On The Eve Of Yom Kippur…

Very late in the day I upload some offerings for the greatest of days. Reading sheets first, followed by audio shiurim (all of which have source sheets).

Reading Sheets (some new, some from previous years)

Elie Wiesel’s Prayer

The Religiosity of Aharon Appelfeld

I.L. Peretz’s ‘If Not Higher’ – A class story by the great Yiddish writer

Man’s Mortality On Yom Kippur – Midrashim, Rav Hirsch, Michael Wyschogrod

Man’s Lowliness and Greatness – Erich Auerbach and Rav Aharon Lichtenstein

Tanakh

The Two Goats of Yom Kippur and Two Ways of Looking at Our Past

Yonah, Nineveh and the Hypocrisy of Teshuva

Talmudic Tales of Teshuva:

The Caves of Plato and Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai

Rabbi Akiva, The Dead Man and Kaddish

Jewish Thought

 

Pahad Yitzchak: The duality of the shofar and the duality of man. 

Rav Hutner suggests that the shofar is both a groan and a cry of joy, and to understand that this same paradox is at the nature of what it means to be human. Only by understanding what the rabbis meant when they said ‘better for man not have been created’, can we understand that in fact it indeed ‘very good’ that man was created.

G’mar Hatima Tova To All

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One Response to On The Eve Of Yom Kippur…

  1. Reblogged this on Noshing Across the Nation and commented:
    Simply have to share this on the Eve of Yom Kippur. By a great teacher of mine, Rabbi Joe Wolfson

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