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Yom Kippur Journal
Sukkot Journal

Articles on the repentance and the holidays of Tishrei.


"Righteousness is Yours, O Lord, While Shame is Ours"

by Harav Yehuda Amital zt"l

Sefaradim say Selichot from the beginning of Elul, while Ashkenazim begin the week before Rosh Hashana. What accounts for these differing customs? Read More╗


Teshuva of Norm and Crisis

by Harav Aharon Lichtenstein

Sometimes, repentance is a normal, routine part of our spiritual maintenance; other times, it stems from crisis and is itself a crisis... Read More╗

Parashat ha-Shavua

"A Man Shall Be Put to Death Only for His Own Crime"

by Rav Yonatan Grossman

We uncover new facets of this law when we view it against the background of Ancient Near Eastern law... Read More ╗

Hilkhot Moadim: The Laws of the Festivals

I Kings: Torn in Two

Celebrated NEW books by the VBM's Rav David Brofsky and Rav Alex Israel! Order here╗

Majesty and Humility: The Thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

By Rav Reuven Ziegler

By analyzing R. Soloveitchik's writings in an accessible and engaging manner, this comprehensive study uncovers the depth, majesty and fascination of his thought. Order here╗

In His Mercy: Understanding the Thirteen Midot

By Rav Ezra Bick

A study of the theology of the Divine Attributes of Mercy through the lenses of the Talmud, Midrash and commentators. Order here╗

In Memory of Moreinu Harav Yehuda Amital zt"l

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