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Is Repentance a Commandment?

“For this mitzvah is not far from you; it is not in heaven that you shall say ‘Who will ascend for us to the heavens...’” (Deuteronomy 30:11) Nachmanides states in his commentary that this verse refers to the positive commandment of repentance. He cites two verses as sources for this mitzvah: Deuteronomy 4:30 “...you shall [...]

By | 2017-09-13T02:30:02+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Shabbat Blog|Comments Off on Is Repentance a Commandment?

Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Don’t Move The Borders! – Parshat Ki Tavo 5777

While the verse simply reads "Do not move the borders...", Rabbi Mordechai Becher brings several different explanations that show how each person should recognize his own uniqueness, and not try to be someone else. View this video directly on Vimeo.

By | 2017-09-03T16:33:02+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Rabbi Becher's VLOG|Comments Off on Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Don’t Move The Borders! – Parshat Ki Tavo 5777

Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Elul: Preparing for the High Holidays – Parshat Ki Teitzei 5777

Rabbi Mordechai Becher shows us how to use the month of Elul to prepare for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. You'll also get a rare treat of hearing him blow the shofar! View this video directly on Vimeo.

By | 2017-08-28T04:01:41+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Rabbi Becher's VLOG|Comments Off on Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Elul: Preparing for the High Holidays – Parshat Ki Teitzei 5777

The Month of Elul – Preparing for the High Holidays

We have just entered the month of Ellul, the month during which we prepare for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur.  One of preparations is the addition of certain prayers to our daily service and also the daily sounding of the shofar.  According to Jewish tradition, before G-d created the first human being, a debate took [...]

By | 2017-08-28T02:42:55+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Shabbat Blog|Comments Off on The Month of Elul – Preparing for the High Holidays

Preparing for the High Holidays

We are beginning the month of Ellul this week, which is the month during which we prepare for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur.  One of preparation is the addition of certain prayers to our daily service and also the daily sounding of the shofar.  According to Jewish tradition, before G-d created the first human being, [...]

By | 2017-08-21T11:34:49+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Shabbat Blog|Comments Off on Preparing for the High Holidays

The Need for Prayer and the Mitzvah of Prayer

According to a recent survey, about 86% of Americans say they believe in G-d, while 9 out of 10 Americans claimed to “engage in prayer regularly.” Judaism maintains that human beings have a natural desire to seek a relationship with G-d and to connect with a reality beyond the purely physical. The statistics indicate that [...]

By | 2017-08-07T02:54:31+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Shabbat Blog|Comments Off on The Need for Prayer and the Mitzvah of Prayer