - The Repentance of Yom Kippur
HaRav Yehuda Amital zt"l Like the Prayer of an Infant
HaRav Yehuda Amital zt"l Three Suggestions Regarding Repentance
HaRav Yehuda Amital zt"l Truthful Repentance
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l Mediocre Teshuva and the Teshuva of the Mediocre
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l "For the Sin that We Have Committed by Forgetfulness"
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l Teshuva of Norm and of Crisis
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l A Pure Heart: Refining Character and Balancing Values
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l Teshuva: Repentance and Return
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l "Kalot and Chamurot" - Gradation of Sin in Repentance
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l The Integrity of Teshuva
Rav Ezra Bick Regret and Redemption
Rav David Brofsky Kol Nidrei and the Repentance of Yom Kippur
Rav Yaakov Fisher The Sins of the Race or, Where are We Running To?
Rav Yair Kahn The Ten Days of Repentance
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Unconditional Repentance
Harav Yaakov Medan Repentance: Theory and Practice
Rav Asher Meir The Teshuva Revolution
Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon Halakhic Stringencies during the Days of Repentance
Rav Yehuda Rock Returning to God, Obeying God, and Divine Redemption
Rav Elchanan Samet From the Depths I call to You” - Psalm 130
Rav Binyamin Tabory Teshuva (Repentance)
Rav Binyamin Tabory Varieties of Teshuva

Selichot and the Yom Kippur Services

HaRav Yehuda Amital zt"l Sensing God's Presence
HaRav Yehuda Amital zt"l The Thirteen Attributes of Mercy
HaRav Yehuda Amital zt"l On Jewish Faith during the Holocaust
HaRav Yehuda Amital zt"l “Open for Me the Gates of Righteousness”
Rav Ezra Bick
Rav Yair Kahn Revelation and Repentance
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Being a Sheliach Tzibbur
Rav Nechemia Raanan The Service of Motza’ei Yom Kippur

The Meaning of Yom Kippur

"We Have Acted Without Knowledge" HaRav Yehuda Amital zt"l
Yom Kippur: Day of Kingship and Judgment HaRav Yehuda Amital zt"l
Praying with All of Israel HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l
A Day of Matchmaking Harav Yaakov Medan
The Ten Martyrs Harav Yaakov Medan
Framework and Content in Mitzva Observance - A Study of the Haftara of Yom Kippur Rav Amnon Bazak
Repentance and Atonement: The Haftara of Yom Kippur HaRav Mosheh Lichtenstein
 “Take with You Words, and Return to God” – The Power of Confession Rav Itamar Eldar
Yom Kippur - A Day of Atonement? Rav Menachem Leibtag
Yona's Flight from Destiny Rav David Nativ
"You Shall Afflict Your Souls" Rav Chaim Navon
Yom Kippur: The Festival of Freedom Rav Yehuda Shaviv
Acharei Mot - The Torah Reading on Yom Kippur Rav Avraham Walfish

The Meaning of the Yom Kippur Sacrificial Service

How Does the Scapegoat Atone - A Message of Mercy and Hope Rav Yoel Bin Nun
The Mysterious White Garments of Yom Kippur Rav Yonatan Grossman
The Yom Kippur Service and the Death of Aharon's Sons Rav Yair Kahn
The Battle between Good and Evil in the Yom Kippur Service Rav Elyakim Krumbein
Ya'akov, Esav, and the Yom Kippur Ritual Rav Elyakim Krumbein
Entering the Sanctum: Yom Kippur and the Quest for God Rav Elyakim Krumbein
The Meaning of Kappara (Atonement) in the Torah Rav Yehuda Rock

Halakhot of the Yom Kippur Sacrificial Service

Sequence Requirements in the Sacrificial Service of Yom Kippur Rav Moshe Taragin
Sprinkling the Blood on Yom Kippur Rav Moshe Taragin
The Lottery in the Temple Service on Yom Kippur Rav Moshe Taragin

Halakhot of Yom Kippur

The Mitzva of 'Shabbaton' on Yom Ha-Kippurim HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l
The Afflictions of Yom Kippur: What is Forbidden and to Whom? Rav David Brofsky
The Five “Afflictions” of Yom Kippur Rav David Brofsky
Laws of the Conclusion of Yom Kippur Rav David Brofsky
The Laws and Practices of Erev Yom Kippur Rav David Brofsky
The Mitzva to Eat on Erev Yom Kippur Rav Moshe Taragin
Neila - The Nature of a Singular Prayer Rav Moshe Taragin
The Prohibition of Bathing on Yom Kippur Rav Moshe Taragin


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