Teshuvah for all past sins on Yom Kippur

Teshuvah for all past sins on Yom Kippur:[1] The Teshuvah of Yom Kippur is an obligation for all. Even those that have not sinned, or have already done Teshuvah, must do Teshuvah on Yom Kippur. Although Teshuvah is a positive command that must be fulfilled irrelevant of Yom Kippur, nevertheless […]

No day of joy like Yom Kippur-Shidduchim

No day of joy like Yom Kippur-Shidduchim: The Mishneh[1] states: Rebbe Shimon Ben Gamliel said, “There were not days of joy for the Jewish people like the 15th of Av and Yom Kippur.” These days became a day of Shidduchim, where men would pick for themselves brides. The potential brides […]

Hashem is near during the Ten Days of Repentance

Hashem is near during the Ten Days of Repentance:[1] The verse states, “Dirshu Hashem Bihimatzo, Karuhu Bihiyoso Karov/Search for Hashem when He is found, call Him when He is close.” The Sages expound that this verse refers to the Ten Days of Repentance. Seemingly, the entire concept of Hashem being […]

Teshuvah-Returning to Hashem

Teshuvah-Returning to Hashem: (Likkutei Torah) The concept of repentance is not only associated with sin. It is also applicable even to one who has never transgressed. The meaning of Teshuvah is to return to one’s source. Every soul, through its descent below into the physical and corporeal world, goes through […]