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There is a custom to eat the head of a fish on the night of Rosh Hashanah. What does this actually mean? I can’t make head or tail of it . . .
I understand that that the Torah tells us that there is a mitzvah to blow a horn on Rosh Hashanah, but why is it specifically a ram’s horn? Is that a mitzvah, or just tradition?
When you use something physical, it gets “used up” and diminished. With spiritual things, the very opposite is the case
Here was a nation that had experienced the greatest miracles of all time: the ten plagues, the splitting of the Red Sea and the manna. And yet they were not impervious to the plague of doubt . . .
Working the grain field and working the vineyard represent the two aspects of our relationship with G‑d.
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Daily Thought
There are crossroads where you choose not only your future, but your past as well. Take one road and your past becomes but an irrelevant and forgotten dream. Take another road and even the darkest past can become a magnificent frame for a moment of glory. The...
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Rosh Hashanah

September 13 - 15, 2015

 
Daily Quote
The Talmud (Berachot 6b) says, "A person should always be scrupulous about the Minchah prayer." The special quality of Minchah is that it comes in the middle of the day, when people are occupied and busy with their personal affairs, yet they interrupt these to pray to G-d.
R. Schneur Zalman of Liadi (Hayom Yom, 22 Adar I
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