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The Thirteen Divine Attributes of Mercy

by Rav Ezra Bick

The Gemara says that God Himself taught Moshe the thirteen attributes of mercy, and told him, "Any time Israel sins, let them perform this service before Me and I shall forgive them.ö What is the secret of selichot? Read More╗


"Kalot and Chamurot": Gradation of Sins in Repentance

by Harav Aharon Lichtenstein

Should we assume, like the Rambam, that there is a uniform sense of teshuva, or, like Rabbeinu Yona, that differentiation is critical in order to undergo teshuva properly? If the latter, what are the relevant categories of sin to consider? Read More ╗

Parashat Ha-shavua

"The Lord's Portion is His People"

by Rav Mordechai Sabato

This week's parasha elaborates on God's unique relationship with the Jewish People... 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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