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The Meaning of Rosh Hashana
Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav Amichai Gordin Why Does the Year Begin in the Seventh Month? The mishna at the beginning of Rosh Ha-shana (1:1) rules that we are to count four separate calendars. Holiday Packages
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "Let Us Enter Your Gates" On Rosh Ha-shana we pray: Today is the birth of the world; today all the creatures of the world will stand for judgment, whether as children or as slaves ... . Holiday Packages
Harav Baruch Gigi Holiness and Kingship Holiday Packages
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein "Also Noach You Remembered with Love" At the heart of the Zikhronot blessing in the Rosh Ha-shana liturgy stands Noach, who was chosen to exemplify the manner in which God remembers His creatures with love. Holiday Packages
Harav Yehuda Amital Two Types of Coronation This coronation on Rosh Ha-shana has two senses which are really one. There is a coronation of God in the realm of consciousness and faith, and a coronation that encompasses all of a person’s daily activities, both physical and spiritual. Holiday Packages
Harav Yehuda Amital “I Will Be Exalted Among the Nations” One of the main functions of the shofar is to coronate God as ruler of all humanity. What is the meaning of Divine sovereignty and why is it a source of joy? Holiday Packages
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Relationship Between Shofar and Prayer The shofar blasts and the prayers can be viewed as two factors “competing” for primacy. But they can also be seen as a couple walking together, each giving strength to the other, and both together leading to a stronger and richer fulfillment of standing before God. Holiday Packages
Harav Yehuda Amital Studies in the Akeda Why did God command the Akeda? Did God entertain any doubt concerning Abraham’s fear of God? What is unique about the story of the Akeda in a generation where the sacrifice of children to Moloch was an accepted norm of pagan worship? And is blind obedience to God the main message of the Akeda? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Chana's Distress and Remembrance: The Haftara of the First Day of Rosh Hashana The haftara for the first day of Rosh Hashana (I Shemuel 1:1-2:10) is the account of God's remembering Chana, allowing her to have a child – which according to Chazal (Rosh Hashana 11a) took place on Rosh Hashana) – and Chana's prayer in the wake of Shemuel's birth and weaning. Each of these factors is a good and sufficient reason to read this haftara on Rosh Hashana, though the primary factor seems to be God's remembering of Chana, as argued by Rashi, and this will be the focus of our study. The Meaning of Rosh Hashana
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Day of Memory and Remembrance The Meaning of Rosh Hashana
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Day of Remembrance We need to understand the substance of zikkaron. The Meaning of Rosh Hashana
Harav Baruch Gigi Chana's Prayer and Rosh HaShana The Meaning of Rosh Hashana
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein "For I am a Father to Israel, and Efrayim is My Firstborn" The Meaning of Rosh Hashana
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Nature of Prayer on Rosh Ha-shana, Fast Days and Times of War The Meaning of Rosh Hashana
Harav Yaakov Medan The Themes of Malkhuyot, Zikhronot, and Shofarot The Meaning of Rosh Hashana
Harav Yehuda Amital The Akeida's Lesson for Penitents The Meaning of Rosh Hashana
Harav Yehuda Amital "So That Their Memory be Invoked Before Me" The Meaning of Rosh Hashana
Harav Yehuda Amital Hope and Despair in the Akeida The Meaning of Rosh Hashana
Rav Amnon Bazak From a Day of Joy to a Day of Judgment The Meaning of Rosh Hashana
Rav Asher Meir Rosh Ha-shana: Fast or Feast The Meaning of Rosh Hashana
Rav Asher Meir The Winter of our Discontent The Meaning of Rosh Hashana
Rav Asher Meir Tashlich - The Complement of Shofar The Meaning of Rosh Hashana
Rav David Brofsky Fear and Joy: The Experience of Rosh Ha-shana The Meaning of Rosh Hashana
Rav Mordechai Breuer Four Beginnings to the Year The Meaning of Rosh Hashana
Rav Yair Kahn Rosh Hashana – The Jewish Celebration of a Cosmic Event The Meaning of Rosh Hashana

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