Kol Nidre Joke

The Jewish community has a dilemma this weekend. The upcoming critical Red Sox – Yankees series at Fenway Park starts the same night as Kol Nidre, the solemnest time of the Jewish calendar. This has put many local fans into a quandary.A very distressed Yankee fan goes

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Yom Kippur Pre Yizkor Drusho

The head of the company got in late that day because his son started kindergarten. Another fellow was delayed because it was his turn to bring donuts. One woman was late because her alarm clock didn’t go off in time. One was late because of being stuck

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Yom Kippur Drusho

Author: Rabbi Shmuel Silinsky Here is a great one but a little complicated. Good if your people are into and can follow the Hebrew and a gematria. Might be hard for absolute beginners. How you tell it is important. I heard this from Rabbi Zvi Block at

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Yom Kippur

Question to consider; Is Yom Kippur a happy day or sad?The ten days between and including Rosh HaShonna and Yom Kippur are called the ‘eser yamai tshuva” the ten days of tshuva.The Rambam in the laws of tshuva says that Tshuva..is always beautiful during the ten days

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A Positive and Practical Vidui

Author: Rabbi Ahron Hoch A Vision Of What We Can Become As Derived From The Vidui (Admitting Of Our Mistakes)I commit for the rest of my life to:  Pursue truth and not to rationalize away my wrongdoings Constantly grow morally and spiritually Ensure that my word is my

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Yom Kippur Cycles – Seminar

Everyone here is familiar with what we do on Yom Kippur. We fast. We go to synagogue all day. The Rabbi gets up to speak. It’s very solemn. He asks for money… In the Talmud, it says “There are no holidays as happy for the Jewish people

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Neila Talk

# 3 Neila Talk Neila is the closing, the closing of Yom Kippur, the closing of the Gates of Teshuva – it is the last chance to realize this closeness to spirituality that for these brief moments we have been touching. Neila, the Rambam tells us must

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Yizkor Talk

# 2 Pre – Yizkor Talk Here are three Drushas you can use for Yom Kippur – the story in the Neila talk is from Chanoch Teller’s “Souled” book- ‘Full Circle’ and the story in the Yizkor talk is from Chanoch Teller’s “Soul Survivors” – ‘The Gunner

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Yom Kippur Talk

# 1 Yom Kippur Talk between Kol Nidre and Maariv Here are three Drushas you can use for Yom Kippur – the story in the Neila talk is from Chanoch Teller’s “Souled” book- ‘Full Circle’ and the story in the Yizkor talk is from Chanoch Teller’s “Soul

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The Zenith Express Seminar

Introduction: Why Are We Here? (Speaker A) Hello and welcome to the Zenith Express. This seminar is going to discuss Judaism’s view of pleasure. Before we get into specifics, I’d like to show you a short three-minute film of interviews recently conducted at New York’s Kennedy Airport.

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Why the Jews? Seminar

An Exploration into the Why of Anti-Semitism I. The Jewish Contribution to Civilization In 1808, John Adams, the second President of the United States, marveled at the unique Contribution of the Jewish People: 1.”In spite of Bolingbroke and Voltaire, I will insist that the Hebrews have done more

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Jokes

Author: Rabbi Stephen Baars NOTE:            THESE JOKES ARE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU WITH THE INTENTION THAT ANY ADDITIONS YOU HAVE BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PERSON YOU GOT THESE JOKES FROM. 1.         Man falls off cliff, 200 foot drop, holding on to branch.  He cries out: “is there any one

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Yom Kippur Drasha 2009

Welcome – so nice to see you all again. Joke: Son comes home from school and tells father he learnt there are 3 gods, father furious and tells him there is ONLY one G-d and we don’t believe in him!  Us Jews: We know if there is a

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