Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur Secrets
by: Rabbi Dovid Meisels
What is the significance of doing teshuvah during the month of Elul? Can one do teshuvah even if he cannot recall his incorrect deeds? Why do the righteous- and even angels- so fear the Day of Judgement? What is the purpose of blowing the tekiah gedolah? Who established the neilah prayer? Why do we blow the shofar after Yom Kippur?Elul. Rosh Hashanah. Yom Kippur. The approach of the Days of Awe serves as a wake-up call, as every Jewish soul tries to connect with the Creator. We search for inspiration and practical lessons, hoping to find the tool that will unlock the door to sincere teshuvah.That key is now in your hands.Beginning with Rosh Chodesh Elul and through Yom Kippur it is here that you will find insights which will both inform and inspire.Discover the meanings of the various customs we keep at this time of year. Reach a new understanding of the poignant prayers of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Explore the steps which bring a person to full repentance.Interspersed with the rich variety of laws and customs are the inspiring lessons of our great leaders. The words of our teachers of past generations continue to speak to us- today. Through their example, we can achieve our goal of understanding the essence of these awesome days.
By: Rabbi Dovid Meisels