Joyous Secrets of Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is a joy! How can I say such a thing about a day that a fast day full of long and boring services? Can you keep a secret? (if you read to the end, you will find that  I am revealing 2 secrets) Yom Kippur is one of the most joyous days of the year.  It is the day we give our souls its annual bath. Think back to when you were a child and had to take … Continue reading

Yom Kippor: A Time To Answer To Your Soul

Hello everybody, This was originally written on October 11, 2005.  However, it is still relevant today and I hope gives you a fresh and more joyful perspective on what Yom Kippor is really about. Well here it is, the evening before Yom Kippor.  I wasn’t planning on writing anything for the day, but during yeshiva (a school for the study of Torah) today, as we talked about the day, I realized that I did have some thoughts I wanted to … Continue reading

The Lottery is Coming (Your Chance to Win)

Trick question alert:  What is the holiest day in the Jewish year?  If you say it is Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, you are wrong.  The answer is Purim. “Purim?”  I hear you ask,  “How can a day that requires us to get drunk be holier than the day of atonement?”  Ok, maybe the drunks aren’t asking – they probably already know the answer.  But for the rest of us, let me share with you a little secret:  our … Continue reading