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Rosh Ha-shana Journal - 5775


Rosh Ha-shana Messages from the Roshei Yeshiva

 

HaRav Yehuda Amital zt"l - A Wordless Blast

Harav Aharon Lichtenstein - Let Us Enter Your Gates

Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein - The Human Dimension of the Shofar

Rav Amichai Gordin - Why Does the Year Begin in the Seventh Month?


Previous Journal Articles

The Season of Repentance

HaRav Yehuda Amital

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

HaRav Yehuda Amital

Individual Repentance and National Repair

HaRav Yehuda Amital   "Purify our Hearts to Serve You in Truth"
HaRav Yehuda Amital   The Lessons of Selichot
HaRav Yehuda Amital   How Can We Speak and How Can We Justify Ourselves?
HaRav Yehuda Amital   "Needy and Destitute, We Knock at Your Door"
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein   Changing Paths - Not Just Deeds
HaRav Mosheh Lichtenstein   To Err is Human: The Human Element in Teshuva
Rav Avi Baumol   Faith in the "Land of Life"
Rav Yonatan Grossman   Israel's Return and God's Return
Rav Alex Israel   Teshuva: Two Dimensions of Return
Rav Elchanan Samet   The "Lord is My Light and My Salvation" - Psalm 27
Rav Zvi Shimon     "It is Very Near to You" - The Path of Return
     
The Meaning of Rosh Ha-shana
HaRav Yehuda Amital   The Akeida's Lesson for Penitents
HaRav Yehuda Amital   "So That Their Memory be Invoked Before Me"
HaRav Yehuda Amital   Hope and Despair in the Akeida
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein   The Day of Remembrance
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein     The Day of Remembrance
HaRav Mosheh Lichtenstein   The Nature of Prayer on Rosh Ha-shana, Fast Days and Times of War
HaRav Mosheh Lichtenstein   "For I am a Father to Israel, and Efrayim is My Firstborn"
HaRav Mosheh Lichtenstein   Chana's Distress and Remembrance: The Haftara of the First Day of Rosh Hashana
HaRav Baruch Gigi   Chana's Prayer and Rosh HaShana
HaRav Yaakov Medan   The Themes of Malkhuyot, Zikhronot, and Shofarot
Rav Amnon Bazak   From a Day of Joy to a Day of Judgment
Rav Mordechai Breuer   Four Beginnings to the Year
Rav David Brofsky   Fear and Joy: The Experience of Rosh Ha-shana
Rav Yair Kahn   "Rosh Ha-shana - The Jewish Celebration of a Cosmic Event
Rav Asher Meir   Rosh Ha-shana: Fast or Feast
Rav Asher Meir   The Winter of our Discontent
Rav Asher Meir     Tashlich - The Complement of Shofar
Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon   The Musaf Prayer of Rosh Ha-shana
Rav Yehuda Shaviv     Rosh Ha-shana and the Sanctification of the Months
     
The Meaning of the Shofar
HaRav Yehuda Amital   The Cry of the Heart
HaRav Yehuda Amital   "Your Love is Better than Wine": The Meaning of the Decree against Blowing Shofar on Shabbat
HaRav Yehuda Amital   The Simple Sound of Truth
HaRav Yehuda Amital   The Sound of a Silent Shofar -
the Problem of Rosh Ha-shana which Falls on Shabbat
Rav Alex Israel   Shofar-Facing Uncertainty
Rav Menachem Leibtag     Rosh Ha-shana: Yom Truah - Zichron Truah
Rav Moshe Taragin     Animal or Art: The Symbolism of Shofar
Rav Moshe Taragin   The Impact of Shofar upon Prayer
Rav Daniel Wolf     Shofar as a Form of Prayer
     
Halakha
HaRav Yehuda Amital   Eating Before Tekiyot
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein   Adding "Ha-melekh Ha-kadosh"
and "Ha-melekh Ha-mishpat"
Rav David Brofsky   The Laws of the Shofar
Rav David Brofsky   Physical Characteristics of the Shofar
Rav David Brofsky   The Mitzva of Shofar Blowing: Its Reason and Nature
Rav Yair Kahn     The Relationship Between Shofar and Prayer
Rav Yair Kahn   Changes in Prayer During the Ten Days of Repentance
Rav Shlomo Levi   Prozbul
Rav Avraham Marcus   Rosh Ha-shana on Shabbat
Rav Doniel Schreiber   Defining the Mitzva of Shofar: To Blow or to Hear?
Rav Doniel Schreiber   Defining the Mitzva of Shofar:
How Many Sounds Must We Hear?
Rav Moshe Taragin   A Shofar with a "Blemish"
Rav Moshe Taragin   A Shofar with a Hole
Rav Moshe Taragin   Why is a Cracked Shofar Disqualified?
Rav Moshe Taragin   Decorating the Shofar
Rav Moshe Taragin   The Halakhic Definition of the Mitzva of Shofar
Rav Moshe Taragin     The Structure of Tekiyot on Rosh Ha-shana