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News and updates about Teshuva

What's fasting got to do with it?

A day of fasting such as today's Fast of Tammuz is not one of dieting, but of introspection, contrition and remorse for our situation today.

What's fasting got to do  with it?

Who am I?

The existential angst of budding adulthood takes on a whole new dimension in a world that has weaponized “identity” to incoherence.Op-ed.

Who am I?

The Cycles of Jewish History: Churban (Destruction) - Galut (Exile) - Geulah (Redemption)

Secular Jews pose a threat to the Jewish People when they assimilate In Israel, many have dedicated themselves to uprooting Jewish life.

Churban (Destruction) - Galut (Exile) - Geulah (Redemption)

Weekly Tanya video//lecture: The Epistle on Repentance

The Tanya compacts four millennia of Jewish wisdom to answer the great personal and existential questions of life.

Weekly Tanya video//lecture: The Epistle on Repentance

Yitro: The best entry points to greater Jewish engagement

What is the best entry point through which more people can engage better with their Judaism?

Yitro: The best entry points to greater Jewish engagement

Watch: 'Orthodoxed' movie

Documentary chronicles Berel Solomon's journey 'from drug dealer and prince of the nightclub business to Lubavitcher Hassid.'

Watch: 'Orthodoxed' movieplayer

We are all "baderech" - somewhere along the path of a journey in process

Whatever wagon we are on, wherever the path leads, we know we are on a holy journey together. 'Baderech-along the path to Teshuvah'.Review.

We are all "baderech" - on a journey in process

Weekly lecture/video: Tanya, the Epistle on Repentance

The Tanya compacts four millennia of Jewish wisdom to answer the great personal and existential questions of life.

Weekly lecture/video: Tanya, the Epistle on Repentance

Sensitivity: A new look at Teshuva

G-d is happiest when we treat our fellow with love and care. Rabbi Yitzchak Botton shares insight on Teshuva based on the story of Moses.

Sensitivity: A new look at Teshuvaplayer

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

The Tanya compacts four millennia of Jewish wisdom to answer the great personal and existential questions of life.

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Epistle on Repentanceplayer

Ki Tetze: Advice to a troubled father

We should never give up on a single Jewish soul. “A myrtle among the reeds is still a myrtle and is called a myrtle“ (Sanhedrin 44a).

Ki Tetze: Advice to a troubled father

Elul: Entering and exiting

Here we are again, not having met our past aspirations. What can we do to be more successful in the coming year?

Elul: Entering and exiting

The ultimate Le'chayim

No matter how far a person has fallen in his observance of Torah and Mitzvot, there is always a way back- a life-line.

The ultimate Le'chayim

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Epistle on Repentance

The Tanya compacts four millennia of Jewish wisdom to answer the great personal and existential questions of life.

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Epistle on Repentanceplayer

The light of teshuva - a nation returning to its roots

Rabbi Kook teaches that in the return of even secular Zionists to Israel there is a profound holy core, there is the light of teshuva.

The light of teshuva - a nation returning to its roots

Why ten days?

The ten days are not there just in case you need more time, but so that the process of Teshuva can be assimilated into our lives.

Why ten days?

The wondrous two he-goats

Is atonement for sins between man and Hashem dependent on his having appeased his fellow man, for any sins against him?

The wondrous two he-goats

Masters of our own Destiny

As we prepare to stand before the King, we must look inside ourselves because we have the capacity for greatness. It depends only on us.

Masters of our own Destiny

An introduction to Rav Kook's concept of teshuva

Rav Kook's definition of teshuva is on a totally different plane than the one used in our daily discourse.

An introduction to Rav Kook's concept of teshuva

Days of Awe in the shadow of corona

The courtyard and balcony minyans required this year due to Corona hold a great blessing. We just have to look for it.

Days of Awe in the shadow of corona

Ask the children studying in the local cheder - they know the answer

We are treatng the plague's symptoms but not its underlying cause.We need the language of teshuva and a deeper, spiritual healing. first.

Ask the children studying in the local cheder - they know

Can we change?

Every space, every line in the Torah has meaning.  Even the number of pesukim between topics can teach us a lesson-that change takes time.

Can we change?

The Daily Portion, Nitzavim-Vayelech / Elul at the football stadium

Teshuva does not have to be a grandiose act. Sometimes it is a small action that makes a big change.

The Daily Portion/ Elul at the football stadium

Thoughts on the impact of the Coronavirus on the world of Jewish outreach

Applying lessons from Rav Yitzchok Hutner about the Holocaust to Jewish outreach at this time.

The impact of the Coronavirus on the world of Jewish outreach

Pesach Sheni: The world can change

A second Passover? We just celebrated Pesach a month ago and many of us never heard of a Second Pesach - a special kind of second chance.

Pesach Sheni: The world can change

Teshuva: The power to reconnect and recreate

Rabbi Yitzchak Botton explains how the shofar, ram's horn, is related to teshuva, the process of reconnecting with Hashem.

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A child's secret to Teshuva

Rabbi Yitzchak Botton: Take a look at life through the eyes of a child and find the secret to a new and better year.

A child's secret to Teshuvaplayer

Filling the hole in my soul

A peace activist who had never found peace, Leah Neuberger was 31 years old when she first met her own religion.

Filling the hole in my soul

From spiritual alienation and existential loneliness to faith

From spiritual alienation and existential loneliness to faith

Be careful, Californians: Grass can kill

Be careful, Californians: Grass can kill

Dont' worry! Be happy!

Dont' worry! Be happy!

You're wasting your time, tears!

You're wasting your time, tears!

Musician Kleinstein Finding Faith

Singer-composer Rami Kleinstein has begun to lay tefillin and conduct a kiddush to welcome the Sabbath.

Musician Kleinstein Finding Faithplayer

Words of Torah for Rosh Hashana

Lakewood's Rabbi Yitzchak Elbaum shares his insights into the upcoming period of celebration, reflection and repentance.

Words of Torah for Rosh Hashanaplayer

Report: Amnon Yitzchak to Head New Party

To the panoply of religious parties in Israel, add a new one to be headed by Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak.

Report: Amnon Yitzchak to Head New Party, Will Run in Election